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160+ Ultimate DIY Family Halloween Costumes

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Inside: If you need ideas for great DIY family Halloween costumes this year, this post is a must-read! I’ve included over 160 cute and clever ideas your family will love!

When my son was little and I lots of time on my hands (read: no other kids) I made his Halloween costume each year.

He went as Robin Hood and Harry Potter and I loved putting a personal touch on his costume (you can see the pictures below)!

I’m not that ambitious anymore, but thankfully there are other mamas out there that are.

They shared their amazing pictures with me and I compiled them into one huge list of awesome ideas for DIY family Halloween costumes to try this year.

Some of these DIY’s are out-of-this-world awesome!

Others are easy enough that you may find the pieces online or at a costume store.

Either way, if you’re looking for DIY family Halloween costume ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

Baby Costume Ideas

Babies dressed up for Halloween is just about the cutest thing ever!

1. Zip Up Costumes

First up are several zip-up baby costumes that are super easy to find in costume stores, online, or at second-hand kid’s clothing stores. These are quick costumes for Halloween that you can get for little to no effort.

Baby wears bat Halloween Costume and sits next to carved pumpkin.
Dad holds up baby in Pink muppet Halloween costume.
Baby sticks out tongue while wearing cowardly lion Halloween costume.
Baby sticks out tongue while wearing pink pig Halloween costume.
Baby smiles while wearing cow Halloween costume and sitting on recliner.
Baby girl smiles while wearing a lady bug Halloween costume and sitting on white chair.
Two twins wearing Mickey and Minnie baby Halloween costumes stare at the camera.

2. DIY Baby Costumes

These next few costumes aren’t quite the zip-up costumes, but you could still find the items easily online or at home.

Two twin girls wearing candy corn baby Halloween costumes sit in front of photo backdrop.
Brother and sister wearing Pebbles and Bam Bam baby costumes sit next to carved pumpkin.

Pebbles and Bam Bam

Baby with a purple binkie wears a DIY donut Halloween costume.

Her brothers were policemen!

Baby girl wears DIY grandma baby Halloween costume and sits on a couch.
Baby wearing sock monkey DIY baby Halloween costume lays on green blanket.
Baby wearing rainbow DIY baby Halloween costume sleeps in man's arms.

3. Extra Creative Costumes

These final costumes are the most creative! I absolutely love these baby costume ideas.

Collage of baby girl in DIY peacock Halloween costume sitting on bale of hay.
Baby wearing spaghetti and meatball DIY Halloween costume sits on blue couch.
Baby wearing chicken DIY Halloween costume sits on grass.
Baby girl dressed up as Winifred from Hocus Pocus sits in stroller and holds stuffed animal.

Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus

Baby girl dressed up ing Raggedy Ann costume sits on bed.
Baby girl wearing octopus Halloween costume sits on porch and smiles.
Collage of baby wearing DIY pinata Halloween costume sitting on white fur rug.
Baby girl wearing Cinderella costume sits in DIY carriage and smiles.
Baby boy wears Charlie Brown costume and lays next to Snoopy dog.
Baby wearing Baby Yoda costume sits in front of dark backdrop.
Baby girl wearing Cabbage Patch Doll costume sits in DIY doll box.

Kids Costume Ideas

Next, we have some awesome kids’ costume ideas.

1. Zip Up Costumes

Little girl wears cat Halloween costume and smiles next to brick wall.
Boy wearing big bad wolf kids Halloween costume sits on tricycle and holds candy bucket.

The Big Bad Wolf

Three siblings wearing Sesame Street kids Halloween costumes stand in front of pine tree.
Little boy smiles in parking lot while wearing skunk Halloween costume.

A skunk

Little boy holds tail of tiger Halloween costume and stands next to two pumpkins.
Brother and sister wearing Minion kids Halloween costumes smile on porch with candy buckets.

2. DIY Kids Costumes

Next are some pretty awesome costumes you could find online, at a costume store, or put together at home.

