Halloween is a great time for family bonding and creativity. These 20+ creative DIY family Halloween costume ideas will help you create a fun, easy, and memorable experience for your children this year!
In today’s world of overpriced costumes that often don’t have the personality or uniqueness we want, it can be tough to find an idea that speaks to our own quirky sense of humor. But fear not! We’ve scoured the Internet for some fantastic ideas from people who are just as clever as we are. So grab those old clothes in your closet and these materials from around your home, because with a little imagination, you’ll find yourself able to make anything happen on October 31st… and at a fraction of the cost too!
Inside Out Family Costume
A movie-themed Halloween costume? Try Inside Out!
This DIY family Halloween costumes are very dynamic and fun! It doesn’t even require any complicated costumes or stitching. You just need to coordinate your family’s outfit’s colors to the respective characters of the movie. Isn’t the baby Anger adorable?
If you haven’t watched Inside Out yet, check it out in Amazon Prime.
Guardians of the Galaxy Group Family Costume
Showcase the power you hold as a family (at least at the Halloween costume contest) with these Guardians of the Galaxy group costume!
Look great as a superhero even without going all out on the costumes. The tip, truly, is to hone in on the face paint to give a polished, authentic look to the characters you dress up as.
Halloween: No-Sew Care Bear Costumes
These Care Bears costumes look so cute and charming!
This ensemble is perfect for anyone who’s not very skilled at the needle as these don’t require any sewing! Vanessa really went in-depth in this blog post on how these lovely costumes were made.
The Wizard of Oz Halloween Costume
Have a member of the family who’s a big fan of the childhood classic The Wizard of Oz?
Then, wouldn’t it be such a splendid time to have to trot down the streets as your trick and treat in this amazing garb? These charming kids in their Tin Man and Dorothy attire can definitely steal any show!
Easy Halloween Costume for Family of 3
This one has got to be one of the easiest DIY family halloween costumes out there!
The only part of this ensemble that requires much preparation is the toddler’s shark’s suit, but when these costume pieces come together, you can create the most totally harmless and wholesome shark attack there ever was!
Family Halloween Costume: Despicable Me
Anyone who’ll see a family of three adorable minions would surely go ba-na-na-na for these Despicable Me-inspired costumes. There are so many variations to this ensemble but to have a cast of minions in your family is a fun experience you shouldn’t have to miss out on this Halloween.
Family Trophy Shelf Costume
This family trophy idea is gold! Dressing up in sportswear spray painted with gold is such an ingenious idea! There’s no need to worry about the outfits as these can be athletic clothes you and your family already have worn once in a sports competition or two.
Shark, Lifeguard, Surfer
Nothing could be more adorable than a baby shark!
Aside from that baby shark costume of course, everything else in this costume idea is very easy to prepare, and can even be thrifted! Certainly, you don’t need to spend a fortune to look cool as a family this Halloween!
The Von Trapps Family Costume
A family dolled up in these Von Trapps family costumes are just some of my favorite things.
If you’re a family who are music-inclined, then consider serenading the neighborhood with The Sound of Music tunes as you amble around in these vintage yet classy garb.
Taco Truck Family Costume
Fans of Mexican food, especially yummy tacos? Then dressing up your family in these taco truck ensemble would certainly be a great idea! It’d be so cool seeing baby tacos marching up the road on Halloween night!
The Starbucks Family Costume
Now, isn’t this such a brilliant idea? Why not turn you and your kids into your favorite Starbucks drink (ehem, Pumpkin Spice Latte) and have the Dad be the barista? The whole neighborhood will surely adore these outfits a whole latte. (See what we did there? *winks*)
Now would you look at this gang of duck hunters flanking a seemingly harmless and innocent duck! So adorable!
Jacqueline herself shared how she created this very charming duck suit for their baby. The hunters’ camouflage and plaid shirts were store-bought to complete the ensemble. But they of course can be thrifted.
A Christmas Story Family
It may be Halloween, but no one’s stopping you and your family from dressing up as the characters in the classic holiday film A Christmas Story. It’d be a fun time seeing your friends and family put two and two and figure out this whole movie-inspired ensemble.
