Skip the pricey costumes that your kids will only wear once and get creative with what you already have. A leotard, leggings or sweatsuit is all it takes to form the foundation of these awesome, easy -- and completely affordable -- homemade Halloween costumes.
Finding Nemo fans will do underwater backflips over this adorable fish costume created by Maggie Mason and shared on her Mighty Girl blog.
Start with: An orange hoodie and sweatpants
Add on: Felt circles to make the scales and eyes, more felt to make the fin and tail and your hot glue gun. "Oh. My. Goodness," Mason writes. "The glue-gun burns were a small price to pay." We agree.