Awesome Homemade Little Red Riding Hood Family Costume

red riding hood family costume

We were planning to attend a Halloween event at our local zoo. My five-year-old daughter had decided to dress as Little Red Riding Hood and wear a red cape that was knit by her great-grandmother and worn by me when I was also five years old. My husband jokingly suggested that he could dress as … Read more

Awesome DIY Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes

family alice in wonderland costumes

Planning our Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes For the last 9 years I had been trying to get my dear husband to dressed up with the kids for Halloween, to no avail. This year I got lucky, finally!! His mother told us she was throwing a Costume/Birthday party for her boyfriend the first weekend in … Read more

Awesome Homemade Cereal Mascot Group Costumes

I found the Toucan Sam and Captain Crunch jacket at the thrift store and got my inspiration there. The Tony the Tiger costume is a Broncos sweatshirt with fake fur and black duck tape. The pants are also black duck tape. All items are thrift store bought except a few things. We were quite the … Read more

Easy Last Minute It’s Raining Men Costume

So every year I do a theme party for Halloween. This year, the theme was “Name that Tune”. It was a super fun theme, but as usual, getting ready for the party didn’t leave a lot of time to finish my costume! I decided to do “It’s Raining Men” because it was fairly easy to … Read more

Fun Homemade Trophy Costumes for a Group

This costume cost about $80 – $100 to make for 8 people. We bought 18 cans of gold metallic spray paint, yellow hair spray, gold metallic latex paint from walmart, rubber gloves and each of us supplied our own old clothes and props. We then painted everything gold. On the day of we painted our … Read more

Awesome Homemade Space Themed Family Costumes

spaced themed family costumes

This year our son’s school requested for peaceful costumes of someone from history that made a difference in our lives. He has shown a lot of interest in rocket ships and space lately so he chose to be an astronaut. Our space themed family costumes revolve around his love for space. Materials Most of the materials … Read more

Awesome Homemade Itsy Bitsy Spider Family Halloween Costumes

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We have been dressing up as a family for the last 8 years and have so much fun every year coming up with family Halloween costumes that will fit our family size for its characters. Each year we go for a theme that is not over-done, something recognizable and doesn’t require much explanation, something original, … Read more

Bright and Colorful Homemade Lisa Frank Costumes

lisa frank costumes

Inspiration for our Lisa Frank Costumes When deciding on Lisa Frank costumes I knew I wanted to try for a central theme so everyone in the family could be matching. My mom always made my costumes growing up and I found it so meaningful.  It is also so fun to be something original. I had … Read more

Coolest Homemade Family Camping Costumes

family camping costumes

The Idea for our Family Camping Costumes Our family loves camping and it is our dream to one day have a cute vintage trailer of our own! So we became our own campsite with these family camping costumes. Constructing the Trailer I started by googling vintage trailers. We LOVE the Shasta design so that is what … Read more

Coolest Family Star Wars Costumes for Halloween

star wars costumes for halloween

Idea for Star Wars Costumes for Halloween After seeing the movie “The Force Awakens” my older daughter knew she wanted to dress up as Rey. So, we all decided to go with Star Wars costumes for Halloween! Making the Princess Leia Costume I made Leia’s robe by first making a loose pattern on an old … Read more

Coolest Baby Beetlejuice Costume

baby Beetlejuice costume

I always knew that when it came time for my kid to dress up on Halloween, it would always be go all in, go big, or go home. We’re not a standard family and are always trying to push the limits with our imaginations! Since I have such a love for Beetlejuice and it’s one of … Read more

Cool Back To the Future Family Costumes

Cool Back To the Future Family Costumes

This was a labor of love and insanity, but surprisingly not too difficult. the marty costume was mainly things I had (except the vest – which I bought – but its a functional item that can be reused so I didnt feel bad) The Marty costume was mainly things I had, except for the vest, which … Read more

