15 DIY Animal Costumes for Babies and Toddlers

Before Beck was born, Halloween came and went without much notice on my part. But now that I have a round-faced boy who doesn’t have an opinion on what he wants to dress up as yet, I can’t stop thinking of the costume possibilities. Part of me really wants to do an animal because I feel like this is the stage where it would be the cutest. A snuggly, round animal with a chocolate-smeared face.

Here are 15 of my favorite animal costumes for kids:

  • Lion

    Lion

    With some yarn and felt, you can easily recreate this cute look. Pair it with a lion tamer for a sweet family theme.

    Click here for the how-to on Cloudy Day Gray

  • Sheep

    Sheep

    No sew and as cute as can be. I love the fuzzy middle but can see Beck trying to eat it.

    Click here for the how-to on Martha Stewart

  • Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey

    Made from an old sweater, this warm costume would be perfect for colder climates and is sure to win the cutest of the night.

    Click here for the how-to on Grosgrain Fabulous

  • Pig in a Blanket

    Pig in a Blanket

    This is great on so many levels. Easy to create, good for cold weather, and your child can take their blankie with them.

    Click here for the how-to on Real Simple

  • Colorful Bird

    Colorful Bird

    You could simply dress your child in all black since the colorful wings are the show stopper here. This would probably become a favorite dress-up.

    Click here for the how-to on Llevo el Invierno

  • Bookworm

    Bookworm

    This cute worm costume is actually pretty easy to create. All you need is a hooded sweatshirt, pipe cleaners and styrofoam balls.

    Click here for the how-to from Real Simple

  • Panda

    Panda

    Put a baby in a panda costume and you’ve got created the cutest item on earth.

    Click here for the how-to from Tea Collection

  • Swan

    Swan

    Another costume that is created with only a few materials and no sew. That’s my kind of diy.

    Click here for the how-to on Kelli Murray

  • Baby Bat

    Baby Bat

    I didn’t know it was possible for a bat to be so cute.

    Click here for the how-to on Mer Mag

  • Octopus

    Octopus

    I’m pretty sure Beck would be tired of all the limbs in about one minute, but this is too cute not to try.

    Click here for the how-to on Mer Mag

  • Skunk

    Skunk

    Hopefully your baby won’t put up a stink if you put them in this costume.

    Click here for the how-to from Reader’s Digest

  • Fish

    Fish

    Felt is one of the easiest materials to work with so this fish costume is doable for all crafting levels.

    Click here for the how-to on See Vanessa Craft

  • Mr Fox

    Mr Fox

    We always joke that Beck’s spirit animal is the fox so this might be the costume I should go with. It looks easy enough to pull off and is so cute.

    Click here for the how-to on Mom Inc Daily

  • Owl

    Owl

    If you choose this costume, get ready to hear “ahhhh” all night long.

    Click here for the how-to on Martha Stewart

  • Penguin

    Penguin

    The rest of the family were characters from Mary Poppins to go along with the penguin. What a cute theme!

    Click here for the how-to on Make It & Love It

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