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Make a DIY Stick Figure Costume for Halloween

Whether you’re planning ahead or doing it last-minute, see how easy it is to make a Stick Figure Costume for Halloween. This simple costume is a great way to celebrate the Halloween season with your family without spending too much money.

Even beginner crafters can put together a DIY or homemade costume. There are lots of easy ideas at 30 Easy DIY Halloween costumes for kids that a tween or teen can make by themselves or with just a little help from an adult.

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Easy DIY Halloween Costume - be a stick figure

Last year, my son announced that he did not want to dress up for Halloween, that he was “too old.” He was 10, and I suppose he was a little influenced by friends with older siblings who said they were over it.

So of course two days before Halloween he changed his mind and wanted a costume. Ahem.

I told him the same thing I would have said October 1st, it has to be easy and not cost much. He ended up making this Stick Figure Costume. It was so simple to pull together!

How to Make a Stick Man Costume

Cartoon stick figure

Supplies to make a Stick Figure Costume

Directions to make the Stick Figure Costume

  1. For the head, cut a large circle out of the posterboard. Draw the face on, and cut out eye holes. Make sure and check that your child can see safely out of the face, especially if they will be walking around at night!
  2. We taped the face to an old pair of sunglasses with the lenses popped out. This way, he could easily take the face on & off, and we didn’t have to do an elastic around his head.
  3. Add the black tape to the shirt and pants.

It couldn’t be easier! And it certainly fit our budget. He got a huge response by both kids and adults as we trick-or-treated in our neighborhood. He was glad he decided to join in the fun.

More Halloween Costumes

Find even more fun and frugal costumes on my Happy Halloween Pinterest board.

Stick Man Costume

DIY Halloween Costume Stick Figure

This easy DIY Halloween Costume works for kids of all ages, and their parents! Make a Stick Figure Costume.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Estimated Cost 20


  • white long-sleeved tshirt
  • white long pants
  • black washi or painter's tape
  • white posterboard
  • black permanent marker
  • sunglasses (optional)


  • Scissors


  1. Cut a large circle out of the posterboard, to use as the face. Use the thick marker to draw on a face. Use the scissors to cut out eye holes. Make sure and check that your child can see safely out of the face, especially if they will be walking around at night!
  2. Tape the face to the sunglasses with the lenses popped out (if using). The posterboard face could also be attached to a headband or hat.
  3. Add the black tape to the shirt and pants to look like a stick figure.

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More Frugal Halloween Fun

Stick Figure Costume is linked up to Fluster’s Creative Muster Party at Fluster Buster, Inspiration Monday at i should be mopping the floor, and Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot Giraffe.

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