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20 Creative and Easy Halloween Costumes for Lazy Moms

I like to think of myself as the creative type.

I can craft.

I can paint. 

I can draw a kick-A frog like no other. 

But when it comes to sewing and costumes, I’m more lost than the people on that TV show. What’s it called again? Oh yeah, Lost 

I also don’t have the time (nor the patience or skill) to pull off elaborate costumes for my littles. Sure I’d love to be able to create a flawless princess gown for my kid, complete with ornate neckline and gold thread, trimmed in silk and lace, and adorned with 1,000 diamonds… But that ain’t happenin’. 

I can, however, make a mean paper bag princess getup. 

Creative, simple, and (above all) EASY is what we’re after here. Am I right?? So here are some absolutely effortless costume ideas for your kids this Halloween that are all of the above, AND they won’t break the bank. Ka-ching!

1. Dora the Explorer

Dora the ExplorerImage via Highlights Along the Way

Come on, vamanos! Everybody let’s go get those treats!

Complete this Dora look for your child this Halloween and you’ll be cheering “Lo hicimos! We did it!” in record time.

2. Stick Figure

Stick FigureImage via All For the Boys

The stick figure: Easy to draw AND easy to, er, costume. All white outfit + electrical tape + paper plate. Sups simple.

3. Hobo

HoboImage via Costume-Works

This one is so easy. And with a cardboard sign like that, your kid is bound to get twice as much candy… Which may or may not be a good thing.

4. Classic Ghost

White sheet

It doesn’t get any easier than a white sheet with eyeball holes. Boo!   

5. Wind Up Doll

Wind Up DollImage via Clover Kate

This costume is so easy to put together, and the result is doll-iciously darling. For the wind-up key tutorial, click here.

6. Clark Kent

Clark KentImage via Costume-Works

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Superbaby!

7. Witch


Hocus pocus, POOF! A quick witch costume.

All it takes is a plain black dress and a witch hat. Cut fringe into the skirt and sleeves for some extra witchin’ detail.

8. Flower Pot

Flower PotImage via Dukes & Duchesses

Flowers are beautiful, sweet, and they smell divine. Kids are also beautiful, mostly sweet, and they smell… Well, two out of three isn’t bad.

Make this flower costume for your little flower. Full tutorial here.

9. Marathon Runner

Marathon Runner.pngImage via You Are My Fave

How easy is this?! Tire that kiddo out with this cute Halloween costume.

10. Charlie Brown 

Charlie BrownImage via Costume-Works

Good ol’ Charlie Brown. Such a classic. And so easy to put together, too!

11. Football player 

Football PlayerImage via Costume-Works

Grab that football helmet and jersey and call it a costume. Ready… break!

12. Football 


Or instead of a football player, just have your baby be the football! Kids aren’t known as balls of energy for nothin’.

13. Harley Davidson

Bandana.pngImage via Pinterest

Cutest biker baby ever. Look at those tats!

14. 80’s Workout Instructor

Workout.pngImage via Pinterest

Your child will like, totally look rad on like, Halloween. It’ll be like, SO fantabulous!

15. Napoleon Dynamite 

Napoleon Dynamite.pngImage via Costume-Works

Vote for Pedro. And this costume. Because it’s funny, GOSH!

16. Boo from Monsters Inc. 


Image via Costume Play Book

The cutest character from the movie Monsters Inc, Boo is a popular costume choice for Halloween. It’s also a very easy one. 👍

Mike Wazowski!

17. Grapes

Grapes.pngImage via Costume-Works

Whether your kiddo is sweet or sour, this easy grape costume is perfect-o!

18. Bank robber 

Bank Robber Costume.png

Quick and simple bank robber. Making it will be like taking candy from a baby.

19. Identity Thief

Identity Thief.pngImage via Penny Pinchin’ Mom

This one takes virtually zero effort on your part, but it’s oh so clever! Minimal effort, maximum funny.

20. Jelly Beans

Jelly Bean Bags.pngImage via Modern Kiddo

A bag of sweets for a bag of sweets this Halloween. Print out the Jelly Belly logo and tape it to the front of the costume if you want to add a sweet touch!


These 20 costumes are sooo effortless, yet the results are totes adorbs! Let me know in the comments below if you make one of these costumes for your kiddo this Halloween. I would love to see how it turns out!

Be sure to share this post on social media so we can spread the laziness wealth!

Until next time…

live life lazily

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