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DIY Kids Halloween Costumes Under $15

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Few things are more wonderful than a can Pint-sized superheroesWitches and zombies appear at your door and order candy. But the truth is, these little fashions can cost a huge chunk of change.

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According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), consumers are expected to spend $1.2 billion on children’s fashion in 2022. The number of people spent per household is growing rapidly when multiple children’s clothing is worn. DIY costume offers unique flair and is a lot easier on your wallet. Here are low-cost Halloween costume ideas that your kids will love.

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gold fish costume

There is nothing fishy about how easy this costume is to put together. First, you need an orange shirt, which you can get for $9 on Amazon. Grab some coffee filters from your stash, paint them orange for the scales, throw in some hooded eyes ($4 at Amazon), and you’ll have a goldfish!

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sushi costume

This is an example of another costume that you can pair with household items. You’ll need the white batting, which you can get on Amazon for $11. You’ll also need some orange balloons to look like roe, which you can get for $2 each on Amazon as well. Wrap a garbage bag around your child’s waist, stuff it with batting and cover it with orange balloons. There you have it: sushi is so cute, you can eat it.

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werewolf costume

The best part about this outfit is that your child can wear casual clothes. Put on some jeans and a plaid shirt, and you’re done. Where this outfit comes alive is through makeup. Get a $13 Halloween makeup kit at Party City, paint black and brown around the eyes, a black spot on the nose and white fangs around the mouth, and you’re all set!

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French toast

That’s easy and smart we’ll bet your kid already has a striped shirt of some sort, so there’s the French of everything. Grab a black hat ($3.50 at Shein), and a red scarf ($4 at Emery Rose), then make a toast out of two pieces of cardboard.

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skeleton costume

This classic Halloween costume is super easy to make. Get a black long-sleeved shirt and a pair of sweatpants for $11 at Walmart, then use white fabric paint to create the bones. You can get paint for $2 at Michaels.

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robot costume

Most likely, you have all these items in your home and they can make your child’s future dreams come true. Use two foil-covered boxes to create the robot’s body and head, then add an old CD, bottle caps, individual cups, and printed scales to add to the accessories. Finish by wrapping tin foil around the shoe.

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Unicorn Costume

Another super simple idea that can come together in a matter of moments. Get a white T-shirt and a pair of sweatpants from Amazon for $13, then make a horn out of paper or poster board.

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It’s raining like cats and dogs

A raincoat doesn’t have to sit in the closet until the next storm. This outfit will keep the kids warm, while getting tons of compliments. Simply put your child on a raincoat, then print out pictures of cats and dogs with a hole in each one to tie with a thread. Next, stick the string on an umbrella and you’ll have the best rainstorm in the world.

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card game costume

For this costume, get a cardboard box, and use white spray paint ($3 at Walmart) for the front and back. On the sides, draw thin black lines (a $1 Walmart acrylic paint will work) to represent the surface. Use red paint ($1 from Walmart) to paint the suit and the number to finish it off.

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