If you’re looking for fun and creative family Halloween costumes to recreate this year, you’ve come to the right place!
With kids, Halloween is always a fun time, but a lot of preparation usually also goes into costumes, decorations and of course – getting those buckets of candy ready for all the trick or treaters!
So, now is the perfect time to start getting your costumes ready to stay on top of the game. Below you can find some of the best unique family Halloween costumes & ideas that you can easily copy and recreate with your family. Some of them are DIY costumes, but the majority are available to be purchased from Halloween Costumes.com, Target, Walmart or Etsy.
Now, without further ado, let’s get into the costumes!
The Best Family Halloween Costumes:
Any young kids will absolutely love their whole family dressing up as Frozen characters for Halloween! Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff are a must, but you could also include Sven, Olaf, or any of the cute little trolls – so much fun!
2. Bath Essentials
This bath essentials Halloween costume is a quirky and playful option for the whole family. The adorable rubber duck costume is great for kids, while the parents recreate any other items you may find in the bathroom, like loofahs, soap, or shampoo.
3. Top Gun
Grab some green boiler suits and recreate the iconic costumes from Tom Cruise’s Top Gun – a costume the dads will love! Finish these outfits off with aviator sunglasses and chunky boots and you’re ready to jump into a plane!
If Encanto is the Disney film often played in your house, then why not pick your favorite member of the Madrigal to dress up as? Of course, there has to be a Mirabel, but there are so many more family members to dress up as, and there are plenty of Encanto costumes to pick up online.
5. Alien & Astronauts
This alien and astronaut costume is super easy to recreate at home and you can play around a little to make this costume suit your family.
There are plenty of astronaut costumes online that any young kids would love to dress up in, while the parents can create alien, astronaut, and NASA outfits.
6. 101 Dalmatians
The 101 Dalmatians costume is so cute and perfect for kids and adults alike! You just need a long black dress and a black and white wig to recreate the Cruella de Vil look, while all the other family members need a black and white spotted top and some ears to be a whole pack of Dalmatians.
We love this fun Hercules costume that you can recreate with your whole family! There are lots of Hercules costumes online, while the rest of the family can choose their favorite character to dress up as, including Megara, Hades, Phil, Apollo, and Hera.
Any kids will really love their parents dressing up as Shrek and Princess Fiona for Halloween, plus you can dress your kids in Donkey and Puss in Boots costumes to create the whole Shrek family – so cute and instantly recognizable too!
Avatar is an iconic film and makes incredible Halloween costumes that impress your family and friends! Pull out all your blue face paints, a couple of black wigs, and pick up some blue Avatar costumes online to create these striking costumes.
10. Barbie & Ken
If you loved the recent Barbie film, then why not dress your family up as a few different Barbie and Ken dolls! You can play around with this and recreate any of the beloved Barbie dolls, while for Ken you just need a pair of shorts and a summery, printed shirt so he is ready to Beach.
11. Circus Crew
Circus characters are classic Halloween costumes, but why not rope in the whole family to create a group of performers?
You need a ringmaster, first of all, then you can add a strong man, acrobats, jugglers, or magicians, and even include any family pets in the costume!
12. Chick-Fil-A Employees
Calling any Chick-fil-A fans! Why not dress up like Chick-fil-A employees to honor your favorite fast food restaurant?! Just grab some beige pants and a red polo top to easily recreate this costume.
13. Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus is one of the best Halloween films, and makes an excellent family costume to go for on the 31st of October! You need to recreate the Hocus Pocus witches and then you can add Billy, Max, and Binx the cat to the look.
14. Beauty & The Beast
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Beauty and Beast is a beloved Disney film and makes a costume your kids will love! There are plenty of Belle dresses and Beast costumes for young children and adults online, while you could also add Gaston, Cogsworth, or Lumiere to the group costume.
15. Toy Story
These Toy Story costumes are just irresistible and perfect for a whole family Halloween look. There are plenty of fun characters you can dress up as so the parents and kids can have fun picking their favourite to dress up as. Woody, Buzz, and Jesse are always a great place to start.
16. Bees & Bee Keeper
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If you are looking for something a little easier, then this bee and beekeeper costume idea is a great option that is easy to recreate at home. This costume is ideal if you have a baby or a toddler who would look so adorable in a bee costume!
