Simple DIY Family Halloween Costumes

You are at the right place if you’re looking for Simple DIY Family Halloween Costumes! Most of these costumes were whipped up by friends of ours who used simple things from around the house, glue and construction paper. Others mixed in purchased accessories with homemade.

last minute family costume ideas

Our family likes to dress up for Halloween and celebrate the fun and creativity of this holiday!

This picture below may look like Halloween but it’s not, it’s just another day of the year at the Tuten home. My kids dress up and play pretend all year long! As I type my oldest is walking out the door with a  pirate hat, darth vader cape and Nerf gun in his hand.

halloween costumes for kids

Here’s another picture of my boys now that they are older. Our dog Milly had to be included in this picture.

For Halloween we try to stick with the fun and non-scary costumes. Here are some kid-friendly and family-friendly costume ideas your family can whip up, last minute.

Creative DIY Family Halloween Costumes

This one is really cute-bakers and cookies costume!  You can totally whip this costume up without having to sew anything. Just use some good glue, grab some brown felt and baker hats and aprons.

cookie family costume

Viking Family & dragon aka Toothless- This was our family costume last year. This was also a no sew costume. Go here for the tutorial on how to make this costume.

viking family halloween costume

Little House on the Prairie family with cute little puppy! This is a friends costume idea from a couple of years ago. This one would require some white aprons and bonnets but the skirt and shirt can be something from your closet or a thrift store find.

little house on the prairie costume

The Descendants Family! I love how creative my friend got with this awesome Disney family costume. Go to the fabric store and buy some faux fur it’s not expensive if you’re only buying a small amount. Wigs for the girls and for the rest of your costumes you’ll need to rummage through your closet oh and pasteboard always does the trick.

disney characters

Here’s a fun dad and daughter duo–nerd and baseball player!


This was our costume a few years ago–Star Wars! These costumes were so fun and they were no-sew–Luke, Princess Leah and Boba Fett. It was just a matter of rummaging through fabric pieces to pull it together and using some strong fabric glue but as you can see Darth Vader was a store bought costume that we found in their pretend play box.

family halloween costume idea

Where’s Waldo family!  Love it, get the details here.

waldo costume

Here we have Little Red Riding Hood and Waldo!

waldo costume 1

This one is an old friends costume!  On the right is my friend and I’m on the left.  Her costume was fabulous. If you plan on doing this make sure to look at the details of her costume. She won best costume!

old friends costume

And of course you can be an old family!We used baby powder for our gray hair.  And for our old tourist couple costume idea go here.

old people costume

The Royal Family costume is awesome!For costume details go here.royal family

We don’t always dress up with the same theme in our family. One year we had ninja boys and we were Vikings. There costume is also no-sew. We used black t-shirts for the head wrap. Black shirt and pants for the costume and red felt for the robe and red ribbon around their waist and arms.

ninja costumes

So clever! Dominoes costume!


Here I pulled another no-sew costume together. Wizard of Oz team! The Lion was a store bought monkey costume from years ago that was turned into a lion by adding yellow felt strips around the hood. You can totally do this with a brown hoody jacket.  The scare crow was simple and I show you HERE how to make the no-sew apron for Dorothy’s costume.

easy wizard of oz costumes

This is a fun one! A friend of ours made this with her son.  This Minecraft costume was put together using boxes, paint and glue.

minecraft costume

You always need a super family!


Artist Family–My friend came up with this awesome costume for herself and though it’s not a family theme you can certainly have a family of artist or art inspired costumes.

frida costume

Andy Warhol you can find the details here.

andy warhol

This Picasso inspired costume. Get the details here. You just need a paper bag for this–easy enough!

picasso costume

I love how simple and creative this one is. A blogging friend came up with this Smore’s idea. Get details here.

smore costume

My friend came up with this one. Perry the Playtupus–so fun! She used his long pi’s, a hat and an orange pice of construction paper!

Perry the Platypus costume

Peter Pan and the Lost Boys family! Get details here. This costume seems hard but it’s a matter of putting together accessories and the rest is things from your closet. Get details here and I have a tutorial for a no-sew Peter pan costume here.

lost boys costume

This was such a fun theme for a family–Dr. Seuss Family. You can’t see the whole fish costume but our little friend in the middle is dressed up as a fish. Perfect!


And I’ll end this collection with another children’s book favorite–Goldilocks and the three bears. Another easy one you can pull off with bear ear headbands and brown clothes.

goldilocks three bears


Go HERE are some fabulous costume ideas for couples.

creative costume ideas for couples

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