36 Best Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Family theme Halloween costumes can make such lasting memories!  So if you’re looking for a unique family fun Halloween, then check out these family Halloween costume ideas to dress up as characters, funny one’s that bring a laugh, as well as couple and group costume ideas.

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Best Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Family Halloween Costume Ideas

1.  Peter Pan and the Lost Boys Costumes ~ Off to Neverland with these best ever Peter Pan and the Lost Boys costume ideas.  There’s something for everyone.  You could even add the family pet.

2.  Mary Poppins ~ Let’s go fly a kite with the Mary Poppin’s gang!  There’s a tutorial for Bert, Mary and this cute little dancing penguin.

3.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid ~ White t-shirt.  Check.  Hand drawn characters.  Check.  That’s all you need to quickly throw together this awesome family costume.

Family Themed Halloween Costumes

Family Themed Halloween Costumes

4.  A Family of Sweets Halloween Costumes~ If you are looking for one or a whole family worth of costume ideas this post is great! Who doesnt like sweets? Turn each member of your family into their favorite with a little felt! Cute, creative and not too difficult to make!

5.  Winnie the Pooh Family Costumes ~ An easy group costume made from fleece because it’s stretchy and doesn’t need to be hemmed.

Awesome Group Halloween Costume Ideas

Awesome Group Halloween Costume Ideas

6.  Angry Bird’s Family Costume ~ Your family can team up to be a full range of the popular Angry Bird characters.  Sugar Bee Crafts has directions and tutorials for Red Bird, Yellow Bird, Black Bird, Blue Bird, and the Green Pig.

7.  Partners In Mime Costume ~ Looking for a last minute costume idea? This mime costume is super simple and can be recreated using items you probably already have at home. And, if you already have black shoes, black pants, and a striped t-shirt you’re set. Add suspenders, a hat, white gloves and make up for a more polished look.

Adult Halloween Costumes

Adult Halloween Costumes

8.  No-Sew Halloween Spiderweb Cape ~ Looking for an easy and inexpensive costume to make? This no-sew spider web cape can be easily made with black felt, ribbon, scissors and fabric glue. It’s perfect for a child or adult and can be worn as a witch costume or spider costume.

9.  No-Sew Wonder Woman Costume {homemade} ~ If you are in need of a last minute Halloween costume then this is the tutorial for you. Wonder Woman is an all time super hero favorite that’s perfect for any age! The best part, no sewing is required so anyone can make it. A plain tank top and skirt is embellished with fabric and felt. Easy peasy.

10.  Pregnant Skeleton Costume ~ If youre pregnant and looking for a cool homemade Halloween Costume, heres the one for you! This tutorial has a baby skeleton on the belly and fast food in the belly for the Dad!  {{bwaahaa!}}

11.  DIY Couples Costume {Popeye, Olive Oil & Swee’ Pea} ~ What costume could be more perfect for a couple with a new baby at Halloween? Only Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Swee’ Pea! It’s hard to choose because we’ve had so many fun costumes over the years, but THIS is probably my favorite. Our baby girl was just 3 months old her first Halloween; our own little Swee’ Pea.

Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Family Halloween Costume Ideas

12.  DIY Planet Halloween Costumes ~ Learn how to make out of this world adorable planet costumes from t-shirts, beanie hat and hula hoops.

13.  DIY Star Wars Costumes ~ These Star Wars costumes are seriously amazing!  It’s a perfect theme for a large family.  The tutorials include Princess Leia, Darth Vader, R2D2, Jedi Knights and Yoda.

14.  The Incredibles ~ How fun are these Incredibles costumes?!  Felt icons were added to red sweatpants and red shirts.  Print the free pattern to make your own icons.

Childrens Halloween Costumes

Childrens Halloween Costumes

15.  Despicable Me Minion Costumes {halloween costume ideas} ~ If you have a Despicable Me fan then this Halloween costume is for you. And, how adorable is the pink tutu for girl minions?! No patterns are necessary for making these costumes. But, you will need overalls, a yellow hoodie, black gloves, black shoes and glasses.

16.  Bubble Bath Costume ~ How cool is this Halloween costume?!  It’s so simple to make too!  Latex balloons, a wagon, rubber ducks and adorable children make this fantastic costume.

