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160+ Ultimate DIY Family Halloween Costumes for 2024

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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!

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Get ready to celebrate this Halloween in spooktacular style with the whole family!

Halloween is not just for kids; it’s a fantastic opportunity for parents and kids alike to bond, have fun, and create lasting memories.

One of the best ways to do this is by donning matching or themed family Halloween costumes.

Whether you’re a group of adventurous superheroes, a magical coven of witches, or a crew of beloved movie characters, family-themed costumes add an extra layer of excitement to the holiday.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the enchanting world of family Halloween costumes, providing you with creative ideas, helpful tips, and inspiration to make this year’s Halloween an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

We asked some of our favorite mom friends to share their amazing pictures with us and compiled them into one huge list of awesome ideas for easy family Halloween costumes.

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!

You’ll find group costume ideas for the whole family, mommy and be costumes, sibling costumes, and more!

Keep scrolling for the best family Halloween costumes out there!

Costumes for Families

Here are some really awesome easy DIY family Halloween costumes. Whether you’re looking for fun family 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

2. Toy Story Family Costumes

First photo by Carli Hen Photo

3. Wizard of Oz Family Costumes

Follow the yellow brick road with our Wizard of Oz Family Costume ideas!

Family of 6 dressed as Wizard of Oz poses in front of backdrop.

4. Peter Pan and the Lost Boys Family Costumes

This is one of our favorite family costume ideas. As you can see, we used this idea a few years back!

Collage of family wearing Peter Pan Halloween costumes.

We love these Peter Pan-inspired costumes, featuring Captain Hook, Wendy, Tinkerbell and more.

This is such a fun family costume that everyone will love!

5. Superhero Family Costumes

6. Ghostbusters Family Costumes

7. Safari/Zoo Family Costumes

Man wearing zoo keeper costume and woman and baby wearing animal costumes smile next to DIY cage.

8. Trolls Family Costumes

9. TMNT Family Costumes

10. Disney Family Halloween Costumes

Here are some creative costumes featuring everyone’s favorite characters from the Disney universe.

Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Prince Charming, and Jasmine From Aladdin

Family wearing Jungle Book costumes makes animal faces for picture.

Beauty and the Beast; Goofy, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse; Roger, a Dalmatian, and Cruella Deville from 101 Dalmatians; The Little Mermaid; Bagheera, Baloo, Mogli, and Sherkhan

Dopey with Snow White, Forky, and Maleficent

Family wearing Monsters Inc Halloween costumes sits on bales of hay and smiles.
  1. The Emperor’s New Groove
  2. Disney Villains (We love how each family member is a different villain character, and all from different movies!)
  3. Wreck-It Ralph
  4. Mulan
  5. Alice in Wonderland (We love how this entire family is completely decked out from head to toe. That’s some serious commitment to the characters!)
  6. Monsters Inc
  1. Winnie the Pooh
  2. The Little Mermaid
  3. Belle, Little Red Riding Hood, and Half Beast and Half Wolf to Match His Daughters (This is one of our favorite group Halloween costume ideas. It’s such a cool concept to have the Dad match each of his daughters!)

11. Star Wars Family Costumes

12. Super Mario Family Costumes

13. Flinstones Family Costumes

14. Incredibles Family Costumes

15. Harry Potter Family Costumes

First photo by Melissa Hill Photography

16. Other Awesome DIY Family Halloween Costumes

Here are some of the best family Halloween costume ideas that pull inspiration from books, movies, TV, and pop culture!

  1. X-Men
  2. Pokémon
  3. Milkman, Milk Maid, and Cow (She called this one her own personal milk factory because she was pregnant at the time, ha!)
  4. Mimes (This is a great last minute costume to try if your family has black and white clothing and some face paint or makeup. The pop of pink and suspenders are an extra nice touch!)
  5. Handmaids Tale
  1. The Grinch
  2. Gnomes
  3. Mermaids and Sailor
  4. Farmers and Farm Animals (This is a great costume to get older teenagers involved!)
  5. Chick-Fil-A Workers and Cow
  1. 1950s with Poodle Skirts
  2. Thing 1 and Thing 2 (These adorable DIY costumes are easy to put together with a red shirt and some tulle. It’s the perfect costume for twin girls or boys.)
  3. Snails
  1. Unicorns
  2. Dallas Cowboys Football Team
  3. Game of Thrones
  4. Cops and Robbers
  5. Cupcake and Bakers
  1. Muppet Babies
  2. Anastasia, Dimitri, and Pooka
  3. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  4. Scuba Divers, Shark, and Mermaid
  5. Tiger King
  6. Where the Wild Things Are (This costume is truly amazing! They made those Wild Things heads from paper mache and yoga balls.)
  1. In-N-Out Burger from Lovely Indeed
  2. Bob Ross from Charleston Crafted
  3. Where’s Waldo from Lovely Indeed

Baby Costume Ideas

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

1. Zip Up Costumes

Before we get to the DIY Halloween costumes, here 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 with little to no effort.

  1. Cow
  2. Baby Bat
  3. Monster
  4. Lion
  5. Piggy.
  1. Micky and Minnie Mouse
  2. Ladybug

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.

If you’re looking for easy costume ideas, these are another great place to start!

  1. Candy Corn
  2. Monkey
  3. Rainbow
  4. Donut (Her brothers were policemen!)
  5. Baby Grandma
  1. Pebbles and Bam Bam
  2. DIY Baby Robin Hood Costume

3. Extra Creative Costumes

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

  1. Raggedy Ann
  2. Peacock
  3. Spaghetti and Meatballs
  4. Rooster
  5. Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus
Baby girl wearing Cabbage Patch Doll costume sits in DIY doll box.
  1. Yoda
  2. Octopus
  3. Pinata
  4. Cinderella in Her Carriage
  5. Charlie Brown and Snoopy
  6. Cabbage Patch Doll

Kids Costume Ideas

Next, we have some awesome kids’ costume ideas.

