DIY Halloween Costumes: Super Heroes and a Pink Owl

Are you and your kids still trying to figure what to dress them as for Halloween?  Here is a solution that would make just about any young boy happy… Superheroes!  What little boy doesn’t want to be a superhero?  This great tutorial from Martha Stewart makes it easy to customize these costumes so your child can be any superhero he wants to be.  There are tutorials for capes, shirts, belts, masks, and cuffs.  Even my little girls would think this was pretty cool.  I’m pretty sure that after seeing this,  one of my kiddos will be begging to be Storm from the X-Men.

Here’s what you need to make the cape and shirt for this costume:

  • Alphabet Templates
  • Lightning Bolt Template
  • Planet Template
  • Star Template
  • Felt or sparkly paper, holographic metallic-effect film, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, in Silver-Shine
  • Small sharp scissors
  • 36-by-36-inch piece of polyester satin (or T-shirt)
  • 24 inches of 1/2-inch chromspun grosgrain ribbon, 5/8 inch, in Neon Orange and Gray
  • Fabric glue, such as Magna-Tac
  • Safety pin

Here’s how to make it -> Superhero Costume Tutorial



If superheroes aren’t really your kid’s speed, then how about this adorable owl costume made from a hoodie?  This DIY costume is no-sew, and fairly inexpensive to make.  Thanks Pure Joy Events!

Here’s what you need to make this costume:

  •  a pink hoodie
  • pink and cream fleece (felt will work too)
  •  white glue
  • package of black and orange foam masks (purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts)
  • one sheet of regular copier paper
  • one sheet of white cardstock
  • 1 rosette

Here’s how to make it -> Owl Costume Tutorial with Templates

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Crayons and Tutus

I can’t believe that October is already here!  That means there’s only 4 weeks left to figure out Halloween costumes for the kiddos.  As a child, I was never really into the whole dressing up for Halloween thing and consequently I tend to struggle every year trying to decide on costumes for my own children.  I am determined not to procrastinate this year and I have found a couple of super cute ideas that just might work.

The first are these super cute, super easy crayon costumes.  I am all about comfort when it comes to costumes and it really doesn’t get any more comfy than pj’s.  All you need to make these are a set of pj’s, adhesive backed black felt sheets and letters, and party hats.  Thanks Parents!

If you are loving this idea too, then here’s how to make it -> Crayon Costume Tutorial 



While browsing Pinterest, I fell in love with this Peacock costume!  Tutus are a huge fad  right now.  I have seen endless  tutu costumes for ballerinas, princesses, and fairies, but this is a whole new take on it.  My girls are totally into peacocks right now because of the Barbie Island Princess movie so I know they would all be fighting over who got to actually wear this for Halloween.  I suppose I could always make three.  It isn’t all that difficult to make.  If you aren’t all that in to peacocks, you could always take the tutu tutorial and modify it to whatever your girls like.  A little pig or spider or even witch would be cute too!  Thanks The Train To Crazy!

Here is how to mak this -> Peacock Costume Tutorial