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Family Halloween Costume Ideas

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We love picking a family theme each fall and coming up with fun costume ideas for Halloween. Here are our past favorites to inspire you.

Family Halloween Costume Ideas title

Ghostbusters | Mary Poppins | Mickey & Minnie | Minions | Monsters, Inc | Pac-Man
Ralph Breaks the Internet | Scooby Doo | Star Wars | Sword in the Stone | Toy Story | Zoo


I stumbled across the cutest little monkey costume at a consignment sale when our son was a year old. It inspired a very easy and laid back “Zoo” theme with us as the zoo keepers.

Family Zoo Themed Costumes

Toy Story

A family of 3 at the time, we dressed up as Jessie, Woody, and Buzz Lightyear!

Toy Story Halloween

Monsters, Inc.

While we failed at a family photo that year, we did have pretty cute Mike, Sully, and Boo costumes.

Halloween 2012: Monsters, Inc


This idea was our son’s. He wanted all of us – including his new baby sister (who arrived just in time!) – to dress up as yellow Minions.

Minion Themed Family Costumes

Scooby Doo

I had to veto the big kid’s attempt to dress up his little sister as a dog. She made an adorable Velma though when we dressed up as the Scooby Doo Gang.

Scooby Doo Family Halloween Costumes


Who ya gonna call? How about the Ghostbusters, Janine Melnitz, and an adorable little ghost?

Ghostbusters Family Costumes

Mary Poppins

What’s more fun than double Mary and Bert? You’ll be singing Chim Chim Cher-ee as you Trick or Treat.

Mary Poppins Family Costumes

Sword in the Stone

This was such a fun theme! We had King Arthur, Archimedes the owl, Madam Mim, and Merlin.

Sword in the Stone Halloween: Family Costumes

Minnie and Mickey Mouse

Steamboat Willie and Vintage Minnie Mouse made a side by side appearance with their Technicolor counterparts.

Mickey and Minnie Family Costumes

Star Wars

Coming on Halloween 2020 from a galaxy far, far away …

Star Wars Yoda and Princess Leia Halloween Costumes


Retro game fun with Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, and ghosts!

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Inspired by the sequel to Wreck It Ralph, Fix-It Felix Jr, Spamley, and Princesses Anna & Elsa made their grand appearance on the Disney Dream before Halloween fun at home.

Looking for more ideas? These costumes we created for Book Character Days at our kids’ schools. They would make great Halloween costumes as well and be expanded for the entire family!

Geronimo Stilton

There is a full family of characters in the Geronimo Stilton books to inspire Halloween costumes.

Geronimo Stilton Storyboard and Costume

Margaret Tiger

Dress the family up as members of Daniel Tiger’s family starting with a simple DIY Margaret outfit.

Margaret Tiger Costume and Book Photo

Vicky Violet

With 26 Letterland characters to choose from, it’s easy to find a favorite for everyone. Here’s how we created a simple Vicky Violet costume for under $10.

Vicky Violet Costume + Inspiration

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