Looking for ideas to dress up as a group for a family Halloween costume? Here are our favorite fun family costumes for our family of 3, then 4, then 5, and now our family of 6!
Halloween is just a few weeks away! Eeep, time to kick the costume game in to full gear! I like to go all-out and have a family Halloween costume theme (and semi-homemade costumes, so much work but so fun!) — thankfully Justin is a good sport in this house of girls.
cheap & easy costume ideas:
6 Printable Group Costume Ideas
Need an easy last minute costume? for a group? Grab a couple basics from your closet and print these six easy and clever last-minute costumes!
Kid-Friendly Family Halloween Costumes
We are big fans of movies and Disney and also we had our first date on Halloween, so this holiday is always so much fun for our family!
We love Halloween, and we love themed group costumes! So much so that I have a whole Pinterest board JUST for costumes and this year, I decided to put together one post with a history of our Halloweens. Because Halloween is just once a year, and there are SO many ideas…
For many of the costumes, I’ve included links to buy online — online shopping can make Halloween so much easier than hitting up all the stores in a 50-mile radius to find the “perfect” costume — so order now, and then just relax and wait for it to come in the mail!
Just be sure that you order soon so that you can take advantage of free or inexpensive flat-rate shipping offers — or if you’re in a pinch, Amazon Prime 2-day shipping or Walmart+ delivery is a lifesaver! Many online costume stores also have the option to order online to pick up in the store if you have a location near you.
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The Three Amigos Family Costumes
After 8 years of infertility, we were extra excited to celebrate Halloween with a family costume as a family of 3! And what says “party” and “trio” better than… the 3 Amigos!
To make your own homemade 3 Amigos costumes (or mariachi band, if you’re not looking for a movie reference), hit up the thrift store for some black slacks and a blazer that can get the glitter treatment (using fabric paint), paired with a black sombrero.
Star Trek Group Costumes
There are SO many ways to do Star Trek family costumes — but the classic and pretty simple way that we went for is uniforms — and there is just something so perfect about that little dress!
We also got a little creative with accessories and makeup (details here) to be different alien races…. and don’t forget your phaser and tricorder (or, in a pinch, we used a hand-crank flashlight, ha!)
Alice in Wonderland Group Costumes
This Alice in Wonderland theme was back before our girls were big enough to really have an opinion about Halloween! (And also before the latest Alice in Wonderland movie) So we went big and it was so fun. I made most of our costumes by hand, since I had the time and inclination at that point.
Alice in Wonderland is a great costume for a larger group, too, because you can go as big or as small as you need. Alice, of course, and then the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat — and then you can always branch out playing card guards (use the printable here!), the caterpillar, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum or any other fun characters, too! And don’t forget the Drink Me necklace!
baby costume: Disney Store
toddler costume: (pictured) HalloweenCostumes | Walmart | BuyCostumes | Amazon
child costume: HalloweenCostumes | Walmart
adult costume: Amazon | Walmart | HalloweenCostumes
baby costume: (pictured) Disney Store
toddler costume: HalloweenCostumes
child costume: HalloweenCostumes
adult costume: HalloweenCostumes | (pajama version) HalloweenCostumes
accessories pack: Amazon | HalloweenCostumes
DIY COSTUME TIP
When you’ re looking for a cheap way to make your own Halloween costumes, we love to start with pre-made solid color basics, like sweaters and sweatpants. fleece sweatsuits keep the kids nice and warm in the chilly October nights here in Utah!
My Little Pony Family Costumes
We used the sweatsuit style for our My Little Pony outfits two years ago. We added fleece headbands with ears attached, plus a wigs like this for manes and tails, and some assorted duct tape and fabric paint to finish it off. So much fun!
But if you’re not as crazy over Halloween as I am, then there are also some easier options to get the pony lovers (and Bronies!) the costumes they want — including easy and cute hoodies (more here)! 🙂
Costumes and accessories, left to right
Pinkie Pie Accessory Kit: Walmart
Twilight Sparkle Hoodie Hat: BuyCostumes | Amazon (also Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie)
Tween Rainbow Unicorn: HalloweenCostumes
Adult Rainbow Dash Suit: HalloweenCostumes
Rainbow Dash Wings: Amazon | HalloweenCostumes
Rainbow Wigs: Walmart | HalloweenCostumes | Amazon
Purple Star Song Deluxe Costume: Walmart | BuyCostumes | HalloweenCostumes
(also available in Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash)
Twilight Sparkle Face Hoodie (plus more options!): BuyCostumes
Care Bears Family Costumes
To make our family Care Bear costumes, I ordered full adult-sized onesie/footie pajamas to make our Care Bear costumes — because there isn’t a large selection of adult care bear costumes, imagine that! 🙂
But you can just as easily (and less expensively, might I add…) take the same idea and use a colored hoodie and matching sweatpants. Just tack on ears (either sewn, with a safety pin, or glued on to a headband) and a belly badge, and you’re good to go. (And if you don’t attach it permanently, you’ve also got your workout/stay home gear for the winter, too!)
You can do sweatsuits for the whole family, or pick up Care Bear costumes for the kids and sweatsuits for the adults — or even grab the costumes for the kids and then dress up mom and dad as clouds or a rainbow!
Costumes, left to right
Blue Grumpy Bear Costume: Amazon
Pink Wonderheart Tutu Costume: Amazon | Walmart
Deluxe Cheer Bear Costume: Amazon | Target | Walmart | BuyCostumes | HalloweenCostumes
Toddler Blue Champ Care Bear Costume: Amazon
Pink Tutu Cheer Bear Costume: BuyCostumes | Target
Pink Plush Wonderheart Costume: Amazon | HalloweenCostumes
Star Wars / Mandalorian Group Costumes
Especially with the new Mandalorian series, Star Wars will always be a hit with the family, too! We did Star Wars with our family of 5 — yes, that’s a very unhappy baby Yoda in her dressed up carseat/stroller!
Toy Story Family Costumes
And then most recently, with our newest addition, we dressed as Toy Story characters!
We had Woody, Jessie, Bo Peep (and my baby sheep!) plus Buzz Lightyear and Barbie. These were mostly purchased online with a few basics from our closets, since we welcomed that darling baby sheep in an earlier and more dramatic fashion than anticipated 🙂
You can check out some cute couple Halloween costume ideas here.
Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.