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21 Awesome Kids' Halloween Costumes To Start Making Now

Your kids will rule Halloween with these DIYs...if you can finish them in time.

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1. R2-D2 from Star Wars.

This homemade costume took three weeks to finish, although its creator, The Wishful Artist, estimates she could have finished it in three days if she did nothing else. Find the tutorial here.
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This homemade costume took three weeks to finish, although its creator, The Wishful Artist, estimates she could have finished it in three days if she did nothing else. Find the tutorial here.

2. You can DIY a pretty incredible C-3P0 costume, too.

This tutorial is also from The Wishful Artist.
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This tutorial is also from The Wishful Artist.

3. Little Red Riding Hood.

This to-the-tee costume took more than a month to make. Find the tutorial here.
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This to-the-tee costume took more than a month to make. Find the tutorial here.

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4. Tyrannosaurus Rex.

This dino mask is so cool looking because it is made out of paper mache. Find the time-consuming tutorial here.
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This dino mask is so cool looking because it is made out of paper mache. Find the time-consuming tutorial here.

5. This super-spooky headless bride.

This one took "a few days of work," but that's a small price to pay to scare the bejesus out of your neighbors, don't you think? Find the tutorial here.
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This one took "a few days of work," but that's a small price to pay to scare the bejesus out of your neighbors, don't you think? Find the tutorial here.

6. Minion.

The creator of this masterpiece suggests you "grab a glass of wine" and "take a deep breath" before you start making yours, so, yeah, this one takes a little work. Find the tutorial here.
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The creator of this masterpiece suggests you "grab a glass of wine" and "take a deep breath" before you start making yours, so, yeah, this one takes a little work. Find the tutorial here.

7. Gene Simmons from KISS.

You'll need to sing "I want to DIY all night, and craft every day!" in order to get this costume ready in time for Halloween. Find the tutorial here.
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You'll need to sing "I want to DIY all night, and craft every day!" in order to get this costume ready in time for Halloween. Find the tutorial here.

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8. The Weeping Angel from Doctor Who.

A costume doesn't end up looking this realistic by being thrown together on Halloween morning. Find the tutorial here.
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A costume doesn't end up looking this realistic by being thrown together on Halloween morning. Find the tutorial here.

9. Historical Train.

If the process of making this one doesn't send you off the rails, your kid will end up with one seriously adorable costume. Learn more here.
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If the process of making this one doesn't send you off the rails, your kid will end up with one seriously adorable costume. Learn more here.

10. A Wild Thing from Where The Wild Things Are.

This character head was designed to be light enough for a four-year-old to wear. Find the tutorial here.
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This character head was designed to be light enough for a four-year-old to wear. Find the tutorial here.

11. Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Try not to sing "Ooga choka, ooga choka..." in your head the whole time you make this mask. Find the tutorial here.
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Try not to sing "Ooga choka, ooga choka..." in your head the whole time you make this mask. Find the tutorial here.

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12. Cotton Candy.

This adorable costume could also be used as a basis for a DIY costume of Bing Bong from Inside Out. Find the tutorial here.
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This adorable costume could also be used as a basis for a DIY costume of Bing Bong from Inside Out. Find the tutorial here.

13. Robot.

Find the awesome tutorial here, but be warned: you could probably build an actual robot in about the same time.
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Find the awesome tutorial here, but be warned: you could probably build an actual robot in about the same time.

14. Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon.

This costume was made for Keaton, a Halloween-loving kid who uses a wheelchair. You can find the tutorial here, or you can visit Magic Wheelchair, a non-profit organization started by Keaton and his parents to make equally awesome costumes for other kids who use wheelchairs.
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This costume was made for Keaton, a Halloween-loving kid who uses a wheelchair. You can find the tutorial here, or you can visit Magic Wheelchair, a non-profit organization started by Keaton and his parents to make equally awesome costumes for other kids who use wheelchairs.

15. Mermaid.

Mer-made by hand. Find the tutorial here.
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Mer-made by hand. Find the tutorial here.

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16. Emmet from The Lego Movie.

Everything is awesome about this costume, but you could probably put together a thousand-piece Lego set in less time. Find the tutorial here.
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Everything is awesome about this costume, but you could probably put together a thousand-piece Lego set in less time. Find the tutorial here.

17. Captain Hook being eaten by Tick-Tock the Crocodile from Peter Pan.

The creator of this dastardly clever costume says anyone who tries this should have "ambition," and that's not because it's easy to make. Find the tutorial here.
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The creator of this dastardly clever costume says anyone who tries this should have "ambition," and that's not because it's easy to make. Find the tutorial here.

18. Minecraft.

Your kid might actually run out of things to say about Minecraft before you finish making this one. Find the tutorial here.
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Your kid might actually run out of things to say about Minecraft before you finish making this one. Find the tutorial here.

19. Optimus Prime from Transformers.

The only thing that might feel longer than making this costume is sitting through Transformers: Age of Extinction. Find the tutorial here.
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The only thing that might feel longer than making this costume is sitting through Transformers: Age of Extinction. Find the tutorial here.

20. Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sonic may be fast, but making this incredible costume will not be. Find the tutorial here.

21. Disney Princesses.

You can find uncannily realistic tutorials for just about all of the Disney princesses here, but click at your own risk — each will take a long time to complete.
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You can find uncannily realistic tutorials for just about all of the Disney princesses here, but click at your own risk — each will take a long time to complete.