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10 Totally Awesome DIY Kids Halloween Costumes

'Tis the season to be spooky! Halloween is just around the corner, and you know what that means. 1. Time to watch 30 Rock's Werewolf Bar Mitzvah episode, and 2. Time to break out the sewing machine and get your DIY on!

There's nothing cuter than the sight of a little kid trick-or-treating in a homemade Halloween costume, so nix the store-bought Spiderman suit and get inspired by one of these adorable easy-to-make outfits.

Sweatshirt Elephant

Is your kid an animal lover? Transform an old grey sweater into an adorable elephant costume with an extra-long trunk (pictured above)! Head to sewing blog The Train To Crazy for an easy tutorial.

It's Raining Cats and Dogs!

Check out this fun play on everyone's favorite idiom. All you need is a rain jacket, an umbrella, some stuffed animals, and BOO! You're good to go. Find the tutorial at Real Simple.

Sassy Snowball

Excuse us while we pass out from cuteness overload! This snowball costume is delightful, seasonably appropriate, and the best part? It's a cinch to make. For instructions, hit up

Up, Up In the Air!

Need a last-minute costume idea? Send your kid on a (pretend) hot air balloon ride! Just inflate some balloons, decorate a cardboard box to look like a basket, and your kid will be ready to get his or her spook on in no time. For more on this project, head to Country Living.

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Baby Sock Monkey

We couldn't resist putting in a costume idea for those of you who have a younger tot. Check out the tutorial for this adorable sock monkey over at Grosgrain.

Stylish Solar System

Do you have a burgeoning scientist on your hands? Whip up this super-simple solar system costume courtesy of All You. We love the hovering planet hat!

Here Comes the Sun

This cheerful sun costume is perfect for younger kids –– and if you're really feeling adventurous you can make a rainbow-striped candy bucket to match! Check out the tutorial at

Cute as a Cupcake

Turn your kid into a sweet Halloween treat with this deceptively easy cupcake costume. Head over to Women's Day for the tutorial, and make sure you get started soon –– Halloween is just around the corner.

Jiggly Jellyfish

We can't get enough of this creative and colorful jellyfish costume! Make sure to mix up your jellyfish hat with different colors and accessories, and for the basic tutorial check out Disney's Family Fun.

Festive Flower Girls

Do you have a girly girl on your hands? Check out these precious flower girl costumes at Martha Stewart. They're a breeze to put together! In other words, it's a good thing.

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10.24.2012 / 02:51 AM EDT by Mehera Bonner
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