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I can’t wait to share this darling kid’s witch costume with you! Just a few supplies and a couple of pre-made items and you can have the cutest witch on the block. Best of all, this DIY witch costume is no sew!
We love dressing up for Halloween at our house and especially coming up with themes for family costumes. Be sure to check out our favorite costumes through the years! Can you believe I got my family to dress up as KISS (check out the face paint)? You might also like these costumes for babies.
Witch Costume Ideas
This year Bella wanted to be a witch for Halloween, and I came up with this easy witch costume. This cute homemade witch costume was so simple to make, it could easily be made in an evening.
I personally think the purple, orange, and black striped tights really make this outfit. Find all the extras (hat, broom, socks) in the Halloween section in almost any store. A unique witch hat is a good investment because you will end up using it year after year. Everyone needs a last-minute costume up their sleeves for a party or Halloween night.
Cute Witch Costume Supplies
To make this costume, purchase a witch hat, socks, and a broom. My daughter loved picking these items out and I enjoyed seeing her sense of style – no long black dress for this witch!
- Witch Hat
- Striped Socks
- T-shirt (sized for the size costume you need)
- Grommet Pliers
- Elastic headband -I found our headband at the Dollar Store (or elastic tied to fit the waist)
- Peel n Stick No Sew Tape (optional)
- 1 inch wide ribbon (optional)
- Spider Web Table runner (optional) (consider different colors of tule is you can’t find a table runner)
Complement these store bought items with a t-shirt turned into a vest, embellished with eyelets and ribbon. Spools of tulle and a Halloween table runner make the spooky skirt.
How to Make a DIY Witch Costume
Ready for some hocus pocus? First, start by making a vest from a t-shirt. This ribbon and grommet enhanced t-shirt gives the witch that perfect whimsical touch… and it is no sew!
We used this vest idea to make a pirate costume and also Little Red Riding Hood. Is so quick and easy and I think makes the costume.
For our witch Halloween costume we picked a purple shirt that picked up the purple color in the striped socks. You can go with a classic witch look or get as bright and funky as you want!
First, lay t-shirt out flat.
Now cut off sleeves and shorten the shirt if necessary. Leave extra length to trim points in the front of the vest at the end.
Next, cut a slit up the front of the shirt.
Then cut each side of the neck at an angle.
Grab an eyelet tool and 8 sets of eyelets. Fold each side of the front of the shirt under about an 1 1/2″.
Evenly space grommets down each side. As you can see, the vest is already starting to come together!
Now lace it up with some cute ribbon, and that’s it! I thought this contrasting orange was such a cute way to coordinate with the striped socks.
Now that the vest is done, you’re ready to assemble the skirt. The skirt for our girl’s witch costume starts with a DIY tulle tutu and is topped with a lacy spider web table runner.
How to Make the Tulle Skirt
Our witch needed a fancy skirt, so we used this tutorial on how to make a tutu. However, in that tutu tutorial, I purchased tulle off the bolt from a fabric store.
Now, having made the tutus both ways, I think the tulle off the bolt makes a more durable tutu. But both methods do work. We made our tutu a bit more fancy by attaching a spiderweb table runner over the orange tutu.
Start with tulle and an elastic headband or piece of elastic. I used two rolls of tulle but could have easily added more.
First, decide how long the tutu is to be, then add a few extra inches for the knot and double this amount. Cut lengths of tulle.
Place elastic headband around your thigh. Now fold the length of tulle in half and place the looped end under the elastic headband.
Reach under the loop, and then spread it with your fingers and thumb to create an opening.
Now pull the tails of the tulle through the loop.
Now you’ll repeat this process with the rest of your tulle. Continue all the way around the elastic headband until you’ve created a nice, full skirt.
Kid’s Witch Costume
This tulle tutu is great as is, or embellish it with a lace spiderweb table runner. All you need to put the finishing touches on this fancy no-sew kid’s witch costume is a table runner, black ribbon and Peel-n-Stick Fabric Fuse.
