Costumes

Make the most of this Halloween with costumes your kids will love. From iconic Halloween characters and today's trendiest designs to costumes you can buy as well as ones you can make yourself, we have plenty of ideas for how you can outfit your kids (and yourself) this October 31st.

Step-by-Step Face Painting Ideas

You don't need to be a professional makeup artist to transform your kid into a clown, monster, pirate, or other character. Our easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs will guide you through the process! Download our free and easy Halloween face-painting guides to start practicing today.

Group and Family Halloween Costumes

Make October 31 a fun family affair with incredible group Halloween costumes fit for a crowd. These homemade costume ideas allow kids and adults to coordinate together but still stand out.

DIY Storybook Character Halloween Costumes

Re-create your children's favorite storybook characters' outfits for Halloween this year!

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Busy Parents

With just a few store-bought supplies and no-sew tricks, you can win Halloween. Get simple instructions on how to craft our costumes for girls, boys, and parents, plus a few brilliant tips from craft blogger Amber Kemp-Gerstel for making costumes with her "doable DIY" approach.

Homemade Storybook Character Costumes

Cut and crease paper to create these clever Halloween costumes, inspired by your kid's favorite storybook characters.

Jack and the Beanstalk Costume

A paper-bag vest and a jaunty cap transform your little ruffian into a giant-slayer. Cardboard tubes are the base for his homemade stalk.

Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes

Whether your little one has dreams of becoming a chef or a zookeeper, we have easy do-it-yourself Halloween costume ideas he or she will love!

Super-Simple Robot Costume

Build an out-of-this-world robot costume from leftover boxes, a pot scrubber, and bottle tops.

Make a Ringmaster Coat Costume

Upcycle a plain sweatshirt into a kid's coat that's ready to take center stage!

Make a Clown Collar Costume

This vintage-inspired collar is a great addition to baby's clown costume-and that's no joke!

Make a Butterfly Tutu Costume

Don't be scared by all of the layers-it's super easy to make this too-cute skirt.

Which Halloween Costume Is Right for Your Family?

Before choosing your family's Halloween costume, take our quiz to find out which one suits you best!

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Cute Animal-Themed Costumes for Kids

These simple animal costumes are sure to delight your little one.

8 No-Sew Monster Halloween Costumes

Furry and friendly, the only scary thing about these no-sew monster costumes is how many likes you'll get on Instagram.

Best Pregnant Halloween Costumes

Dress up your bump for Halloween with one of these clever costumes for preggo gals. Be creative with your pregnant belly bump costume!

21 Halloween Costumes Made by Real Moms

Crafty moms share some creative costume ideas. Steal these super-clever ideas, which even non-arty mamas can tackle.

Costumes Your Kids Can Help Make

Send your proud trick-or-treaters out in costumes they helped create.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Costumes

Get the whole family in on the act. Goldilocks's wig is made from curled paper spirals and the bears' heads are crafted from paper bags and plates.

Halloween Costume Parade

Every year, the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, in Brooklyn, New York comes to life on Halloween. Trick-or-Treaters march down a main street and gather in a park, where our team editors and photographers camped out to see what they could find. Lucky for us, the kids struck a pose and the parents shared their craft tips.

A One-of-a-Kind Judge Costume

Make this "courtly" costume's wig out of TP rolls and glow-in-the-dark paint.

Make a Knight Costume

Arm your Prince Charming with a milk-jug helmet, grocery bag armor, and a cardboard sword that will no doubt slay the whole neighborhood.

Spider Hoodie

Turn a black hoodie into a creepy, leggy spider with our easy costume directions!

How Kristen Bell's Daughter Persuaded Her to Be Elsa for Halloween

The 'Frozen' actress and mom of two shared her surprising costume on Instagram over the weekend.

This Mom Brilliantly Transformed Her Daughter's Wheelchair Into a Cinderella Carriage for Halloween

You have to see this Michigan mom's ingenious Cinderella costume and carriage design for her daughter who has an undiagnosed muscular condition.

Homemade Halloween Costumes for the Perfect Pair of Kids

Pair your child with a friend, a sibling, or even yourself this Halloween. These couples costumes are super-easy to pull together and will make trick-or-treating double the fun.

Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

If you're looking to save some money this Halloween, consider taking the DIY route with your kid's costume. No matter what your level of craftiness is, you can make a quick and easy Halloween costume with materials you might already have around the house. In half an hour, your little one could become a weatherman or piece of sushi.

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