Here at Red Tricycle, it’s not about the candy. Nope, it’s the wigs, sequins, and face paint that really get us going on Halloween. Every year we are wowed by all the jaw-dropping homemade costumes out there; many are made by Red Tricycle readers! We’ve collected our favorite ideas below—flip through the slideshow below for some spook-tacular inspiration.

We want to hear from you! Show us an amazing ensemble you put together — just send a photo to our National Editor (gabby@redtri.com), along with your child’s name and age, and we’ll add your creation to our story! 

Inspiring Inspector

Red Tricycle’s Los Angeles editor Meghan Rose’s daughter has a thing for Inspector Clouseau, so it’s no surprise she decided to dress up as the legendary detective for Halloween. We’re left wondering if she ever spotted the Pink Panther.

If you’d like to showcase your DIY kids costume, send a photo with your kids name and age to our National Editor (gabby@redtri.com) and we’ll publish our favorites. 

Let us know in the comment section below what your kids are wearing this year for Halloween!