Amazing Homemade Beetlejuice Costumes

Amazing Homemade Beetlejuice Costumes

I am an avid Goodwill shopper so I was looking in the dress section for something cute in January and came across this dress in my exact size!! As soon as I saw it I thought it looked EXACTLY like the Beetlejuice dress so I knew I had to figure out a way to make … Read more

Coolest Flintstones Family and Car Costume

Coolest Flintstones Family and Car Costume

Having kids seems to have rejuvenated my inner-child and rather than buy our Halloween costumes, I’ve gotten the bug to create them the last few years, and hopefully provide them with lasting memories along the way. A couple of years ago we did our “Sidey’s Pest Control” Mouse Trap costume, followed by our “Chips + … Read more

Funny Family Basketball Game Costume

Funny Family Basketball Game Costume

Our family loves to do Halloween family costume ideas, so when we found out we had another baby on the way we started planning. Trying to figure out how to incorporate the pregnancy into the costume was a lot of fun. So the family basketball game costume was a very simple costume idea that included … Read more

Cool Family Humpty Dumpty Costume

Cool Family Humpty Dumpty Costume

Our family loves to do group costumes so when I found out that baby number four was on his way, we came up with a fun way to include the newest little one into our Halloween fun! Our costume includes Humpty Dumpty, the King and his men (horses) and the merry maid clean-up crew to … Read more

Amazing DIY Fast Food Group Costume

Amazing DIY Fast Food Group Costume

We dressed up as fast food characters during our annual trip to Mickey’s Halloween Party in Disneyland. We were stopped countless times for pictures. I thought my kids would get frustrated as it slowed us down from rides, but they loved the attention. As soon as one picture was taken, another person would jump in … Read more

Coolest DIY Guardians of the Galaxy Family Costume

guardians of the galaxy family costume

Our family loves the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, so it was a given we would convince our kids this was the Halloween theme we needed to go with. We’ve been dressing up as a family since the kids were born, and each year our costumes get more elaborate. From our Guardians of the Galaxy family costume, … Read more

Adorable Despicable Me Family Costume

Adorable Despicable Me Family Costume

We love to dress up as a group for Halloween.  My daughters voted to dress up this year as characters from Despicable Me. Gru was the easy part – I found a gray and black striped scarf on Amazon, ordered a fake nose, and voila!  My husband wore his own black coat and pants and enjoyed … Read more

Disney’s Snow White Family Halloween Costume

Disney's Snow White Family Halloween Costume

Each year we do a family Halloween costume theme and this year we chose Snow White! I make all of the costumes or alter them from thrift store finds. I spend months planning and collecting thrift store pieces and fabric that seem like they will be perfect, then I find a way to put them … Read more

How to Train Your Dragon Group Costume

How to Train Your Dragon Group Costume

My youngest daughter loves the How to Train Your Dragon Movies.  When she asked to be Toothless I thought it would be fun for the whole family to dress up (we love costumes). For Toothless I used a black hoodie from Goodwill as the basis for the costume.  I added stiff felt ears and spines … Read more

Grandma and Granddaughter Snow White Costumes

Grandma and Granddaughter Snow White Costumes

Grandma needed a costume for a work function which was just around the corner from halloween. Her granddaughter loves to spend time with grandma in her sewing room. One evening in the sewing room granddaughter told grandma she wanted to be Snow White too as she would love to be a Disney princess. In the … Read more

Mom and Son Cardboard Robot Costumes

Mom and Son Cardboard Robot Costumes

I made these cardboard robot costumes because my son decided he wanted to be a robot for Halloween. Since he’s still little I wanted to dress up the same as him. I first looked online to see if I could purchase a costume, but nothing seemed nice enough. I then decided to make our costumes … Read more

Family Beetlejuice Character Costumes

Family Beetlejuice Character Costumes

This is my little family in our homemade Beetlejuice character costumes. I originally got this idea by searching though homemade costumes online (and our love for Beetlejuice). Beetlejuice Character Costumes Instructions For the Adam and Barbara Maitland masks I found a few how-to references through Google. I put parts of the tutorials together to make … Read more