There are three things that make great Disney family Halloween costumes. First, pick a theme with lots of character options. Second, find fun ways to DIY your costumes to save money. Third and finally, ensure you plan for physical comfort especially regarding your local Halloween weather forecast. Whether you’re attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or planning family costumes for trick or treating, here are 51+ of my favorite Disney Family Halloween Costumes.
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Disney Family Halloween Costumes: Villain Costumes DIY
It’s good to be bad, especially when planning your Disney family Halloween costumes. Last year for Mickey’s Not So Scary, my family had so much fun dressing as classic Disney Villains. There are lots of villainous characters to choose from: Hades, the Evil Queen, Cruella, Ursula, Maleficent, Queen of Hearts are just a few favorites.
For the Disney family Halloween costumes shown below, Hades wore a blue tee shirt. We cut the neck out of to make it more dramatic and painted with puff paint. The black gauze is from the Dollar Tree. Finally, we added white powder, black eye shadow and blue hair spray to complete the look.
Ursula used an old white wig I had on hand. The necklace was made with a shell from Hobby Lobby. The tentacles are foam pool noodles stuffed into black socks with bubble wrap spray painted purple.
For Cruella, I found the striped jumpsuit at Wal-Mart. I purchase a cheap wig, a white fur Christmas tree skirt and red gloves. The Evil Queen costume was purchased here. Lastly, I added a few modifications including a belt, jewel for the chest and a crown made of craft foam.
Toy Story DIY Disney Family Halloween Costumes
The options for this theme are to infinity and beyond! These are a great Disney Family Halloween Costumes for a larger group. Especially if you have a mix of girls and guys, Toy Story Costumes are great for your family. My sister in love always does awesome themed DIY costumes. Last year, their family costumes were from Toy Story and everything was also made on a budget. It was adorable! Check out her blog post here >>
The Incredibles Disney Family Halloween Costumes
With two awesome movies, The Incredibles are such a great idea for Disney Family Halloween Costumes. This theme is especially perfect if you have a little baby. Mr, Mrs, Violet, Dash, Jack Jack, Frozone and more allow for plenty of costume opportunities. See the best no-sew Eda Mode costume from HighlightsAlongTheWay.com. If you’re in need of more Incredibles costume fun, check out this round up from ForTheLoveOf FoodBlog.com.
Little Mermaid Disney Family Halloween Costumes
The Little Mermaid is full of FINtastic characters for Disney Family Halloween Costumes. Ariel, Eric, Ursula, Flounder, and Sebastian are the most iconic characters. My mom was Ursula for Mickey’s Not So Scary. She made her tentacles from foam pool noodles, black socks from the Dollar Tree and painted bubble wrap.
Alice in Wonderland Disney Family Halloween Costumes
Wonderland offers several frightfully fun costume options for a family of any size. From Alice to the Mad Hatter, this theme is perfect for your Disney family Halloween costumes. We wore these DIY Wonderland costumes to Brick or Treat at Legoland Florida.
Peter Pan Family Costume Ideas
Peter Pan is a classic movie and has LOTS of ideas for Disney family Halloween costumes for the whole family. The obvious characters are Peter, Wendy and Tinkerbell. But the more obscure characters are fun too, like the Lost Boys, a mermaid or crocodile. The possibilities are endless. I love this simple family costume from DiscoveringParenthood.com. Here’s an easy tutorial from HighlightsAlongTheWay.com on how to make Peter and Wendy costumes yourself.
101 Dalmatians Disney Family Halloween Costumes
These are easy Disney family Halloween costumes to throw together in a pinch. With a little hair spray and some fur, one family member can be Cruella. Then everyone else just needs white and a few Dalmatian spots. I found these cute dresses at Walmart and purchased the red sparkly dog collars from the Dollar Tree. BONUS these will work for Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A too. Read more about my love for Chick-fil-A>>
Emperor’s New Groove Costume Ideas for Halloween
This awesome Emperor’s New Groove costume compilation is perfect for a family of four. It includes Kronk, Yzma and Kronk’s shoulder angel and devil. The family costume from WDWbound.com is absolutely adorable.
