Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Costume

Along with my Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!


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I wanted to make something that was stress-free for my youngest son and the first thing that came to my mind was to make him a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup costume.  I mean, who doesn’t love candy and especially Reese’s for Halloween?  

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My original plan was to use felt because it’s inexpensive but once I went to the fabric store (Joann’s in this case) I found that the blizzard fleece was on sale (50% off).  I think the fleece was a better choice because it will move with Max while he’s Trick or Treating ~ it’s stretch so it the weather here is cold I can layer clothes underneath without it being tight and I think it’s definitely more able to withstand wear and tear if only for 1 night. 

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I grabbed a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Package from the register section at the front of the store and used that to match up the colors.  I couldn’t get exact matches but I was happy with the ones I found in stock.  I ended up buying 1 yard of the orange ~ it was 60″ wide so I knew that was more than enough for my son but if you’re making this for a toddler you could buy less and if you are making it for an adult you may need up to 2 yards depending on their height.  Width wise you should be more than fine so you only need to take length into account.

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Once I was ready to start making his costume I fitted the fabric directly on him.  Other than adjusting the width no other cuts were needed.  I had excess on one side and marked it with a pin and made the cut.

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 Once the width was adjusted I used pins to mark the shoulder area, the opening I needed to allow his arms to come out and the area at the top for his head to go through.  I left about 1.5 inches at the top to allow for the zig-zag cuts I was going to make to give it the look of a wrapper.

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 This is another view to give you an idea of the spacing for the arm.

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I removed the fabric from my little model and got ready to sew.

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I used a zig zag stitch because of the stretch of the fabric to stitch the top of the fabric……

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and added about a .5 inch area of stitching for the bottom of the arm hole.

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Once everything was stitch I used art paper (torn from a big roll from Ikea) to get an idea of spacing and lettering and then I used a sharpie to write Reese’s.  If you’re really into things being exact you can take an empty wrapper to an office supply store or other such business and have them copy and enlarge the lettering to the size that will fit your costume and then use that as your template.  I wanted this to be as stress free as possible so I just hand lettered mine.  Once it was done I cut out the letters and then traced them on my yellow fabric with a Sharpie, cut out the letters and used fabric glue to glue in place.  

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I also cut out freehand the peanut butter cup in the top right corner of the outfit added the filling and cut out the peanut butter cup for the bottom beneath the Reese’s lettering.  Glue all of those items and the calorie information onto your costume. 

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For the next step I used black paint in a tube with a fine tip and yellow paint in a tube with a fine point to add the details.  Don’t worry about it being exact….just have fun!

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Be as detailed as you want to be but if you are pressed for time leave out the little stuff!

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I also outlined the yellow lettering and I was good to go! That’s it….my stress free Reese’s Peanut Cup Halloween Costume.  If you make one or something similar I would LOVE to see it!

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And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

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2. DIY Baby Game Boy Costume

3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume

4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie

5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids

6. A Bee and Her Keeper

7. No Sew Magician Costume

8. Flint Lockwood Costume

9. Pinocchio

10. Marty McFly

11. Princess Wedding Dress Costume

12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume

13. Homemade Toothless Costume

14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option)

15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume

16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes

17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth

18. Family Monsters University Costumes

19. Scooby Doo family costumes

20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume

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21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume

22. Easy Tin Man Costume

23. No Sew Bee Costume

24. Planet Halloween Costumes

25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume

26. DIY Instagram Board

27. Elsa crown

28. Dog Collar Ruffles

29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume

30. DIY Lego Movie Costume

31. Weeping Angel Costume

32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper

33. Easy Pirate Costume

34. Easy Costume Idea – Renaissance Girl

35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume

36. DIY Cat Costume

37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes

38. Easy Frozen Costumes

39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume

40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

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41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume

42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume

43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume

44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes

45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask

46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume

47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume

48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume

49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes

50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition

51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume

52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume

53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume

54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume

55. DIY Baymax Costume

56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume

57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume

58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes

59. Instagram Halloween Costume

60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume

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61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie

62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume

63. Viking Family Costumes

64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child

65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket

66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head

67. DIY Harry Potter Costume

68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes

69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume

70. DIY Skunk Mask

71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY

72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial

73. Candy Corn Costume

74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume

75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume

76. DIY Robot Costume

77. Wonder Woman Costume

78. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume

79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume

80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume

81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel

82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes

83. Snow White Costume

84. Peacock Princess Costume

85. Scarecrow Costume

86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume

87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume

88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid

89. DIY Baby Koala costume
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