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36 SIMPLE COSTUME IDEAS for Kids and Adults

Well, the plan was to have Connor’s costume done and ready to share for today.  Arghh……it just didn’t quite happen.  But that’s because yesterday was a little on the crazier side (aka: one sick little monkey…..but she’s fine today) and naptime wasn’t as fruitful as normal.  So, the Wizard of Oz costumes are almost done……but won’t resume until Monday.  Deal?


(In cased you missed it, Glinda the Good Witch and Dorothy are both done.)


In the meantime, I’ve been noticing so many cute costume ideas around and just had to share.  And they’re all simple ideas… yes, there’s plenty of time for these.  Because, by golly, if I could wrap each person (yep, adults too) on this planet up in some sort of clever costume for Halloween, I would. ;)



And see you Monday!








Little Miss Sunshine Costume via Real Simple


No-Sew Spider Web Cape via Delia Creates

Pancake Costume via Two Twenty One


Charlie Brown Costume via Emily McCall

 Mermaid Costume via The Sewing Rabbit


Mad Scientist Costume via Real Simple


Medusa via Martha Stewart


Simple Shark Costume via Make It and Love It

Shark Attack Costumes via The Fickle Pickle

Bandit Costumes via Say Yes

Spaghetti and Meatballs Costume via Simple Simon and Co

Mario and Luigi GoCart Costume via Twin Dragonfly Designs

Spiderweb Mother and Spider Baby via Martha Stewart

No-Sew Elsa Cape Costume via Cami for Make It and Love It

Peacock Costume via Andreas Notebook

No-Sew Pineapple Costume via Delia Creates

Lumberjack Costume (with beard) via Make It and Love It

Jellyfish Costume (made from a sombrero) via Capers and Crayons

Jedi Costume via Dana Made It

Baby Cow with Udder via Make It and Love It

Glue, Crayon, and Paint Costumes via Everyday Living

Spider Shades via Martha Stewart

Lego Man Costume via Instructables

Pregnant Skeleton and Pregnant Husband Skeleton via Make It and Love It


Olivia the Pig Costume via I Want to be a Super Teacher

Mummy Costume via U Create

Candy Corn Costume via Pretty Kitty Knitty City

Gumball Machine Costume via Make It and Love It

Rocketman via Real Simple

Low-Sew Poodle Skirt Costume via Make It and Love It

Flower Costume via Martha Stewart


Piggy Costume via Make It and Love It

Chicken Costume via Martha Stewart


Simple Flamingo Costume via Make It and Love It

Bat Costume via Alpha Mom


Where’s Waldo Costume via Make It and Love It

Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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