Stand out from the crowd this year by creating family Halloween costumes that will bring you tons of compliments while you trick-or-treat! From favorite movie characters and Disney family costume ideas to animal families and sweet treats, we’ve found 21 ways to dress up your brood this year. Scroll down and start planning for this spooky holiday right now.
Leaping Leprechauns Family Costumes
Good as gold! We give the green light to the striped stockings and big green hat that make these lucky little ones ready for trick-or-treating. Create a rainbow and add gold coins to a shirt, and you've got an adorable leprechaun family Halloween costumes idea. Get more inspiration for these crafty costumes over at Narwhal Design Ink.
Ariel Family Halloween Costumes
Dive in! Put your sewing skills to work like mama Jessica over at Craftiness Is Not Optional, and have your crew dress up as Disney®'s Little Mermaid cast. Little ones can be (of course!) the little mermaid, but baby brother makes an adorable Sebastian.
Easy DIY Star Wars Family Costumes
Follow the force! If your family is Star Wars-obsessed then dressing up as Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo or Princess Leia (to name a few options) can be tons of fun. Mama Liz over at Say Yes shows how to put together a few things from around the house to pull off this futuristic family costume idea.
Pixar’s Up Family Costumes
On a cloud! These DIY Up costumes are perfect for Halloween. Head over to littlecitylittlelady's Instagram pic of her take on this Pixar film. We give two thumbs up to the little one dressed as the house (and the grown-up costumes too!).
Guardians of the Galaxy Family Costumes
Protect the universe by having your brood channel characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy. Zoom over to Sugar Bee Craft and see the use of face paints, props and leather jackets that make this family's Halloween costume ideas marvelous.
Birthday Party Family Costumes
Piece of cake! Confetti, gifts, birthday cake and a birthday hat make a fun, happy DIY family costume. We love how A Joyful Riot gives a detailed tutorial on making these party-themed family outfits. The best part is that the cake is a wagon for little ones to ride in—what a clever idea!
Harry Potter Family Costumes
If you have a little muggle in the house, then a family Harry Potter costume theme makes for the perfect fit! Click through to mama Jessica's Instagram Halloween pic for tips on how to bring Hogwarts to your house this Halloween.
DIY Shark Family Costumes
Sew cute! We love DIY costumes and give a wave of approval for this adorable shark family put together by annmarie_plus_3 (mom of three!). You and your herd of fish will be sure to see grins on fellow trick-or-treaters.
Scooby-Doo Halloween Costumes
Puppy power! You can mix and match store-bought and thrift store finds like mama Dominique and put together this DIY Scooby-Doo family Halloween costume. The best part is they can wear this costume again and again.
DIY School Family Costumes
As easy as A-B-C. Put your crafty skills to work making these family school-themed Halloween costumes which we give an A-plus. Get inspiration on the how-to over at Studio DIY, where you can see a few accessories that make these costumes top of the class.
This family Halloween costume idea will light up the night until the cows come home. Get inspired by Loft3 Photography's farm family photo—you can DIY parts of everyone's costume. From a sheep and pig to cow and farmer, this family puts their eggs in different baskets.
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 pixie dust and fly over to A Beautiful Mess for a closer look at the costumes. It's easy to re-create if you just believe! You can even make your pixie dust by clicking here.
The family over at Tell Love and Party knows how to celebrate Halloween. 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.
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 popular 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
—Nikki Walsh with Lauren Hill