Easy DIY Kids Halloween Costume Instructions

Here are some Easy DIY Halloween Kids Costumes you can make with complete instructions. For him, a scary Frankenstein costume and for her, a pretty princess.

Easy DIY Halloween Kids Costume Instructions

Frankenstein Costume Instructions

Supplies Needed:

  • 1-gallon milk jug
  • scissors
  • primer
  • green and black acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • white felt
  • adhesive-backed Velcro
  • aluminum foil
  • 2 bottle tops
  • 2 wine bottle corks
  • an old pair of black pants
  • an old brown long-sleeve shirt
  • strip of burlap

How to Make the Frankenstein Costume:

To Make the Head:

  1. Cut off the top of gallon milk jug so base is 5″ tall.
  2. Coat the milk jug base with primer to prevent the acrylic paint from flaking off.
  3. Let it dry completely.
  4. Apply green paint and let dry completely.
  5. Paint the bottom of milk jug base with black paint to cover it completely. Paint long paint brush stroke from the base upwards to create a jagged pattern.

Make Frankenstein Neck Nodes

  1. Cut a 1-1/2″ wide strip of white felt that measures slightly larger than child’s neck.
  2. Adhere Velcro tabs to each end. Hot-glue wine cork to inside of bottle cap and cover completely in foil. Hot-glue the nodes you just made about 4″ apart on felt strip.

Make Frankenstein Clothes:

  1. You can get old pants and a shirt at a Goodwill store to save yourself some money.
  2. Cut zigzags into bottom of brown pants and sleeves of shirt.
  3. Tie a ragged strip of burlap around child’s waist as a belt.

Princess Costume Instructions

Supplies Needed:

  • Stiff red felt
  • scissors
  • hot-glue gun
  • organza ribbon
  • 1 large gold pompom
  • yellow and pink pompoms
  • pink tights
  • pink long-sleeve shirt
  • jumper dress (no sleeves)
  • Download the Princess Hat Template

How to Make the Princess Costume

Make the Princess Hat:

  1. Trace the template onto stiff red felt and cut out.
  2. Hot-glue cut the felt into a cone shape to fit child’s head.
  3. Hot-glue two 8″ pieces of ribbon to inside bottom edge of hat and use to tie under chin.
  4. Cut several 36″ pieces of ribbon and pull through top hole of the hat and knot the ends together inside.
  5. Hot-glue a large sparkly pompom to pointGlue pompoms around base of hat.

Make the Princess Dress:

  1. Glue pompoms around collar of dress.
  2. Put the pink shirt underneath.

Make the Princess Belt:

  1. Cut a piece of ribbon that measures 20″ longer than your child’s waist size.
  2. Hot-glue pompoms and pieces of ribbon (long enough to reach hem of dress) around belt.

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These instructions were modified from the originally DIY Halloween costume instructions at Parenting.com