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50 Creative Family Costume Ideas

How would you like to show up to your favorite family Halloween fest as the best-dressed, most original family ever? These pages showcase cute, innovative, and creative home made costume designs. Then through the annual costume contest, more designs are added each year to spur your imagination.

The idea on THIS page is to feature costumes for your family that somehow all go together like a toothbrush and toothpaste - and floss, or peanut butter and jelly - and bread. These costumes will hopefully inspire you to get the whole family in on the fun and then submit your own photos to the Halloween costume contest to inspire others in following years - and maybe even win a cash prize!

Well, someone will win the $$$$$, why not YOU?

Here we go with several of last year's favorites for families, below.

Creative family costume ideas: Minivan Stick Figure FamilyMinivan Stick Figure Family
Sent in by Sarah to our 2013 costume contest.

This very creative family took an idea from everyday life and turned it in to a simple, very creative collection using duct tape and cardboard and black clothing. There are so many places to pick up ideas - a trip to the zoo, a hike up a trail, a visit to the supermarket can turn into knockout family costumes like the minivan stick figures.

Family costume ideas: A Christmas Story Family CostumeA Christmas Story Family
Sent in by Celeste to our 2013 costume contest.

Favorite movies and TV shows are classic favorites from which to costume recognizable characters that go together as this family did from "A Christmas Story." Harry Potter, anyone? Of course Sesame Street. Yes, Avatar!

Family costume ideas: Nightmare Before Christmas Family CostumeNightmare Before Christmas
Sent in by Julie-Anne to our 2013 costume contest.

Animations and comics could also inspire your characters. Nightmare Before Christmas Disney animation even gives you a way to incorporate Santa Clause into Halloween - along with all the witches, goblins and skeletons you desire. Simply let each of the kids decide which character appeals to them the most - or maybe it will be the guy with the video camera patiently filming frame by frame. There are so many animations to choose from - Shrek comes to mind and Peter Pan - or how about Jurassic Park???

Family Halloween costume ideas: Lego Family CostumeLego Family
Sent in by April to our 2013 costume contest.

Whether your family loves Legos from building endless Lego creations or watching the Lego movie, surely some fascinating creations can be imagined from these bright blocks as this family has done with Styrofoam and paint and a few other things. It's so interesting to see how the simplest things (a cardboard box) can be transformed. What other toys can your kids never part with? A favorite doll or bear? Why not try to replicate them so your child can BE their companion for an evening?

DIY family costume ideas: Garbage FamilyGarbage Family
Sent in by Lauren to our 2013 costume contest.

Here is another family who took their inspirations from everyday life - well that and little boys' well-known obsession with garbage trucks. Some cardboard boxes, some paint, a little creative wiring and you see the happiest little boys in town. What are your kids' favorite toys? Their favorite shows? Pick something, anything, and make it BIG and BRIGHT enough so that your kids too can live out their fantasies - and your family can be the hit of the Halloween parade.

These five and all the other photos below are just a starting point! Use the rest of the site too, but don't just copy what someone else did. Think about your family's favorite movies, cartoons, TV shows, games, brainstorm a list together, decide and then get busy together to make memories your kids will carry with them for a lifetime. Yes, mom and dad, do let the kids help...


Creative Family Halloween Costume Ideas

(Click on the images below for detail on each costume)

Family costume ideas - DIY Starbucks Family CostumeStarbucks Family

Family costume ideas - Coolest Despicable Me Family CostumeDespicable Me Family

Family costume ideas - Monsters Inc Family Homemade CostumeMonsters Inc Family

Family costume ideas - McDonalds's Crew Homemade CostumeMcDonalds's Crew

Family costume ideas - Wizard of Oz Family CostumeThe Wizard of Oz Characters

Family costume ideas - South Park Family Homemade CostumeSouth Park Family

Family costume ideas - The Peanuts Gang Homemade CostumeThe Peanuts Gang

Family costume ideas - Monopoly Family CostumeMonopoly

Family costume ideas - Road Signs Homemade CostumeRoad Signs

Family costume ideas - S'mores Family CostumeS'mores

Family costume ideas - Duck Dynasty Homemade CostumeDuck Dynasty

Family costume ideas - Wreck-It Ralph Family Homemade CostumeWreck-It Ralph Family

Family costume ideas - Bee Family Halloween CostumeBeehive, little Bee and Beekeper

Family costume ideas - The Simpsons Homemade CostumeSimpsons

Family costume ideas - Harry Potter Family Homemade CostumeHarry Potter Family

Family costume ideas - Lion Tamer Family Halloween CostumeLion Tamer Family

Family costume ideas - Family of Mimes Homemade CostumeFamily of Mimes

Family costume ideas - Day of the Dead Family CostumeDay of the Dead Family

Family costume ideas - Labyrinth Family CostumeLabyrinth Family

Family costume ideas - Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf CostumeThree Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf

Family costume ideas - Adventure Time Family Costume IdeaAdventure Time Family

Family costume ideas - Milk and Cookies Family CostumeMilk and Cookies

Family costume ideas - Mickey Mouse Crew Family CostumeMickey Mouse Crew

Family costume ideas - Up! DIY Family CostumeUp! Family

Family costume ideas - Dr. Seuss Characters Family CostumeDr. Seuss Characters

Family costume ideas - The Queen and her Royal Guards CostumeThe Queen and her Royal Guards

Family costume ideas - Dragon, Knight and Princess CostumeDragon, Knight and Princess

Family costume ideas - Beauty and the Beast Family CostumeBeauty and the Beast

Family costume ideas - The Laundry Crew Family Costume ThemeThe Laundry Crew

Family costume ideas - Star Wars Family CostumeStar Wars Family

Family costume ideas - Ace Ventura Pet Detective CostumeAce Ventura Pet Detective

Family costume ideas - Napoleon Dynamite Family CostumeNapoleon Dynamite Family

Family costume ideas - Zombie Family CostumeZombie Family

Family costume ideas - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Homemade Family CostumeThe Very Hungry Caterpillar

Family costume ideas - Beetlejuice Family Halloween CostumesBeetlejuice Family

Family costume ideas - Rainbow Family Halloween CostumeRainbow Family

Family costume ideas - The Incredibles Family CostumeThe Incredibles

Family costume ideas - Voodoo Family CostumeVoodoo Family

Family costume ideas - Family Game Night CostumeFamily Game Night

Family costume ideas - Scooby Doo Gang CostumeScooby Doo Gang

Family costume ideas - Homemade Family Farm CostumeThe Family Farm

Family costume ideas - Homemade Ninja Turtle costumesNinja Turtle Family

Family costume ideas - Round-up Gang Toy Story CostumesWoody's Roundup Gang

Family costume ideas - Family Freak Show Homemade CostumeFamily Freak Show

Family costume ideas - Avengers Family CostumeAvengers Family

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See also: 45 Fun Family Costume Ideas.

For more family costume ideas, be sure to check out our Costume Photo Gallery