Using cardboard, pillows, tape, and some velcro, this creative family of four turned themselves into the delicious ingredients of S’mores: graham crackers, a marshmallow, and a chocolate bar.
Turn mommy into Cruella De Vil and daddy into Jasper and the kids into cute spotted puppies for Halloween! The dalmatian costumes were made with white clothing and black fabric paint.
The Incredibles are already a family unit, so it’s the perfect family halloween costume! Using lots of felt and red clothing, this family created their costumes with the help of a sewing machine.
Your kids will love this family halloween costume idea if they like to play with Legos! This family went as a mix of Lego people and blocks. They made their costumes with a cardboard tube for the heads and lots of cardboard boxes and spray paint.
Be comfy on Halloween and dress up as Care Bears! Buy sweatshirts and sweatpants for the whole family in different colors (dye white ones if you can’t find the right colors). Add circles of felt with designs of your favorite Care Bears. Up the cuteness factor by decorating a wagon as a white, fluffy cloud!
If you have a little girl baby in your family, consider turning her into Tinkerbell! Get someone else, maybe a little boy or the dad, to be Peter Pan. Round out the family costume with someone dressed as Hook! There’s a lot of other characters from the movie that could be a part of your family halloween costume: Wendy, Smee, the Lost Boys, John, Michael, Tiger Lily, and even Nana.
Instead of dressing up like the characters of a movie, this family dressed up as Disney villains! This family halloween costume included Jafar, Syndrome, Maleficent, and Cruella De Vil. Other Disney villains to consider: Mother Gothel from Tangled, Scar from The Lion King, and Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
This creative family halloween costume turns your littlest ones into hungry sharks! Have your kids dress up like sharks, one parent dress up as a lifeguard and the other as a surfer who got injured by the bloodthirsty sharks. A lot of fun, especially if the surfer carries around a broken surfboard. You could make one out of styrofoam or even cardboard.
Star Wars is something that both kids and adults love, so this family halloween costume idea will be a hit. There’s so many characters from the world of Star Wars that no matter how many members you have in your family, you’ll be able to find a costume idea for everyone. Some favorite characters: Yoda, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Stormtroppers, R2D2, C-3PO, and Obi Wan Kenobi.
Paint everyone in blue face paint and dress them up in blue clothes with white gloves, white shorts, and white shoes. Oh, and don’t forget the white hats. This family halloween costume is great fun and you all will get recognized instantly as characters from the beloved cartoon.
Classic movies are always great inspiration for a fun family halloween costume. The Wizard of Oz is another movie that’s full of exciting characters for your family members to emulate, from Dorothy to the Wicked Witch of the West. Don’t forget Toto, the Good Witch, the Lion, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and of course, the Wizard of Oz himself.
The family that revels in their misery and all things scary makes a fun family to hang out as on Halloween! Dress up your family as the Addams Family, bonus points if you have a pet who can dress up as Thing. For even more fun, dress someone up as the hairy Cousin It.
The popular video game series is full of cute characters with colorful costumes that will translate into a truly great family halloween costume. Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach are the obvious choices, but other costume ideas include Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and the baddie Bowser.
If you have two girls and one boy, why not turn your family into the Simpsons family? You could either find masks for everyone or paint everyone’s faces yellow and find wigs for everyone. For even more fun, give everyone a prop – a beer mug for Homer, a skateboard for Bart, a saxophone for Lisa, a red necklace for Marge, and a pacifier for Maggie!
Do your kids watch the Sesame Street show? Of course they do. They’ll be thrilled to dress up along with the family as their favorite characters from the universally loved muppet show. You could buy the costumes or keep it simple with t-shirts of the faces of the muppet characters. Or you could do what this family did – they used colored feather boas and made eyes out of styrofoam balls. So clever.
Halloween is a family affair, so it makes sense to go all out and dress up together as a family. Do your family like to dress up together or are you considering trying it this year? What other family halloween costume ideas have you seen that you’d like to share?
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