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Peter Pan Family Costume (Halloween 2020)

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Fly away to Neverland with our enchanting Peter Pan family costume ideas! We share outfit inspiration for the whole family so you can bring the magic of Peter Pan to life this Halloween.

Family of 5 wearing Peter Pan character costumes smiles in front of white wall.

Now that it’s a few years later, I figured it was time to share the details about our family Halloween costume from 2020!

We started doing family costumes that year and it’s been so fun for us to plan and photograph our ideas.

We literally start planning the next year’s costume the minute Halloween is over!

I’ll share all of the links for the items we bought so you can create your own Peter Pan family costume this year!

DIY Peter Pan Costume

Woman dressed as Wendy Darling holds her dress standing next to boy dressed as Peter Pan.

My son was Peter Pan and it was perfect because we already had several pieces for his costume. He got his green tunic at a birthday party (so cool!) and we borrowed the belt from one of my husband’s childhood costumes. All we had to purchase for him was the green pants, green hat, and dagger.

Wendy Costume for An Adult

My costume was incredibly easy as well. I already had the dress, so I just purchased some blue ribbon and my costume was done!

If you’re looking for a more authentic Wendy costume, this blue dress is a great option.

Captain Hook Costume for An Adult

Boy dressed as Peter Pan pretends to fight with man dressed as Captain Hook.

My husband’s Captain Hook costume was the most expensive because we had to purchase the entire outfit including the jacket and pants, wig, and sword, but it added a nice element of authenticity to our look.

We just tapped a paper mustache on for the pictures, but you can get real stick-on mustaches that are more durable.

DIY Tinkerbell Costume for A Baby

Boy wearing Peter Pan costume holds baby girl dressed as Tinkerbell.

My daughter was the perfect age for Tinkerbell that year! We had a green onesie already from when my son was Robin Hood so all we needed to get was the cute green fairy wings.

We also had her wear some white moccasins but you could also get some pom pom shoes.

Mermaid Costume

Woman dressed as Wendy darling holds baby dressed as Tinkerbell and holds hand of girl wearing mermaid costume.

My daughter got her mermaid costume that year for her birthday so we just incorporated it into our family costume since there are mermaids in the movie!

Other Costume Ideas

Family from Neverland Halloween costume idea

Obviously, as a family of 5 we couldn’t be every character from Peter Pan, so here are some more options if you have a bigger family or someone wants to be a different character:

  • Michael
  • John
  • Nana
  • Mr. Smee
  • The crocodile
  • Tiger Lily
  • Lost boys
  • Pirates

How To Choose A Family Costume

When it comes to picking a family Halloween costume, here are some tips we’ve found that make it a memorable and smooth experience:

  1. Select a Theme: Start by picking a theme that everyone in the family can relate to and enjoy. It could be based on a favorite movie, TV show, book, or even a historical era. Common themes like superheroes, fairy tales, or famous pop culture references often work well.
  2. Consider Individual Preferences: While it’s important to choose a theme everyone can agree on, also consider individual preferences within that theme. Make sure each family member can pick a character or element they genuinely like.
  3. Age-Appropriate Choices: Keep the age and maturity level of each family member in mind. Ensure that the costumes are suitable for everyone’s age and comfort level.
  4. DIY vs. Store-Bought: Decide whether you want to create DIY costumes or buy pre-made ones. DIY costumes can be more personalized and budget-friendly, but they require time and effort. Store-bought costumes offer convenience but can be more expensive. You can get the best of both worlds by shopping at second-hand or thrift stores for costume pieces.
  5. Coordinate Colors and Styles: Even if each family member is dressing as a different character, try to coordinate the colors and styles of the costumes to create a cohesive look. This makes the family ensemble more visually appealing.
  6. Plan Ahead: Start planning your family costume well in advance to allow time for shopping, crafting, and any necessary alterations. Popular costumes may sell out quickly, so it’s best to start early. We purchase our costume pieces in August and September.
  7. Consider Comfort: Think about comfort and practicality. Ensure the costumes are appropriate for the weather conditions in your area and that they allow for easy movement, especially for kids.
  8. Accessories and Props: Don’t forget about accessories and props that can enhance your costumes. These can add authenticity and creativity to your family’s look. Try shopping for these items around the house before you purchase anything.
  9. Include Everyone: Try to include every family member, including pets if they’re willing participants. A coordinated pet costume can add an extra layer of fun!
  10. Test the Costumes: Before Halloween night, have a dress rehearsal to make sure the costumes fit properly, and everyone is comfortable. This will also give you a chance to work out any last-minute adjustments and take pictures so you’re not rushing on the big night!

Remember that the key to a successful family costume is ensuring that everyone feels excited and comfortable in their chosen character, while also creating a visually appealing and cohesive look.

Want More?

If you liked this post, there are several more ideas for DIY family costumes in these posts:

Your Turn

If you’re doing a Peter Pan family costume this year, let us know how many people are in your family and who’s being what in the comments!