Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Toddler
The neighbor’s houses are adorned with cobwebs and the trick-or-treaters are beginning to disperse. The fall weather brings a warning, but for many families, the Halloween festivities sneakily approach, leaving parents scrambling for a last-minute toddler costume that’s trick-or-treat worthy.
Parenting is chaotic, and if a Halloween costume for your little one somehow got skipped on the long to-do list, you’re not alone.
If you’re in need of an easy-to-pull-together costume idea for your toddler, look no further! Here are our favorite ideas for last-minute Halloween costumes that will have you trick-or-treat ready in no time.
10 Rosie The Riveter
Parents are all about promoting fierce females, and this costume will show the world that your girl can do it! All this style requires is some sort of denim or blue shirt or overalls and a red and white bandana to tie around your little one’s head. The end results? A petite powerhouse.
Pull out grandpa’s old pipe and that can of spinach hiding in the back of the pantry! With these two accessories and a simple striped tee or onesie, your baby will be flexing his biceps and toot-tooting his way through the trick-or-treat lines.
8 Deviled Egg
Scrambled, deviled, or sunny side up – this little egg costume couldn’t get any cuter! If you want to keep it super simple, simply cut out a yellow circle and stick it to the front of a white onesie or tee. To take it up a notch, at a devil’s horn headband to create the deviled egg look.
7 Sushi Roll
Turn your favorite date night delicacy into an adorable costume with some felt, markers, and a onesie. Simply draw or cut out an orange fish shape and attach it to the front of a white onesie or t-shirt. Wrap a green strap of paper or felt around the middle and your baby sushi roll is complete!
6 Three Blind Mice
This Halloween get-up is triple the cuteness! To recreate it, you’ll need three participants (parents can join!), mice ears, and sunglasses. Use felt or paper to create the ears and attach them to a headband or hat. Add on a pair of sunglasses, and layer on a gray coat or top, and you’ve got a three-blind mice costume.
5 Charlie Brown
Trick-or-treat can’t get more effortless than this Charlie Brown costume. Search the closet for anything yellow and get to work with a black sharpie to create that perfect zigzag look. Bonus points if your little one has the signature bald head accessory!
Calling all crunchy mamas! Take your love of all things organic, natural, and local and turn it into a cute little, flower-adorned costume for your little one. A hippy costume is so flexible and can be done many ways — grab that tie-dyed tee, make a floral crown, or paint a small peace sign on that adorable little cheek. It won’t take much to get your baby hippy and Halloween-ready!
3 Beanie Baby
This cute and cuddly costume couldn’t get any easier. Grab any hoodie, jacket, or onesie with ears and simply draw or print a TY tag to turn your little one into everyone’s favorite 90s toy, a Beanie Baby. Your toddler will stay warm and toasty during those cool fall evenings and look adorable while perusing the streets collecting treats.
Down, set, hut! Your toddler could be rushing down the sidewalks in his athletic gear this trick-or-treat. Pull out your favorite team’s soccer or football jersey, onesie, or dress, and add some sneakers. Throw on some sweatpants or leggings, slap on some eye black, and you’re ready to go!
For this quick and easy costume, parents can breathe a sigh of relief that they won’t need to buy anything extra. In true last-minute form, everything you need for this get-up is already lying around your house! Dress your toddler in all white, tuck a dish towel in the front of his pants to create an apron, add a mustache and a few wooden spoon accessories and your little chef is ready to cook up his next batch of Halloween treats!