Homemade animal costumes

Halloween is still a few months away, but summer is a great time to whip up Halloween costumes for October! The kiddos have lots of time on their hands, and once the new school year gets started things get crazy! So make those costumes now! Here are 34 homemade animal costumes  for kids and 9 DIY animal costumes for adults! The whole family could trick or treat as a zoo, ha!

Homemade animal costumes

1: Bat

Homemade bat halloween costume

2: Butterfly

3: Chicken

4. Crocodile

Homemade alligator halloween costume

5: Dinosaur

6: Elephant

7: Flamingo

Homemade halloween costumes

8: Fox

9. Fox

Homemade fox costume

10: Giraffe

Handmade halloween costumes

11: Goldfish

12: Hedgehog

Handmade halloween costumes

13: Jellyfish

14: Lamb

15: Lion

16: Lobster

17: Moose

Homemade animal costumes

18: Mouse (+mousetrap)

19: My little pony

20: Octopus (funky)

Homemade animal costumes

21: Octopus

22. Octopus

23: Owl

24: Panda

25: Peacock

26: Penguin

Homemade halloween costumes

27: Shark

28. Shark

29: Skunk

30. Skunk

31: Squirrel

32: Unicorn

Homemade animal costume

33. Wolf

34. Zebra

Adult animal costumes:

1: Dinosaur

2: Fox

Homemade animal costumes

3. Lobster

Homemade halloween costumes

4: Owl

5: Panda

7: Peacock

8: Shark

9: Wolf



Have you ever been an animal for Halloween? I don’t think I actually have. Crazy, huh?  I love the idea of having a family Zoo for Halloween. You can totally use some elements of the kid ideas for adult animal costumes(and vice versa). Here are 29 more adult homemade costumes29 more DIY kid costumes, and 19 group costume ideas for the whole fam! Happy almost Halloween!



  1. adorable Jamie! great roundup!!! lovin the little moose!

  2. Cute roundup! I think my favorite is the giraffe :)

  3. I need to show that My Little Pony one to my daughter. That is incredible! Hell they’re all pretty amazing!

  4. so many fun ideas!!!

  5. Omg!,, love your creativity! I’d love to swap some ideas with you! My son wants to be a great white for Halloween this year, at least he is giving me more notice than when he decided he needed to be a dolphin the day before a superhero b-day party he was invited to! Seriously, email me back pls!


  6. Last year was my sister wedding and she rented a dress, and gues after the wedding who was waring bride dress for halloween ?? me!! hahhaah was really fun, but i fall in love with the dress ♥♥♥

  7. Homemade costumes are the best!
    A rented or store bought costume is just a sign of a lac of imagination and creativity.
    How lucky these children are to have such talented mothers

  8. I’m looking for a good costume, and I’m thinking Twitter. Every time I get candy, I yell HASHTAG JUST GOT CANDY!


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