We always love having family Halloween costumes. If you have a family of four, you’ll definitely want to check out this list of the best Halloween costumes for a family of four. There is something for every type of family!
Family Costumes Ideas
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and I always thought it would be fun to do themed costumes when my kids someday.
Well, that dream has come to fruition, and we’ve done just that. I figure that I should take advantage of this while I can – and while my boys agree to do it (I would imagine my years are numbered with this one!)
I usually let Jack take the lead when it comes to our costumes – he picks what he wants to be, and then I build the rest of our costume around this. When Oliver was about three, it was the first year he put a vote in the ring, but in the end, he decided the family costume theme was more fun.
Finding costumes for a family of four isn’t really that difficult – there are a lot of great family costume ideas out there. So today, I’m sharing lots of ideas. Many of them are based on popular movies or shows, but quite a few of them are pretty generic.
First off, I’ll start with some of our costumes from years past. Some of them were from when we were a family of three, but they could easily be adjusted to be for a family of four 🙂
We are now a family of five, so I need to start brainstorming for that now, too!
Family Costume Ideas
Super Hero Family
Okay, obviously there are only three people in that photo, but you can easily add a fourth superhero for a four-member family 🙂 This can be a great costume idea when there aren’t enough members of a superhero “group” to choose from or when everyone just wants to pick their own superhero.
Daniel Tiger Family
This is another one we did as a family of three, but with the addition of baby Margaret, this is the perfect costume for a family of four. You could also do any number of characters from Daniel Tiger – Prince Wednesday, Miss Elena, Katerina Kitty Cat…there are quite a few characters in that imaginary neighborhood!
I like costumes like this because they don’t really have an upper or lower limit. Zombies are an easy costume to do – we threw this together for our family a few years ago (and I did it with my roommates my sophomore year of college!) All you need is some face paint, tattered clothes, and the ability to tussle your hair up. You can make it as complex or as simple as you’d like!
This was our first “official” family costume as a family of four. This is a great costume idea when you have a young family – here is a tutorial I did to make our pumpkin outfits. This idea was Jack’s, and he was convinced we had to be pumpkins for months before Halloween even arrived! My good friend made the boys the cute little-crocheted pumpkin hats they are wearing above.
Space Family Costumes
Jack wanted to be an astronaut this particular year, so we built the costumes around that! He was an astronaut (here is the costume we used), Oliver was a little alien, I wore a star shirt, and Forrest was a black hole. I think I was feeling particularly tired that Halloween, so mine and Forrest’s costumes were a bit low budget….ha! But it turned out cute.
Batman Character Costumes (Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and the Joker)
This was our costume from last year – Jack wanted to be Batman, so again, we built everything else around that. The boys both LOVED their costumes and still often refer to themselves as Batman and Robin 🙂 I was Bat Girl, and Forrest was the Joker (check out how I made his vest here). Here is a tutorial on how I made the boys’ Batman and Robin costumes.
Star Wars Family Costumes
They have tons of options for Star Wars characters, so just which four you want to be, and go from there! If you want some good DIY Star Wars ideas, my friend Hilary has some Star Wars DIY Costume ideas on her blog.
Here are the links to the costumes we used:
Harry Potter Family Costumes
Okay, this is technically a family of five – but you can easily do Harry Potter with a family of four! I ordered the robes for our two oldest and myself on Amazon, Forrest compiled most of his costume from Goodwill, and I made Andrew’s mandrake costume!
Here is a great collection of Harry Potter costumes for purchase.
Now, here are some other great costumes for a family of four! Some of them I might have a little description about, but for the most part, you’re going to find links to either a tutorial on how to make the costume or where to buy them online 🙂
Family of 4 Costume Ideas
My friend, Chelsea, did this theme with her family last year, and they turned out darling. Be sure to check out her post here. Not pictured was her Te Fiti costume.
Click here to buy Moana-themed. costumes
So many great characters to choose from! Classics are Woody and Buzz, but you could put together any combination you want, including:
- Bo Peep
- Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head
- Bulls Eye
Click here to order Toy Story themed costumes.
There are a variety of characters in here, but I think it would make sense to do Anna, Elsa, Sven, Kristoff, Olaf, and Hans. My friend, Amber, has a great tutorial on crocheted Elsa and Anna hats.
Click here to buy Frozen themed costumes.
And here are some DIY Frozen Costumes
I saw a few ideas for this while searching the Internet. Super fun idea! You could have Mr. and Mrs. Pac Man and have the kids be little white dots or fruit.
Another theme with a variety of characters to choose from. Here are some great Avenger’s costumes.
Lots of different characters in this movie. Here are a bunch of great costumes from Monster’s Inc.
Cat in the Hat/Dr. Seuss
There are so many great characters from the Dr. Seuss books. You could go with any that you choose – the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, Fish, Who, The Grinch….the possibilities are endless.
Easy to do a DIY for a clown! You can go all out and get a full-on clown outfit – complete with floppy shoes, crazy hair, and a painted on face, or you could go simpler and just paint for your face.
Who doesn’t love a good Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, and Bam Bam costumes? These are easy ones to DIY if that’s what you are looking for.
Beep bop beep! I know my kids would LOVE this!
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
There are some really adorable bear costumes – and Goldilocks would be a cinch to pull off!
Bzzzz. My family hates bees, so we’ll never be doing this. But I’ve seen it pulled off really cute.
Who doesn’t love some loveable monster costumes (or you could go scary!)
Always a safe option – who doesn’t love those cuddly ol’ bears?! You could pretty easily make these costumes, too.
The year we were pumpkins, Jack also became fixated on the idea of us all being hot dogs and hamburgers as well. Luckily, I swayed him from that idea, and he’s never thought about it since. But it would have been a kind of fun theme!
Simple. Classic. Fun.
This would be a whimsical costume theme to pull off!
Just pick your favorite team (or teams) and go wild with it!
S’mores – two graham crackers, marshmallow and chocolate
We love s’mores at our house. I could see this going well.
Plenty of ideas for this one out there. This is a classic Halloween costume!
Who is going to be Veruca Salt in her bluberry form!?
Can’t get any simpler than this costume! Primary.com might be a good option to get your kiddos mime costume.
We’re off to see the Wizard…the wonderful Wizard of Oz! I think this is another classic option.
Dalmatians, Cruella DeVil, Anita, Roger…this would be so fun!
Always a classic option – the only question is – who is the real Waldo?! Take a quick trip to the thrift store to find some stripped clothes and hats for this fun costume.
With as much as our boys love Mario, I’m surprised this hasn’t been a theme for our family yet. I would imagine that if we did this, we’d have a Princess Peach (me), Mario, Luigi, and Toad…though there are quite a few others that might be a contender.
Snoopy will always remind me of my second grade teacher. Fun!
Baker and Baked Goods
This would be so much fun – especially if your family loves to bake!
Another classic but awesome option. Not too hard, either.