DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

By Published On: October 8th, 2021

1. Copper Pearl Knotted Gown

When it comes to the newest of newbies, you can’t go wrong with actual Halloween pajamas that showcase a proper print while keeping your bundle warm, comfy and cozy. This candy treat pattern is a new arrival to Copper Pearl and is made with the same premium knit fabric as their beloved swaddles. It’s soft, stretchy and super sweet.

Copper Pearl Gown, $27; Top Hat, $13

2. Kyte Baby Pumpkin Long All

If you’re not keen on Halloween, there are plenty of harvest-friendly options to fall for. Designed around comfort and cuteness, this snap closure bodysuit with contrasting trim can be used for months with your little pumpkin. This print is also offered in a footie option for a snug fit that keeps bitty toes toasty.

Kyte Baby, $33

3. Hanna Andersson Pajama Set

The OG of the DIY PJ approach, Hanna Andersson offers premium jammies for the whole family that everyone will love. Their long sleeve sets are thick, warm and excellent in quality. It will honestly be hard to *not* use Halloween (or any other occasion) as an excuse to buy them all up every year. Their costume shop sells pajamas and accessory kits for quick pairings, or you can mix and match your own.

Hanna Andersson Organic Cotton Pajamas, $48; Mermaid Set, $60

4. Primary Organic Babysuit

Boasting everyday essentials in all the best colors, Primary is the ultimate one-stop shop for tried-and-true year-round foundational basics. Their extensive DIY costumes site is filled to the brim with amazing ideas (conveniently separated by prep time, tools needed, individual or group costumes, etc.) and direct links to buy. What’s more, their clothing is environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and fairly priced.

Primary, $12

5. Coco Village Wizard Cape

We love this unisex cape because it instantly transforms a simple pair of leggings and a t-shirt into something truly magical. If your Halloween is especially chilly, it can comfortably be worn over a coat and also comes with a festive cotton tote that’s ideal for collecting candy.

Coco Village, $100

6. Hyde and Eek! Boutique Monster Kit

This Halloween accessories line at Target takes all the work out of putting something together on the fly. Perfect for the low-maintenance munchkin in our life, these kits are all about less being more.

Target, $10

7. KiwiCo Trick-or-Treat Tote Bag

Chances are your kiddo will want to get in on the seasonal crafting. These project tote bags are an ideal activity for busy hands that also teach about geometric shapes. Bonus: The stickers are glow-in-the-dark!

KiwiCo, $13

8. Zoo Snoods Dog Hat

Of course we didn’t forget about the fur baby in your life! This adorable knit covering will keep your pawed pal’s ears warm while accompanying your crew from door to door. While we’re personal fans of the baby shark design, the entire line is worth checking out—it’s fin-tastic.

Zoo Snoods, from $19

Lauren Lisle