Happy Halloween season! Our favorite time of year is finally here, and we’ve made our picks for the very best no-sew DIY costumes. This year’s round-up contains a mix of pop culture hits and trusty classics, that all use our bestselling Primary Basics as the foundational pieces. See our entire list below (that’s arranged in rainbow order, of course).
Mamma mia! Longtime friend of Primary (and expert costume maker!) Lauren Mancke shows us how to make our own easy hats and “overalls” with super soft Primary Basics tops in red and green. Let’s-a go!
If you’re looking for a quick and easy costume this year, you’re in luck— thanks to this super simple ladybug DIY! Here’s how to make it.
3. Barbie & Friends
Barbie is a doctor, and a lawyer, and so much more than that– Barbie is your new favorite DIY costume! And while there was reportedly a shortage of pink paint while creating this summer’s blockbuster movie, not to worry—we have plenty of pink Primary Basics for everyone.
4. Princess Peach
Mario, Luigi, and a Donkey Kong too… a thousand troops of Koopas couldn't keep me from you! Peaches, Peaches, Peaches, Peaches, Peaches, we love this DIY too.
This classic costume is just grrrreat for kids who love orange. Pro-tip: Don’t have a headband? Attach felt ears directly to your zip hoodie with safety pins or fabric tape and pull the hood up!
Solving mysteries is Velma’s passion. Consider ours creating an easy DIY costume for this iconic character.
7. Bingo (from Bluey)
A simple, iconic sibling costume…for real life?! YES! Grab the Bluey to your Bingo and see how to make this costume now.
8. Bumble Bee
Prepare yourself: everyone, from grandparents to neighbors to crossing guards, will be buzzing with glee at the sight of this adorable baby bumble bee.
Chaa! This Pikachu DIY costume is sure to light up the Halloween parade. Say pika pika!
It’s Luigi Time! Great to add on to our Mario costume for siblings, BFFs, or any dynamic duo, this DIY is a Super Smash. Our favorite part is that we forego real overalls, making changing and bathroom breaks a breeze.
If you want to make your kid’s costume in a snap this year, try out this easy Alligator DIY costume.
An extra-easy extra-terrestrial alien costume for your extra-adorable baby? Say no more.
13. Link (Zelda - Tears of the Kingdom)
You might be used to seeing Link decked out in his classic green cap and tunic, but this blue Tears of the Kingdom rendition has us inspired to Fuse up some silly weapons (sure, why not attach a beehive to a sword?) and go battle a couple Bokoblins. Go, Ultrahand!
Though all our DIY costumes are no-sew, thanks to the magic of fabric tape, this butterfly costume is even easier to put on and take off, with just a headband and slip-on wings!
HOORAY! Bluey & Bingo have now made our Top 20 list for two years running. Dress up, play, and have a paw-sitively good time with this easy Bluey DIY.
16. Little Mermaid (2023)
This Little Mermaid DIY left us speechless, no visit from Ursula necessary! Featuring the smocked tank dress in violet, and a vibrant shell fanny pack from our friends at State Bags, we give this Little Mermaid costume two fins up.
17. Daphne (Scooby Doo)
No mystery to solve here: this Daphne DIY is the most comfortable way for kids to wear their favorite dress as part of their costume. Grab a few friends and say “Jeepers!”
Eight arms with infinite charm! Thanks to its easily removable pieces, this octopus costume is great for fussy babies who will give you one good photo for the ‘gram and then be ALL DONE!
19. Wednesday Addams (2023)
Costumes made from comfortable basics mean spooky dance moves are possible all night long! Once this DIY is complete, you’re just a few twists away from channeling Wednesday Addams.
A quick Scooby Doo DIY, made with the softest Primary Basics in brown, a color that’s all but im-paw-ssible to find anywhere else?! “Over here!”