Lines Across: 30 Cutest Handmade Costumes for Kids

Thursday, October 11, 2012

30 Cutest Handmade Costumes for Kids

There's something just too cute about little kids dressed up. Whether you're making or buying, handmade is the way to go for your kids' Halloween costumes. I've collected 30 adorable costumes that will make you smile. The first set of handmade costumes are tutorials and inspiration. All photos are linked to the original source so you can check out the full tutorial and other pictures. A few of them don't come with step by step instructions, but are still great as a starting point.

Handmade Tutorials

1. Strong Man Costume from Oh Happy Day

2. Pocahontas Costume via Dear Lillie

3. Hedgehog Costume from I Make Stuff via The Train to Crazy

4. Spaghetti and Meatballs Costume from Costume Pop

5. Rain Cloud Costume from You and Mie via The Train to Crazy

6. Toy Army Man from Wild Ink

7. The Old Man from Up via Auburn Soul Photography  (This one doesn't come with a tutorial, but it's just about the cutest thing I've EVER seen.)

8. Monster Costume from Juicy Bits

9. Lego Costume from Country Living (My 3 year old son saw this picture and can't stop talking about it. I think I've found what I'll be making this year!)

10. Tricky Fox Costume from Running with Scissors

11. Fox Costume from The Paper Mama

12. Paper Doll Costume from Disney Family Fun

13. Penguin Costume from Make It and Love It

14. Owl Costume from Martin Family Times

15. Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes from How Does She?

16. Ice Cream Cone Costume from Better Homes and Gardens

17. Starbucks Costume from My Starbucks Ideas (also no tutorial, but great inspiration!)

18. Pea in a Pod Costume for Baby from

19. Cloud Costume from Sarah Illenberger (sorry no tutorial for this one, just inspiration)

20. Football Onesie tutorial from Lines Across.

Here's my top handmade costumes for babies and kids from Etsy. Cuteness overload!

21. Little Red Riding Hood Costume via Your Sparkle Box

22. Where the Wild Things Are Costume from The Radical Thread Co

23. Breakfast at Tiffany's Tutu from Atutudes

24. Sock Monkey Costume from Knitty Button

25. Baby Turtle Costume from Calleigh's Clips

26. Raggedy Ann from Amarmi

27. Raccoon Costume (and yes, another Fox) from Thumbelina Workshop

28. Scarecrow Costume from Laurie's Tutu Boutique (It was NOT easy finding the original source on this one!)

29. Doughnut Costume via My Touch of Aloha

30. Sushi Onesie from The Wishing Elephant

I have one last costume for you. I couldn't find the original source for this one, but it's just the cutest costume and picture ever! Panda Costume (source: Pinterest)


  1. these are fabulous Rachel! The army man cracks me up!! ;)

  2. all of these are soo cute!! Great ideas

  3. Awesome round-up! I still need a costume for my youngest!! Thanks so much for sharing this list. :)

  4. This is such a great collection of costumes! Just posted on our FB page :) My favorite has to be the little old man from UP :) If I have another little boy someday, I am totally doing that!!

  5. oh my goodness how cuteeeee!!!! I am in love with all of them!!! Thanks for the ideas! I will so so so file this away for when I have babies!!! :o)

  6. This is such a cute roundup! I can't even narrow down my favorites. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Hi Rachel, they are all so amazingly cute! Do you ever make to order? I am looking for a fox costume for my 7 year old boy for his Christmas concert.


    Petrina (

    1. I'm sorry, I don't make these costumes :( Hope you find what you're looking for. That sounds really cute!


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