First, measure the waist, and add a few inches for tying. Place Peel-n-Stick on back of the ribbon. Leave a few inches free of tape for tying or securing with no-sew velcro. You will love this product.
Remove paper backing from Peel-n-Stick.
Now gather the table runner along the sticky ribbon, securing table runner to the ribbon. You could also use hot glue.
Place lace spider web skirt over tulle tutu. What a beautiful overlay! Nobody can tell this is made from a table runner, because it looks like a fancy costume you’d pay good money for at the specialty Halloween shop.
How darling it turned out! She looked so cute complete with Mary Jane’s shoes. We’re all ready for casting spells and collecting candy! Whether you have a good witch, a wicked witch, or just a fancy little trick or treater, this DIY witch costume will make your witch the life of any Halloween party.
Halloween is definitely a family affair at our house! Check out these family costumes for inspiration for your group. If you’re looking for a Glinda the Good Witch style of witch costume, don’t miss the Wizard of Oz themed costumes!
More DIY Halloween Costume Ideas
I have fantastic memories of making our own costumes at home growing up. The extra creativity and time spent daydreaming about the perfect costume make Halloween even more special, don’t you think?
We spent good mother-daughter time together working on Bella’s witch costume, and that bonding time is such a nice feeling. If you’re looking for more homemade costume ideas for memorable trick or treating, read on!
This frozen cape turned out really great. In fact, we did it about 30 minutes before a party. You won’t believe that it is also a no sew project! You can change the color for your cape to make this work well with a lot of different Halloween costume ideas.
This easy butterfly costume is really bright and fun, and really comfortable for kids to wear. You can make this one in an afternoon, too, with very few supplies! Best of all, Bella got to color the wings however she wanted using markers!
A little chef costume would be adorable on children of any age. Whip up a child’s chef hat with this easy tutorial, and pair it with a sweet matching apron. My girl wants to wear hers on ordinary days when I’m baking something in the kitchen, and who am I to say no?
This duct tape bullwhip is the perfect addition to an Indiana Jones costume. To make this dangerously cool accessory, you actually braid the tape into a durable and realistic whip. It’s not just for boys either – use gold duct tape and create a Wonder Woman lasso!
DIY Halloween Ideas
- Dress up your house with these cheap Halloween decorations you can make with everyday household items. We’ve got cute indoor and outdoor decor ideas, party favors, clever lighting effects, and more!
- Host friends for an amazing party to celebrate here are some spooktacular Halloween dinner ideas.
- If you are having a party here are my tride and true Halloween Party Games.
- Dress up your house with these cheap Halloween decorations you can make with everyday household items. We’ve have cute indoor and outdoor decor ideas, party favors, clever lighting effects, and more!
Are you ready for Halloween? Be sure to share your funniest, craziest, cutest costume ideas in the comments!
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Toni Dash says
Oh wow!! This is really creative! Love how easy you can put this up! Perfect for last minute costume idea!
This is such a great idea! I love the no sew and how easy, and fun it is! I’m so excited to do this!
This is literally the cutest ever! Loved that I don’t have to see either!
Laura Reese says
This is so cute! I love the homemade tutu.
Julie Blanner says
This is so cute and creative! I love the tutu you made, it’s so adorable. I have a feeling I know what my girls are going to be for Halloween when I show this to them!
This is absolutely adorable! I just sent this to my sister in law for my niece!
Aimee Shugarman says
I am all about the “NO SEW” costumes. This witch one is so cute!!
OMG this is amazing, you are so talented. I can’t wait to show my daughter this costume.
Julia F says
What a fab idea for a mom who doesn’t sew!! Love it.
Cindy Hopper says
I did get the tights at Michaels. I have seen them at Walmart and online too.
Love the witch costume and that has to be the cutest witch ever!! That is one great tutorial too! Thanks for another amazing idea!
heather @french press says
I wish I had seen this before I ordered a costume – it’s perfect and something even I could have done
Amy Huntley@theidearoom.net says
I love how this costume turned out! Love the vest! Pinned!
This costume is so cute!!!
Did you buy the striped tights at Michaels also? I love them and want to get them!!!