Collage of boy wearing DIY mechanic Halloween costume.
Collage of kids dressed up in zombie Halloween costumes.
Little girl squints her eyes while wearing DIY Princess Poppy Halloween costume.
Baby boy wearing DIY Harry Potter Halloween costume stands on porch with decorations.
Girl wearing DIY unicorn costume touches her head with one hand and holds a sucker with other.
Two brothers wearing Mario and Luigi kids Halloween costumes make silly faces.
Siblings wearing Frozen kids Halloween costumes stand on porch with fall decorations.
Girl wearing DIY troll Halloween costume smiles and holds her skirt out.
Brother and sister dressed as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider smile next to tree and black gate.
Girl wearing Cinderella kids Halloween costume smiles while sitting on photo backdrop.
Close up photo of boy wearing Batman kids Halloween costume with living room in background.
Two babies crying and one toddler making a worried face while wearing Mickey and Minnie Halloween costumes.
Teenager wearing Clark Kent costume holds baby boy wearing Superman costume.
Girl wearing police kids Halloween costume hugs police officer.
Two brothers wearing Paw Patrol kids Halloween costumes hug in front of swing set.
Brother wearing fireman kids Halloween costume holds sister wearing dalmatian costume.
Girl wearing Cruella DeVil kids Halloween costume holds baby wearing dalmatian costume.
Colage of girl wearing ringmaster Halloween costume and boy wearing lion costume.

Ringmaster and her lion!

Toddler boy wearing football player kids Halloween costume stands in living room.
Boy wearing Spongebob kids Halloween costume holds candy bucket and stands on decorated porch.
Girl wears Lilo kids Halloween costume and holds stuffed animal while standing in leaves.

Lilo from Lilo and Stitch

Toddler boy wearing lumberjack kids Halloween costume holds pretend ax.
Boy wearing Beast costume sits next to baby girl wearing Belle Halloween costume.
Boy wearing prince costume stands next to girl wearing Cinderella kids Halloween costume.
Girl smiles in front of garage door while wearing Tinkerbell Halloween costume.
Girl wearing Princess Poppy Halloween costume holds hands with baby boy wearing chicken costume.
Boys wearing Dumb and Dumber kids Halloween costumes sit on grass and smile.

Lloyd and Harry!

Boy wearing Wayne's World kids Halloween costume holds drum sticks while standing on counter.

Wayne’s World

Girl wearing wig and Disco queen kids Halloween costume holds sucker in mouth.

Disco Queen

Boy wearing Newsies kids Halloween costume holds candy bucket and newspaper in the air.

Newsies

Collage of toddler girl wearing mermaid Halloween costume and baby boy wearing shark costume.

Mermaid and shark costume

Toddler girl dressed as Cruella DeVil stands behind baby dresses as dalmatian.

3. Extra Creative Kids Costumes

Last we have the ultimate DIY kids’ costume ideas! These are so amazing and blew me away with their creativity

Girl wearing ornate Marie Antoinette Halloween costume and make up stands in front of house

Marie Antoinette

Collage of brother and sister wearing Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween costumes.

Sally and Jack costumes

Collage of Charlie Chaplin and toddler boy wearing Charlie Chaplin Halloween costume.
Baby boy wearing Hulk Hogan kids Halloween costume standing in front of adult.
Boy dresses as Ash Ketchum hugs girl dressed as Pikachu.
Boy wearing Man in the Yellow hat costume pulls on the ear of baby boy's Curious George costume.
Little boy dresses as Carl from Up pushes walker with colorful balloons tied to it.
Two boys dressed as characters from Where the Wild Things Are smile on porch steps.
Two boys dressed as hunters hold toy guns and stand next to deer stuffed animal.
Three girls wearing Hocus Pocus kids Halloween costumes pose for a picture.
Boy wearing DIY cuckoo clock Halloween costume smiles and stands in living room.

A Cuckoo Clock

Boy dresses as fireman and baby dressed as dalmatian sit in DIY wagon firetruck.
Boy wearing Grinch costume and baby wearing Max costume stand in front of white wall.

Mommy and Me Costume Ideas

I LOVE the idea of mommy and me costume ideas!

Here are some adorable DIY options.