17. The Classics
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Go super scary with this iconic horror film character’s look. There are loads of different classic horror film characters you can choose from, so you can really make this Halloween look your own – iconic characters like Carrie, Pennywise, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Count Dracula.
18. Avatar: The Last Air Bender
Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the top animated TV series and it makes a great costume for you and your family for Halloween this year.
Each member of the family could represent a different tribe – Earth, Water, Air, and Fire – and then assign one member of the family as Aang, the current Avatar.
19. Mary Poppins
We love classic films as Halloween costumes – like this adorable Mary Poppins look! There are plenty of Mary Poppins costumes online, and then grab a striped blazer to create a Bert look, then you can dress kids up as the Banks children or even the Penguin waiter.
20. Finding Nemo
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Finding Nemo is a great film to take inspiration from for your next Halloween look! You could go for an underwater theme, dressing up as Nemo, Dory, Gill, Bubbles, and Peach, or bring in some of the human characters, like Philip Sherman and Darla.
21. Star Wars
If your kids are a little older, they may prefer to dress up as characters from the Star Wars Franchise. With so many different Star Wars films and series to choose from, each family member can pick their favorite character to dress up as.
There are also lots of Star Wars costumes available online, including these cute costumes from Etsy.
22. The Incredibles
Everyone loves dressing up as a superhero, so why not include the whole family and go for The Incredibles?! There is a character for everyone, even little babies can dress up as Jack-Jack, making this costume perfect for this year’s Halloween trick-or-treating.
23. Mario Kart
Mario Kart is another great option as a family costume, that kids will love and there are lots of characters to choose from so everyone can pick their favorite. Mario and Luigi are always excellent choices, but you could also include Princess Peach, Toad, Donkey Kong, and Princess Daisy.
24. Paw patrol
If your kids are big Paw Patrol fans, then they may love dressing up as their favorite character to help protect Adventure Bay. There are 6 different dogs to choose from, so there is a character for everyone – just get your dog ears at the ready!
25. Aladdin, Jasmine & Abu
Princess Jasmine is always a favorite Halloween costume, but you create the whole world of Aladdin. Jasmine, Aladdin, and Abu are great places to start, but why not add Genie and even Jafar costumes to the mix?
26. The Flintstones
A Flintstone costume is a classic option that always looks amazing! There are plenty of Fred and Wilma costumes online, and then grab some cheetah print clothes to dress your kids up as Pebbles Flintstone or Bamm-Bamm Rubble.
27. The Police
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You may have kids who would love to dress up as police officers for Halloween this year, and dads may also want to get involved in this family costume! There are plenty of police officer costumes online to choose from, including these kid’s costumes from Etsy.
28. Loki, Hela, Thor & Baby Hulk
Create the whole Thor family with this incredible Halloween costume. You can go all out with these Loki, Thor, and Hela costumes and order them online, or just opt for an all-black look and add a cape, headgear, and of course Thor’s hammer!
Who wouldn’t want to dress up the Avengers for Halloween?! There are so many characters to choose from that everyone can get involved and pick their favorite Avenger.
There are loads of different Avengers costumes you could go for, you may even have some in your kid’s dressing-up box.
30. Mickeys & Minnies
This Minnie and Mickey look is adorable and super easy to create at home. Garb yourself some Mickey ears, and add a black top and spotted skirt for Minnie, or a black and red top for Mickey – just perfect!
31. Winnie The Pooh
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We love these super cute Winnie the Pooh costumes that work for parents and young kids of any age. You can play around with the costumes and characters you choose, while children may want to be Tigger, Piglet, or Christopher Robin, adults could dress up as Winnie the Pooh or Eeyore.
32. How to train your dragon
This How To Train Your Dragon costume is so unique and striking! Children will love dressing up as a dragon, and there are plenty of costumes available online, while parents can go as the humans, Hiccup, and Astrid.
Coco is one of the best Disney films and an amazing choice for a family Halloween costume. Perfect your face paint skills and grab some black and white wigs to create these incredible Land of The Dead characters – just perfect for trick or treating this year!
34. Bo Peep
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An excellent two-person family Halloween costume idea is this Bo Peep outfit! Young kids and toddlers will look adorable in a little lamb costume, while there are lots of Bo Peep costumes to choose from online.
