15 + Halloween Costumes: Quick and Easy DIYs

Not only do parents love budget-friendly Halloween costumes, but quick and easy-to-make ideas are also a must! All the ideas below take clothes that you already own and spice them up with accessories to complete the look. Most of the costumes use household items, fabric scraps, paint, and/or your recycling! It doesn’t get cheaper than that.

15 + Halloween Costumes Cheap and Easy

Halloween Costumes: Quick and Easy

DIY Mummy, Nerd, and Lamb Costume


Estimates Cost: free – $5

Aside from the clothes you already own, this fantastically easy project on Red Ted Art uses just 1 supply, and it’s not toilet paper. Can you guess what it is?


Estimated Cost: free – $10

This adorable idea by Crafts by Courtney comes together in a flash and is perfect for a last minute idea.

Baby Lamb

Estimated Cost: $10

This adorable farm animal costume by Spaceships and Laser Beams does take a little bit of craftiness, but it pays off in the end with a major cute factor!

DIY Emoji, Hot Air Balloon, and Cat Costume for Halloween

Cardboard Emoji

Estimated Cost: free – under $5

Let your kids’ personalities shine with this custom-made emoji costume by Hello Wonderful.

Hot Air Balloon

Estimated Cost: $5 – $10

This adorable costume, by Every Day Best is totally unique and totally awesome

Egg Carton Black Cat

Estimated Cost: under $5

This trash-to-treasure masterpiece, by The Craft Train, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

DIY Scuba Diver, Care Bear, and Gnome Halloween Costume

Scuba Diver

Estimated Cost: $5

Save those soda bottles for this fun DIY, by Artsy Fartsy Mama.

No-Sew Care Bear Costume

Estimated Cost: under $10

This idea, by See Vanessa Craft, makes an awesome individual or family costume!

Gnome Costume

Estimated Cost: under $5

This adorable ensemble is great for all ages, by Adventure in a Box.

DIY Dalmatian, Pirate, and Stick Figure Halloween Costume

Dalmation Costume

Estimated Cost: $5 – $10

Polka-dotted perfection, by Chirping Moms.

Easy Pirate Costume

Estimated Cost: $5 – $10

This simple but adorable costume uses basic accessories to pack a might punch, by Artsy Momma.

Stick Figure

Estimated Cost: under $5

This simple costume is perfect for a last minute idea, by Money Wise Moms.

DIY Princess, Kitten, and Sneetch Halloween Costume

Paper Bag Princess

Estimated Cost: $5 – $15

This book-based costume, by Mama Papa Bubba, is super easy to put together. You can make the costume even cheaper by making your own dragon sock puppet!

Free Kittens Box Costume

Estimated Cost: $5 – $10

Save those shipping boxes for this cute idea by Tip Toe Fairy.


Estimated Cost: under $5

It doesn’t get any simpler than this. Thanks to Organized 31 for the great idea!


Estimated Cost: under $5

If your kids already have a pair of overalls, or you can score some at a thrfit shop for cheap, this is a great option for you. This idea is by Thrifty Jinxy.

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