As Halloween draws nearer, it’s time to start thinking about what costume to make this year. DIY Halloween costumes are always a hit and are so much more fun (and affordable!) than those from the store. Nothing feels better than showing off your kids’ adorable DIY costumes as you trick-or-treat in the neighborhood or soaking up the compliments at a Halloween party.
However, the hardest part of making a Halloween costume is actually coming up with an idea. You want an original, unique costume, without being too obscure so that others can appreciate your hard work. If you’re a parent or grandparent, you only have a certain number of years to dress your little one up in adorable outfits, so you want to make sure to have a special costume each year. As time ticks on and you struggle to find an easy, creative idea, you might be tempted to go with a boring, traditional costume that has been done a million times, or even (yikes!) a store-bought ensemble. Finding the time and patience to create a high-quality costume is a challenge.
Luckily for you, this year, Seams and Scissors has made it incredibly easy to find amazing homemade Halloween costumes. We have compiled the 23 Most Popular DIY Halloween Costumes for 2014, a collection of unique, simple, and adorable costumes that you and your kids will love. These costume ideas are all the rage with DIY enthusiasts everywhere, but are fresh, new ideas that haven’t been overdone. Capture the Frozen craze with this Upcycler’s Dream DIY Elsa Dress, which will give your little girl the Halloween of her dreams without draining your bank account. For a more basic ensemble, make this Simple Skeleton Tee, which is perfect for trick-or-treaters of all ages. If you have a tiny tot in your life, this Piglet Hat DIY Halloween Costume will bring a smile to everyone’s face. Don’t forget about your own outfit! This Mr. Potato Head Costume is an easy, cute idea that will harken back to your favorite childhood toy. Try one of these easy sewing tutorials to make sure that you have one of the most popular costumes this year.