50+ Family Costume Ideas for Halloween
This post was most recently updated on November 29th, 2019
It’s so fun to dress up as a family or group. These family costume ideas can expand to fit the number of people you need them too. Be creative – the best part is you can pick up props, hair pieces and other things to make your own family costumes. Then for the more simple ones (like a German boy) it makes a more realistic costume. Or, if you’d rather just buy the costumes and be done, you can do that too.
Here are some fun ideas to inspire you.
50+ Family Halloween Costume Ideas
3 Amigos Family Costume DIY
My Facebook friend Jason Hewlett who is a well known public speaker in Utah posted his family Halloween costume. I was amazed! He gave me permission to share his photo and he shared how his wife put the costume together.
Here are some notes:
She got one sombrero at Savers and the other 2 from Zurchers. What a lucky find!! If you don’t have a Zurchers nearby, I’ve seen some colorful sombreros at Costumes4Less or these black and white sombreros on Amazon for under $12.
The cigar is a small plastic nunchuck.
The scarf is an old dress.
The boy’s jackets are painted designs using a glue stick. You can use any black suit jacket you get at a thrift store. Same with the vests.
Their dog is the piñata (not sure if they made that too, but I found one here).
You can find an ammo belt here and find some plastic guns/holsters.
I found another version on Pinterest, here.
I like mixing some bought pieces and some things we have on hand but there are times I’m tired just thinking about making a costume and I do what I did this year: bought one. Alexis is going as Moana. I did make my costume (a mattress!) but that was all I could do. I’d love to have my husband be a blanket or pillow but he’s not dressing up this year.
I salute all the talented moms I know who make killer costumes! It’s so fun to see the creativity and talent they put into them. I wish that I enjoyed doing that more than I do but I’m a great cheerleader!
Fruit Family Costume Ideas
Be a fruitful family with this Chiquita Banana and fruit, including a baby pineapple!
Candy Family Costumes
Have a sweet family? You can dress up as candy!
From the first family of modern superheroes, the Incredibles to Power Rangers you can have fun fighting evil with these superhero costumes for families.
Power Ranger Family Costumes
Superhero Family Costumes
The Incredibles Family Costumes
Who doesn’t love this superhero family?
Transformers Family Costumes
Teenage Ninja Family Costumes
Women’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello CostumeMen’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo CostumeTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Child Michelangelo CostumeNinja Turtles Raphael Romper Shell and Headpiece, Green, Toddler CostumeTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deluxe Leonardo Costume
Toy Story Family Costume Ideas
I love this one because you can add as many aliens as you have/want.
Frozen Family Costume Ideas
Sound of Music Costumes
Add a man in a dapper suit for Captain Von Trapp, or a guitar, dress and hat for Fraulein Maria (see on eHow):
Skeleton Family Costume
You could also be a ghost family too.
Adam’s Family Costumes
I love this family and grew up watching the Adam’s Family – someday I want to be Morticia!
Star Wars Family Costumes
Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, droids and so many more characters to choose from!
Also see my post for couple’s costumes ideas.