Need inexpensive Halloween costumes fast? Here are 25+ cheap, quick, easy, homemade, no-sew kids’ animal costumes for trick or treat. Use these fast, simple improvisations for great Halloween costumes. You can make them from recycled household items so they will cost next to nothing. No These costumes are also warm and roomy enough to wear extra underneath–for chilly October trick-or-treating or outdoor Halloween parties.
Body for homemade no-sew animal costumes: Use recycled leggings and long-sleeved T-shirt, sweat shirt and sweat pants, blanket sleeper with feet cut out in the color of the animal the child is going as. Wear grey for a donkey, whale, dolphin or elephant. Choose brown for a turkey, bunny, bear, dog or horse. Yellow works for a duck, lion, leopard, tiger, bird or Pooh Bear. Pick red for a ladybug, centipede or caterpillar. Use purple for a dinosaur or butterfly. Black works a bat, cat or dog costume. Blue can be a fish, bird, dinosaur, butterfly or caterpillar. Green is a frog, turtle, toad or snake. White works for a rabbit, cat, dog, horse, whale, turkey or tiger.
Draw stripes, spots or other body markings on animal costumes with permanent marker, paint pen or fabric paint. To make no-sew paws, draw or paint black pads on the palms of knit gloves. For lion, leopard, tiger or cat claws: Cut bits of recycled felt or other stiff fabric then cut small holes in gloves. Insert part of felt piece and tie off or glue inside the glove. The part poking out will look like claws. You can also glue on bits of plastic cut from recycled tubs or use a set of artificial nails from a dollar store. For hooves, webbed feet or flippers, stuff old mittens; stuff them if you wish. These homemade paws will keep kids warm for Halloween too.
For homemade no-sew head of animal costumes, use a cheap single-color knit hat to match costume. Cut holes for ears. For long animal ears, stuff old pair of socks. Poke open ends through holes in knit hat. Cut slits in sock ends and tie in knots to hold in place. For stand up antennae or ears, insert loops of wire or coat hangers into stuffed socks and bend to shape for rabbit, donkey, elephant, mouse or others. For cat ears, cut paper or felt triangles, poke through holes and staple in place.
For homemade no-sew fur, hair or mane for animal costumes, cut pieces of yarn twine 2x the desired length of hair. Tie the pieces together in the middle with one piece of yarn. (this will be the part in the hair). Attach to top of head with bobby pins. Arrange hair around head. Cut bangs or braid if desired. Make tails as you did standup ears. Stuff a long sock. Insert coat hanger bent to desired shape of tail. Pin to back of pants. Then pants can be recycled and reused after Halloween.
Paint face with animal whiskers, nose, mouth, eyes and markings. Use Halloween face paint or your own cosmetics.