1600+ Creative Homemade Character Costumes

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When creating a costume, you must love what you are making! As you begin designing, you find yourself hot glued to your table. Before you start wondering what kind of project you have undertaken, don’t despair! Look through the amazing character costumes in this section and learn from all the experienced costumers here. Also, with DIY costumes, you are not limited to costumes of certain sizes. You may be looking for a Captain Hook baby or a superheroes grandparent. You will find instructions on how to make these and more right here.

Since you may be stuck for inspiration, we invite you to scroll through this selection. Harry Potter characters live on past their pages. Peter Pan personalities abound. And the cast of Alice in Wonderland are always extremely plentiful when it comes to character DIY costumes. Another idea is choosing a creepy character from a horror flick like Carrie or the Exorcist. Warning: costumes here have literally scared Uber drivers!

In addition, television is chock full of interesting characters. You don’t need to show your toddler The Walking Dead to choose the hilarious Negan costume pictured here.

In conclusion, characters here range from Little Red Riding Hood to a Despicable Me family. Whatever you chose, make yourself instantly recognizable with the help of the instructions here. Get crafting and have fun!


2000+ Awesome DIY Animated Character Costumes

Coolest DIY Despicable Me Costumes

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1000+ Inspiring Homemade Book and Movie Character Costumes

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500+ Coolest DIY Web Series and Television Character Costumes

Homemade Rod Serling Twilight Zone Halloween Costume

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350+ Coolest DIY Apps and Video Game Character Costumes

Coolest Mrs. Pac-Man Costume

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300+ Coolest Homemade Commercial Character Costumes

Kia Soul Hamsters Group Halloween Costume

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Cutest Homemade Little Red Riding Hood Costume

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