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20 DIY Halloween Costumes That Kids Love

Homemade costumes from kids’ favorite movies and books

Published on: October 19, 2020

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Grab your glue gun

Costumes for kids — especially character costumes — can cost anywhere from $50 to more than $100. That’s a lot for an ensemble that will be worn once or twice, and probably smeared with chocolate!

For thrifty parents who want to save money, many outfits can be created from thrift-store finds and items around the house. We’ve gathered 20 DIY costume tutorials featuring characters from "The Incredibles," "The Descendants," "Frozen," "Star Wars," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Captain America," "Thor," "The Lego Movie" and "Maleficent," among other genius ideas.

So, crafty moms and dads, grab your glue gun and some cardboard and let’s get started!

Due to the pandemic, families are encouraged to take extra safety precautions if venturing out or trick-or-treating this year. Read our article for tips and CDC guidelines to keep your family safe this Halloween. 

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