Rather than spending the money on manufactured Halloween costumes, make your own homemade animal costumes. The best thing about these homemade animal costume patterns is they are easy to adjust the sizing and materials needed for older children and adults.
One thing you can consider when using the free homemade animal costume patterns is having the kids help make their own costumes. They can choose which of the animal costume patterns they want to make and help them learn how to make something with pride.
You may be surprised at some of the ideas for additions they will come up with for their Halloween costumes that won’t cost any more than a manufactured costume. You will be able to teach them about how craft projects can come in handy while they are teaching you not to forget your inner child during the costume making process.
By following Amanda Formaro’s instructions, the animal costumes could be made in a couple of evenings after work or during a weekend afternoon. Once Halloween is over, the extras needed for the costume can be removed from the sweatsuit. This will allow the kids and yourself to have a sweatsuit to wear during the cold months ahead.
Free Animal Costume Patterns
These are some of the easier and cheapest animal costume patterns I have seen so far. I have used sweatsuits for some of my daughters Halloween costumes when she was the age for these animal costumes.
Easy Animal Costumes for Infants and Up by Amanda Formaro
There are 16 different free animal costume patterns for children listed on the website above (click the title for this description for the costume patterns).
All the animal costume patterns use hooded sweatsuits, socks, and craft items to make these costumes. If you use felt or fabric taped onto the sweatsuits, you can remove those for the kids to wear the sweatsuits at other times.
None of the animal costume patterns require sewing.
Costumes don’t have to be manufactured by companies for Halloween. Making your own homemade animal Halloween costumes from free patterns can be fun and a way to show your creativity while having parts of the costumes serve duel purposes.