Ghostbusters Family Halloween Costume
Nothing says Halloween more than ghosts (or the lack of it, all thanks to Ghostbusters)! Don these super cool ghostbuster costumes as you battle the supernatural forces you will come across this Halloween.
Mary Poppins DIY Family Halloween Costumes
Aren’t these costumes just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? These look so posh and cool. Wouldn’t you love seeing your toddler in that penguin suit?
Bob’s Burgers DIY Family Costume
Here’s a very fun family Halloween costume idea if your family’s a fan of the animated adult sitcom Bob’s Burgers!
The uncanny resemblance of this family costume photo to one of the show’s poster is both hilarious and adorable! Since the show is set in the contemporary time, there’s no need to hunt for complicated materials and suits from stores. Only the hamburger suit requires time and effort to assemble, and instructions for such are already available on the Internet.
Family Peter Pan Costume for Halloween
Wouldn’t you love to fly to Neverland on Halloween with these costumes that you can easily find in your and your children’s wardrobe? Just your normal nightgowns and jammies will do the trick, but this whole ensemble will absolutely knock anyone’s socks off once your whole family has come together to create a nostalgic and dreamy image of a childhood favorite tale.
Dragon, Knight and Princess Costumes
If you’re a family of three, this Dragon, Knight, and Princess costume would be such a splendid idea! A toddler dressed as an otherwise harmless dragon is one of the most wholesome things I have seen!
Scooy Doo Squad Family Costume
Halloween and mystery go well together! So no other Halloween idea could be more than right for Halloween except for these Scooby Doo gang costumes! With orange and purple dresses and white and green shirts and jeans easily available in your family’s closet, putting together these costumes would certainly be a walk in the park. What’s even more special about this get-up? Your beloved pet dog(s) can tag along, too!
Super Mario Family Costume
I’m pretty sure you’ve all seen a baby Mario and Luigi in those iconic red and green overalls and caps. But how about an adorable (and certainly not the antagonist here) Wario? I’m pretty sure it’s my first time seeing this iteration, and it’s totally cool!
Even greater? These costumes can be assembled with casual clothes. Just pop in that tiara for Princess Peach and the caps on our beloved plumber brother’s heads, and it becomes easily one of the most adorable family Halloween costumes I have ever laid eyes on. For those curious, May also graciously shared the tutorial for creating those Mario hats.
How to Train Your Dragon DIY Family Halloween Costume
Nothing can be more fiery than a family of friendly Vikings mounting a friendly dragon! What a great idea having the dad as the dragon as well!
The Addams Family
Truly get into the spooky season with the Addams Family-inspired costume!
This set of outfits is very easy to prepare as it’s mostly made up of black clothes that you can scour from your family’s wardrobe. From striped shirt, collared black dress, and suit and tie, it’s a fairly easy one to assemble, without sacrificing the quality of spookiness each outfit will give off. Just go all out on the face paint and other embellishments to truly channel the eccentricity of the Addams family.
Alice in Wonderland Costumes for the Whole Family
A family (or two) dressed in Alice in Wonderland-inspired garb seems to be a staple of every Halloween party or trick-or-treating. And that is absolutely for a very good reason.
There’s a whole range of quirky and adorable Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland characters you and your family can dress up as without much complication. Cheshire cat in pink-purple jammies has never looked any adorable!
“Where the Wild Things Are” DIY Family Halloween Costume
“Where the Wild Things Are” sure has a special place in everyone’s hearts, as it does in the Halloween scene. Unleash the inner child in you with these “Where the Wild Things Are”-inspired costumes
Deer and Hunters DIY Family Halloween Costume
I can’t stop fawning over these Deer and Hunters Family Costume! Just look at how chic and stylish these deer are. And what a cute baby hunter that is! That you can save expenses by using clothes already in your children’s closet is also a major plus!
Any DIY Halloween family costume from this roster caught your fancy?
I made sure to include only the best and most creative in this bunch. Not to mention the simplest and less expensive to assemble. You don’t need to spend a fortune to have an amazing and adorable Halloween as a family! If anything, having to fix up costumes by yourselves even add up to more quality time with your family!
What costume ensemble are you and your family looking forward to dress this Halloween?