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20 Cheap & Fun DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Adults

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I really love Halloween, but one of my least favorite things about it is spending money on an expensive costume that you’re likely to only wear once. I’ve put together a list of super cute and fun DIY Halloween costumes for adults and kids that won’t break the bank!

1. Baby spider DIY costume

baby wearing black spider costume

Things are getting really creepy around here! Dress your crawler in a no-sew spider costume for a spooky good time.

2. Raining men DIY costume

woman with umbrella and rainboots with celebrity heads

This raining men costume is not only cheap to make, but it’s absolutely hilarious! Chances are you already have a trenchcoat, boots, and an umbrella, so all you’ll need now is a printer and some scissors!

Hip Tip: Need a clear umbrella? Check out this highly-rated one on Amazon!

3. Old lady DIY baby costume

old lady baby Halloween DIY costume

How adorable are these little babies?! An old lady DIY costume would be the perfect way to dress up your little one this year.

4. Avocado pregnant DIY costume

avocado costume with brown pregnant belly

We sure do love avocados around here at Hip2Save and Hip2Keto, and this pregnant DIY avocado costume takes the cake! Grab a piece of cardboard and get to painting!

5. Gumball machine DIY costume

couple wearing gumball machine

Speaking of having a bun in the oven, I love how this couple transformed their baby bump by making it into a DIY gumball machine! So cute!

6. Baby gumball machine DIY costume

baby wearing 25 cent gumball machine costume

Already have a baby? You can still do a super adorable Gumball Machine Costume for your little one. The cost for a gumball maybe 25 cents, but this picture is priceless!

7. Cotton candy DIY costume

kid wearing pink cotton candy costume

Don’t just stop at gumballs. Your whole crew can dress up as super adorable and yummy treats. This clever cotton candy DIY looks so good, I’m ready to take a bite!

8. Houseplant DIY costume

houseplant costume idea

Take your love for plants to a whole new level with this houseplant costume idea. All you’ll need is an old Amazon box, some paint, and a laundry basket.

9. Wind-up doll DIY costume

girl wearing wind up doll costume with pink bow

This wind-up doll costume is so clever and super easy to make! Grab a piece of cardboard and spray paint, your little one likely already has the rest!

10. Crazy cat lady DIY costume

cat lady costume with pink background

Have a cat lover on your hands? This crazy cat lady costume is an easy one to make for kids or adults. Just grab some pajamas, slippers, stuffed cats, and you’ll be ready to hit the neighborhood for treats!

11. Glow in the dark stick figure DIY costume

This DIY stick figure costume is cracking me up! How cute would your little one look, running down the street, collecting candy looking like this? 😅

12. Fart DIY costume

kid wearing fart costume on porch

This kid was literally a fart for Halloween! LOL! What a little stinker. 😂

13. Eleven from Stranger Things DIY costume

girls wearing stranger things costumes

Anyone else a huge Stranger Things fan?! I love these throwback DIY costumes. Pulling together a cheap outfit from a thrift store is easy when you’re going as Eleven.

14. Brawny paper towel DIY costume

man wearing red flannel shirt and brawny paper towels

Men! Grab a red and black flannel shirt and throw on a pair of jeans. This DIY Brawny costume doesn’t get any easier! If you’re tagging along with your lady, you could even have her be the roll of paper towels. 😉

15. Superman wheelchair DIY costume

boy in superman wheelchair costume

If you have a little one with special needs, this superman DIY costume is so perfect! While you may need to spend a little time getting artsy it’s definitely worth all the hard work for a result like this! 😍

16. Cabbage Patch Kids DIY costume

baby wearing cabbage patch doll costume in stroller

Have other little ones that aren’t mobile? I’m loving this Cabbage Patch Kids DIY costume that would be great for any little one in a wheelchair or stroller.

17. Rocketman DIY costume

boy wearing white rocket ship man costume

Ready, set, take off! This DIY rocketman costume is a great way to repurpose recycled goods plus they’ll get to take off all night while collecting their favorite treats.

18. Teenage mutant ninja turtles

boy wearing orange ninja turtle costume

Pretty sure the Ninja Turtles will never go out of style. Sometimes buying their costumes in the store can be pricey, that’s why I’m really loving this clever DIY costume… and it looks even better in my opinion!

