Family Halloween Costume Ideas that are Easy and Fun
Costumes for the Whole Family or a Large Group
We love Halloween in our family, and I love to dress our girls up in great costumes. My mother-in-law is an amazing seamstress and has created some of the best costumes that I have seen from Little Bo Peep and her sheep to a peacock with real peacock feathers! Since we have three girls we have done a few Halloweens where they all matched. Now that our oldest is in third grade, we have to be more creative. She is a lot pickier about her costume and this year she wants to be scary. Hopefully, we can figure something out to make it work; I'm thinking the Addams family might be the best option. Here are a few other ideas of great costumes for families or a large group of friends.
Our Three Angels
Angels and Devil
A few Halloweens ago we dressed up as angels. This was a very easy costume to make. My mother-in-law created the girls dresses and halos and I bought the wings from a costume store. For my costume I just wore a white skirt and top. You can easily dress the kids in a white dress with white stockings and shoes; buy a halo and wings and you have angels. When we all dressed up we had my husband be the devil. I bought him horns and a tail and he wore red. It was the easiest costume and really cute.
The Incredibles and Other Super Heroes
Incredibles Family Costume: This is a great family idea especially if you have three kids - two boys and a girl. My best friend did this a few Halloweens ago and bought the costumes. They probably wouldn't be that difficult to make though.
Super Hero Group Costumes: Dressing up as super heroes is a great idea for a family especially if you have boys. All of these costumes would be great for a small or large family: Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, incredible Hulk, The Flash, Captain America, Super Girl, Thor, Iron Man, Green Lantern.
Alice in Wonderland and Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf
Alice in Wonderland Family Costume: This is another costume that would be great for a large family because there are plenty of characters to choose from. Alice and the White Rabbit are the two most important costumes, but you could also have the Queen of Hearts, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the March Hare and Mouse, the King, the Cards, The Catepillar, and of course, the Cheshire Cat!
Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf Family Costume: This is a great costume for a family or group of four. Three of the members can be the pigs and one the wolf. Usually the dad would be the big bad wolf, but you could put a spin on the costume and make the pigs evil and the wolf sweet and kind like the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs; one of our favorite books!
A Hamburger/Sandwich or Wizard of Oz
Hamburger Family Costume: I love the idea of a hamburger or sandwich for a costume for the family! Each family member can be an ingredient, meat, cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, etc and the parents can be the buns! You put them all together to make the hamburger. This could be a simple costume to make, too. As a funny twist, one of the family member can wear the Burger King mask. If you don't want to be a hamburger, you could try being a sandwich with the same idea!
Wizard of Oz Family Costume for a large family: This is a classic family costume and works great if you have a big family or group; Grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles all could join in making it a big family affair! Dorothy, Glenda the Good Witch, The Wicked Witch of the West, Scarecrow, TinMan, Wizard, Lion, and if you have Munchkins even better!
The Addams Family and Munsters
If your group would like to a bit scary this Halloween, how about dressing up as the Addams Family or the Munsters. The Addams family is one of my favorite costume ideas. Addams family character costumes: Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Cousin It, and Pugsley. The Munsters character costumes: Herman Munster (Frankenstein), Lily Munster (vampire), Grandpa (vampire), Eddie Munster (werewolf), and Marilyn (normal girl).
Dressing up as a family can be a lot of fun and not that expensive if you can make the costumes yourself. I've included a bunch of links to websites that give instructions on making your own homemade costumes inexpensively. Happy Halloween!