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Boos & Ahhs: Fab DIY Halloween Costumes

Sure, we’ve just broken into October–but it’s never too early to start thinking of fun ideas for your kid’s Halloween costume. This year, forgo the mindless trip to the big box store and start haunting the craft stores and consignment shops. We’ve scoured the Internet for 21 awesome, original DIY costumes that just about anyone can pull off–and they’re all guaranteed to inspire your little one and wow the neighborhood!

Psssst…Got a totally amazing DIY homemade costume from this year or years past? Send our editor ( a photo along with your child’s name and age and we’ll publish our fave picks in our story, Street Style: Homemade Costumes From Our Readers. We can’t wait to see what all of you creative parents come up with! 

Snail Cutie
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Snail Cutie

The main thing you need for this adorable snail costume is a brown kraft paper to make the shell. Then your little trick or treater wears it like a backpack—what could be simpler?

  1. Snail Cutie
  2. Sock It to Me
  3. Owlet
  4. Little Wings
  5. Come on, chameleon!
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Got any other great DIY costume ideas? Share them with other readers in the comments below!

-Abigail Matsumoto

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