Frozen Disney Halloween Costume Ideas
Avengers Superheroes Halloween Costumes
This costume theme is perfect for older kids, though they make Disney family Halloween costumes for superheroes of every size. This Captain America shield is just a painted plastic snow sled. Iron Man is made from spray painted foam garage floor mats, talk about DIY. There are several characters from the Marvel Universe to choose from to give you plenty of family halloween costume options.
Tangled Rapunzel Halloween Costume Ideas
Halloween is the BEST DAY EVER and so are these costumes from MamasGeeky.com. Rapunzel, Flynn, Pascal, and Mother Gothel make perfect Disney family Halloween costumes for a family of four. Other ideas for this theme include Maximus the horse and Ruffians from the Snuggly Duckling.
Wreck it Ralph Disney Family Halloween Costumes
With two awesome movies, Wreck it Ralph is officially a Disney hit! My daughter LOVES Ralph Breaks the Internet and it would make a fun Halloween costume idea too. For example, these DIY themed Wreck it Ralph 2 costumes are so cute! They’re also Florida weather friendly for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. See the full tutorial from RaisingWhasians.com. Another great idea for Disney family Halloween costumes is to dress as ‘casual princesses’ from Wreck it Ralph 2.
Mary Poppins Halloween Costume for the Family
These Disney family Halloween costumes inspired by Mary Poppins are practically perfect in every way. Mary Poppins is full of adorable characters to dress up as for Halloween. I just love the little penguin in this family photo from highlightsalongtheway.com.
Tinkerbell & Friends Halloween Costume Ideas
Tinkerbell has a whole line of movies and several fairy friends. With lots of fairy characters to choose from, this is a flitterific theme for the whole family. Create an easy DIY look with outfits in colors for each fairy or shop these fun options. Finish the costumes with wings from the Dollar Tree.
Monsters Inc Disney Family Halloween Costumes
These were our Disney family Halloween costumes from 2017. I purchased the Sully onesie from the pajama section in Target. Then, I sewed the Boo costume with some leftover purple sequin fabric. Finally, I made the Mike costume out of a large green t-shirt to tie to my baby carrier. Here are some other Monster’s Inc costumes the whole family will love!
Inside Out Halloween Costume Ideas
Inside Out is such an easy family costume theme. It’s simple to bring these characters to life for Halloween night. All it takes is a few colorful accessories and some temporary hair spray paint. I love these Inside Out family Halloween costumes from Delightful Life.
Star Wars Costumes DIY for Halloween
As the Star Wars franchise grows so do the costume possibilities. There’s a whole galaxy of costume options out there. For example, this adorable compilation of Han Solo, Rey, Leia and BB-8 from wdwbound.com.
Descendants Costumes for Halloween DIY
So many ways to be wicked, and SO many fun costume ideas can be found in the Descendants movies. These villainous offspring are super trendy and make it really easy to pair parent/child costumes together. I put together these Descendants Halloween costumes with thrift store finds for a Descendants birthday party, but they work for Halloween too! Mal’s leather jacket was just a plain purple jacket painted with the brighter details.
Easy DIY Moana Costume for Halloween
We threw together these Moana inspired Disney family Halloween costumes at the last minute for an event last year. I wore flowers in my hair and a green dress as TeFiti. My older daughter wore her Moana dress from LittleDressUpShop.com. Lastly, my youngest wore a yellow dress with an old Thanksgiving turkey hat to pull together a Hei Hei look. Check out these other fun Moana costume options.
Pixar’s Up Disney Family Halloween Costumes
This movie is an adorable idea for Disney family Halloween costumes because it’s easy to be a Wilderness Explorer. All you need is khakis, a yellow polo and orange bandana. Other costume ideas are dressing as the elderly Carl or Ellie, Doug the dog or a DoDo bird.
