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.
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. As Carter gets older, there were a lot more options for our family Halloween costume. 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.
FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS
101 Dalmatians FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUME
When looking for a great family Halloween costume with a dog, why not go with a Disney Halloween costume that includes dogs already? Our little guy became obsessions with 101 Dalmatians right before this Halloween, so we decided why not make it our family Halloween costume. With me being a fan of the Cruella movie with Emma Stone, I went back and forth with creating my Cruella look based on the outfits worn in that version of the movie, but I opted to make it my own and I recommend you doing just the same.
Putting this family Halloween costume together is actually quite simple and, for the most part, we used put the costume together with pieces that we already had in our closet and a quick Prime order from Amazon. For my costume, I simply had to order the wig and tights, since I didn’t have tights myself. So, if you’re not looking to spend too much on a Cruella look, all you really have to do is find a combination of white and black pieces from your closet and then add a touch of red. Then put on that wig, and you’ll have a Cruella costume. My husband’s costume was actually quite simple, he just put on a pair of slacks, a sweater he already had, and the hat that we ordered from Amazon. For the Dalmatians costumes, those had to be ordered, but they were easy and very affordable from Amazon.
Scooby Doo FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUME
A Scooby Doo group Halloween costume is a great go-to especially because it’s easy to DIY and it also doubles as a cosplay look for other events that you may want to attend later on. Another aspect that I like about putting this costume together is that you can take it and style the different pieces together for other outfits and cross those looks over to every day looks instead of just only being able to wear this for this particular Halloween costume.
For this family costume, I was able to find all of the pieces on Amazon, so it was easy to quickly shop and get it shipped to the house super fast. The blue collar for the Fred costume, actually comes as it’s own separate piece so the white sweater can be worn for workwear. We ended up doing a cute little Instagram Reel for this costume because it was so fun to put together.
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.
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.
Harry Potter FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUME
My first family costume idea that we brought to life was our Harry Potter costume that we put together while Carter was an infant. This was an easy whole family Halloween costume because when I first started searching for baby costumes, this Gryffindor outfit was the first one that popped up, and it also gave other options to include our dog and gave kids Harry Potter Halloween costume pieces that others could wear in the case that we wanted to do a whole group costume with others who had older children.
My one tip for shopping for Halloween costumes for babies, especially if you’re in one of the states that gets cold in October, is to pay attention to the size of the infant costumes, especially as it pertains to the weight. You want the costume to be snug enough that it keeps your little one warm and not have too much empty space that lets a lot of cold air in. We ended up having to send the original one pace for Carter because it was too larger even though I ordered the size for his age, but it was the weight that I needed to pay attention to.
MORE FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS:
1. BLUEY FAMILY
For those families who are obsessed with Bluey like we are, you can be the Heeler family this Halloween. This costume is really easy to put together and it is fun for the whole family.
2. WIZARD OF OZ
Creating a magical adventure for Halloween, your family can step into the whimsical world of “The Wizard of Oz”. From Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers to the Scarecrow’s straw-stuffed ensemble, bring the beloved characters to life, making this Halloween a journey down the Yellow Brick Road to remember.
3. MONSTERS INC
Embark on a monstrous adventure this Halloween by assembling a “Monsters, Inc.” family costume! Let the creativity flow as you transform into Sulley, Mike Wazowski, and Boo, spreading laughter and delight throughout the neighborhood with your delightfully frightful ensembles.
4. MARIO BROTHERS
Gear up for a power-packed Halloween adventure by embracing the world of Mario Bros with your family! Unleash the nostalgia and fun as you transform into Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and more, bringing the beloved video game characters to life and turning your neighborhood into a lively pixelated playground.
5. THE INCREDIBLES
This Halloween, channel your inner superhero family and become the Incredibles! Suit up as Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Dash, Violet, and Jack-Jack, showcasing your family’s incredible unity and awesomeness in a costume that’s sure to save the day—well, at least in the trick-or-treat realm!
6. FINDING NEMO
Dive into a sea of creativity this Halloween by bringing the underwater adventure of “Finding Nemo” to life with your family! From Nemo’s colorful fins to Dory’s charming personality, unite in a deep-sea ensemble that will make waves of excitement throughout the neighborhood.
7. ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Embark on an enchanting journey down the rabbit hole this Halloween by stepping into the whimsical world of “Alice in Wonderland” as a family! Embrace the magical madness and creativity by transforming into Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, or the Queen of Hearts, making this Halloween a delightful, Wonderland-inspired celebration.
8. STAR WARS
Unleash the Force and transport your family to a galaxy far, far away this Halloween with an epic “Star Wars” ensemble! Become Jedi knights, Sith lords, droids, or iconic characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader, igniting the adventure and uniting the galaxy in an interstellar display of Halloween fun.
9. PAW PATROL
Embark on a rescue mission this Halloween by transforming into the lovable and heroic pups from “Paw Patrol” as a family! Whether it’s Chase, Marshall, Skye, or Rubble, don the pup-tastic costumes and bring a wagging tail of excitement to the trick-or-treat adventure.
10. TOY STORY
Unlock the magic of childhood nostalgia this Halloween by transforming your family into the beloved characters from “Toy Story.” Embrace the spirit of friendship and imagination as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and the gang, creating a costume ensemble that’ll take everyone “to infinity and beyond” in the realm of trick-or-treating joy.
11. CIRCUS TROOP
Roll up, roll up! Step into the vibrant world of a circus troop this Halloween, where every member of the family can become a ringmaster, acrobat, clown, or lion tamer, bringing the thrill of the big top to life and making this Halloween a spectacular extravaganza under the imaginary circus tent.
Unleash the magic of childhood dreams by becoming a Pokémon family this Halloween! Embark on a Pokémon trainer adventure, each donning the hat and outfit of your favorite Pokémon character, igniting the excitement of a Pokémon quest that will capture the hearts of trick-or-treaters everywhere.
Assemble your family for an epic Halloween like no other, uniting as the mighty Avengers! From Iron Man’s arc reactor to Captain America’s shield, let each family member embody a superhero, banding together to save the world from the spooky forces that threaten the Halloween spirit, proving that heroes can come in all sizes.
14. JUSTICE LEAGUE
Unite as the ultimate team of superheroes by dressing up as the Justice League this Halloween, with family members becoming iconic characters like Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and The Flash, showcasing the power of unity and justice in a costume ensemble that’s bound to save the day and steal the spotlight.
15. BEETLE JUICE
Transport your family back in time to the prehistoric era by embodying the beloved characters from The Flintstones, with everyone dressed as Fred, Wilma, Barney, and Betty, creating a stone-age costume theme that’s both nostalgic and timeless, and will surely have yabba-dabba-doo Halloween fun!
Summon the spooky and quirky spirit of Beetlejuice by embracing the zany characters from the iconic movie, with family members taking on the roles of Lydia, Beetlejuice, and other ghostly inhabitants, making this Halloween an otherworldly and mischievous adventure in the realm of the peculiar and the supernatural.
17. WILLY WONKA & OOMPA LOOMPAS
Embrace the whimsical world of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by transforming your family into the colorful characters of the factory, with the kids as mischievous Oompa Loompas and the adults as the enigmatic Willy Wonka, adding a sprinkle of magic and a dash of wonder to your Halloween celebrations.
18. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
Embark on a swashbuckling adventure across the high seas by becoming the pirates of the Caribbean, with your family donning eye patches, tricorn hats, and pirate boots, letting the treasure hunt and tales of the open ocean infuse your Halloween with a spirited touch of piracy and daring escapades.
19. COPS & CRIMINALS
Engage in a thrilling game of cops and criminals this Halloween, as your family transforms into a dynamic ensemble of law enforcement officers and mischievous lawbreakers, creating a costume theme that’s full of suspense, excitement, and endless entertainment for all.
20. ADAMS FAMILY
Embrace the delightfully eerie and eccentric world of the Addams Family by dressing up as Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Uncle Fester, uniting your family in a darkly charming and gothic ensemble that’s sure to bewitch and beguile this Halloween.
21. FLOWERS AND BUGS
Bring the beauty of nature to life this Halloween by becoming a garden of flowers and bugs, with each family member transforming into a vibrant blossom or a delightful insect, celebrating the enchanting and colorful harmony of the natural world in a costume theme that’s as lovely as a blooming garden.
Venture into the magical kingdom of Arendelle and let the bond of family warm your hearts as you embody the characters from “Frozen,” with Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff coming to life in a costume ensemble that will melt the iciest of Halloween nights.
