Homemade animal costumes

Halloween is only 15 days away! Here are 43 homemade animal costumes  for kids and 9 DIY animal costumes for adults! The whole family could trick or treat as a zoo!  How awesome would that be?!

Tons of homemade animal costumes for kids and adults!

1: Bat

Homemade bat halloween costume

2: Cat

Homemade animal costumes

3: Chicken

DIY chicken costume

4. Crocodile

Homemade alligator halloween costume

5: Dinosaur

DIY dino costume

6: Elephant

Homemade animal costumes

7: Flamingo

Homemade halloween costumes

8: Fox

DIY fox costume

9. Fox

Homemade fox costume

10: Giraffe

Handmade halloween costumes

11: Hedgehog

Handmade halloween costumes

12: Jellyfish

Homemade animal costumes

13: Koala bear

Koala bear baby costume {+ cute baby costumes}

14: Lion

15: Lobster

16: Moose

Homemade animal costumes

17: Mouse (+mousetrap)

18: My little pony

19: Octopus (funky)

Homemade animal costumes

20: Octopus

21. Octopus

22: Owl

23: Panda

DIY Panda bear baby Halloween costume

24: Peacock

25: Penguin

Homemade halloween costumes

26: Shark

27. Shark

28: Spider

Homemade animal costumes

29. Skunk

30: Squirrel

31: Unicorn

Homemade animal costume

32. Wolf

33. Zebra

Adult animal costumes:

1: Dinosaur

2: Fox

Homemade animal costumes

3: Goldfish

Homemade animal costumes

4: Lobster

Homemade halloween costumes

5: Owl

6: 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!


How to make owl brownies

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Need a cute treat to bring to the fall bake sale? Or a little edible craft to make with the kids after school? Hosting a Halloween party? Whatever the event, these owl brownies will do the trick. Owl brownies are were it is at, y’all! They’re cute, easy, and delicious. I found the original owl cupcake idea from the The Value Seekers Club, but we like brownies better than cupcakes in casa de Dorobek! So I turned brownies into cute owls!

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And check out my owl brownie cuteness:

How to make owl brownies

Don’t worry, they start with a box brownie mix! I found all of the goods at Dollar Tree, so the total cost of owls is $5! Here’s what you need:

  • Brownie mix (I used snack size since it’s just Andy and I!)
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Chocolate sandwich cookies
  • M&M’s
  • Toothpick
  • Candy corn
  • Glass or round cookie cutter

How to make owl cupcakes

You can find the complete instructions for the owl brownies over at The Value Seekers Club, but here are a few helpful tips and tricks:

1. If you don’t have a round cookie cutter, use a glass to cut the brownies!

How to make owl cupcakes

2. Use a little bit of icing to attach the eyes to the brownie!

How to make owl cupcakes

3. Experiment with icing color and hair feathers. I used a toothpick to give the owl some head feathers!
How to make owl cupcakes

The owls are really that easy to make, and they look so dang cute!
How to make owl cupcakes

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29 homemade halloween costumes for adults

I’ve done lots of DIY kids costumes lately, but adults need costumes too! I really love handmade costumes, so here are 29 homemade Halloween costumes for adults! If you still don’t find what you’re looking  for, check out ReallyAwesomeCostume.com for bazillions of more DIY adult costumes, couple costume ideas, and even group costumes

29 DIY adult Halloween costumes
#1: Dorothy, Cowgirl, and Nerd- Andy and I were Dorthy and the tin man. I whipped up the nerd costume at Good Will for our friend, Marcus. Natalia pulled together the cowgirl from her closet!

Homemade Halloween costumes for adults
Homemade Halloween costumes for adults

#4: Lady Bug- I already had the dress, and I just pinned clack felt circles on the dress. I found the wings at Good Will for $1.
Homemade Halloween costumes for adults
#5: Indian- I made this from an XL Hobby Lobby T-shirt 

 #7:  Jack 

Jack In The Box head

 #8: I-Phone
Cardboard Iphone Halloween Costume

Hamburger Dress Front

#10: Lego
homemade adult costume

#11: Batty
(perfect for Austin!)

#12: Candy Corn 

 #14: Waldo

#17: Cactus

#19: Web

#21: Mary Poppins and Bert

#22: Rosie the Riveter

#23: Carmern San Diego

#24: Jelly Fish
(The whole fam could be ocean creatures!)

#25: Saved by the Bell

#26: Jolly Green Giant

What’s the best costume you’ve ever seen? What are you planning on being this year? What is your favorite one on my list? I love the Jack in the Box and the Saved by the Bell! Plus check out these 19 homemade costume ideas for a group and 36 handmade animal costumes for kids and adults! Still want more really awesome handmade costume ideas? Check out my new site, Really Awesome Costumes

p.s. What I Wore has 9 more DIY adult costume ideas!