Photo gallery: 5 homemade Halloween costumes for kids Are your kids ready to dress up and go trick-or-treating this Halloween? Here are five fun and easy-to-make Halloween costumes your kids are sure to love. By Canadian Living Slide: 1 of 5 auto-play pause next first speed Homemade Halloween costumes for kids Despite our best intentions – and the constant reminders from little ones who are looking forward to a big candy haul – sometimes Halloween can sneak up and surprise us. But don't let a looming deadline scare you: These fast, affordable and and easy-to-make costumes are a real treat! 1. Mad scientist costume Start with a T-shirt to fit your child (or yourself), add a few craft store standards, accessorize as much or as little as you like, practice your maniacal mad scientist laugh and you're good to go. Find out how to make a mad scientist costume.