Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only am I thrilled to create scary Halloween decorations and party foods, I love making my own costumes. In recent years, I’ve tried to stick to a themed costume for my entire family. It’s so much fun to dress everyone in a theme and I’ve found some wonderful DIY Halloween costume ideas to help me along. No matter how many people are in your family, there is a Halloween costume that you can make for each of them that will perfectly match your theme.
I’ve collected 35 wonderfully themed DIY Halloween costumes for families that you can use to really impress your neighborhood. From Disney movie characters to fun costumes like a family of bank robbers or football players, you’re going to find the perfect theme for your family and these are all super easy costumes to make. Some of them can be made on the fly so if you spend too much time with your DIY Halloween decorations, you can still pull these off. You should also check out these 21 adorable DIY Halloween costumes for babies.
Some of these costumes can be customized for your family. If you have several members for instance, you can simply add a costume or two, like a family of M&Ms or even Harry Potter characters. Just add as many as you need. This is also a great opportunity to revisit some favorite childhood movies. Plan a movie night so that your little ones can really get into their costume characters. There are even costumes that will let you add your dog to the fun. And, there are also some great ideas for doggie in these 24 homemade pet Halloween costumes.
If you plan to do a family themed costume this Halloween, there are some wonderful ideas in here for you. You can make these in no time and everyone in the family will adore dressing up together and acting out the characters from your favorite movie, television show or childhood book. I hope these thrill you as much as they have me and I hope you will share which theme your family chose for their DIY Halloween costumes.
19. Mario Kart Family Fun Costumes
20. Easy DIY 1920’s Family Costume
Flapper costumes are so very easy to make. You basically just need a nice dress that resembles that great 20’s style and some long beads and a headband. For men, the costumes are even easier. Just a suit with a hat and maybe an old fashioned mustache and you’re all done. This 1920’s themed family costume is so easy and inexpensive to make and your kids are going to have a blast dressing like flappers!
21. 50’s Sock Hop Costumes
Everyone loved the 50’s and that era leaves the perfect opportunity for a family themed costume idea. Just dress like you’re all headed to the sock hop! For guys, leather or denim jackets with jeans, white t-shirts and slicked back hair works perfectly. For girls, poodle skirts – which are a cinch to make – ponytails, saddle shoes and a light sweater gets the look down pat.
22. Homemade Gilligan’s Island Family Costumes
You don’t have to be shipwrecked on a desert island to look like you are. These Gilligan’s Island themed costumes are really easy to make and they’re so much fun. These are perfect for larger families. There are after all, seven original castaways so you have plenty of characters for everyone. You won’t even have to sew these costumes. Just find clothing that matches the show and you’re all set.
23. DIY Harry Potter Costumes
You can use these Harry Potter costume ideas for even the largest of groups or families. These are all really easy to make so all you have to do is choose your characters. Harry Potter and his friends are easy costumes to make and you can even add the Death Eater and Hedwig the owl if you want. This one offers many possibilities and a costume for everyone in the family.
24. Homemade Rocker Family Costumes
Imagine your family going to Halloween as KISS, the greatest rockers of all time! These costumes are super easy to make and this is the perfect themed costume idea for families of four. The biggest thing is the makeup so you’ll want to practice getting that famous KISS makeup down pat. Other than that, these are a cinch to put together and are sure to grab you some attention when your family sports them for Halloween.
25. Simple DIY Ninja Turtle Family Costumes
These Ninja Turtle costumes may just be the easiest thing ever. You just have to dress everyone in green shirts and black pants and add a “shell” that you make by spray painting green paint onto an aluminum roasting pan. Add your colored masks and you’re all set. Just grab a sword or two – plastic of course – and maybe a slice of pizza because we know how much those Ninja Turtles love their pizza.
26. DIY Family Of Sock Monkeys
These little sock monkeys – or big sock monkeys for adults – are just too adorable and they’re really easy to make. Everyone loves sock monkeys and you can do these in various different colors so that they’re not just alike. They can be made in any size so they’re perfect for your family no matter how old (or young) your little ones are. Just buy clothing in the sizes that you need and follow the instructions for decorating each one.
27. M&Ms Family Costumes
These felt M&Ms are really quick and easy to put together and they make the perfect family themed Halloween costume idea. Just create M&Ms in the colors that you need – one for each little member of your family. For Mom and Dad, maybe make the candy bag with black felt and lettering. You could also go as a bowl if you really wanted to be creative. Overall, this is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to dress your whole family together for Halloween.
28. Homemade PacMan Family Costumes
This homemade PacMan family costume idea includes PacMan, Mrs. PacMan, and a few ghosts so it’s great for larger families. The ghosts are made from oversized t-shirts cut at the bottom to give them a flowing look and with eyes glued on. The PacMan costumes are made from cardboard boxes, so this is also an upcycle project. Overall, the look is adorable and you can bet that you won’t see multiple other children wearing the same costume.
29. DIY Peter Pan And The Lost Boys Costumes
Peter Pan and the Lost Boys are a great choice for a family themed costume. Not only do you have plenty of room for all of your boys (or girls) to be Lost Boys, you can add Tinkerbelle and even Wendy, John, and Michael. The costumes themselves are super easy to make and can be done with things that you have on hand or cheap pieces that you can pick up at a thrift store.
30. Fun Phineas And Ferb Family Costumes
If your kids love Phineas and Ferb from the Disney Channel, this themed costume idea is perfect. You have plenty of characters to choose from and there are even options for Mom, Dad and older siblings if needed. You can even make Perry the Platypus for one of the kids, or the dog if he or she wants to be included in the costume fun.
31. DIY S’mores Family Costume
These S’mores may just be the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. You and your entire family can make this favorite outdoor treat – only in costume form. The graham crackers are just cardboard with holes cut into them. You can tie two of them together sandwich board style and just slip them over your clothing. The Hershey bar is a bit more complicated but not terribly difficult and the marshmallow is just two white pillows tied together. These are so easy and so adorable!
32. DIY Star Wars Family Costumes
We do a lot of Star Wars here in my house, which makes me really adore these DIY family Star Wars costumes. No matter which character is your favorite, there’s a DIY costume for it! Your kids can choose from any number of characters from any of the movies and you could even do a Star Wars theme for each movie sequel and prequel – just change up your costumes every year to match the new movie.
33. Cute Where’s Waldo Family Costumes
These Where’s Waldo costumes are super easy. You just need red and white striped sweats – which you could totally make from white sweats and red paint – and a red hat and scarf, which you make yourself. Since you use sweats for the actual costume, you can make these in any size that you need, so the entire family can be a collection of different Waldos.
34. DIY Wizard Of Oz Costumes
Okay, so the Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies. My daughter dressed like Dorothy for Halloween several years ago but it never dawned on me for the entire family to join her. This family themed costume is super easy to put together and there’s a roll for everyone in the family. You need Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Lion. Now, if you have more than four people in your family, you could also make munchkins, witches and any number of other characters to keep everyone in the same theme.
35. Family Sushi Roll Costume
I love sushi and I really adore this sushi roll costume idea. If you’ve ever eaten sushi, you know that you have to have more than one flavor at a time, right? That’s where this makes the perfect family costume. You can create as many little sushis as you need for every member of the family and the costumes themselves are not at all difficult to make. Or have Mom and Dad dress as chefs or soy sauce.