Brunette woman wearing witch costume holds baby girl wearing cat Halloween costume.
Blonde woman wearing fireman costume holds sleeping baby wearing dalmatian Halloween costume.

Fire woman and dalmatian

Woman wearing Sarah from Hocus Pocus costume holds baby girl wearing Winifred Halloween costume.

Hocus Pocus

Woman wearing cow costume holds baby girl wearing pig Halloween costume.
Woman wearing witch costume holds out apple to toddler girl wearing Snow White Halloween costume.
Woman wearing farmer costume holds baby girl wearing pink pig Halloween costume.

Farmer and pig

Collage of baby wearing Thumper costume and woman wearing Bambi Halloween costume.

Thumper(ina) and Bambi

Woman wearing deer costume holds toddler boy wearing skunk Halloween costume.

Skunk and deer

Collage of woman wearing Starbucks drink costume and boy wearing barista Halloween costume.

Starbucks coffee and barista

Woman wearing mermaid costume holds baby girl wearing scuba diver Halloween costume.

Mermaid and scuba diver (Her binky is the oxygen mouthpiece!)

Costumes for Families

Last are some really awesome DIY family Halloween costumes. Whether you’re looking for family Halloween costumes for 3, family of 4 costumes, or costumes for 5 or more, there are tons of ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

1. Guardians of the Galaxy Family Costumes

Family wearing Guardians of the Galaxy Halloween costumes smiles in parking lot.
Family wearing Guardians of the Galaxy Halloween costumes smiles in front of decorations.
Family wearing Guardians of the Galaxy Halloween costumes smiles in front of house.
Family wearing Guardians of the Galaxy Halloween costumes smiles at trunk or treat.

2. Toy Story Family Costumes

Family wearing Toy Story character costumes smile in pumpkin patch for picture.

Photo by Carli Hen Photo

Family wearing Toy Story Halloween costumes smiles in front of beige wall.
Family wearing Toy Story Halloween costumes sits on bales of hay and smiles.
Family wearing Toy Story Halloween costumes smiles on lawn.
Man dressed as Woody holds babies dressed as Jessie and Buzz Lightyear.

3.Wizard of Oz Family Costumes

Three girls wearing Wizard of Oz character costumes smile in front of garage door.
Woman and two girls wearing Wizard of Oz costumes smile in front of rock wall.
Family wearing Wizard of Oz DIY  Halloween costumes smiles in kitchen.
Family wearing Wizard of Oz Halloween costumes smiles in living room.
Family wearing Wizard of Oz Halloween costumes sits on bales of hay and smiles.

4.Peter Pan Family Costumes

Family wearing Peter Pan character costumes smiles in front of white wall.
Family wearing Peter Pan character costumes smiles in front of red brick house.
Collage of family wearing Peter Pan Halloween costumes.
Family wearing Peter Pan Halloween costumes smiles in living room.

5.Superhero Family Costumes

Three girls dresses as superheroes smile in front of beige garage door.
Family wearing superhero costumes smile in front of spiderweb decorations.
Family wearing superhero costumes smiles for picture in front of white van.
Family wearing superhero Halloween costumes poses for picture in living room.
Superhero DIY family Halloween costumes

6.Ghostbuster Family Costumes

Family wearing Ghostbuster Halloween costumes smiles for picture.
Collage of family wearing Ghostbuster Halloween costumes.

7.Safari/Zoo Family Costumes

Man wearing zoo keeper costume and woman and baby wearing animal costumes smile next to DIY cage.
Family wearing zoo keeper and animal costumes smiles on front lawn.
Family wearing zookeeper and animal Halloween costumes poses for picture.
Family wearing safari Halloween costumes poses for picture near white wall.

8.Trolls Family Costumes

Family wearing Trolls Halloween costumes sits on bales of hay and smiles.
Family wearing Trolls Halloween costumes sits in back of decorated car trunk.

9.TMNT Family Costumes

Family dressed in TMNT Halloween costumes smiles in front of photo backdrop.
Family wearing TMNT Halloween costumes smiles in front of green pine tree.

