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41 Creative Family Halloween Costume Ideas You’ve Never Seen

If you’re looking for some amazing, creative family Halloween costume ideas, do I have a great list for you!

Halloween is fun for kids of course, but with these family costume ideas, the whole family can get in on the fun!

​So let me help you make this year an entire family affair.

This post has some really creative ideas. Some of them you can easily DIY, and others you’re going to have to buy, but whatever your plan, these photos are guaranteed to inspire.

When I was trying to find family Halloween costumes, I turned to Instagram to see what the mamas over there came up with. And they did not disappoint. And just a side note, OMG, why are there so many beautiful people on Instagram?!

Here you can find some of your favorite characters and in my opinion, some of the best family Halloween costumes you’ll ever see!

​This list is also filled with a bunch of easy-to-diy costume ideas!

And some not so easy to DIY ideas too, if you thrive on that kind of thing!

Anyway, here they are.

Fun family Halloween costumes for you and the whole crew!

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Creative Family Halloween Costume Ideas

DIY family Halloween costume inspiration for your Halloween festivities!

1. Mickey And Disney

What I love so much about this family costume is how simple it is, and how sweet. As long as your child has a Mickey costume, you’ve just got to make yourself look like a tourist and you’re golden!


2. A Magician And A Bunny

If you were thinking about dressing your baby up in a bunny Halloween costume, why not complete the look with the addition of a magician and magician’s assistant? Simple DIY costumes that are totally cute.


3. Skeletons

Can you believe that this mama was pregnant and DIYed these adorable skeleton costumes by hand cutting each bone out of felt and ironing them on?! If she can do it, then why not you?


4. Football

If my husband saw this, I know he would jump right on the family halloween costume band wagon. And again, this is super simple because I bet you already OWN most of this stuff.


5. Cops And Robbers

I really can’t get enough of the cops and robbers costume ideas. Seriously. And throw in a super cute kid, and you’ve got a recipe for the best costumes in town. And the Little Tykes Cozy Coupe Police Car? Gah, I just. can’t take. the CUTENESS.


6. The Flintstones

What better costume for a family than one of the most popular TV cartoon families! Get yourself some big sheets of felt and you could whip up these costumes in no time.


7. Mary Poppins

Gosh, isn’t this ADORABLE? If you go for this idea, your pre-trick or treat preparations better include some Chim Chim Cher-ee.


8. Cops And Robbers II

Just some more bank robbers inspiration, because you can never have enough!


9. The Circus

Another example of why a Halloween costume photo shoot is a must!

This family’s circus costumes and entire set-up take creativity up a notch. I mean seriously, they thought of everything! You’ve got the lion tamer, the popcorn passer-outer, the lion, the Ringmaster, the strongest man in the world… LOVE.


10. The Gingerbread Man

I feel like I’m saying the same things over and over, but oh my goodness, I’m on cuteness overload. (And if you want to check out more of this beautiful family, just click the pic).

The chef costumes would be real easy to throw together, too, making this a good last minute option.


11. A Martini

This is a total DIY family costume. Who would have thought to put a baby in an olive costume, and then dress yourself in a cardboard martini glass?! This might just be the most creative costumes on this list.


12. Super Mario

90’s mamas, where you at? How cute is this Super Mario family? I love the idea, I love the bright colors, and if you live in a cold climate, these costumes will keep you warm for sure!


13. Ghostbusters

Do our kids even know about Ghostbusters? Well, they should! Bring back the ridiculous awesomeness that is the Ghostbusters with these costumes. Don’t you adore the addition of the ghost balloons?


14. Frozen

If you’re not yet over Elsa  If your kids are not yet over Elsa, this is definitely a family costume idea that would please the little princesses in your family.

I love that mom is a snowflake. So creative!


15. The Three Little Pigs

This family’s costumes are seriously so simple, but there is something so great about it. Perfect for the younger crowd in love with fairy tales.

I love that the big bad wolf isn’t the dad but one of the boys!


16. Power Rangers

Go, go Power Rangers!


17. Aladdin

Okay, so when I said earlier that you could always go as Rajah and have your daughter go as Jasmin, this isn’t what I had in mind (Veronique is one hot mama!). However, if you’ve got it, flaunt it!


18. Super Mario II

Okay, okay , one more Super Mario costume idea for you. I love that this mama used an old prom dress. Super smart! Now excuse me while I go see if I still have my old prom dresses.


19. The Wizard Of Oz

This Wizard of Oz ensemble is perfection, don’tcha think?


20. Alice In Wonderland

It’s Alice in Wonderland, but only 1,000 times better.


21. The Zoo

Zoo costumes are the perfect answer when you want to do a family costume and your kids also want to have some say in what they will be!


22. Amelia Earhart

I love this! Such fun, and girl power, too!

​The clouds are so simple.


23. A League Of Their Own

Only the best movie of all time!


24. The Lion King

I never knew the Lion King could look so good!


25. Junk Food

These HOMEMADE (what?!) Halloween costumes just scream FUN!

I can’t get over how amazing these costumes are.

​I wonder if I can convince my husband to dress up as a bowl of fruit loops?

Side note: Do you see how she made the fruit loops out of pool noodles?



26. Ice Cream Parlor

I scream, you scream, we all scream for these adorable DIY costumes.

This one is SO simple. 

My daughter went as ice cream one year, and now I wish we had done a group costume like this!


27. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

There is NO WAY that there could ever be a better, more amazingly perfect Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory costumes. Seriously the BEST!

I would love to dress my daughters up as Violet Beauregarde and Veruca Salt!


28. Neverland and Peter Pan

Super simple, super adorable!

Isn’t Tinker Bell just precious?

If you have more children, you could add in a Captain Hook, too!


​More Ideas

If the above just wasn’t enough, check out this list of family costume ideas that will work for any family size.

1. Star Wars- Princess Leia would be so fun for a daughter!

2. Charlie Brown

3. Ice Ice Baby- Mom and dad dressed as bags of ice, and then, a baby! It’s so simple but so much fun. 

​4. Harry Potter

5. The Addams Family

​6. Stranger Things

7. Baby Shark

8. The Care Bears

9. Little Red Riding Hood

10. Hocus Pocus

11. Scooby Doo

12. Jurassic Park

13. Toy Story

What are your favorite family costume ideas? Let me know in the comments!

Want more? You’re in luck! I have MORE Family Halloween Costume Ideas (for families of four).

You can also check out my sibling Halloween costume ideas or my Family Halloween Costumes With A Baby.


Sunday 19th of November 2023

The circus is my favorite! Too cute!

Charlene Roestorff

Wednesday 25th of October 2023

Aladdin for sure... love it


Sunday 22nd of October 2023

The Martini costume idea is a first for me -- what a unique idea!

Brenda Kosciuk

Monday 23rd of October 2023

It's great, isn't it!


Sunday 22nd of October 2023

Friends of ours were the robbers one year. Their baby, named Cash, was in the bag of money! Lol!

Brenda Kosciuk

Monday 23rd of October 2023

Oh my goodness, how precious!!

Peggy Melott

Saturday 21st of October 2023

love the Addams family