DIY Christmas Costumes for you to Make (2022)

Need a costume that reflects the joy of the holidays? No worries! Now you can wear your holiday spirit loud and proud with these fun and festive do it yourself Christmas costumes! If you are into crocheting, you could try this elf hat crochet patterns to go along with your costume.

1. Angelic Snowflake Costume @ Tamara Menges

DIY Angel Snowflake Costume

A divine mix of a gentle snowfall and joyful angels, this angelic snowflake costume from Tamara Menges Designs looks absolutely adorable on toddlers!

It does come with a pretty comprehensive list of things you need – but it’ll all be worth it when you see your little snowflake running around in it!

And remember, your beloved snowflake will only be able to fit into this for one year, so it’s ok to make a few small mistakes, and if you go crazy with the fabric glue and the hot glue, it’s really no big deal.

By the way, Tamara’s website is for sure worth checking out for a ton of awesome content – in particular she has some wonderful interior design things to share.

2. Christmas Angel Costume @ Angela Clayton Costumes

DIY Angel Costume

Angela says this is the longest blog post she’s ever written – and you can see why!

This is maybe a little more difficult than your regular run of the mill DIY costume… Ok that’s an understatement – this is an undertaking!

Lucky for you though Angela walks you through the whole process step by step, with loads of images and clear explanations for how she achieved this amazing angel costume.

Angela also shared the instructions for a ruffly petticoat she wore with the dress to make the ensemble complete. Again, not the easiest DIY you’ve ever seen, but for sure rewarding!

3. Easy No-Sew DIY @ Coolest Homemade Costumes

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Ready for fun and festivities but don’t have the time for the outfits? This easy no-sew DIY adds just the right dash of fun and festiveness while keeping things simple and low-cost making it a perfect project to try with your friends!

Vanessa shares how she got most items from a thrift store and then all you need to do to recreate theses designs is cut and glue!

4. Angel on a Tree @ Coolest Homemade Costumes

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This gorgeous angel on a tree costume is perfect for little girls who want a little pizazz on the well-loved classic angel costume.

To complete you’ll need a white dress, a skirt to attach the garland too, thin rope lights with battery pack, some bows, maybe some jewels for an extra sparkle, fabric glitter glue, glue gun, and gold jingle bells. Bonnie does buy the feathers, the brown boots, and pine tree garland.  

This design does include some sewing but, Bonnie walks you through how to recreate the design. I could also see one using more hot glue if they’re not up to sewing, or if there just isn’t time.

5. The Snow Queen @ Jessica Rose

Christmas | Snow Queen Makeup Tutorial

Looking for fabulous, glamorous DIY makeup ideas? This snow queen makeup tutorial is guaranteed to make you look as pretty as a snowflake and as fierce as a winter storm. Just add a white outfit or dress and you’ll be all set!

6. Costume Elf Ears @ Zeldaness

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One of the simplest costumes you can wear on your head is elf ears – they’re distinct, and they’re also comfortable to wear since they don’t obstruct your vision or other parts of your face except the ears. Now all you need is a green shirt, pants, and pointed shoes and you’re good to go!

7. Complete Elf Outfit @ Costume Pop

How to Make an Elf Costume

This eye-catching elf outfit is easy to make yet, results in an adorable little outfit for you kids that’ll surely turn heads this Christmas! Complete do it yourself Christmas costumes are typically time consuming, but this outfit takes just three steps to make!

If you want to see more Christmas elf costumes, check out this post- DIY Christmas Elf Costume Ideas

8. Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch @ Coolest Homemade Costumes

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The Grinch is a timeless classic that people of all ages recognize. If you’re looking for a fun twist to your usual Santa costume, you may want to give this a try!

@Coolest Homemade Costumes they breakdown how to make this whole look. You will need a little time to construct the tree but, it’ll be worth it to see the look on people faces as you walk in as the Grinch with the Christmas tree and presents you stole—what a Grinch!

9. The Grinch Latex Mask and Makeup @ Coolest Homemade Costumes

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If the last Grinch look wasn’t for you or maybe it was and you didn’t want to wear a full mask then, this costume is for you! Take things a step further, go absolutely crazy with makeup in this latex mask and makeup tutorial.

10. Spiffy Christmas Eve Dog Outfit @ Ammo The Dachshund

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The fun and festivities aren’t just for humans – they can also be for our furry friends! Make your Christmas companion a spiffy little outfit to wear in the holidays and make his/her Christmas extra special!