Cars Halloween Costumes for Toddlers
Cars is a more complicated Halloween costume, but still LOTS of fun if you have the time to make them. We made these out of cardboard boxes to look like Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater. They were actually for a birthday party, but they’re also fun and unique options for Halloween festivities too.
Hocus Pocus DIY Costume for Halloween
One of my favorite Halloween movies is Hocus Pocus. My daughter insisted on being ‘witches’ for Halloween and it was impossible to find small kid sized costumes. After a lot of searching, I finally decided to make them myself. These Halloween costumes were surprising easy to throw together.
Most of the fabric was found in the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby. My costume was a plain green dress from Amazon. I also sewed this green costume velvet cape and added iron on glitter vinyl shapes cut on my Cricut. I had striped tights just laying around. Lastly, we topped it off with fun make-up and hair color spray. If you love Hocus Pocus, these Hocus Pocus DIY costume ideas are perfect for your family this Halloween.
If you don’t want to sew yourself, check out these ready to wear Hocus Pocus costumes for the family.
Nightmare Before Christmas Costumes
If you’re looking for Disney Family Halloween Costumes, Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween classic. The Sally costume was purchased at Party City. I found this Jack Skellington tee shirt at Walmart for only $10. Next, I purchased long white gloves from Party City (which aren’t pictured). I also wore a striped jumpsuit (the one from the Cruella costume above) to get the striped pants look.
Finally, I made the Zero costume for my toddler. I used some scrap white fabric and craft foam/pipe cleaners glued around a headband. My daughter insisted we spray her hair burgundy to match Sally’s. Lastly, we drew on our stitch smiles with eye liner, and were ready to celebrate at a local Halloween party.
DIY Haunted Mansion Costume Idea
My daughters REALLY wanted to dress as Haunted Mansion for Halloween 2020 so we worked together to make costumes for the whole family. My oldest daughter dressed as Constance Hatchaway, also known as The Black Widow Bride from Haunted Mansion. I ordered this lace white dress on Amazon, found a wedding veil on clearance at Hobby Lobby and completed the look with spooky make-up and an ax from the Dollar Tree.
My middle daughter wanted to be the Tightrope Walker from Haunted Mansion. This dress was AMAZINGLY soft and comfortable. She’s worn it dozens of times since! I found this cute pink umbrella on Amazon, added ribbon to a pair of pink shoes she already owned and sewed a super quick caplet with scrap clearance fabric from a local craft store.
My husband and youngest daughter dressed as ghosts so they dressed in all white. Then, I created a “hat” from white craft foam and added fur for the sideburns.
Finally, my costume as the Madame Leota tombstone was made from cardboard and puffy paint. I cut out an oval for my face and added handles to the back to make it easier to hold.
More Disney Family Halloween Costume Ideas:
- Big Hero 6
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Winnie the Pooh
- Lilo & Stitch
- Sleeping Beauty
- Robin Hood
- Snow White
- Beauty and the Beast
- Disney Princesses
- Princess & the Frog
- The Jungle Book
- The Aristocats
- The Lion King
- A Bug’s Life
- Finding Nemo
See a few more Disney Family Halloween Costumes from my friend Jenny of PrincessTurnedMom.com
Ready for a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?
If you’re planning Disney family Halloween costumes for Mickey’s #NotSoScary, be sure to check Disney’s rules before attending.
- Keep it Family Friendly! Costumes may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
- For kids under 13, full costumes are fine, but masks cannot cover the entire face and eyes must be visible
- Adults and kids over 13, costumes may NOT drag the ground. Capes can only be waist length, and masks cannot be worn.
- Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
- To see a full list of rules, please visit: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/magic-kingdom/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/
- Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or could detract from the experience of other Guests.
- Above all, make sure your costumes are cool for the Florida heat!