We’re divided on kids’ Halloween costumes around Cool Mom Picks. Some of us spend a good few months planning, sewing, and executing the most wonderful Instagram-worthy Halloween costumes for our kids, while the rest of us are happy just finding some Halloween costume shortcuts and knowing our kids will look adorable either way.

If you’re still looking for inspiration, or just want to ogle the effort and creativity (and uh, free time) of other parents, here are 22 amazing, outrageous, and inspired kids Halloween costumes that make us smile every time.

 

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Super easy last-minute Halloween costumes for kids that you can make in 10 minutes or less.

 

21 fabulous DIY kids costumes for Halloween

We’ve been covering our favorite DIY Halloween costumes for kids for years and we still love all of these — that’s saying something!

 

Napoleon Dynamite Halloween costumes | Cool Mom Picks

Napoleon Dynamite Family (Costume Works)

 

DIY Halloween Costumes at Cool Mom Picks: Little old lady

Little Old Lady (Costume Works)

 

Anna Wintour Costume by Jordan Ferney | Cool Mom Picks

Anna Wintour costume (Oh Happy Day)

 

Jaws kids' Halloween costume | Cool Mom Picks

Chief Brody from Jaws costume  (h/t Think Geek)

 

Barbershop Quartet costume | Cool Mom Picks

Barbershop Quartet Costumes (my Cakies)

 

Alice in Wonderland costume with house | Cool Mom Picks

Big Alice in Wonderland costume (via MishaLulu blog)

 

Centaur kids' Halloween costume | Cool Mom Picks

Baby Centaur Halloween Costume (Costume Works)

 

DIY Baby DJ Halloween costume | Cool Mom Picks

Baby DJ Skrillz (Costume Works)

 

DIY Halloween costumes | Cool Mom Picks

Deer Head over the Fireplace Costume (Costume Works)

 

Famous artist Halloween costumes | Cool Mom Picks

Little Artist Costumes: Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol and more (Oh Happy Day)

Dumb and Dumber Baby Costumes | Cool Mom Picks

Dumb and Dumber Baby Costumes (Costume Works)

 

Crazy cat lady Halloween costume | Cool Mom Picks

Crazy Cat Lady Halloween Costume (Costume Works)

 

Baby lobster Halloween costume | Cool Mom Picks

Chef and Lobster in a Pot Babywearing Costume

See more of our favorite DIY Babywearing Halloween costumes for new parents here.

 

Kids Louis XIV Costume | Cool Mom Picks

Louis XIV Costume (Oh Happy Day on Pinterest)

 

DIY Halloween Costumes at Cool Mom Picks

Road Kill Cat costume for kids (Costume Works)

Cabbage Patch Doll costume | Cool Mom Picks

Cabbage Patch Kid costume (Costume Works)

 

Pope and Bodyguard Costumes | Cool Mom Picks

The Pope and his Bodyguard Costume (Costume Works)

 

Wayne's World costumes | Cool Mom Picks

Wayne’s World Costumes (Costume Works)

Related: From Elle Woods to Fresh Prince: 12 of the best 90s Halloween costumes for kids

 

King Kong and Empire State Building Costume | Cool Mom Picks

King Kong and Empire State Building Costume (Costume Works)

Photobooth Halloween Costume by Jordan Ferney | Cool Mom Picks

Photobooth Photo Strip Costume (Oh Happy Day)

Evel Knievel baby costume | Cool Mom Picks

The Evil Knievel Baby Costume has to be the winner for us. This sweet little boy wear a helmet to correct his plagiocephaly, and so his parents incorporated it right into his costume. Awesome. (The High Definite, via Reddit)

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