15 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

With just a few simple supplies, you can create an enviable ensemble in no time flat!

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Design a Tied-Up Tutu

Make the world's simplest tutu. Don't worry if you aren't good with a needle--putting this no-sew tutu together is as easy as tying your shoe!
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Make a Superhero Cape!

Learn how to make a cape for your little superhero, vampire, or Elvis impersonator. See how to make a cape with this simple tutorial.
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Make a Pretty Princess Dress

Here's how to make a princess dress out of a long skirt in a fabric she likes.
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DIY Costume: Where the Wild Things Are

This Where the Wild Things Are costume will make your little wild thing look just like Max. This Where the Wild Things Are costume is surprisingly easy to make.
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Make Spooky Bat Wings

Here's a Halloween arts and crafts activity for your preschooler, pre-kindergartener, or kindergartener: make bat wings of poster board and ribbon.
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Make Your Own Computer Costume!

Save some money this Halloween and work out fine motor skills by helping your child make his very own computer costume.
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Make Your Own Butterfly Costume

This butterfly costume comes together in under an hour and is perfect for your little trick-or-treater. Make this butterfly costume for Halloween or play time.
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Make a Cute Ladybug Costume

Learn how to make a homemade ladybug costume, a quick and easy costume solution for kids of any age.
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Make Your Own Costume: The Four Seasons

Using plants and other items from the outdoors and clothing they already own, your kids can dress up as any one of the four seasons or simply as a Garden.
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Make Your Own Costume: Fairy Wings

Learn how to make fairy wings with these easy instructions. See how to make fairy wings for Halloween or dress-up time.
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Viking Shield

Add an ancient protective tool to your child's dress-up chest: the Viking shield!
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DIY Costume Wig

This costume wig is a simple craft that will result in a great item for Halloween, dress up, or pretend play. Make a yarn costume wig with your child.
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Zombie Shirt

This zombie shirt is a fun and incredibly simple Halloween costume. Have your kid don the shirt lurch around the neighborhood searching for brains...or candy!
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Dalmatian Costume

This dalmatian costume is simple for expert crafters and novice dog lovers alike. Make a dalmatian costume with your child for Halloween or play time.
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Cardboard Box Costumes

Let your child's imagination run wild with this creative third grade arts and crafts activity: make a fanciful costume out of a cardboard box.
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