11. Olaf Costume @ Instructables


What’s better than building a snowman? Being one, of course! This Olaf-inspired costume is perfect for children who love Disney’s Frozen. You could even make matching outfits!

This design will take some time and more than a few steps to complete but, it’ll definitely bring some winter cheer to the kids!

12. Christmas Tree Costume @ Instructables

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Feeling a little sneaky and mischievous? Check out this comical Christmas tree costume that’ll surely confuse your family and friends! Check out the video and the kids trick or treat and the tree is moving and dancing! What a good laugh you’ll have–or maybe just the parents will!

Instructables walks you through how to complete this look, along with pictures for each step.

13. Easy Reindeer Couples Ugly Sweater @ Instructables


“Ugly Sweaters” aren’t necessarily ugly, but they represent such a reminiscent part of the past where sweaters were a bit over-the-top with comical cartoon reindeers, Santas, etc. Now you can wear your nostalgia as a couple with this silly reindeer couple’s ugly sweater. Enjoy, but watch out for the reindeer poop, I mean bows!

Here’s More DIY Christmas Costumes That Are Too Cute For Words

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

What you’ll need:

  • A red nose (you can use a small red ball or pom pom)
  • Brown felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • String or ribbon


Cut two brown felt antlers out of the brown felt. Hot glue them to the top of a headband. Next, hot glue your red nose in place. And that’s it! You’re ready to spread some holiday cheer as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Don’t forget to add some jingle bells for an extra festive touch!

Snowman Costume

What you’ll need:

  • A white shirt and pants (you can also use a white dress)
  • A black felt hat
  • A black pipe cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • White pom poms (optional)


Start by cutting a triangle out of the black felt to make the snowman’s nose. Hot glue it in place on the shirt. Then, cut two small circles out of the black felt for the eyes and hot glue them above the nose. For the mouth, simply take the black pipe cleaner and twist it into a small smile. Cut out a top hat shape from the remaining black felt and hot glue it to the head. Finally, add some white pom poms to the hat and shirt for a little extra flair. And that’s it! You’re ready to build a snowman… or at least look like one. 🙂

Santa Claus Costume

What you’ll need:

  • A red shirt and pants (you can also use a red dress)
  • A white felt sheet
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • String or ribbon
  • Cotton balls (optional)


Start by cutting out a long rectangle from the white felt sheet. This will be Santa’s beard. Hot glue it to the bottom of the shirt, covering the mouth area. Next, cut out two small circles from the white felt for Santa’s eyes and hot glue them in place. Finally, add a cotton ball to the tip of the beard for a little extra flair. And that’s it! You’re ready to spread some holiday cheer as Santa Claus.

Elf Costume

What you’ll need:

  • A green shirt and pants (you can also use a green dress)
  • A red felt sheet
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Gold string or ribbon (optional)
  • Pointed elf ears (optional)

Instructions: Start by cutting out two long strips from the red felt sheet. These will be your elf stripes. Hot glue them down the sides of the shirt and pants. Next, cut out a large triangle from the red felt sheet to be your elf hat. Hot glue it to the top front of the headband. Finally, add some gold string or ribbon around the edge of the hat and attach pointed elf ears (optional). And that’s it! You’re ready to spread some holiday cheer as an Elf this year.

Christmas Tree Costume

What you’ll need:

  • A green shirt and pants (you can also use a green dress)
  • Felt in various colors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors

Instructions: Start by cutting out a large tree trunk shape from the green felt. This will be your base. Hot glue it to the center of the shirt. Next, begin cutting out different sized triangle shapes from the various colors of felt. These will be your tree’s branches/leaves. Hot glue them on top of the trunk in a cascading effect. And that’s it! You’re ready to spread some holiday cheer as a Christmas Tree this year.

Candy Cane Costume

What you’ll need:

  • A red and white striped shirt (you can also use a red and white striped dress)
  • A large red bow
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions: Start by hot gluing the large red bow to the center front of the shirt. Then, cut out two small candy cane shapes from the remaining red felt and hot glue them to the sleeves of the shirt. And that’s it! You’re ready to spread some holiday cheer as a Candy Cane this year.

Wear your Holiday Spirit with these DIY Christmas Costumes!

For the holiday season, wear something fun, jolly, and festive with these DIY Christmas costumes! Make them and wear them with your friends and family to make your holidays extra special and memorable. While you are at it, why not DIY your own Christmas Tree too!