50+ Easy No Sew Costumes for Halloween

My kids love dressing up year round, so I’m eager to see all the great costume ideas that float around the internet this time of year. I’m not exactly the crafty, make-up a costume type though. So, I figured that I would help everyone out by finding for you the best no sew costumes on the internet. Here are 50+ No Sew Costumes just in time for Halloween!

I’ve also included a few Amazon links for those who might feel overwhelmed by making a costume. You can find a similar look for most of these costumes in Amazon’s Halloween store. This post does contain affiliate links to help support the time and costs of running this blog.

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You can find 35+ No-Sew Costumes on Parenting, my favorites were:

Red Ted Art (whose blog is full of fantastic crafty projects) came up with this adorable, non-spooky witch costume complete with tutu.  For those who like literary costumes, she also has some incredible Where the Wild Things Are masks made from paper bags. And if you like simple last minute costumes, all you need is black outfits, white paper, tape, and face paint, to make her Skeleton costume.

You can also purchase skeleton costumes online for an affordable price, check out these on Amazon.

This easy DIY Space Girl costume from 100 Directions is so creative and inexpensive.

If you want to have family themed outfits, you really should look at these Avenger costumes from Here Come the Girls. There is no tutorial but the photos are pretty self-explanatory.

Avenger costumes are easy to also find online.

Word Play House won a local prize for this amazing airplane costume.

Martha Stewart has 14 No-Sew Costumes (not all are for children):

For those with a baby, check out this very easy no sew Super Baby costume by Moms Like Me. The best part is this simple costume is made from things that you probably already have laying around the house!

No time to make? I found this cute Super Baby Costume on Amazon.

Need a group costume? You should check out this amazing set of Care Bear Costumes by See Vanessa Craft. If you think the back is adorable, you should see the whole costume!  

Amazon has a number of Care Bear Costumes in different sizes and colors.

This Little Mermaid costume from Reading Confetti is not only cute but simple to make. 

You can find a ton of mermaid costumes online.

Popcorn from Amazing Moms (also see this round-up of four ideas)

Kids Activities Blog has an adorable The Very Hungry Caterpillar costume

You can also purchase a Very Hungry Caterpillar bunting for a baby. Isn’t it cute?

Do you have an old yellow shirt laying around? Check out this Charlie Brown shirt tutorial from All Done Monkey.

This No Sew Captain Hook costume is truly creative from Inspired by Family Magazine. (Can you believe that she made this from a T-shirt?)

Disney sells Captain Hook costumes too.

Yellow Pear Photography has the cutest set of Star Wars costumes that I’ve seen. She doesn’t have detailed directions, but they all look simple. (I found Yellow Pear Photography through this wonderful list of costumes by Kids’ Stuff World.)

If you love those Star Wars costumes, you should also check out these adorable costumes by Ashley Ann Photography. They look like they involve a little sewing, so technically they don’t count for this list but I can’t resist adding them.

Of course, you can purchase all types of Star Wars costumes too.

Real Simple has 16 easy DIY costumes (I LOVE their ideas!):

Artist costume by Southern Living

It’s hard to not to fall in love with Tip Junkie’s circus duo with her Strongest Man and Tightrope Walker combo.

Kidspot has a video tutorial for a ballerina costume.

Ballerina costumes are also easy to purchase online if you are in a hurry.

If you want a truly creative costume, you should definitely check out this Cuckoo Clock costume that Play Dr. Mom created. She gave me permission to include a photo but you can find detailed directions on her blog.

Family Fun has a number of easy no-sew costumes including:

Find a ready-made Rapunzel costume online.

Check out these adorable candy costumes from MayDae.

Country Living has a gallery of 24 easy kids’ costumes, including:

Rachel from SunScholars has 55+ awesome costume ideas. Some of hers require sewing but they are all worth looking at. (My personal favorite no sew costume on her list is the little boy dressed up as the older man in Up by My Favorite Things.)

Parents has a gallery of 12 easy costumes, including these great ideas:

Babble has an adorable toilet paper wig, perfect for Dickens’ fans. 

This cute-a-saurus from Kid Stuff World would be perfect for a small child.

Here’s an adorable dinosaur costume on Amazon.

Kaboose has a slide show of 32 homemade costume ideas, including:

Design Dazzle has photos and links to several great ideas for easy no sew costumes. Unfortunately, some of the links are not still active, but the photos will still give you some ideas. I’m loving the Superman and Bubble Bath costumes!

Do you have two boys? What about these sweet Super Mario Brothers outfits from Instructables. (By the way, I found this costume on this amazing list of 40 DIY costumes for babies on The Kennedy Adventures!)

Or you can buy a Super Mario Brother costume.

Inspired by Felicity has a precious no sew clown outfit.

Need more ideas? Check out my Homemade Costume Pinterest Board!


Bethany Winston: No Twiddle TwaddleHi! I’m Bethany. I’m a mom, weekly Greenville News columnist, and co-owner of Kidding Around Greenville SC. Welcome to my parenting blog No Twiddle Twaddle, all about adding a little magic to kids’ lives through play and reading. If you are new, don’t miss these recent posts: How to Make a Boo-Boo Bunny, Build-a-Book Kit, and the Library Scavenger Hunt. You can join me on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest (I’m a BHG.com Pinner Pro!). Subscribe via email to get my updates straight in your inbox.

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  1. says

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE this round up! So many fabulous ideas. Brilliant. Thank you so much for including our crafts AND for your OH SO VERY LOVELY and KIND words about Red Ted Art. I am beaming!!


  2. says

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t
    already 😉 Cheers!


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