Costumes

These ideas will help you pull together a one-of-a-kind Halloween costume that's funny, frightening, or furry...and definitely unforgettable. So get your creativity flowing and make this year's Halloween costume the best yet!

16 Parent-Submitted Halloween Costume Photos

We asked parents to submit photos of their kids' best Halloween costumes. Take a look at these cute, spooky, and creative costumes our readers' children are wearing to celebrate All Hallows' Eve! You can submit your child's photo by emailing feedback@fen.com. read more

1950s Car Hop Costume

1950s Car Hop CostumeTime: 3 hours Effort: Easy — no sewing required Materials: read more

2016 Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

Every year, certain children's Halloween costumes take center stage because of new movies, TV shows, video games, and other trends. See which costumes will be a hit with kids in 2016. Also, consider these great group costumes for families. read more

9 Halloween Masks Kids Can Make

Get creative with your costume this Halloween by making your own one-of-a-kind Halloween mask with these craft instructions and printable templates. read more

A Color Costume

A Color CostumeTime: 30 minutes Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials:Clothes that are all the same color Wig of the same color Face paint in the same color Instructions: Dress your child in the clothes and wig, and paint her face. Try this for a small group — each person can go as a different color. More Costume Ideas read more

Ace of Hearts Costume

Ace of Hearts CostumeTime: 30 minutes Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials: read more

Ace Ventura Pet Detective Costume

Ace Ventura Pet Detective CostumeTime: 15 Minutes Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials: read more

Alien Siamese Twins Costume (Costume for Two)

Alien Siamese Twins Costume (Costume for Two)Time: 2-3 hours Effort: Easy — no sewing required Materials: read more

Angel and Devil Twins Baby Halloween Costume (for two)

Angel and Devil Twins Baby Halloween Costume (for two)Time: 30 minutes Effort: Easy — some sewing required Materials: read more

Animal Shapes Tunic Costume Pattern

Learn how to make animal-shaped tunic costumes for Halloween, with this printable. Your students will enjoy constructing their own Halloween wear! read more

Apple Costume

Apple CostumeTime: 30 minutes Effort: Fairly easy — some sewing required Materials: read more

Artist Costume

Artist CostumeTime: 24 hours Effort: Fairly easy — some sewing required Materials: read more

Autograph Book Costume

Autograph Book CostumeTime: 10 minutes Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials: read more

Autumn God or Goddess Costume

Autumn God or Goddess CostumeTime: 45 minutes Effort: Fairly easy — some sewing required Materials: read more

Baby Pageant Winner Costume

Baby Pageant Winner CostumeTime: 1 hour Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials: read more

Bag of Jelly Beans Costume

Bag of Jelly Beans CostumeTime: 30 minutes Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials: read more

Bag of Popcorn Costume

Bag of Popcorn CostumeTime: 30 minutes Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials: read more

Baked Potato Costume

Baked Potato CostumeTime: 30 minutes Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials:Brown paper bag (large enough to cover your child's torso) Yellow construction paper Scissors Black permanent marker Tape or staples Instructions: Turn the bag inside out, so that only the brown side shows. Cut one hole in front for the face, and holes on either side for the arms. Write "I'm a baked potato" on the front of the bag. read more

Ballerina on a Budget Costume

Ballerina on a Budget CostumeTime: 30-45 minutes Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials: read more

Band-Style Hat Costume Pattern

Learn how to make a band-style hat, with this printable. Use the hat for a class play, a Halloween costume, or another occasion for "dress up." read more

Baseball "Bat" Costume

Baseball "Bat" CostumeTime: 1 hour Effort: Fairly easy — some sewing required Materials: read more

Basic Vest Costume Pattern

This basic vest pattern will be the perfect addition to any child's Halloween costume. read more

Basic Visor Hat Costume Pattern

This Halloween, use a printable pattern to make a basic visor. Show kids how easy – and fun! – it is to create their own costumes instead of buying. read more

Beanie Baby Halloween Costume

Beanie Baby Halloween CostumeTime: 30 minutes to 1 hour Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials:Sleeper in an animal print Socks to match sleeper White poster board Colored pencils Red ribbon Safety pin Plastic headband (blend to hair color) Gloves (optional) Face makeup (optional) Instructions: Buy a sleeper in an animal print and socks to cover your child's shoes. read more

Bed Bug Costume

Bed Bug CostumeTime: 15 minutes Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials:Pajamas (any kind) Wings Antennas Glitter Instructions: Dress your child in his or her favorite pajamas. Add the wings and antennas. Body glitter is optional, but adds sparkle! More Costume Ideas read more

Bingo Card Costume

Bingo Card CostumeTime: Less than one hour Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials: read more

Black-Eyed Pea Costume

Black-Eyed Pea CostumeTime: 30 minutes Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials:White T-shirt Black iron-on patch Scissors Iron Black face makeup Instructions: Cut the black iron-on patch into the capital letter "P". Iron the P onto the center front of the T-shirt. Make a circle around one of your child's eyes with the black face makeup. Now she is a "black-eyed P!" read more

Blank Mask

This mask can be made into a personalized craft for each student by coloring and gluing objects onto it. The decorated mask can be used as a Halloween mask, for Mardi Gras, or any other celebration involving costumes. read more

Bubble Bath Costume

Bubble Bath CostumeTime: One hour Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials: read more

Bumblebee Costume

Bumblebee CostumeTime: 1 hour Effort: Easy — some sewing required Materials: read more