Unique Family Halloween Costumes — It’s that time of year when everyone is trying to come up with the most unique Halloween costume ideas and we’ve got you covered with 38 ideas for easy family Halloween costumes…
Updated August 2020
Haunted houses and horror films are not our idea of a fun Halloween, but a great costume definitely is! We love any excuse to get dressed up and socialize, and coming from experience, it seems like that happens less and less frequently once kids are in the picture.
Not to fear, these family Halloween costume ideas are meant to include every family member – so come on, parents, kids, and pets, this one’s for you!
No Harry Potter, video games, or Game of Thrones costumes this year, but these ideas are full of color, fun, and are perfect for family…
Family Costume Ideas | 39 Ideas for Family Halloween Costumes
1 — DIY Hungry Hippos Costume
Sugar & Cloth debuted their very first family Halloween costume in 2018 with this easy Hungry Hippos costume DIY featuring baby Gwen!
2 — DIY Pasta Family Costume
Since pasta is one of our top 3 favorite food categories (right behind pasta and more pasta), it’s no surprise that this DIY pasta family costume is near the top of our list. Yummy and cute – just how we like things!
3 — Bank Robbers Family or Group Costume
Matching outfits are one of the easiest ways to go for costumes, and this family of bank robbers is a super cute costume idea for the whole family- even the family pup!
4 — Baby Donut and Officer Mommy and Me Costume
How cute is this DIY baby donut costume?! We could just eat them up. Bring in dad as another cop, and the other little ones as more donuts for a full family costume!
5 — Alvin and the Chipmunks Costumes
This sporty version of Alvin and the Chipmunks from Brit + Co is a very easy costume to put together last minute. This costume is perfect for siblings and friends, too!
6 — DIY Robot Family Costume
Is this robot family costume spot on or what?! We’re super impressed with clever the DIY from Tell Love and Party. We love the colorful version, but you could always spray paint the costumes metallic silver if you’re going for a more classic robot look.
7 — Family of Clowns Halloween Costume
Kickcan & Conkers is serving up some serious vintage clown family costume inspiration with these costumes. We love all the whimsical pom pomps and the polka dot leggings. Bravo!
8 — DIY Baby Shark Family Costume
We’ll try to spare you the catchy tune, but we had to share this campfire song turned pop culture reference turned family Halloween costume! Family sharks doo, doo, doo, doo, do..
9 — Circus Snacks Family Costume
That’s right, folks! This DIY circus-themed family costume is sans clowns, acrobats, and animals. Instead, the stars of the show are the sweet and salty concessions, otherwise known in Circus Lingo as “Abba Dabba”!
10 — Disneyland Tourists Costume Idea
This Disneyland tourists family costume has us cracking up! Instead of going as a classic Disney character, this costume is goofy, comfortable, and if you’re a fan of the entertainment conglomerate, you probably already have some of this gear.
This idea is awesome because a stroller actually adds to the costume, so feel free to bring it along – especially if you’re trick or treating!
11 — Lawn Flamingo and Cactus Mommy and Me Costume
Studio DIY put together this awesome Palm Springs inspired mother and child costume. She went as a lawn flamingo, and baby was a cactus. How cute!
12 — DIY Baby Croissant Mommy and Me Costume
Nothing better than a buttery baby croissant! Mom (or dad, or both) can sport this chic French look and roam freely with baby croissant cozy and comfy in their carrier.
Catch the full DIY croissant costume from Oh Happy Day.
13 — Chiquita & Baby Banana Costume
A yellow wrap is all you need to keep baby banana tight and secure on Mamacita Chiquita. Grab a matching yellow cap and tape on an enlarged banana sticker to complete baby’s look.
Mom, layer some bright beads and flowers over a flow-y skirt and off the shoulder ruffled top. See the same costume a la Sugar & Cloth for more ideas.
14 — DIY Retro Space Family Costume
Retro vibes! We love how Tell Love & Party’s designed this DIY space family costume using a simple hack. Head over to the link for the full how-to!
15 — DIY Garden Gnome Costume
This costume gives us the LOLz. We love this idea for several reasons: 1. it’s adorable, 2. it’s hilarious, 3. you can never have too many gnomes! So, if you’re a family of two or ten, this DIY gnome family costume is simply perfect.
16 — School Supplies DIY Family Costume
Studio DIY cleverly personified school supplies with this cheery, themed family Halloween costume featuring a pencil, paper, and baby eraser. So unique!
17 — “Grease” Family Costume
There are so many good characters to choose from for Halloween costumes, and Grease characters are definitely a popular choice. Instead of the couples costume version, though, we love the twist of baby Danny!
Head to Brit + Co for the mommy and me Grease family costume.
