If there is one thing we’ll remember about summer 2016 is that is belonged to Pokémon Go and the fever it created with Pokémon trainers around the world. While interest in Pokémon Go has slowed down the same cannot be be said about Pokémon costumes. According to the Seattle Times, Pokémon costumes are expected to be very popular for Halloween.
As long as there are Pokemon games, there will always be demand for great DIY Pokémon costumes. Here are 20 Pokémon costumes that you can make yourself or purchase outright!
1) Be the Poké Ball.
Nearly everyone has seen an infamous Poké Ball and this red and white costume is easy to make and looks great.
2) DIY Pokémon Trainer, Pikachu, Charmander, Rattata, and Squirtle Costumes.
These super quick and easy Pokémon costumes could be created with supplies from the thrift store and dollar store. Watch this video tutorial to create your favorite DIY Pokémon costume.
3) Pikachu Onesie.
The best thing about this Pikachu costume is that it doubles up as a warm and cozy onesie that you’ll want to wear all the time! Get it on Amazon.
4) DIY Pokémon Go female trainer costume.
If you know how to sew or know that someone that does, this custom Pokémon Trainer costume is perfect and looks awesome. Watch the video tutorial and here are all the materials you’ll need (more details available in the video description):
Jacket: White hoodie, red stretch fabric – spandex – 1/4 yard, tailors chalk / pen, pliers
Romper: Tank top & shorts, newspaper, blue stretch fabric – 1 yard, straps – black elastic, circular things of different sizes, white spandex fabric – 1/4 yard, white double fold bias tape – 1″, navy deco fabric, fabric marker
Leggings: Black leggings, blue stretch fabric
Belt: Gray craft foam – 1 sheet, white craft foam – 1 sheet, red felt – 1 sheet, glue gun, stick on velcro
Poke cap: Blue (or black) cap, white spandex fabric, black or blue spandex fabric, yellow foam – 1 sheet
5) Toddler Squirtle costume.
It doesn’t get more adorable than this. A cute Squirtle costume that is easy to make using a light blue hooded and footed pyjama. Find out everything you need here to make this adorable Squirtle costume.
6) Teen or Child Squirtle Costume.
If your child wants to be the elusive but playful Squirtle this Halloween, he/she will love to wear this costume. Get it at Amazon.
7) Pokémon Go Trainer Costume.
This Pokémon Trainer costume couldn’t be easier to make and you could find most items at a thrift store. Watch this video tutorial to create a Pokémon Trainer costume or 12 other great DIY Halloween costumes.
8) Jigglypuff costume.
Next to Pikachu, Jigglypuff is possibly one of the cutest Pokémon ever. Watch this video tutorial to create this awesome DIY Jigglypuff costume using a sweatshirt and some creating painting skills.
9) DIY Ash Ketchum Costume.
This Ash Ketchum costume uses items you probably have in your closet already and making it is a cinch. Here is how to make your own DIY Ash Ketchum costume to have you looking great while you catch ’em all!
10) Girls Pikachu costume made with duct tape!
Look great at your Halloween party with this cute Pikachu costume that doesn’t have you wearing a onesie. Be the cutest Pikachu at the party by making this DIY girls Pikachu costume with duct tape.
11) Ash Ketchum DIY Costume.
There are no shortages of Ash Ketchum costumes and it’s also great for a last-minute Halloween costume because it’s so easy to pull off. This video tutorial shows you how to create an authentic Ash Ketchum costume by using items from your closet and the thrift store. You can also buy Ash’s glove and hat if you don’t have time to make them.
12) 5$ Pokémon Card costume.
Another aspect of Pokémon is trading cards and this costume can be made for less than 5 dollars! What could be simpler? Here is what you need.
13) Pokémon Trainer T-Shirt.
Be a Pokémon Trainer with your own sense of style with this officially licensed Pokémon Trainer T-Shirt. Get it here.
14) Men’s Charizard costume hoodie.
This men’s Charizard costume looks great because it’s a hoodie and is perfect for fire loving Pokemon fans. Get it here.
15) DIY Pikachu costume.
Another great Pikachu costume that is great for Halloween parties or for trick or treating with the kids. Follow these steps to make your own DIY Pikachu costume!
16) Male Ash Ketchum Costume.
Another great Ash Ketchum costume that is easy to throw together and looks authentic. Get instructions for making this easy DIY Ash Ketchum costume.
17) Team Rocket grunts costume.
Team grunt may not be in Pokemon Go but they are a staple of all other Pokemon games. Also, this costume is great for couples because all you need is dark clothes and the ‘R’ logo could be created with red duct tape.
18) Brock and Nurse Joy couples costume.
This couples costume features classic characters and will make any longtime Pokémon fan stand up with joy. Best of all, it is so easy to make and both costumes could be created with items you can find in your closet or any thrift store.
19) Pokémon family costume.
How adorable is this?! Using a combination of DIY costumes, this family is dressed as Pikachu, Ash Ketchum, Misty, and Brock. These costumes can be put together easily and this family is sure to get tons of compliments for their costume choice.
20) DIY Halloween Pikachu costume.
Pikachu is the unofficial mascot of the Pokémon world and there are so many ways to dress up as the adorable Pikachu. This costume is super cute and couldn’t be easier to create.
Dressing up as your favorite Pokémon shouldn’t be difficult and with 151 Pokémon in Pokemon Go and nearly 721 Pokémon in the entire Pokémon world, there is no shortage of ideas. Please share these creative Pokémon costumes for Halloween with your friends and family.