Best DIY Halloween Costumes for an Eco-Friendly Halloween

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Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes

If you’re looking to make your Halloween more eco-friendly, creating DIY Halloween costumes for everyone in your family is a great option. For a little inspiration, check out some of these awesome ideas.

Benefits of DIY Halloween Costumes

Creating your own DIY Halloween costumes offers several advantages over store-bought costumes.

First, when you make a DIY costume with things you already have around the house, you can easily save money.

Second, DIY Halloween costumes are better for the environment. Many costumes are created using petro-chemical based plastics and synthetic fibers that you can’t recycle.

Finally, DIY costumes are safer for your health. Some costumes are made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is a soft plastic known to cause liver cancer, brain and lung cancers, leukemia, and lymphoma.

Now that you know why you should skip the store-bought costume, are you ready to make your own creative Halloween costume? Here are some fantastic costumes that are incredibly easy to make.

1. Couples T-Shirt Halloween Costumes

Two adults in Our Get Along Shirt costume

If you and your partner are attending a Halloween party and need a quick and easy costume, these couples T-shirt Halloween costumes are a great idea. Plus, since you only need a T-shirt and a marker, you can put them together in no time.

2. S’mores Baby Costume

Baby in S'mores DIY Halloween costume

Even though they have no idea what’s going on, baby Halloween costumes are just too stinking cute. Thanks to this insanely adorable 5-minute S’mores baby costume, your littlest one can join in on all the dress-up fun on Halloween.

3. Steve Irwin Costume

Child in DIY Steve Irwin Halloween costume

Do you have a kid who has a few pieces of khaki clothing and a stuffed alligator or crocodile? Then you have everything you need to put together a Steve Irwin costume.

If you have your own khaki shirts and pants, you can even steal a stuffed alligator from your child’s collection and make your own Crocodile Hunter costume.

4. Miraculous Ladybug Costume

Girl in Miraculous Ladybug costume

If you have a little girl who loves watching Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir you can easily make her a Miraculous Ladybug costume using a red shirt, red pants, and black paint.

5. DIY Upcycled Robot Costume

Robot DIY Halloween costume

Older kids can get in on the fun of making their own Halloween costume with this DIY upcycled robot costume. Not only is this costume really cute and creative, but it uses plenty of items you already have around the house. This means you don’t have to spend any extra money making it!

6. No-Sew Peter Pan Costume

DIY Peter Pan Halloween costume

Even if you don’t have a crafty or creative bone in your body, you can easily put together this excellent no-sew Peter Pan costume. It uses some green clothing, fabric, and one red feather.

7. Troll Headband

Homemade Troll headband

I can remember having Troll dolls when I was a kid, and they’re still popular today. Whether you have a kid who wants to dress-up as a Troll for Halloween, or you’re interested in a simple costume to help you relive your childhood, this Troll headband is the perfect option.

Since it just requires a headband, some tulle, and flowers and ribbons for accents, you can put together this last-miute Halloween costume in no time at all.

8. DIY Barney, Betty, and Bamm-Bamm Costume

Homemade Barney, Betty, Bamm-Bamm Halloween costume

Do you need a family or couples Halloween costume? This DIY Barney, Betty, and Bamm-Bamm Rubble costume is a great option!

If it’s just the two of you attending a Halloween party, you can leave out the Bamm-Bamm costume. But if you have a little boy who needs a costume, you can’t beat this adorable option.

9. Homemade Captain America Costume

Homemade Captain America costume

Superheroes are still super popular right now, so you might have children at home who are dying to go as their favorite character. This homemade Captain America costume is perfect for your little superhero.

Plus, since you only need a T-shirt and some scraps of fabric, this is one of those DIY Halloween costumes that’s very simple to make.

10. DIY Thor Costume

DIY Thor Halloween costume

If your little superhero prefers Thor over Captain America, this DIY Thor costume is the perfect option.

If you’re a crafty person and have scraps around the house, you’ll have no problems finding what you need to put together this incredibly creative costume.

11. DIY Space Girl Costume

DIY Space Girl Costume

You can help your little girl have an out-of-this-world blast this Halloween when you create this DIY space girl costume.

It’s absolutely adorable and only requires a few simple materials you likely already have around the house, which also makes it the perfect option if you need a last-minute costume.

12. Homemade Skeleton Costume

Homemade skeleton Halloween costume

We’ve all been there. Life gets busy, and before you know it, it’s the night before Halloween and your children need costumes NOW. That’s why this homemade skeleton costume is a great solution.

You can put it together using white paper, black clothing, some tape, and white face paint. Plus, to make your costume safe and natural, make sure you check out how to make homemade face paint.

13. DIY Mummy Costume

DIY mummy costume

If you’re searching for a great children’s costume that your kids can help put together, this DIY mummy costume is the ideal option.

It doesn’t require any sewing. Instead, it only needs some simple items you can find around the house and a little bit of creativity!

14. Homemade Halloween Bride Costume

Homemade Halloween bride costume

If your kids want to help put together their Halloween costume, another great option to consider is this homemade Halloween bride costume. This costume also doesn’t require any sewing, and you should have all the materials you need at home.

15. DIY Costumes for Seizure Helmets or Wheelchairs

DIY Halloween costumes for seizure helmets

If you’re a special needs mom or dad, you might need a flexible and versatile costume idea. In this case, you can use one of these awesome DIY Halloween costume ideas that can work with a seizure helmet or a wheelchair.

The Best DIY Halloween Costumes

You don’t have to turn to wasteful and potentially toxic Halloween costumes this year. Instead, select one of these outstanding DIY Halloween costumes to enjoy a fun and eco-friendly holiday.

More Eco-Friendly Living Tips

Now that you see how easy it is to make DIY Halloween costumes for your eco-friendly Halloween, are you ready for even more excellent tips to make your other holidays more sustainable? Then check out some of these other popular eco-friendly holiday posts:

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