Kids: DIY Scuba Diver Costumes

There’s nothing cuter than matching brother and sister costumes. And these DIY scuba diver costumes by Amy of Delineate Your Dwelling are just perfect. She put them together with just a few simple supplies like two liter bottles, electrical tape, and plain black shirts, and they look amazing.

DIY Scuba Diver Costumes

Stop by Delineate Your Dwelling for more details on how to put together these little scuba divers.

GROUPS: Monster Family Costume

It’s hard to believe that it’s already September! All of a sudden it starts to feel like fall, and in my house at least, my kids start brainstorming ideas for Halloween costumes. Sometimes I think that planning what you’re going to wear is half of the fun! We’ve never done a coordinated family costume, but I just love the idea. I especially love it when the baby of the family matches everyone else. Plus kids get a kick out of it when their parents dress up too.

Well how adorable is this monster family costume by Tell Love and Chocolate? The whole family includes: Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, an adorable little mummy, and a cute baby bat. You can check out all of the details and tutorials of each of these costumes, plus helpful links to some make-up and face painting videos.

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KIDS: Llama Costume

I just love seeing kids dressed up as animals. This DIY llama costume by Oh Happy Day is just too adorable! The hardest part is making the llama’s head, but otherwise you could pair it with a super cute furry jacket and leggings like this girl is wearing, or you could even just use simple tan leggings and a long sleeved tshirt.

llama costume

 

What’s so clever is that this costume is made mostly from a knitted beanie (filled with stuffing), and an old mop head. You can use felt to create eyelashes and rubber bands to create ears. Be sure to stop by Oh Happy Day for the full tutorial.

KIDS: Easy Lion Costume

Not only is this lion costume by A Night Owl Blog ridiculously adorable, it’s also super easy to make. There is absolutely no sewing required, and all you really need is yarn and scissors to make the mane. Then just add on a nose ans whiskers with brown eye liner or face paint, and pair it with a yellow tshirt and jeans.

Lion Costume

All you really need to know how to do is to make pom poms out of yarn. This lion costume would be perfect for Halloween, or a special costume party, but it’s also so cute and simple it would be a fun craft to make and to add to your kid’s costume collection for fun and creative dress-up play.

Be sure to stop by A Night Owl Blog for more adorable pictures and a great step by step tutorial.

Adults: DIY Stick Figure Costume

This costume idea is super fun, especially for someone going out in the dark: a glow in the dark DIY stick figure costume. In general, this is a pretty easy costume to put together, but there are also a few tricky things about it that can go wrong, so you want to be prepared. Check out the full tutorial here, and see all of Jamie’s great tips and experiences when putting together and wearing this costume.

DIY Stick Figure Costume

 

A few important things to remember:

1. Get the extra large glow sticks, and get extras. Some don’t work well, or burn out quickly.

2. Bring extra tape with you, just in case it starts to fall off.

3. Use clear tape so that it doesn’t cover up the light of the glow sticks.

This costume is hilarious and would be a huge hit. It’s great for an adult, but also would be fun for kids. Be sure to check out the full post, and watch the hilarious video!

KIDS: DIY Bunny Rabbit Costume

This DIY bunny rabbit costume by Parenting.com would be fun for dressing up for Easter, or it would make a cute Halloween costume for a kid. What’s great about this costume is that all you really need is an oversized white sweatshirt, scissors, a hot glue gun, a white boa, and some pink felt. No sewing is required!

bunny rabbit costume

Stop by Parenting.com to see the full tutorial. This white rabbit costume would also be super cute paired with this carrot costume.

ADULTS: Conversation Heart Leggings

If you’re thinking about making a costume for Valentine’s day, but you want to keep it somewhat low key, these conversation heart leggings by Studio DIY are perfect. You can easily transform plain white leggings into festive Valentine’s leggings with the free printables and iron on transfer paper. (I’ve used iron on transfer paper before for a few projects and I was surprised at how well it worked. Just make sure that you iron around the edges of your hearts for a long time to prevent peeling.) These leggings would be fun to wear to work or school on or around Valentine’s Day, or would be a cute and simple costume to wear to a Valentine’s party.

DIY Conversation Heart Leggings

 

Check out the full tutorial at Studio DIY. You could also pair these leggings with these conversation heart glasses or these candy heart necklaces.

KIDS: Duct Tape Wings Costume

I love seeing amazing and elaborate things that people make out of duct tape! These duct tape wings by Doodlecraft are no exception. These wings are made mostly out of plain white duct tape and would be perfect for a Cupid costume for Valentine’s day. You could also use these wings as a part of an Angel costume, or another winged creature. To create these wings you will need white duct tape, foam board, wooden sticks, a hot glue gun, scissors, and elastic. You could also pair them with a set of handmade bow and arrows.

Duct Tape Wings Costume

 

Check out the full tutorial at Doodlecraft.

KIDS: DIY Grandma costume

Do your kiddos celebrate the 100th day of school? I love this idea that Domesticated Combat Boots came up with for her little girl. She whipped up a DIY grandma costume for the 100th day of school. Get it? She is dressed like a 100 year old! The accessories make this costume super awesome, well and the adorable little girl! But, the grey hair with curlers, the reading glasses (with no lenses), the pearls, and the walking cane make for one super awesome 100 year old grandma costume!

How’s that to celebrate the 100th day of school?!

DIY Grandma costume

For more pictures and a complete tutorial, check out Domesticated Combat Boots.

 

KIDS: DIY Suspenders

These adorable DIY suspenders by Jojo and Eloise via The 36th Avenue are just too cute. You could follow the helpful and simple tutorial to make suspenders to add to any costume. These heart suspenders are especially cute and would make a perfect Valentine’s costume or outfit for kids. What’s great about these suspenders is that they are completely no sew. All you need is felt, elastic, mitten clips/suspender clips, and a hot glue gun. You could whip up a set of these in just a few minutes.

DIY suspenders

 

See the full step by step tutorial over at The 36th Avenue.