10 amazing homemade Halloween costumes for kids

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Who doesn’t love a minion? These fantastic costumes were a huge hit on Halloween (no surprise there!), and the creators also continue to wear them to pediatric hospitals in the Seattle area to bring a smile to patients’ faces. Professor Gru would certainly approve.

+ Minions from Despicable Me

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The glory days of Back to the Future live on in this chuckle-inducing costume of a baby Marty McFly and his DeLorean push car, which probably wouldn’t survive a blast to the past as it’s constructed from cardboard. What a great way for a baby to get around on Halloween night!

+ Littlest Marty McFly and His DeLorean Push Car

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This cutest ever little mouse is happily caught in a piece wood painted to resemble a trap and then laid atop a wagon. The mouse’s cute ears are compliments of bra cups. Click below to learn about additional eco details of this costume’s construction!

+ Mouse in a Trap

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This throwback to the beloved Cabbage Patch Dolls that debuted in 1978 evokes a big dose of nostalgia! The costume creator thought her baby looked like a doll, so she framed her adorable face in a cardboard box she painted to look like the toy’s packaging and set the design on top of her little girl’s stroller! Voila!

+ Cabbage Patch Kid Doll

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Why wait for December for your Elf on the Shelf to arrive when you can pay homage to the super popular little guys by dressing as one for Halloween? Again, a cardboard box was fashioned into a festive mantle complete with homemade Christmas decorations, and red leggings stuffed with fluff complete the elf’s task to sit atop the shelf!

+ Eddie the Elf on the Shelf

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Starbucks fans will delight in this frilly pink strawberry Frappuccino costume! The mom who created this whipped cream heavy outfit provides great, detailed instructions about the process. If you’re more of a coffee fan/drinker, simply swap out the pink felt for a mocha hue!

+ Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino

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Everything is awesome when it comes to these LEGO minifig costumes! It’s amazing what one can do with some unassuming cardboard, Styrofoam and paper! The costumes took 12 hours to bring to life, which gives you plenty of time to crack the code on constructing these beauties!

+ LEGO Man and Lady Minifigs

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If your kiddo would rather swap the trademark LEGO minifig permanent happy face for a jagged-toothed evil zombie look, then this is the costume for him/her. Made from recycled foam rubber camping mats, this costume is sure to receive many compliments!


+ LEGO Minifig Zombie

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This fantastic vending machine costume actually lights up via LED lights and the wearer can place his/her candy gleaned from trick or treating in the return slot. Of course, revelers may flock to the candy contained behind the plexiglass housing of this crafty creation!

+ Candy Vending Machine

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