DIY Storybook Character Halloween Costumes

Goldie and Three Bears Halloween costume
Courtesy of kathycrowder4
Re-create your children's favorite storybook characters' outfits for Halloween this year!

Garden Gnome

Make a cone hat out of felt to create a gnome costume for your little one.

Submitted by: katrinat2

Courtesy of perryfawn82
Courtesy of perryfawn82

Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians

Animal-print fabric and a black-and-white wig are crucial to creating this simple Cruella De Vil costume.

Submitted by: perryfawn82

Courtesy of lilygurl143
Courtesy of lilygurl143

Little Red Riding Hood

Create Little Red's signature cape with red velvet.

Submitted by: lilygurl143

Courtesy of kim.dynes
Courtesy of kim.dynes

Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

To make Dopey's costume, use felt to create oversize ears, a stocking cap, and a robe.

Submitted by: kim.dynes

Little Miss Muffet

Re-create this classic Miss Muffet costume with a sweet pink dress and a white bonnet -- and don't forget the spider!

Submitted by: ecaldwell776

Courtesy of Shannon Micali
Courtesy of Shannon Micali

Oompa Loompa from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

A brown turtleneck and white suspenders create this popular character from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Plus, don't forget the orange face paint!

Submitted by: Shannon Micali

Wizard of Oz Munchkin

Simply attach a large white collar to a colorful jacket to re-create this Wizard of Oz costume.

Submitted by: cardonm2

Courtesy of mandasue386
Courtesy of mandasue386


Wrap your little one in animal print to make the costume for this classic jungle character.

Submitted by: mandasue386

Thomas the Train Engine

Thomas the Train Engine is easy to create. Simply grab an orange smock and some paint!

Submitted by: laughlinpam50

Where the Wild Things Are Characters

Create these popular children's book characters out of colorful felt and footie pajamas. Use stuffing for a three-dimensional look.

Submitted by: jamiepburke

Yoda from Star Wars

Dress your child in a white hooded bathrobe. Then, create ears out of green fabric to turn him into an adorable Yoda!

Submitted by: dythia_99

Little Bo Peep and Her Sheep

A bright pink bonnet and dress make the Little Bo Peep costume pop. To create the sheep costume, sew a jumpsuit out of fuzzy fabric and attach floppy ears.

Submitted by: jaynamccauley


Tinker Bell from Peter Pan

Use bright green tulle and satin fabric to create this beautiful Tinker Bell costume.

Submitted by: Heather.Bomhower1

Courtesy of jnelz76
Courtesy of jnelz76

Charlie Brown

Paint black zigzags on a yellow shirt to create this super simple Charlie Brown costume.

Submitted by: jnelz76

Courtesy of neska68
Courtesy of neska68


Fashion a black vest, red shorts, and a yellow hat out of felt to make this simple Pinocchio costume. Top it off with an oversize blue bow tie!

Submitted by: neska68

Wizard of Oz Scarecrow

Create this Wizard of Oz classic with face paint, a floppy hat, and some straw!

Submitted by: jenny628

Raggedy Andy

A red wig made out of rope makes this costume genuine.

Submitted by: chickey51

Sleeping Beauty Fairies

These adorable costumes were made from a 1970s pattern found on eBay.

Submitted by: Christine48


Lifted from the pages of the fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff, this little troll is too cute to hide under a bridge!

Submitted by: wimpy1010

Courtesy of kathycrowder4
Courtesy of kathycrowder4

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This fairy tale-inspired costume is perfect for a set of siblings!

Submitted by kathycrowder4

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