Dressing up for Halloween is the best. Here are our family of 5 Halloween costumes over the years
Dressing up as a family has become a fun family tradition. All year long my kids brainstorm for the next years Halloween costumes. Here are a few of our family costumes.
When I am planning our costumes I try to gather as much stuff as we have around the house that will work. Then I will go to Thrift stores and whatever else is left I usually order it on Amazon.
Wizard of OZ DIY Family Costumes
This was a fun year for DIY family costumes. Mainly because to buy these costumes was super expensive. The only costume I bought was the lion for little buddy.
I made Dorothy's costume. For the dress I found fabric at JoAnns. I gathered the skirt and then attached the front square with straps to hold it up. I found red shoes at a thrift store and sprayed them with red glitter.
Wicked Witch aka Elphaba
I found a skirt and button down cardigan for the witch. We were going from the "Wicked" witch look. We all love Elphaba. I sprayed her hair black, painted her face green and toped it off with a hat!
The Scare Crow
I found Devin pants and a sweater at the thrift store. Then I sewed patches on to them for the scare crow look. I topped it off with a straw hat and some straw coming out of his clothes.
Glinda the Great
Lucky for me, my mom is a great seamstress. I told her what I wanted and she whipped this dress up for me! I make the hat and star out of glittery poster board.
This was a great DIY family of 5 costume that didn't break the bank!
Mary Poppins Family Halloween Costumes
Dressing up as Mary Poppins, Burt and her penguins for Halloween is one of my all time favorite costumes. My kids loved being penguins, we even dressed up the dog, but she is hiding for the picture. Can you find her?
I bought all of these costumes from Amazon
- Mary Poppins costume
- Penguins costume
- Burt Costume - I bought this but it didn't fit my husband. So instead I found a white coat jacket and pants and used colored duck tape for the stripes.
Family of 5 Circus Costumes
This year our world was truly a circus. We were living with my aunt, building a house and COVID happened. I bought all of our costumes from Spirit Halloween
Next I built this cage for our ferocious lion. I used our collapsable wagon as the base and built the cage around it. It was a fun addition to our costumes, and the kids used it to pull our dog door to door with them.
Addams Family Costumes
For the Addams Family, my son already had a striped shirt and my daughter had striped leggings so we just used those. My husband had this suit and black tie, so the other thing I had to get him was hair... ha ha. That is actually his mustache we dyed to match his hair. I dyed little buddies hair black with the hair spray. To get the look I wanted it was important to make our faces white with dark eyes. I used a white and black make up kit. I applied the white all over and then added black around the eyes.
- Women's Black Wig
- Morticia Addams Dress - I found my dress at the local thrift store.
- Gomez Wig
- Gomez Suit - My husband just worn one of his grey pin striped suits
- Grandmama Grey Wig
- Grandmama Dress - I found this dress at a Thrift store and sewed doilies onto it.
- Wednesday Addams Dress
- Wednesday Addams Wig
- Pugsley Addams Shirt
- Make up
- Black Hair Spray
Sibling Halloween Costume Ideas
My kids loved dressing up as the Addams Family.
Despicable Me Family Costumes
I have to say dressing up as Despicable Me was so fun. Our kids still talk about it. It probably helps that it is one of our favorite movies too. We all had our favorite lines we repeated all night. Mine was "Lipstick taser" and of course my kids had to make annoying sounds as minions.
These costumes were pretty easy. I bought all the minions and Gru as a set for fairly inexpensive. I only had to piece together my costume for Lucy.
- Girl Minion Costume
- Gru Costume
- Boy Minion
- Lucy Costume- Coat, Scarf, Wig, Glasses
Alice in Wonderland Family of 5 Halloween Costumes
This was the first year we dressed up as a family and it was so much fun... it stuck.
I hope this helps you find the perfect halloween costume for a family of 5. However these costumes could easily be used with fewer people. It would also be pretty easy to add another costume.
Happy Costume shopping!!
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