1. Zip Up Costumes

Brother and sister wearing Minion kids Halloween costumes smile on porch with candy buckets.
  1. Cat and Mouse
  2. The Big Bad Wolf
  3. Cookie Monster
  4. Big Bird, Elmo Sesame Street Characters
  5. A Skunk
  6. Tiger
  7. Minions

2. DIY Kids Costumes

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

  1. Poppy from Trolls
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Flynn Rider and Rapunzel
  4. Zombies
  5. Handyman
  1. Cinderella
  2. Batman
  3. Mickey and Minnie Mouse
  4. Superman and Clark Kent
  5. Police Officer
  1. Paw Patrol
  2. Firefighter and Dalmatian
  3. Cruella Deville and Dalmatian
  4. SpongeBob SquarePants
  5. Ringmaster and Her Lion
  1. Lilo from Lilo and Stitch
  2. Lumberjack
  3. Belle and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast
  4. A Prince and Cinderella
  5. Tinker Bell
  1. A Rooster and Poppy from Trolls
  2. Lloyd and Harry
  3. Wayne’s World
  4. Disco Queen
  5. Newsies
  6. Mermaid and a Baby Shark
  7. Cruella Deville

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.

  1. Sally and Jack costumes
  2. Charlie Chaplin
  1. Marie Antoinette
  2. Hulk Hogan
  3. Ash and Pikachu
  4. Curious George and The Man in the Big Yellow Hat
  5. Up
Boy wearing Grinch costume and baby wearing Max costume stand in front of white wall.
  1. Where the Wild Things Are
  2. Hunters
  3. The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus
  4. A Cuckoo Clock
  5. Firefighter and Dalmatian in a Fire Truck
  6. The Grinch and Max

Mommy and Me Costume Ideas

I LOVE the idea of mommy and me costume ideas!

Here are some adorable DIY options.

  1. A Witch and Her Cat
  2. Fire Woman and Dalmatian
  3. Hocus Pocus
  4. A Cow and Pig
  5. Snow White and the Evil Queen
  1. Farmer and Pig
  2. Skunk and Deer
  3. Mermaid and Scuba Diver (Her binky is the oxygen mouthpiece!)

Where to Find the Best Costumes and Materials

Finding DIY Halloween costume materials can be an exciting part of the creative process. Here are some great places to search for the materials you’ll need:

  1. Craft Stores: Visit local craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Jo-Ann Fabrics. They usually have a wide selection of fabrics, accessories, and crafting supplies perfect for DIY costumes.
  2. Thrift Stores: Thrift stores are a treasure trove for finding unique and affordable items for your costumes. Look for clothing pieces, accessories, and even old toys that can be repurposed for your costumes.
  3. Online Marketplaces: Websites like Amazon, Etsy, and eBay offer a vast range of DIY costume supplies. You can find fabrics, trims, props, and other materials from various sellers.
  4. Fabric Stores: If you need specific fabrics for your costumes, fabric stores like Fabric.com or local fabric shops will have a wide selection of materials to choose from.
  5. Discount Stores: Check out discount stores like Walmart, Target, or Dollar Tree for inexpensive costume accessories, makeup, and props.
  6. Hardware Stores: Surprisingly, hardware stores can be a great place to find materials for certain costume elements. For example, PVC pipes, duct tape, or foam can be used to create various costume props and structures.
  7. Costume Rental Shops: Some costume rental shops may also sell costume accessories or older costumes they no longer rent out. It’s worth checking if they have anything suitable for your DIY costume.
  8. Your Closet and Home: Before buying anything, explore your home and closets for items you can repurpose. Old clothes, scarves, hats, and other accessories might already be available to use in your costume.
  9. Community Forums and Groups: Look for local crafting or DIY groups on social media platforms or community forums. Members might be willing to share or sell materials they no longer need.
  10. Garage Sales and Flea Markets: Keep an eye out for garage sales and flea markets, where you can find unique and budget-friendly items that can be incorporated into your costumes.

Remember to plan your costume design in advance so you know what materials you need, and always be creative and open to repurposing items to bring your DIY Halloween costume to life!

And here are some of our favorite resources for premade Costumes:

  • Amazon
  • Etsy
  • Spirit Halloween
  • Walmart
  • Costco
  • Zurchers

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FAQs

How far in advance should we plan our family costumes?


Start planning early, ideally several weeks before Halloween. This will give you enough time to gather materials, order costumes, or create DIY ensembles.

How do we choose a theme that suits everyone in the family?


To select a theme, try to involve every family member in the decision-making process. Brainstorm ideas together and vote on the final choice. Consider favorite movies, TV shows, books, historical eras, or common interests that appeal to everyone.

Where can we find inspiration for family Halloween costumes?


Look for inspiration in movies, TV shows, video games, historical events, fairy tales, folklore, famous characters, and pop culture.

Want More?

Here are some additional fun family Halloween costumes we had to include on our list:

  • The Adams Family
  • Mary Poppins
  • Jurassic Park Characters and Dinosaurs
  • Willy Wonka
  • Scooby Doo

And here’s one of our favorite last-minute Halloween costumes to make for yourself. See how to make this simple costume with sprinkles using a white shirt and Dollar Tree items!

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

Your Turn

We hope you found the perfect family Halloween Costume to try this year!

From funny and unique to sweet and sentimental, there’s truly something for everyone on this list!

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

Let us know in the comments!