10. Disney Family Halloween Costumes

Family wearing Alice in Wonderland costumes stands on front porch and smiles.
Family wearing Beauty and the Beast Halloween costumes poses in front of white wood wall.
Family wearing Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy costumes smile in front of photo backdrop.
Family wearing 101 Dalmatians Halloween costumes smiles in living room.
Family wearing Jungle Book Halloween costumes makes animal faces for picture.

Bagheera, Baloo, Mogli, and Sherkhan

Family dresses as characters from Little Mermaid smiles on Disneyland's main street.
Family wearing Monsters Inc Halloween costumes sits on bales of hay and smiles.
Man wearing beast and wolf costume holds one girl wearing Belle costume and one girl wearing Red Riding costume.

Half beast and half wolf to match his daughters.

11. Star Wars Family Costumes

Family wearing Star Wars costumes smile on front porch with pumpkins.
Family wearing Star Wars Halloween costumes smiles for picture while sitting on couch.

12. Super Mario Family Costumes

Family wearing Super Mario costumes smile in front yard.
Family wearing Super Mario Halloween costumes smiles in front yard for picture.

13. Flinstones Family Costumes

Family wearing Flinstones costume stands by each other and smiles.
Family wearing Flinstones Halloween costumes takes picture in bathroom mirror.

14. Incredibles Family Costumes

Family wearing Incredibles costumes poses in pumpkin patch.
Family wearing Incredibles Halloween costumes smiles in front of decorated mantle.

15. Harry Potter Family Costumes

Family wearing Harry Potter costumes poses in front of trees.

Photo by Melissa Hill Photography

Family wearing Harry Potter costumes poses in front of photo backdrop.
Family wearing Harry Potter costumes for Halloween smiles in front of beige wall.

16. Other Awesome DIY Family Halloween Costumes

Family wearing X-Men character costumes smile in front of Halloween decorations.
Man wearing Ash Ketchum costume stands behind boy wearing Pikachu costume.
Man dressed as milk man holds baby girl next to pregnant woman wearing cow costume.

She called this one her own personal milk factory because she was pregnant at the time, ha!

Family poses while wearing pink and black mime costumes.
Family dressed as Handmaid's Tale stands in front of cement wall and smiles.
Family wearing character costumes from The Grinch smile for picture.
Family wearing gnome costumes stands in grass area and smiles.
Man wearing sailor costume holds three daughters wearing mermaid costumes.
Man and woman dressed as farmers surrounded by teenagers and baby wearing animal costumes.

This is a great costume to get older teenagers involved!

Man and woman wear Chick Fil A shirts and hold baby girl wearing cow costume.
Collage of family dressed in Cat in the Hat Halloween costumes.
Collage of family wearing DIY snail Halloween costumes standing in front of garage door.

Snails

Family dressed as Goldilocks and the three bears stands in parking lot.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Family wearing mermaid, scuba diver, and shark attack Halloween costumes stands in front yard.
Collage of family wearing 50's Halloween costumes.
Family wearing unicorn Halloween costumes poses for picture in front yard.
Family wears Where the Wild Things Are Halloween costumes and poses for picture.
Collage of process to make DIY Where the Wild Things Are Halloween costumes.

This costume is truly amazing! They made those Wild Things head from paper mache and yoga balls.

Family wears Dallas Cowboys football Halloween costumes and smiles in front of pine tree.
Family wearing Game of Thrones Halloween costumes poses for picture in front of house.

Game of Thrones

Family wearing cops and robbers Halloween costumes stands in front of house for picture.
Family wearing baker costumes for Halloween smiles in front of holiday backdrop.

So cute and funny, right??

I love how even though there were families who dressed up as the same thing, they all had a different take on the costume ideas.

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Want More?

If you need a last-minute Halloween costume for yourself, check out how to make this adorable sprinkles costume with Dollar Tree items!

Or check out these blogger-inspired DIY family costumes for more Halloween family costumes!

Your Turn

Which idea was your favorite? Have you made any great family Halloween costumes?

Let me know in the comments!

Pinterest graphic with text and collage of DIY family Halloween costumes.