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Homemade Halloween Costumes That Even The Least Crafty Parents Can Pull Off

10/07/2014 11:31am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

There's candy corn in every supermarket and Elsa costumes are going like hot cakes.

Yep, Halloween is around the corner. Kids are excited, but many parents are less enthusiastic about the nearly impossible prospect of coming up with a unique, yet sure-to-please costume idea.

The good news is that you don't have to be a Pinterest fanatic to find homemade costumes regular parents can make. Whether you choose to make the getup from scratch or just tweak regular ol' household items, the folks over at Pinterest have given us 20 of the coolest costumes you can put together with your own two hands (and a bit of courage).

1
Wizard
Pinterest/ (pinned by Jordan Ferney). Get the instructions over at Oh Happy Day.
2
Anna Wintour
via Oh Happy Day
Pinterest/ (pinned by Jordan Ferney) Get the instructions at Oh Happy Day.
3
Easy DIY Kitty Accessories
via Kids Stuff World
Pinterest/ (pinned by Stacy Teet) How-to over at Kids Stuff World.
4
No-Sew Ninja
via Paging Super Mom
Pinterest/ (pinned by Rebecca Simple As That Blog) Full how-to over at Paging Super Mom.
5
Owl
via This Heart of Mine
Pinterest/ (pinned byRebecca Simple As That Blog) Get the instructions at This Heart of Mine.
6
DIY Mermaid
via The Sewing Rabbit
Pinterest/ (Pinned by Amy Christie) Get the instructions at The Sewing Rabbit.
7
Queen Tara from Epic
via This Heart of Mine
Pinterest/ (Pinned by Amy Christie) How-to over at This Heart of Mine.
8
Baby Robots
via Curly Birds
Pinterest/ (pinned by Rebecca Simple As That Blog) Get the instructions at Curly Birds.
9
Bumble Bee
via Fiskars
Pinterest/ (pinned byRebecca Simple As That Blog) Get the instructions at Fiskars.
10
DIY Minion
via Craftoholics Anonymous
Pinterest/ (pinned by Jess Abbot) How-to over at Craftoholics Anonymous.
11
Ninja
via Sew Country Chic
Pinterest/ (pinned byJess Abbot) Get the instructions at Sew Country Chic.
12
Homemade Princess Belle
via Charming Doodle
Pinterest/ (pinned by Jess Abbot) Get the instructions at Charming Doodle.
13
Handmade Butterfly
via Handmade Charlotte
Pinterest/ (Pinned by Elisa/Charming Doodle) How-to over at Handmade Charlotte.
14
Luke Skywalker
via If Only They Would Nap
Pinterest/ (pinned by Jess Abbot) Instructions over at If Only They Would Nap.
15
Mario & Luigi
via Smashed Peas & Carrots
Pinterest/ (pinned by Jess Abbot) Get the instructions at Smashed Peas & Carrots.
16
Instagram
via See Kate Sew
Pinterest/ (Pinned by Elisa/Charming Doodle) Get the instructions at See Kate Sew.
17
DIY Jet Pack
via Doodle Craft Blog
Pinterest/ (Pinned by Elisa/Charming Doodle) Check out the instructions at Doodle Craft Blog.
18
DIY Lumberjack
via Make it & Love It
Pinterest/ (Pinned by Elisa/Charming Doodle) Get the instructions at Make it & Love It.
19
Thing 1 & Thing 2
via How She Does it Blog
PInterest/ (pinned by Make it & Love it) Get the instructions at How She Does it Blog.
20
Peter Pan
via Make it & Love It
Pinterest/ (pinned by Make it & Love it) Get the instructions at Make it & Love It.

More Halloween Ideas: See costumes for families, couples, moms-to-be and more.

Have a costume you want to share? Send a photo to HPPHalloween@huffingtonpost.com and you may be in an upcoming feature.

More amazing Halloween ideas over on Pinterest!

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