It’s officially October, and that means it’s spooky season, folks! Halloween kicks off the end-of-year festivities, and is a perfect time to show off your creative spirit. If you’ve been with us for a while now, you know our annual DIY costume challenge is just around the corner, and we’re here to give you inspiration to make your littles a memorable, adorable Halloween costume using clothes you already have (your Kyte obsession is about to come in real handy). All you need is a vision, the right Kyte Baby pieces, and a little bit of imagination! Because our clothes come in a rainbow of both modern and classic colors, they make the perfect base layer for any costume you have in mind. Whether you’re the type of parent to go all-out with the papier-mâché for an elaborate, museum-worthy costume, or the very-much-not-crafty type who scrambles around for a last-minute costume the night before Halloween, a DIY costume is doable for everyone. We love DIY Halloween costumes because they’re cost-effective, environmentally-friendly, and—let’s be honest—they look a lot cooler than store-bought ones.
1. SALT AND PEPPER
Keep things simple and sweet with these adorable matching costumes for your littles. If you’re a parent of two kids, Salt and Pepper is an easy pick that’s so cute, it won’t even seem like a last minute costume. Use felt or paper for the detail letters and shaker tops for easy removal that won’t damage the clothing.
Nothing is worse than spending time finishing Halloween costumes for the family, only to realize you forgot your own! By the time you’re done sorting out looks for everyone else, you don’t have the time or energy to think of your own. That’s where our Cheetah print comes in. Paired with cheetah ears (these are easy enough to DIY with a headband and felt!), our v-neck tee and lounge pants make an easy, comfortable outfit to wear out on Halloween.
Pieces used: Kyte Baby Women’s Relaxed Fit V-Neck in Cheetah, Kyte Baby Women’s Lounge Pants in Cheetah
Accessories: Dunzy Cheetah Ears
Trick-or-treat in comfort and style with our Tiger pajama set that doubles as sleepwear and a Halloween costume. With the right accessories, this makes the cutest costume that you won’t even have to take off for bedtime. Your little tiger will be the star of the show and no one will be able to tell that you put this together last minute! Pro tip: Add a little face paint for an even more elaborate look.
Pieces used: Kyte Baby Toddler Pajama Set in Tiger
Accessories: Aoriher Tiger Costume
4. MARIO AND LUIGI
Su-per Maaaario! Take a walk down memory lane with this nostalgic, too-cute-for-words Super Mario Bros. costume for your dynamic duo. Our soft, stretchy bamboo pieces will keep your littles comfortable all day and night. When Halloween is over, you’ll still get plenty of wear out of these overalls and pajama sets with everyday use. We love a costume that’s super cute, put-together, and cost-effective.
Pieces used: Kyte Baby Toddler Pajama Set in Cardinal, Kyte Baby Toddler Pajama Set in Fern, Kyte Baby Bamboo Jersey Overall in Steel
Accessories: Humairc Super Mario Costume
5. SCOOBY DOO
Scooby dooby doo, where are you? We got some work to do now! Easy work, that is. Coffee, one of our newest fall solids, is the perfect shade of brown and also happens to make the perfect base for a bunch of animal costumes. Dog? Bear? Deer? Mouse? Monkey? Check, check, check, check, check! Or, you could get more specific with a few accessories and dress your little one up as everyone’s favorite canine detective, Scooby Doo! It’s easy, recognizable, and also opens the door for matching family costumes with the rest of the gang.
Pieces used: Kyte Baby Zippered Romper in Coffee
Accessories: Bioworld Scooby Doo Accessories
Calling all crafty parents! If you’re a whiz with your scissors and hot glue gun, taking on this costume is a fun challenge. Using our Khaki Herringbone print, you can channel your love for Stranger Things by turning your little one into a not-so-fearsome Demogorgon!
Pieces used: Kyte Baby Zippered Romper in Khaki Herringbone
7. MONARCH BUTTERFLY
This gorgeous costume is so simple and so effective, we really should be gatekeeping it. Instead, we’re sharing it with you as the ultimate Halloween hack for the busy parent. Marigold, one of the solids from our fall collection, is the perfect golden yellow for a Monarch butterfly costume. Just add the wings, and you have a beautiful, cozy, warm, and comfortable costume for Halloween night.
Pieces used: Kyte Baby Women’s Jogger Pajama Set in Marigold
Accessories: Hyde and Eek! Boutique Adult Monarch Butterfly Wings