Embark on a thrilling safari adventure this Halloween, with each family member dressed as a different animal or safari guide, journeying together through the wild imagination of a savannah or jungle, and bringing the wonders of nature right to your doorstep.
Swing into a parallel universe of excitement by becoming the characters from the Spiderverse, where every family member can don the iconic suits of different Spider-People, uniting in a spectacular display of spider-powered teamwork and web-slinging fun.
25. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Step into the enchanting world of fairy tales as your family becomes a part of the classic tale of “Little Red Riding Hood,” with the kids as the adventurous Red Riding Hood, the parents as the caring grandmother, and perhaps even the family dog as the cunning Wolf, creating a storybook Halloween experience that’s both timeless and delightful.
26. ZOO KEEPER & ANIMALS
Take a walk on the wild side this Halloween as a family of zookeepers and animals, showcasing a charming menagerie of animal costumes from lions to penguins, creating a zoo-themed ensemble that will have your neighborhood roaring with delight.
27. SESAME STREET
Join the friendly neighborhood of Sesame Street with your family transforming into beloved characters like Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch, spreading joy and laughter as you make your way down the trick-or-treat lane in this iconic and colorful costume theme.
28. POWER RANGERS
Assemble the ultimate team of heroes by dressing up as the Power Rangers, letting each family member embody the strength and valor of these mighty warriors, uniting in a powerful and action-packed ensemble that’s bound to save the day and light up the Halloween night.
29. GREEK GODS
Unleash the mythical magic of ancient Greece by transforming into Greek gods and goddesses, embodying the power and majesty of figures like Zeus, Athena, Aphrodite, or Poseidon, creating a family costume theme that’s both legendary and divine, making your Halloween celebration an epic saga of mythical proportions.
30. ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS
Turn up the tunes and get ready for a melodic Halloween as your family transforms into the lovable chipmunks and chipettes from “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” bringing a harmonious and nostalgic twist to your trick-or-treating adventure that will have everyone singing along.
Embrace a world of gears, gadgets, and Victorian flair by becoming a steampunk-inspired family this Halloween, letting your imagination soar with goggles, gears, and creative accessories, and transporting your neighborhood to an era of steam-powered adventure and mystery.
32. JURASSIC PARK
Roar into Halloween with a prehistoric roar by becoming the iconic dinosaurs and characters from Jurassic Park, with the family donning dinosaur costumes, paleontologist gear, and perhaps a jeep, bringing the Jurassic era to life in an adventure that’s larger than life and sure to thrill.
33. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Blast off into the cosmos as the Guardians of the Galaxy, embodying Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax, uniting as a family of cosmic adventurers and bringing the charm and excitement of the Marvel universe to your Halloween celebration, with a playlist that’s out of this world.
34. THE LITTLE MERMAID
Dive into an underwater world of enchantment as your family transforms into the beloved characters from “The Little Mermaid,” with Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, and Ursula taking center stage, making a splash with a costume theme that’s both magical and nostalgic.
Step into the vibrant world of “Encanto” and let the magic of the Madrigal family guide your Halloween adventure, with each family member embodying the unique talents and charm of the characters, creating a costume ensemble that’s as extraordinary and heartwarming as the movie itself.
36. EMERGENCY TEAM
Be ready for any Halloween emergency by becoming an emergency response team, with family members dressing up as firefighters, police officers, doctors, and paramedics, showcasing your dedication to keeping your neighborhood safe and providing a creative and appreciative twist to the heroes in our everyday lives
37. MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE
Enter the whimsical clubhouse of Mickey Mouse and friends as your family transforms into the iconic characters from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto bringing the joy and magic of Disney to life, creating a costume theme that’s classic, delightful, and oh-so-memorable.
38. ANGRY BIRDS
Get ready to catapult into a feathery frenzy as your family transforms into the iconic characters from “Angry Birds,” with Red, Chuck, Bomb, and the gang taking flight in an ensemble that’s sure to knock down the competition and bring a fun and furious energy to your Halloween festivities.
39. FARM ANIMALS
Head to the barnyard and let the rural charm come alive as your family dresses up as a lively array of farm animals, from cows and chickens to pigs and sheep, creating a delightful ensemble that’ll have everyone saying “moo,” “cluck,” and “oink” as they embrace the spirit of the countryside on Halloween night.