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Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume

If you are looking for a cool and unique Halloween outfit, come see this thrifted gentleman spy costume!

Do you love Halloween?

I have mixed feelings about dressing up myself, but my boys LOVE to dress up for Halloween.

They don’t wait for Halloween- costumes and dress-up and make believe are a regular activity around here. Half the toys in the playroom involve imaginary play of some kind…and the costumes and costume accessories are usually their favourites.

With every fun costume play session we usually rotate between being a superhero and a spy – and what better costume for Halloween than one they love to dress up in all the time?

This DIY Gentlemen Spy Costume was put together with a second-hand children’s suit and some “spy gear” that many little boys and girls likely own already.

Thrifted Gentlemen Spy Halloween Costume.


And today, myself and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my son’s Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume. I have teamed up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!

Along with my Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!


101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things poster.


To put together my son’s Thrifted Gentlemen Spy DIY Halloween Costume I used a second hand children’s suit and tie (check your local thrift stores)… as well as a bowler hat from the local Dollarama. He owned the SPY GEAR briefcase already (a scholastic book fair item that he got for his birthday last year), but you could easily find an old black briefcase at many thrift stores or garage sales as well. Or perhaps you or the grandparents have one lying around the basement somewhere.

A small boys suite, hat and briefcase.

Of course he had to pick all of his critical spy gear to pack into the briefcase…the usual spy scopes, binoculars, spy phone, and glasses that allow you to see behind you. Pretty cool stuff, really.

Sunglasses, binoculars, and a briefcase laid out for the costume.

What a fun and easy costume to pull together- and of course because it was all pretty much second hand or put together from our playroom- it cost next to nothing. And he loves it, which is really what counts. He really tries to get into character.

Future 007 perhaps?

A little boy all dressed up in the costume.

I think he will charm the ladies one day…

The boy in the suite with a black hat giving spy attitude.

Like it? Pin it to remember it!

The thrifted costume.


And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration!

Join in on the BLOG HOP!

Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above.

And don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!


88+ Handmade Halloween costume graphic.

1. Handmade Baby Hamburger Costume / 2. DIY Baby Game Boy Costume / 3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume  / 4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie / 5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids / 6. A Bee and Her Keeper / 7. No Sew Magician Costume / 8. Flint Lockwood Costume / 9. Pinocchio / 10. Marty McFly / 11. Princess Wedding Dress Costume / 12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume / 13. Homemade Toothless Costume/ 14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option) / 15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume / 16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes / 17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth / 18. Family Monsters University Costumes / 19. Scooby Doo family costumes / 20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume


DIY costumes.

21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume / 22. Easy Tin Man Costume / 23. No Sew Bee Costume / 24. Planet Halloween Costumes / 25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume / 26. DIY Instagram Board / 27. Elsa crown / 28. Dog Collar Ruffles / 29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume / 30. DIY Lego Movie Costume / 31. Weeping Angel Costume / 32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper / 33. Easy Pirate Costume / 34. Easy Costume Idea – Renaissance Girl / 35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume / 36. DIY Cat Costume / 37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes / 38. Easy Frozen Costumes / 39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume / 40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume  / 42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume / 43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume / 44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes / 45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask / 46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume / 47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume / 48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume / 49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny  / ostumes / 50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition / 51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume / 52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume / 53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume / 54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume / 55. DIY Baymax Costume / 56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume / 57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume / 58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes / 59. Instagram Halloween Costume / 60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at ReallyAwesomeCostumes.com

61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie  / 62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume / 63. Viking Family Costumes / 64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child / 65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket / 66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head / 67. DIY Harry Potter Costume / 68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes / 69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume / 70. DIY Skunk Mask / 71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY / 72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial / 73. Candy Corn Costume / 74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume  / 75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume / 76. DIY Robot Costume / 77. Wonder Woman Costume / 78. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume / 79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume / 80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume / 81. Group Costume: Bob Ross,  / appy Tree, & Squirrel / 82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes / 83. Snow White Costume / 84. Peacock Princess Costume / 85. Scarecrow Costume / 86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume / 87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume / 88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid / 89. DIY Baby Koala costume

What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?!

Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!

Follow Jamie Dorobek {C.R.A.F.T.}’s board “Handmade Halloween Costumes” on Pinterest.

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