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Of course Harry Potter is on the list. Patti Milazzo's tutorial is one of the best DIY versions out there, and it would be easy to adapt for a Hermione or Ron costume, too. She even made the sweater. That's real dedication to your kids, people.
If you have two kids to dress up this year (of any age), and Laura Numeroff's series is the talk of your household, then this simple Instructables DIY costume is a winner for even the busiest Families.
Robert Munsch's awesome feminist princess is such a great go-to costume if you have brown kraft paper lying around. I made my own version when I was a teacher, but this one from Pan's Cosplay is a little sturdier and much, much cuter.
You have not really been through parenthood if you can not name everything that gluttonous caterpillar ate through on Saturday. The Craft Nest's cheap and adorable version is just the thing for your very hungry trick or treater.
Possibly the easiest costume on this list to create, this one has tons of impact for your Lightning Thief fans. Here, the Jared Johnson Fam fashioned and felt minotaur horn, but you could also add a pen and some cardstock lightning bolts covered in neon paint or glitter.
Tomie dePaola's famous version of the "Grandma Witch" with the magic pasta pot could not be easier to transform into a costume. This version from Rafael Concepcion was put together from clothes you probably already have in your closet. Give your little one a pot filled with yarn spaghetti, and you've made the perennial witch costume into something way more interesting.
Olivia the pig is a total diva, in the best way possible. It takes a certain kind of sass to pull off a red tutu. If your confident, outgoing, and chatty little girl is a fan, this version from The Train to Crazy might just be the costume for games this year.
If Olivia Is not a big deal in your house but Ladybug Girl is, rest assured that you can still see a red tutu in action this Halloween. Add some felt wings and make your own headband like Caitlin's Project Life did , and you're good to go.
If you're wondering what to do with that denim jumper that's a little too short for your daughter already (thank you, growth spurts!), stick on some striped leggings under it and follow Make's tutorial for Pippi braids.
Alice costumes are popular every year, but taking a cue from Misha Lulu and making a cardboard box into a house takes it to a whole other level. Add a snack cake with "EAT ME" written on it, and you've got Giant Alice. Go big or go home.
Every year at the school Halloween parade there's that one overachieving mom who shows up the rest of us with gorgeous handmade costumes. Kimball Autumn is totally that mom. And if you take inspiration from her quadruplets' costumes, this year it could be you.