Cops and Robbers  DIY Halloween Costume

You’ll love these homemade Halloween costumes! Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year and I love to dress the family in costumes.

One of the funniest DIY costumes I made was when we were cops and robbers. I got this idea because my daughter used to put all kinds of things on her head like a play butterfly net and tights. I thought she looked like a bank robber, thus our family costume!

This is about the easiest costume you can make. Just put nude hose on your head and stuff a pillow case with newspaper. Stick some fake money on the outside and draw a big dollar sign on the bag. If you have a tiny cop, it’s even funnier.

I have run across some pretty creative costumes lately and thought I would share some of my favorites!


Hot Air balloon Halloween costume

Hot Air Balloon via Country Living.


Train DIY Halloween Costume

Adorable Train Costume by Cortney Ophoff.


beekeeper costume

Bee Keeper Costume via Martha Stewart.


Toy Green Army Man Halloween Costume

Toy Green Army Soldier costume via Instructables.


roach costume

Roach Legs via Martha Stewart.


paper doll halloween costume

Paper doll Costume via Family Fun. Idea by Heather at Dollar Store Crafts.



Make spider glasses via Martha Stewart.


Hungry caterpillar Baby Costume

This Very Hungry Caterpillar newborn costume by Sweet Love Creates is not DIY, but so adorable. I couldn’t resist featuring it.

What are some of your favorite homemade Halloween costumes?

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  1. Sooo clever! I love your cops and robbers idea! I have two little girls – one brunette, and one blonde. Last year I dressed them up as Elpheba and Glinda since they loved the Wicked soundtrack! It fit them perfectly!

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