DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids and Parents
As a parent, you’re always on the lookout for opportunities to bond with your children. Try to bridge the age gap by doing activities that you and your kids can actively take part in. Halloween gives you the chance to have fun together. You can wear matching or continuous costumes.
Take a look at and get inspiration from these genius Halloween costume ideas for kids and parents.
Have baby carriers?
Your baby is never too young to join in on the Halloween fun. Carry him/her around as you parade your wonderful costume to family and friends – while collecting treats, too!
Mommy and Baby Spidey
Take a look at this mommy and baby spider. Mom’s wearing a simple black dress. Baby, on the other hand, is sleeping soundly in his carrier that’s been recreated to form a spider. To complete the look, mom attached a huge web made of yarn to her wrists. Don’t this duo look spookingly adorable?
Harry Potter and Dobby
Is daddy a fan of Harry Potter? Then this Halloween costume will be remarkably easy to pull off. Daddy will put on a dark robe and some round glasses just like Harry Potter. Don’t forget the hair and lightning bold scar on the forehead, too! On his hand will be his wand. On his side will be baby dressed as Dobby, the house elf. See the ears and the sack cloth AKA dress?
It’ll be a magical night with this duo around!
The Momsome Security Agent and Her President
This pretty political costume seems to be the most popular this Halloween, with pictures making the rounds on the internet. To realize this costume, mom will have to dress as a secret agent. Attach blue and gold cartolina on baby’s carrier and shape them like a podium. Don’t forget to dress baby up in a suit!
Have a Disney lover at home?
Disney creates beautiful fairy tales and match them up with songs to attract kids’ attention. Ask your child what his/her favorite Disney movie is and you’ll definitely hear an answer.
This Halloween, take your child’s love for Disney up a notch. Use that interest as inspiration for noteworthy matching fairy tale costumes. Here are some ideas you can follow.
Ariel and Melody
Surely you know Ariel and her daughter, Melody! Take an under-the-sea adventure with your precious daughter by dressing up like these Disney characters. Mom would have to buy (or make) a mermaid costume and complete the look with red hair and lipstick. The little girl, on the other hand, would have to wear a pretty princess gown and a wig of thick black hair – just like Melody!
Maleficent and Princess Aurora
Maleficent might hate Princess Aurora in the movie but not this Halloween. You can play with these costumes by changing roles. Mom could be Princess Aurora while daughter can be Maleficent. For added fun, dress a pet as a dragon too! In the absence of a furry friend, maybe dad would agree to being a dragon instead. Start asking (or begging) dad!
But the best dad of Halloween goes to…
…this dad, who went beyond gender rules just to make his little Elsas happy!
Fab Halloween Costume Ideas for the Entire Family
Involve all the members of the family and celebrate Halloween with full gear (costume) on! These wonderful ideas will be perfect for families looking to delight neighbors and friends.
The Bumble Bee Family
What could be cuter than a family of bees – complete with a beehive and a beekeeper? It’s also pretty symbolic how dad is the beekeeper while mom’s the hive. You’ll definitely be the buzz of the town when you dress up as a family of bees for the Halloween parade!
The Very American Family
You only need a few “ingredients” to complete this recipe. Mom and dad can be the two slices of toast, while the children could be lettuce, bacon and tomato. Feel free to modify the “ingredients” depending on the number of children you have.
This is one adorably edible family bunch, I tell you!
Not finding what you’re looking for? Check out our list of fun Halloween costumes from last year!