With just a little gear and a ton of imagination, make this Halloween the most clever one you’ve had yet. Bonus: you don’t need to be a DIY pro to make a fab costume. From super simple to enviously elaborate, check out our photo gallery for 19 homemade costume ideas perfect for your sweet spooks.

Upside-down Man

We can’t tell which side of this costume is the right side, but either way, it’s hilarious, and will keep everyone guessing. Made with gear found at home, one trick for replicating this clever idea is to avoid skinny jeans. Head over to Sugar Bee Crafts, where mama Mandy will explain the easy how-to.

photo: Mandy Beyeler via Sugar Bee Crafts

  • Upside-down Man
  • Needle and Thread
  • Hawaiian Snow Globe
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • LEGO Robot
  • Dutch Doll
  • Awesome Spaceman
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Sunken Treasure Chest
  • Fruit of the Womb
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Vending Machine
  • Emoji Masks
  • Giant Trick or Treat Bag
  • Peter Pan's Shadow
  • No-Sew Elsa Dress
  • Bacon & Egg
  • The KFC Crew
  • Elliott & E.T.

Do you have an awesome picture of your kiddos in Halloween costumes? Email it to gabby@redtri.com and we’ll share it with our readers!

— Gabby Cullen