Easy, Homemade Halloween Costumes – No Sewing Required!

Don’t let the word “homemade” scare you because no sewing is required with these Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes.

Today’s easy, homemade Halloween costume ideas are perfect for pre-teens! Tomorrow, The Budget Diet will feature easy, homemade Halloween costumes for little ones!

Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Pre-Teens

Identity Thief

easy homemade halloween costumes
Identity Thief!


  1. “Hello, my name is”… name tag stickers


  1. Write different names on each sticker.
  2. Cover your regular clothing with the stickers!
  3. The identity thief is born!
  4. Note: you may want to make a sign on your child’s Halloween bucket that says…I’m an identity thief, handover the candy!

Pippi Longstocking

easy homemade halloween costumes
Pippi Longstocking


  1. Oversized t-shirt from Dad’s closet!
  2. Striped tights…look in your daughter’s dresser drawer first, and if she doesn’t have any try Walmart or Target.
  3. Fabric scraps to make patches to put on t-shirt
  4. Double stick tape
  5. Pipe cleaners
  6. Red hair spray paint (available at most party supply stores)
  7. Galvanized bucket to collect candy in…you probably have one in your garage!


  1. Use double stick tape to put patches on the t-shirt…see, no sewing required!
  2. Braid hair and insert pipe cleaners in the braid to make the braid stick out like Pippi’s!
  3. Spray paint hair red!

Bubble Bath

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Bubble Bath!


  1. Yellow Ducky baby bathtub ($14 at Target)
  2. 1 package of white balloons
  3. white string
  4. shower cap
  5. shower caddy to collect candy in!


  1. Cut out the bottom of the ducky bathtub just enough for your child’s legs to fit through…you want the duck to sit on her hips without having to make suspenders! Be careful not to cut the inflatable part!
  2. Blow up the balloons.
  3. Use the white string to tie the balloon together leaving about 12″ of space between each knot.
  4. Have you child get in the ducky, then drape the strand of balloons around her.
  5. Add a shower cap!
  6. Note: This was a prize winning Halloween costume!

Identity Crisis

easy homemade halloween costumes
Identity Crisis


  1. Assorted pieces from old costumes! Go dig in your dress-up box!


  1. Put everything on…you’ll be asked, “what are you,” and the answer is, I’m having an identity crisis!

Robin Hood

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Robin Hood…yes, men in tights!


  1. White long-sleeve button down shirt
  2. Extra large brown t-shirt
  3. Brown shoe lace
  4. Green tights


  1. Cut a “V” in the top center of the brown t-shirt.
  2. Use a hole punch to make holes on either side of the “V” in which you’ll thread the shoe lace.
  3. Put on the green tights, the white shirt (with sleeves rolled up) and wear the brown t-shrit over the white shirt.

Graveyard Ghost

easy homemade halloween costumes


  1. Cheesecloth (available at fabric stores for less than $2 per yard!)
  2. White and black face paint (available at party stores)
  3. Grey cardstock
  4. String


  1. Paint face white with big black eyes.
  2. Drape cheesecloth around the head like a ghost.
  3. Cut out the grey cardstock in the shape of a tombstone.
  4. Write on the tombstone and attach it to the neck with the string.

Please share your favorite Easy Homemade Halloween Costume ideas! Remember…no sewing allowed!

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