Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids And For The Whole Family

Since we’re almost halfway through October, Halloween is just around the corner. For those of you who haven’t thought of yet what your little one is going to be this Halloween, then look nowhere else; I’ve rounded up some fun suggestions for your little one’s costume. And while you’re at it, why don’t you join in the fun and wear costumes as well?

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Monsters Inc

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Monsters Inc. – Perfect for family of 3, your daughter can be Boo and you, the parents, can be Sullivan and Mike. OR if you have a son, he can either be Sullivan or Mike, and Mommy can be Boo.

This was our costume when we went trick or treating last year. Although it was just me and my daughter because Daddy had to stay at home with my son (he was just a month old then and I didn’t want him to catch any virus). I was able to find a Sullivan t-shirt from an Etsy shop (but it looks like they don’t sell those anymore). It was a practical choice for us because we still got to wear our costumes after Halloween. Shop some of my favorite Monsters Inc. costumes below.

halloween costume idea for family - boo, mike wazowski, and sullivan for kids and parents

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inside out

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Inside Out – This is probably one of my favorites simply because you wear actual clothes as a costume which you can still use even after halloween so investing in any of these pieces isn’t such a waste. If you want to take it a bit further, go ahead and get yourselves some wigs to complete your look. I’ve linked some of my favorite clothes below that can help you achieve their look.

halloween costume idea for family - inside out - disgust, anger, joy, sadness

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Justice League

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Justice League – Because who doesn’t love to be a superhero even for just one day? I believe Justice League is perfect for that reason; and don’t you find the costumes I’ve linked below for your little ones so adorable?

halloween costume idea for family - justice league - superman, wonder woman, the flash

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Addams Family

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Addams Family – If you want to be traditional and stick with the black and white color scheme, Addams Family is a perfect option for you. Just let your daughter wear a black tights underneath the white shirt collared onesie and black dress and she’s good to go; or let your son wear black shorts to go with the black and white striped t-shirt/onesie I’ve linked below.

halloween costume idea for family - addams family - wednesday, morticia, pugsley, and gomez addams

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Alice in Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland – If you want to go above and beyond for this year’s costume, Alice in Wonderland will help you achieve that. The costumes I’ve linked below are super fun; if you want your precious little one to dress as cheshire cat; just add a pink ear and tail to go with the striped pink pajama below.

halloween costume idea for family - alice in wonderland - alice, mad hatter, cheshire cat, queen of hearts

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  • I love that you suggest using what you already have to create customs. Great tips.

    • Thank you! I’m glad you liked them.

  • Cool ideas! Great roundup!

    • Thank you! Glad you liked them.

  • Wow you did awesome gathering all these costumes!!! I love the inside out costumes!

    • Thank you! I’m glad you liked it. I liked the inside out costumes as well; we would probably do inside out this year if I haven’t decided yet which ones we’re going to be this Halloween.

  • Love these ideas! I think it would be so fun to do themed costumes for the whole family.

    • Thank you; glad you liked it! It is definitely fun to do coordinating costumes with the whole family. You should definitely try it. 🙂

  • Adorable ideas. Can’t wait for Halloween!

    • Thank you; glad you liked it! Me too! Which reminds me, I have to make sure our costume is ready. 🙂

  • All of these are so cute! My boys would love the Justice League costumes.

    • Thank you; glad you liked it! The Justice League costumes would be so cute for your boys. 🙂

  • I love all of your ideas. And the fact the adults costumes aren’t necessarily all “costumes.” They are more practical and something we more than likely already have hanging in the closet!!

    • Thank you; I’m glad you loved them. This is so true; and if we ever need to get something new for the “costumes”, we will be able to wear them even after Halloween.

  • I love this. We usually do Peanuts theme but my son had a mind of his own this year so he will be a Firefighter he told me to be an Ambulance LOL

    • Lol! That would be so cute. My kids are too young yet to decide what they’re going to be for Halloween so I am taking advantage of it. 🙂 Thank you; I’m glad you loved it.

  • I just love Halloween. The ideas are endless. These are very cute.

    • I used to not love it but after having kids, I love it now. Lol. Thank you; glad you liked them.

  • These costume roundups are amazing! Now I just have to choose one…

    • Thank you! I’m glad you liked them. Choosing one is the hard part. 🙂 Let me know what you and your family have decided to go as.

  • These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you! I am glad you liked them. 🙂

  • great suggestions!! I have ideas for my kids but for me and my husband I’m at a loss–I better get on it!!

    • Thank you! I’m glad you loved them. It would be fun to do a themed-costume as a family. 🙂

  • LOVE these. The kid ones are so adorable. I especially love seeing adult costumes that aren’t cheesy and inappropriate. Love Superman and Wonder Woman for me and the hubs. haha Thanks for sharing all of these with us!

    the How-to Guru

    • Thank you! I am glad you loved them. I know, I don’t want adult costumes that are cheesy and inappropriate as well and I think the themed ones are just perfect for everyone. 🙂

  • These are amazing!!! Love what you did here – it takes the leg work totally out of it.. thank you!

    • Thank you; I am glad you loved it. It really means a lot. 🙂

  • almostindianwife

    I love the Flash costume! My 3yo has been obsessed with his character all month! He’s begging to be him 🙂

    • Awww! That’s so cute! Now you know where to get one. 😉

  • These costumes are so much fun! I always think it is so cute when the whole family dresses up as the same theme.

    • Thank you! I couldn’t agree more. I do still have a few more years before my kids would want to decide for themselves so I am taking advantage of it. 🙂

  • sayhellonature

    These are such fun ideas! I love how you can get the whole family involved in them

    • Thank you! Definitely; I do believe that it’s so much more fun to do things if everyone in the family participates. 🙂

  • cool post :)) x

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