15 Really easy kids Halloween costumes

15 Really easy kids Halloween costumes | Beanstalk Mums

This article about kids Halloween costumes was last updated in 2021.

Are you racking your brain for a creepy Halloween outfit for your little one?

Don’t hit the panic button just yet as help is at hand. We’ve hunted down some simple, yet suitably scary kids Halloween costumes that are easy to make and perfect for terrorising the neighbours.

15 Really easy kids Halloween costumes


We love this Edwards Scissorhands costume which looks perfect on this little guy, he really is a mini Johnny Depp. You can keep it simple by using paint or white-out on old black clothes, instead of silver buckles and belts.

Kids Halloween costumers | Edward Scissorhands Costume | Beanstalk MumsSource: Buzzfeed


This black cat costume is a hit with kids and parents. Dress your child in all black (sweater, tights, skirt or pants) and a cat ear headband. Then use black face paint to draw whiskers and a cat nose.

Black Cat Costume | Beanstalk Mums

Source: Big DIY Ideas


This is one of the easiest kids Halloween costumes on our list. Cut up a white sheet into strips, dress your kids in all black and wrap the sheets around the limbs. Make sure to leave space so they can take off their pants if they need to go to the loo.

Kids Halloween costumers | Mummies | Beanstalk Mums

Source: Red Ted Art


We have another super easy kids Halloween costume here that uses a white sheet. Cut the sheet into a rectangle shape (drape over your child to check for fit), make holes for the eyes and mouth with scissors or use a black marker to draw them.

Ghost Costume | Beanstalk Mums

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Really easy kids Halloween costumes (cont.)


Turn your little girl into a cute witch in minutes. You will need a witch hat (cardboard, felt or fabric), all black outfit and broom. If you’re crafty, you can make the hat yourself to save a trip to the store.

Kids Halloween costumers | Witch Costume | Beanstalk MumsSource: Pinterest


This cat burglar costume is a classic. It’s also simple to make. Like the cat costume, you need an all-black outfit, a black hat with ears (or a simple knit hat), black face paint and a burlap bag for the loot bag.

Robber Costume | Beanstalk MumsSource: Desert Chica

7. BAT

This no-sew bat costume is a winner. Cut up black fabric to form bat wings and make bat ear triangles with the remaining fabric. Stick the wings to the arms of the top/sweater with fabric glue and the bat ears to a headband. Dress your kid in black and apply face paint if you like.

Kids Halloween costumers | DIY Black Bat Costume | Beanstalk MumsSource: Five Minutes For Mom


Kids Halloween costumes don’t get easier than this. Grab some cereal boxes and cut them up to make front and back plates connected by straps (cereal box tops). Then dress your kid in black and put the costume on top.

Cereal Killer Costume | Beanstalk MumsSource: Paging Fun Mums


Another Halloween classic, this devil costume is easy to make if you have red fabric and an all-red outfit on hand. You can buy the horn headband and pitch fork online or make it at home if you’re crafty.

Devil Costume | Beanstalk MumsSource: Parenting

Really easy kids Halloween costumes (cont.)


Grab a sharpie and old sweatshirt and whip up this costume in minutes…perfect for busy parents! Make sure the sweatshirt or top is light-coloured to make the words pop.

Kids Halloween costumers | Error 404 - Costume Not Found Costume | Beanstalk MumsSource: Costume Works


We absolutely love the costume on this little girl. It’s so easy to copy. Get a child-sized bathrobe and stick on some stuffed animals (cats or dogs preferably) with fabric glue. Finally, set your kid’s hair in rollers to complete the crazy look.

Crazy Cat lady | Beanstalk MumsSource: Pinterest


You don’t need hours and hours to make this scary zombie bride costume. You’ll need an old white dress, a piece of tulle or chiffon for the veil, a tiara and red food colouring/face paint. Muck up the dress with dabs of red paint and add some on your child’s face too.

Kids Halloween costumers | Scary Zombie Bride Costume | Beanstalk MumsSource: Costume Works


We just love this Chucky costume that takes no time to make. It’s just overalls over a colourful striped sweater plus a fake knife. Add some scars on the face with face paint or makeup.

Chucky Costume | Beanstalk MumsSource: Pinterest


Look no further if you want a last-minute costume that’s spooky and adorable. This one is made of white felt, black yarn and plastic spiders. Cut a wavy edge on the felt and glue the yarn onto it in a spider web pattern. Stick a big spider on the shoulder for the finishing touch.

Spider Costume | Beanstalk MumsSource: Pinterest


The werewolf completes our list of easy kids Halloween costumes. This one is just a plaid shirt, old jeans, fake fur and fabric glue. Don’t forget to stick on the tail in the back and finish up with face paint.

DIY Werewolf Halloween Costume | Beanstalk MumsSource: The Happy Scraps

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Lucy Good

Lucy Good

Lucy Good has been a single mum since her girls were very young, and they are now in their teens . She co-parents one daughter and sole parents another. For this reason, she has experienced it all! She is often featured talking about single motherhood across the Beanstalk platforms and many forms of media.

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