6 cute no-sew costumes

Take some of the craziness out of Halloween and inject more fun by making some of these easy costumes.

By Amy Valm & Kate Stewart
6 cute no-sew costumes

6 cute no-sew costumes


With a tight economy and the popularity of DIY projects, why not save a little coin and have some fun with your kids crafting these easy costumes? Some basic supplies, creativity and time and you're little one will be the envy of the block.

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Under the sea

Kids can go 1000 Leagues Under the Sea with this easy costume. Some silver spray paint, Velcro and other easily attainable items and you've got yourself a nifty get-up!

Find out how to make it here

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Knight in felty armour

You can buy this costume - but it would be easy to mimic. Get a winter headband, affix some felt tips and circles to embellish your crown. Go to the dollar store for a cheap sword. There you have it,  some felt, a glue gun and some cardboard and you're little prince can become a dragon slayer.

Get the costume here

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

This is another Etsy find, you could buy it or try making it by following our easy tutu tutorial. Put a black tank top underneath and tie ribbons to straps. Accessorize with oversized glasses and a tiara. Audrey Hepburn would be proud!

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What a hoot!

This cute owl costume can be made by using a glue gun instead of sewing if you're tight on time, or not so stitch-savvy.

Find out how to make it here.

6 cute no-sew costumesPhoto: Ellen Baker



Nemo is maybe the cutest fish ever. All you need for this costume is an orange track suit, felt, scissors, a glue gun and some patience. But the hard work will pay off!

Find out how to make it here.

6 cute no-sew costumesPhoto: Mighty Girl

Pac Man

This video game classic is easy to make. Incorporating your whole family into the mix is simple too - get some cheap felt sheets to make ghosts.

Find out how to make it here.

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More costume ideas!

6 cute no-sew costumesPhoto: Jodi Pudge
This article was originally published on Oct 04, 2012

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