35. Shark Attack
How can you resist this cute and really fun shark attack costume?! These costumes are easy to recreate at home too – you can pick up a baby shark costume via the link below, and then finish with a red lifeguard t-shirt or hoodie and a white t-shirt with fake blood to create the full shark attack look.
Beetlejuice is an iconic fantasy horror film that is a fantastic place to seek inspiration for a family Halloween costume.
These costumes may take a little more preparation but trick or treating, dressed as Lydia Deetz, Harry the Hunter, the Receptionist, and Beetlejuice himself will look incredible!
37. The Grinch
It’s never too early to start Christmas, which is why this Grinch costume is the perfect Halloween costume for all the family. There needs to be a Grinch, of course, Cindy Lou Who, and citizens of Whoville, plus you can rope in the family dog to play Max!
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This Grease costume is so chic and pretty simple to recreate at home too! Mom and Dad can dress up as Sandy and Danny, while the kids can grab a pink jacket to be one of the Pink Ladies, or a white t-shirt and jeans to become a T-Bird.
39. The Addams Family
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The Addams Family is one of the best films to watch at Halloween and the character make excellent Halloween costumes.
The kids can dress up as Wednesday and Pugsley, while the parents can go as Morticia and Gomez Addams – you could include Uncle Fester and Grandmama in the fun too!
What children don’t want to dress up as ninjas? This is why this Halloween costume is a great idea that the whole family will love! There are plenty of kid’s ninja outfits available online, while parents can go for an all-black look, with a mask and ninja sword props!
41. Princess Leia, Stormtrooper & Minis
Any Stormtrooper and Darth Vader fans will absolutely love this family Halloween costume! This costume is always a fantastic choice because there are plenty of Darth Vader and Stormtrooper costumes available online, plus you can have as many Stormtroopers as you like, and complete the set with a Princess Laia.
42. Monsters, Inc.
If you fancy a comfy and cozy Halloween look, why not go for this Monsters Inc family costume? You can order a Sully onesie and a Mike Wazowski t-shirt online and then dress your toddler in a pink t-shirt and white leggings to create a real-life Boo.
43. Fish & Fisherman
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This fish and fisherman, two-person Halloween costume is just adorable and so much fun to recreate. This incredibly cute fish costume is available from Etsy, while any parents can just pull out their usual fishing gear to complete the look.
44. Wizard of Oz
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The Wizard of Oz makes a perfect Halloween costume for the whole family that is instantly recognizable.
You can order some of the costumes online, like the lion and the Tin Man, but you may already own items to create the Dorothy and Scarecrow looks, like a gingham pinafore dress and a flannel shirt and floppy hat. You can even include your dog to play Toto!
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This Robbers family Halloween costume is so cute and pretty easy to make at home if you are running a little short on time. This adorable money bag costume for kids is available on Etsy, while mom and dad just need black and white striped tops, an eye mask, and a black beanie.
46. Adam, Eve & Apple
Go biblical with this fun Adam, Eve, and an apple family costume! You can DIY the Adam and Even costumes at home, with a nude tank top, cycling shorts, and some fake leaves from a craft store, while the Apple costume can be ordered online.
47. Ice Cream
We love the unique and playful look of these super sweet ice cream costumes. Create an ice cream man (or woman) with a white shirt and little old school ice cream man hat, then transform the rest of the family into ice creams, with waffle cone leggings and ice cream capes or ponchos that you can make yourself at home!
48. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Everyone loves Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the film makes an excellent place to find inspiration for a family Halloween look. With so many different iconic characters, there are plenty of different costumes for all members of the family.
You, of course, need a Willy Wonka, and then you can add a Charlie Bucket, Oompa Loompa, Mike Teevee, or Violet Beauregarde.
49. Fast Food Favorites
This fast food favorites Halloween look is so much fun and you can really play around and get creative with each of the costumes!
There are lots of fast food places to choose from, so each family member can choose their favorite and then there are different ways to represent each restaurant, including ordering costumes online or making them at home.
50. Princess Bride
This The Princess Bride is a beloved film and there are many different characters you could dress up as for Halloween this year. Buttercup and Westley are a great place to start, with costumes that are easy to create at home, then you can add Inigo Montoya and Prince Humperdinck too if you want!
Which of these cute family Halloween costumes is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!