‘Tis the season for tricks, treats and make believe. Since you’re never too old to play dress up, get everyone involved in the Halloween festivities with coordinated costumes for you and your little pumpkins. These families opted to forgo traditional store-bought gear in favor of homemade creations and the results were spook-tacular. From classic film characters to literary favorites, the ideas below are sure to help spark your imagination.
photo: A Beautiful Mess
Peter Pan and the Lost Boys
We’re clapping our hands for these whimsical costumes featuring Peter Pan and his Lost Boys. Grab a little creative pixie dust and fly over to A Beautiful Mess for a closer look at the costumes and to check out the how-to. It’s easy to re-create if you just believe! You can even make your pixie dust by clicking here.
photo: Tell Love and Party
The family over at Tell Love and Party knows how to celebrate Halloween. And since few things say Halloween more than creatures of the night, the family chose to embrace their inner monsters for this freakishly fabulous group costume. Featuring Frankenstein, his bride, a mini mummy, and baby bat, you’ll find all the how-tos and close-ups of the spook-tacular makeup here.
photo: Chris Loves Julia
The family behind Chris Loves Julia took this awesome film-themed photo for the invitation to their annual costume bash. A flashback to a favorite childhood movie, the kids may not be familiar with The Sandlot, but they’ll love the fun summery costumes.
LEGO Movie Family
This group costume, a collection of favorite characters from the latest LEGO film, requires a substantial time commitment, but the results are definitely worth the effort. Taking the creator about 70 hours to create, find the materials and download the how-to at Instructables.
photo: Laraina Hase Photography
Photographer Laraina Hase found inspiration in a favorite food for this delicious family costume. Check out how to make your own cardboard food truck and adorable mini taco costumes here.
photo: Pretty Plain Janes
A League of Their Own
The family behind Pretty Plain Janes hit a home run with this movie-themed group costume. Complete with a ballpark candy vendor, head over to the blog for a closer look at the individual ensembles.
photo: Say Yes
The search is over! We spotted this ultra-coordinated family costume over at Say Yes. Easy to pull together from items likely already in your closet, check out the site to discover even more amazing group costume ideas.
photo: Tell Love and Party
These metallic space suits from Tell Love and Party are out of this world! Your little aliens will have a blast exploring the galaxy in search of candy. Zoom over to the blog for the how-to and a list of supplies.
photo: Cupcakes and Cashmere
This Jurassic Park family costume is a mix of buy and DIY. The stylish mom behind Cupcakes and Cashmere scoured Goodwill and pulled together Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler’s costumes for only $17, while the baby dinosaur was a Pottery Barn Kids purchase. This is one great costume idea that will never go extinct.
photo: Kristen Duke Photography
These sweet no-sew costumes are easy for even the novice DIY-er to recreate. Sure to satisfy your family’s sugar cravings, check out the instructions over at Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke.
photo: Diary of a Crafty Lady
Your little gamers will love these super costumes handmade by Lindsay at Diary of a Crafty Lady. Complete with remote control, check out the complete family costume and all the how-tos here.
Will you dress up with your family this Halloween? Share with us in the comments below.
— Lauren Hill