17.  DIY Bat Costume ~ Turn a plain long sleeve shirt into bat wings with the free pattern.  The wings can be made for a child or adult if you adjust your measurements accordingly.  There’s also a free printable for the mask to complete the costume.

18.  Little Red Riding Hood + Wolf + Huntsman ~ Here are the costumes I put together for the kids this year for Halloween. We decided Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, and the Woodsman would be really fun. I made Red’s cloak and the wolfie’s outfit.

19.  DIY Owl Halloween Costume ~ Looking for a simple, inexpensive and just plain adorable costume for your little one? This owl costume is perfect. The entire costume is made from felt so no hemming is necessary. There’s loose wings for your child to move freely in and the owl face in a headband instead of a mask.

Boy Costume

Boy Costume

20.  DIY Peter Pan’s Shadow Costume ~ It’s off to Neverland! How adorable is this Peter Pan Shadow Costume? It’s a simple no-sew project. A felt Peter Pan hat and tunic are made to accent a black morph suit.

21.  Airplane Costume ~ This airplane costume makes me zoom with delight!  It’s mostly constructed from cardboard boxes and some basic supplies from the craft store.

22.  Stick Figure Costume ~ This costume cracks me up!  It’s so easy to make too, white clothes, electrical tape, a paper plate, markers and some string is all you need.

23.  Minecraft Costume {how to} ~ If you have a kid or a gamer in the family who loves Minecraft, how about making them a Steve costume this year? This is an easy, no-sew costume, and it only takes about an hour to make with items you probably already have. So, that also makes it the perfect last minute costume idea. This tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions and photos to help you complete your own.

24.  Batman Costume DIY {Simple Halloween Costumes} ~ This is a fun diy batman costume for the little super hero at your house! Recycled from a pair of suit pants, you can create a cape and mask! Yup you read that right, suit pants! Your little man will love his batman costume, which is perfect for halloween or even just to play around in!

25.  “Toothless” Dragon Costume {DIY} ~ Learn how to make an adorable dragon costume from a hooded sweatshirt.  Perfect for keeping them warm while trick-or-treating.

Girl Costumes

Girl Costumes

26.  Yarn Wig Tutorial ~ If making a Yarn Wig is in the cards for you this Halloween, you’ll adore this fabulous tutorial for making a yarn wig from U Create.

27.  Little Bo Peep Costume ~ My version of Vintage Little Bo Peep. Skirt, vest with plumes, Bonnet, lamb and crook. The perfect costume for your Little Miss. It took me all year (I am cheap so I only bought items on clearance. ie. lamb, candy cane) to gather the items but It finally came together.

28.  DIY Cat Costume ~ Meow!  I’m purring with delight over this adorable kitty cat costume complete with a pink fluffy tail.

29.  Elsa and Anna Princess Aprons ~ Darling aprons inspired by the movie, FROZEN. There is even an optional cape for Anna. Sturdy, machine washable, a 2 hour project.

30.  Maleficent Halloween Costume ~ Create a gorgeous Maleficent costume from a black bodysuit, tulle and a cat ear headband.

31.  Princess Merida Costume Tutorial ~ A child-size costume tutorial of Princess Merida, inspired by the Disney movie Brave. How to take a basic dress pattern and add special details to get a really authentic, movie-style look.

32.  DIY Angel Costume ~ This precious angel costume can be used multiple times.  You can use it as a Halloween costume or for the Christmas play.  {{wink}}

Baby Halloween Costume Ideas

Baby Halloween Costume Ideas

33.  Monsters Inc Costumes {Mike + Sully} ~ This little Mike has to be the cutest around.  Bleach dyed cotton pants, embellished onesie and a hard hat complete the outfit.

34.  No-Sew Elmo Costume ~ This Elmo costume is so adorable and perfect for boys and girls.  It’s an easy no-sew project by gluing red felt fringe to red sweats.  {smiling}

35.  Olaf Halloween Costume ~ A simple no-sew costume using a white sweat suit and the free pattern pieces.

36.  Baby Witch Costume ~ I’m simply swooning over this adorable baby witch costume!  The entire costume was put together using the baby’s winter staples.  How perfect is that?!  The pieces can be reused for everyday wear.


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