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Yes, you can! 16 real kids' Halloween costumes that will inspire you to DIY

Whether you're crafty, thrifty, or just want a Halloween costume that's unique, DIY is a great option. And it doesn't have to be hard! TODAY Parents readers shared their coolest DIY costumes on our Facebook page. While some clearly require serious crafting skills, others are super easy. Here's your inspiration for creative Halloween costumes.
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Tina Gomez/Facebook

Whether you're crafty, thrifty, or just want a Halloween costume that's unique, DIY is a great option. And it doesn't have to be hard! TODAY Parents readers shared their coolest DIY costumes on our Facebook page. While some clearly require serious crafting skills, others are super easy. Here's your inspiration for creative Halloween costumes.

Good grief: Ashley Mellott decked her son out as Charlie Brown for his first Halloween. “Yellow onesie and black duct tape! It doesn't get any easier,” she writes.Today


Winning formula: Brandi Lewis had her little guy looking smart as Albert Einstein.Today


Cutie puff: This tyke was the Stay Puft marshmallow. Margie Vargas writes: “Onesie, beanie, and felt bib. No sewing, fabric glue.”Today
Sweet Child Of Mine: Tina Gomez's son dressed up as Guns N Roses guitarist Slash.Today


Fairytale siblings: Stacy Gregerson writes of these terrific Hansel and Gretel costumes, “Everything I use is remodeled from thrift store finds, and scraps I have around the house.”Today


Up and away: With a bow tie and a balloon bouquet, this little guy is on his way “Up.” Stacy Hernandez writes: “I always ‘make’ my own costumes.” Today
Peter Pan's shadow! Jennifer Brown writes: "Black morph suit with an adult black T-shirt on top. Cut shirt jagged to look like Peter. Cut a piece of black felt for hat. Sew or hot glue ends to form hat."Today
Everything's better with butter! Ashley Olson's son went as a stick of butter last year.Today
Easy costume for an adorable girl with ringlets! Sami Jean dressed Shatlie as Shirley Temple last year.Today
Stephanie Giambruno's daughter had a "bunch" of fun with this grape costume.Today
A classic look: Esther McCauley's son dressed as lovable nerd Steve Urkel. Today


Bot brothers: Carolyn Sanders’ two boys wore robot costumes.Today
Lisa Mendoza’s daughter wanted to be popcorn and got to go as a whole box: "We used a popup hamper, red duct tape, and 'great stuff' foam insulation to make her costume." Today
Rolling along: Annette Rivera Marquez outfitted her son as Thomas the Tank Engine, using a box, construction paper, paper plates for the wheels and a toilet paper roll for the funnel.Today


Whoooooo's got the cutest costume? Joanna Shook fashioned this pink owl costume by cutting feathers out of felt and hot gluing them onto a shirt and pants from a thrift store.Today
Giddy up: Julie Finn shows us “a cute cowboy with a ‘real’ horse made out of boxes and covered in felt.”Today