18 — “A League of Their Own” DIY Family Costume
19 — Gardeners and Baby Garlic Family Costume
This beautiful family halloween costume has mom and dad as gardeners, and baby as garlic. Say Yes has the how-to and excellent ideas for making this Halloween costume adaptable to different family sizes.
Who knows, maybe it’ll inspire the little ones to come around to some more veggies!
20 — Little Red Sibling Costume
Pink Pistachio put together this sibling costume based on “Little Red Riding Hood” and it’s so cute. If you’re a family of three, mom and dad can step in as the wolf and the wood cutter!
21 — Space Themed DIY Family Costume
The moon, stars, a UFO, and a little green man make up this stellar space themed family costume. Head to Brit + Co for the DIY tutorial.
22 — Peter Pan Family Costume
Say Yes put this Peter Pan family costume together from some thrift store items and a few pieces from Amazon. It’s a great last minute family option if you’re in a pinch!
23 — Baby Picasso and Masterpiece Family Costume
We don’t know if it’s the colorful outfit, the face paint, or Baby Picasso himself, but this costume is a masterpiece in its own right and one of our favorite costumes ever! The clever Picasso and painting mommy and me costume is by The House That Lars Built.
24 — Mary Poppins and Chimney Sweeps Family Costume
In Honor of Design released their easy DIY rendition of a Marry Poppins family Halloween costume and they totally nailed it. We love that the Mary Poppins role was filled by the daughter. Way to go, IHOD!
25 — Futuristic Family DIY Costume
It’s not the first space themed looks we’ve shared, but you’ll never guess what items were used to make the DIY Futuristic family of six costumes.The color palette is pretty far out, too! It’s reminding us of Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story” but a little more refined.
26 — Classic Halloween Theme Family Costume
We’ll admit, this is about as “scary” as we like things to get. The simplicity of the black and white (and the absence of red) is what earns this classic Halloween theme family costume a spot on our list.
27 — Sriracha and Taco Mommy and Me Costume
Hot mama! Even though the dress was bought, this costume and the DIY taco are surprisingly easy and inexpensive. Brit + Co tells you how to make this awesome Sriracha and Taco mom and baby costume.
28 — “Star Wars” Family Costume
Nerd out with this “Star Wards” family costume from Say Yes! Given its significance and world-wide fandom, it’s no surprise that “Star Wars” is a common group costume idea, so grab your lightsaber and join in for Halloween!
29 — Starfish and Scuba Diver Mama and Baby Costume
30 — DIY Family Weather Costume
100% chance of fun in this DIY family weather costume! This costume could also work for siblings or a couple (sans rainbow and cloud). See the tutorial at Studio DIY!
31 — DIY Superhero Family Costume
Another Halloween costume idea for any size family or group! We love the idea of creating custom super hero costumes based on your child’s (and your) chosen super powers, colors, and super hero name. Awesome idea, Damask Love!
32 — “The Giving Tree” DIY Parent and Child Costume
The House That Lars built made a really great DIY tutorial for a parent and child costume based on ‘The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. Click to get all the costume details for you and your little.
33 — “Top Gun” Easy DIY Family Costume
If you’re a “Top Gun” fan, and you own a green jumpsuit and a pair of aviators, you’e 80% there. Check out Brit + Co’s source for the remaining pieces to this “Top Gun” DIY family costume.
34 — DIY Bubble Bath Family Costume
Who would have thought that bath time could be a Halloween costume? Not us, but we’re so glad that Studio DIY came up with this clever DIY family costume!
35 — “Troop Beverly Hills” Mother and Daughter Costume
36 — “Where’s Waldo?”Easy Family Costume
You’ll have no problem finding your little Waldo’s with this matching “Where’s Waldo?” family (or sibling) costume.
Since the jeans and boots can be worn year-round and the red and white striped long sleeve shirts can totally be repurposed for Christmas pajamas, we’re going to say that this Halloween costume is practically free. See what we did there?
37 — Winnie The Pooh Family Costume
Winnie, Christopher, and Piglet are the perfect Halloween trio. A quick trip to a local thrift store, a little felt, and a hot glue gun make this a great last minute option as well!
38 — DIY Space Family Costume
To round out the list, we’re sharing just one more DIY outer space family costume featuring a rocket ship, the universe, and a baby astronaut. T-minus two months until Halloween! You could also easily make this into an entire solar system as a group Halloween costume!
39 — DIY Fruit Snacks Food Costumes Family Costume Idea
We all know how much our kids LOVE fruit snacks, and we made this DIY fruit snacks family or group costume idea as an ode to our daughter’s favorite treat!
And you can see more of our other DIY Halloween costume ideas that we’ve made in years past, right here! —
- Couples Costumes: 41 Easy Ideas for Couples Halloween Costumes
- DIY Halloween Wigs & Lashes
- 36 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
- Family Group Costume Idea: DIY Fruit Snacks Food Costume
- DIY Pool Float Pet Costume
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