DIY Halloween Costume Ideas For The Whole Family

by akashyadav - October 10, 2018

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas For The Whole Family

Halloween is near and the season of dressing up in scary or funny costumes is just around the corner. Try getting your whole family to dress up this Halloween. If you can’t think of a theme for you and your family, you can try these family costume ideas that will surely impress the entire neighborhood.


Whether you have a big Halloween party to attend or are planning to head out with the kids for trick-or-treating this year and want to wow the neighborhood, you can try homemade, store-bought or a little bit of both to create a family theme you and the kids will love. Read on!

Here are some fun Halloween costume ideas for the whole family!

1. Circus Act Family

The circus is where you can bring your children and let them have fun with a bunch of performers, from clowns to trapeze artists. So take this idea and apply it for Halloween! Have your family dress up as part of a circus act. Here’s the where you can get some ideas from: Tell Love and Paty.

2. Still Life Painting

This simple yet brilliant idea for a costume is easy to do. First, you must do a research and gather painting ideas. Then as a family, you can choose what painting you want to copy. Like this family from Late Enough, they chose the classic  bowl full of fruits painting. Dad is the bowl, Mom as grapes, and as for the kids, you can choose whatever type of fruit you want.

3. Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The story of a girl who tried three different porridges and beds, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, can be your Halloween costume! You’ll love recreating this family of three bears and a curious little girl. Dress up your little girl as Goldilocks for an extra cuteness factor! If you want a tutorial for this Halloween costume idea, check it out here in A Beautiful Mess.

4. Sad Clowns

Being a clown means that you have to look funny all the time, but if you want to spice things up with your costume you can opt to do another theme. Dressing up your family as a group of clowns can be simple as putting white face paint on your face and red lipstick on your lips. Viola! You’re a clown! You can also go for a scary or sad clown, and there are tons of makeup tutorials you can look to for inspiration. Take a look at this example.

5. Disney Tourists

Disneyland is “The Happiest Place on Earth” and “Where Dreams Come True.” If you have ever taken a trip to Disney before, this family Halloween costume idea is easy as pie. All you need are mouse ears, fanny packs, and memorabilia to make a quick transformation. Your entire family should go over the with accessories just like this family in Say Yes.

6. The Incredibles

One of the most popular costume ideas every Halloween lately is dressing up as your favorite superheroes. As a family, you can’t go wrong going out in your neighborhood as The Incredibles. You can easily put these together even if you don’t have enough skills when it comes to arts and crafts. Start with red shirts, tights, and then add few details like the symbol of the Incredibles with black, yellow, white, and orange felt. Check it out here!

7. Scooby Doo

Are you ready to create an adventure with the gang? Recreating the characters of Scooby Doo is simple and straightforward. You can go to the thrift shop and look for clothes that are similar to Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma. If you have a dog, you can dress it up as Scooby. This is one way to take your costumes back a few generations, and don’t forget to create ghost costume for the little ones!

8. Cavemen

Before civilization, all we had were our primitive instincts. Now that Halloween is near, you can channel your inner troglodyte by dressing your family as some caveman. You just need to get some animal print fabric for the costume and for the accessories, craft some papier mache wigs, clubs, and few bones for your hairdo.

9. Alice in Wonderland

Consider this next if you like costumes with a lot of intricate details and transform your family into Alice in Wonderland characters. With wigs, face paint, and costumes, you can now explore Wonderland and experience magic. There are many characters to choose from like the Mad Hatter Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, and lastly, Alice.

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