I grew up in a house with a crafty mom (apple doesn’t fall far people!) and she made some epic Halloween costumes for us. I’ll have to ask her to scan some pics of Bugs and Tweety Bird and a few others to send me. I’ve seen some absolutely adorable, creative, and sometimes hilarious DIY Halloween costumes for kids flow through my Instagram feed the last few weeks. Here are some of my favorites…

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I know I didn’t appropriately appreciate all of the time and effort my mom put into the homemade costumes she created for us. In fact, I’m pretty sure we asked repeatedly why we couldn’t have cheapy store bought costumes with plastic masks like all the other kids. I have a full appreciation now though and these kids will too someday!