Cute Snail Halloween Costume

When my kids were younger, I would always start the Halloween costume suggestions with animals. First, who doesn’t love a cute little kiddo dressed up as a furry friend, a cute crawler, or an exotic species? There is so much DIY potential in these costumes from colors to textures to materials…what more could a crafty parent want??

diy snail costume for kids toddlers

When Parents magazine asked me to drum up some animal costumes this year for their October 2021 issue, I was all paws on deck. Starting with the smallest of the group…this elegant, stylish snail.

One great thing about this costume is that it’s worn like a backpack and is VERY lightweight, so it won’t aggravate even the most sensitive of kiddos. You can wear any under-clothes that you want from a frilly dress to leggings and a tee.

Check out the rest of the animals over at!

Photos by Timothy Smith, Styling by Jill Rothstein

September 15, 2021| Baby, Early Elementary, Halloween, Holidays, Older Elementary, Preschool, Toddler