Adorable Homemade Clown Costumes and How-To Tips

Using crafting supplies,you can create an adorable clown costumes for Halloween. Included here are my how-to tips for DIY costume inspiration! You’ll also find loads of homemade costume ideas and DIY Halloween costume inspiration.

Clown Costumes by Chris R., West Newbury, MA

Clown Costume

Coming up With our DIY Costume

Michelle loved watching JoJo’s circus, but I wasn’t about to spend $30+ on a Disney costume. And the other clown costumes I found were pretty cheesy feeling for the money.


So I made my own clown costume using sweatpants, felt pieces, rickrack tape and pompom balls.

Crafting the Clown Costumes

With clown costumes, the more color the better. So I used a different color for the sweatpants and sweatshirt. I also decided on a hooded zip sweatshirt, as I didn’t think my 1 year old would keep a clown hat on her head for an extended period of time.

First, I cut lots of shapes out of the colored felt pieces and hot glued them on the sweatshirt and sweatpants. I found some metallic pompom balls and hot glued them onto the zipper, sleeve cuff, and pant hem. I had one big pompom ball at the top of her hood like the pompom on top of the clown’s hat.

In addition, I also found some rickrack tape in the sewing department at Walmart, which I thought would add some pizzazz to the costume.

Costume Conclusions

It was a great costume to layer a turtleneck under the sweatshirt for cold night trick-or-treating.  Or she could wear a short sleeve t-shirt for hot kids parties.

She looked really cute and was worth the time and effort I put into it.

If you’re looking for another toddler clown costume, check this one out.


If you make this costume for older kids, I would also add clown face paint and big clown feet covers to compete the look. Maybe I’ll try this clown in a box costume idea when she’s older!

Total Spent: $25


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