Halloween costumes are something I take pride in coming up with. I will admit that every year, around mid-September, I begin looking at inspiration on what DIY Halloween costumes I can come up with. Whether it be a Halloween costume for myself, a family Halloween costume, or a mommy and me Halloween costume, I work really hard to put something together that looks cute. For awhile, I simply focused on creating costumes just for myself – like being a fashionable werewolf or a sultry vampire – but when I married my husband I began focusing on costumes for the both of us. And now that we are a family of three, I get even more excited and creative when it comes to putting together Halloween costumes.
Last year, for Carter’s first Halloween, we decided to a Harry Potter family costume that turned out to be perfect for me, as a book nerd, and amazing for our little man since his Harry Potter newborn costume was just the cutest.
This year, there were a lot more options for our family Halloween costume because of Carter being older. There are a lot more toddler Halloween costumes to choose from than there are newborn costumes. Even more, since there are more clothing options for toddlers, you can get a little bit more creative if you want to and work some of that DIY magic where you can find clothes that your child may normally wear outside of Halloween and be able to put it in a costume.
Carter and I tried out some mommy and me Halloween costumes that were Disney themed, so for the our family Halloween costumes, we decided to keep with the Disney theme and do an Aladdin Halloween family costume – especially because my husband does like Genie. Then, because there are some times during Halloween where, as a parent, we may drop the little one off with grandma and grandpa to head to a Halloween party, my husband and I decided to also put together a couple’s Halloween costume. For that costume, we decided to go with Winnie the Pooh.
Aladdin FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUME
I was super excited about putting together this family Halloween costume especially because there were so many options of what we could put our little man in. With my husband and I both being a lover of Disney, and for the facts that our Beauty and the Beast baby shower and Beauty and the Beast gender reveal were both Disney, we wanted to keep the tradition going.
Though there was the thought to go with Beauty and the Beast, we decided to with Aladdin because Carter had been so connected with the cartoon for the entire year. So I began my search on putting together the perfect Aladdin family Halloween costume, and it actually came together pretty easily and I didn’t feel like we were completely wasting money.
With a family Halloween costume, I often try to DIY, but there is also the option that, even though the little one outgrows the look, the parents can continue to wear it as a couple’s outfit, so it’s a costume that my husband and I can wear in future years.
Carter’s Abu costume was easy to locate on the Disney website. For any family Halloween costume, my biggest tip is to start with the toddler’s costume first. The reason I say this is because toddler costumes are limited and sizes sell out fast. There were a number of costume ideas that we had initially thought, but the costumes weren’t able to be found in Carter’s size. But once we found it, the rest of it was smooth sailing from there.
My husband and I’s costumes were easy to find on Amazon for a great price, and we lucked out with the magic carpet, because it was a décor piece that we were able to snag from Target.
For a family Halloween costume, they are great for going trick-or-treating together or going to Halloween parties. With Carter being so young, we didn’t take him trick-or-treating because he can’t eat candy, but we were the hit of the family friendly Halloween parties when we showed up in our family Halloween costume.
Winne the Pooh COUPLE’S HALLOWEEN COSTUME
As a parent, I learned that when the little ones are too young to really go trick-or-treating, you don’t need to. You’ll end up walking around with your little on in the stroller, who will end up asleep right at the beginning, and all the candy comes back and you’re the one that ends up eating it or throwing it out.
We typically end up wearing our family Halloween costumes to Halloween parties that are family friendly, and then when it comes to the adults-only Halloween parties, that’s when my husband and I break out the couple’s Halloween costumes and have a good old time.
Like mentioned, a family Halloween costume and can also double as the couple’s Halloween costume as long as you plan accordingly. So though we could have kept it simply and used the Aladdin family Halloween costume as our couple’s costume, we decided to keep the Disney train going and come up with another costume.
Growing up, my husband and I both watched Winnie the Pooh, so we decided to create a Winne the Pooh couple’s Halloween costume using some pieces that were extremely affordable and super comfortable.
My husbands Tigger outfit was a simple onesie that we were able to grab from Amazon. He was super excited that it was a onesie because our Halloween parties tend to be outside so he was guaranteed to be warm. Mine on the other end, required some more layering for the outdoor Halloween party, but the outfit was easy to grab and the dress and top are both pieces that I can keep wearing separately.
The top was a simple top that I snagged from Etsy and the ears and dress were both from Amazon. The dress is actually a maternity dress that I had previously, but was able to use for this outfit without it looking like a maternity dress.