Poll: Themed Family Costumes
The Very Best DIY Halloween Costumes For Families with Babies & Infants
Put that old jack-o'-lantern onesie back in your beautiful nursery drawers and get ready to bring your family's Halloween look to the next level.
With a little cleverness and creativity, your little one's outfit can take your homemade family costume from boring to brilliant.
Here you'll find a variety of budget-friendly ideas for DIY family Halloween costumes inspired by movies, fairy tales, food products and more.
Costume Ideas For Large & Extended Families
Costume Ideas For Families of 4
TV- and Movie-Themed Fancy Dress Ideas for Families
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
An incredible family cosplay featuring Finn, Rey and BB-8.
- Inside Out
Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger and Fear costumes for a family of five.
- Despicable Me 2
Minion costumes for the kids with mom and dad as Gru and Agent Lucy Wilde.
Fry, Leela, Nibbler and Sally.
- 101 Dalmatians
Cruella de Vil, Jasper and adorable dalmatians from the animated Disney classic.
- My Neighbor Totoro
Three different sized Totoros and mom as Mei.
- The Wizard of Oz
Follow the yellow brick road with these DIY costumes.
Up-inspired costume with a baby as Kevin the bird.
- Monsters, Inc.
Amazing homemade Monsters, Inc. costume featuring Mike, Scully, Boo & Celia Mae.
- Cinderella + How to Train Your Dragon
Two families who dressed up in DIY film-themed costumes.
Linguini, Colette and Remy from Pixar's hit film Ratatouille.
- Harry Potter & Friends
Harry, Hermione, Luna, Crookshanks, and Professor Trelawney.
- Jungle Book
Easy Disney-inspired DIY costume.
- Frankenstein's Family
What better costume than a classic monster with his bride and baby?
- How to Train Your Dragon
Amazing homemade viking and dragon costumes.
An incredible homemade Beetlejuice costume.
- Alice in Wonderland
Inspired by Tim Burton's gothic re-imagining of the classic tale.
- The Little Mermaid
Go under the sea with Ariel, King Triton, Sebastian and Ursula.
- Batman + Alice in Wonderland + The Wizard of Oz
Costumes for a family of four inspired by Neil Patrick Harris.
- The Incredibles
Pixar's animated family comedy is always a hit on Halloween.
Family Costume Ideas For Single Parents
Halloween Ideas For Single Parents
- Rag Dolls
A beautiful mother-daughter DIY costume tutorial.
- Madeline & Miss Clavel
"In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines." A great theme for single moms with little girls.
- Mary & Little Lamb
Perfect costume for single moms with little girls.
- Curious George
This classic children's series makes for a cute and easy family costume, starring your little one as Curious George and dad as the man in the yellow hat.
Costume Inspiration For Families of 5
Food-Themed Family Costume Ideas
- Ketchup, Mustard & Hot Dog
An adorable, mouth-watering family picnic costume that could quickly be constructed out of felt.
- Popcorn & Vendors
DIY popcorn costume for baby.
- Krispy Kreme
Featuring mom and dad as Krispy Kreme bakers and the littles (including the family pup!) as adorable pink sprinkled donuts.
- Fast Food Mascots
Ronald McDonald, Burger King, Colonel Sanders, Wendy and a Taco Bell hot sauce packet.
- Even More S'mores
Inexpensive family idea constructed out of cardboard and pillows.
DIY Costumes for Mom, Dad & Baby
- The Four Seasons
Spring, Summer, Winter, Autumn, Mother Nature and Father Time.
- American Historical Figures
Wyatt Earp, Davy Crockett, Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart and Rosie the Riveter.
- Bees & Beekeeper
Four bees and a beekeeper with lots of photos.
Cleopatra, Amelia Peabody, Akmenrah, King Tut and a mummy.
Apple-inspired iPod costume with ear buds.
- Cops & Robbers
Creative, easy and inexpensive family costume.
- No-Sew Halloween Costumes for Babies
20 ideas for easy homemade baby costumes.
- Space Invaders
Alien and astronaut costumes for the whole family.
Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin.
- Shark vs. Surfboard
Another clever shark attack costume.
- Anrgy Birds
Homemade costumes inspired by the uber popular mobile game.
Family-Friendly Ideas Inspired by TV & Cartoons
- Care Bears
Learn how to make no-sew DIY Care Bear costumes for the entire family with this tutorial.
Fry, Leela, Nibbler and Sally.
Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma, Fred and two mummies.
- The Simpsons
Perfect for a family of five.
- Popeye, Olive Oyl & Sweet Pea
Classic cartoons make great Halloween themes — and the pieces for this Popeye outfit are probably already in your closet.
- Phineas & Ferb
Easy cartoon-inspired outfits for a family of six.
Book & Fairy Tale-Themed Costume Ideas For Families with Kids
- Little Red Riding Hood
A classic fairy tale costume that's easy to pull together at the last minute.
- Another Little Red Riding Hood
Featuring Grandma, the wolf, Little Red and the woodsman.
Share Your Themed Family Costume Ideas
Maddie on October 28, 2016:
Love the idea, Angela -grabczak
Franchesca W (author) from Atlanta, GA on December 06, 2013:
@angela-grabczak: Love the idea, angela-grabczak! :)
angela-grabczak on October 05, 2013:
I thought this might get a few laughs. My 18 month old son as an 80's rocker and me as a 80's groupie! Lol tastefully done of course. feedback please.
hgb282 on October 01, 2013:
The shark attack and the beekeeper and the bees are fun ideas for the family.