19. Handy Manny DIY costume

boy wearing handy manny costume

Have a little one that loves Handy Manny or maybe wants to be just like Dad?! This adorable DIY costume is easy to throw together last minute and chances are you already have everything you need.

20. Lamb DIY costume

white lamb costume

Grab a couple of bags of cotton balls and get to gluing! This adorable DIY costume is not just easy, but super affordable too.

Here’s how I styled my fall decor porch for under $50 at Hobby Lobby.

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Comments 29

  1. Juma

    Oh my goodness these kids are just adorable. The adults look great as well. Very creative costumes.

  2. J.H.509

    Thank you! My son wants his family to do the gumball costumes and now we have the instructions too. Hip2save always coming through for us!! (θ‿θ)

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh perfect! You are SO very welcome! 🥰

  3. LT

    Ohhhh these are sooo cute!!! Sad to say but my kids are grown. They’re 2 and 7 years old now. What I usually do is buy a costume like in a thrift store or salvage store(like Dirt Cheap) for as low as $8 for this year and sell it the next year either in Ebay or Craigslist(even Facebook Marketplace) for the same price or less it depends on the condition of the costumes and buy another one for the upcoming Halloween from the one I sold.

    • RA

      Your kids are grown? 2 and 7 year old lol.

      • LT

        Just a little bit grown 😂🤣😁 because they can’t wear cute costumes anymore…😉😉😉

    • Shannon

      2 is grown? Lol wait until they’re teens! Ha

  4. Cat

    I for one can’t wait until people stop with all of the hurtful clichés such as “crazy cat lady” it’s right up there with saying somebody must’ve “forgot their meds” if they’re acting upset or always having the chubby kids in TV and movies eating Twinkies and candy all day long. Isn’t it time people stop generalizing and labeling everybody? Rant over.

    • 5pink1blue

      I did a double take too. I think she means no babies for those cute costumes.

    • Labels

      I will say that assuming “crazy cat lady” is a hurtful statement to everyone is generalizing in itself. My mother in law owns the name. She loves cats, everything she owns has cats on it including her shoes and earrings. She owns numerous cats and has signs up saying crazy cat lady. Is she medically diagnosed as crazy, no but she also doesn’t like the term normal. Normal to her is fitting inside the little box that people try to push us into. Make a statement and be “crazy” by not being normal. Not making an argument, just wanting to point out that what is hurtful to one may actually be a compliment to another. This means that not everyone feels “labeled”.

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  5. Brandy

    Last year, we used clear “TOTES” brand umbrellas (2 adult size, 2 kid size) with several strings of battery operated mini LED lights (we used a different color for each of us) along with lots of strands of bubble wrap and we went as a “bloom of jellyfish”. We love family costumes at our house!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, I love that idea, Brandy! Thanks so much for taking a moment to share with us!

    • Tiffany

      Love this idea! So neat!!!

  6. A.B.

    I’ll never get enough of the babies dressed like grannies!!! I just LOVE it! 🤣🤣🤣

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I know! I’m loving them too! SO cute!

  7. AP

    I see those two granny babies every year and can’t get enough of their cuteness! I wonder how old they are now.

  8. Lizzie

    The fart! 😂😂😂 who wants to be a fart for Halloween?!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)


  9. KetaCar

    These cracked me up! Thanks for the ideas 💜

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome, KetaCar!

  10. Marie

    🤣Babies as little old ladies just made my day. That is so funny!

    It reminds me of my favorite Just for Men baby in a beard commercial.

  11. Gina G.

    I LOVE numbers 11 & 16!

  12. Lindsay

    My daughter says when she grows up she want to be a “crazy cat lady”. She loves cats and wants to adopt everyone she sees. To her, a “crazy cat lady” is a very positive thing and she can’t wait to grow up and be one. I can’t wait to show her this costume!

  13. muquee

    These are ADORABLE!

  14. Nita

    So cute, the babies dressed as older people. Just reminds me how life’s so cyclical..

  15. Cami

    I LOVE these. You guys just need to post some DIY doggie costumes now 😉

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, what a cute idea, Cami! Thanks a bunch for the suggestion! I’ll be sure to pass that along to the team!

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