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Decisions, decisions. We have finalized our halloween costume theme for this year but I’m still scrambling to get all of the costumes together. 

We have certainly had some fun costumes as a family so this decision process should be fun. With so many great Disney movies coming out and the launch of Disney Plus in 27 days (but who’s counting), I’m not telling what our theme is yet but I’ll give you a hint… Disney costumes for the family are a strong possibility. 

Just about anything Disney is something we can all agree on (well all but maybe one of us). Let’s see which themes make it to the top of our list. But there are so many good options that we can pull off either DIY style or delivered straight to our door. These are great for Halloween, Disney costume parties, and some could even work on your next Disney vacation. 

Disney Costumes For The Family

Of course we went for The Incredibles because hello family of 5. That was easy enough to pull off with a newborn dressed as Jack Jack.

Toy Story 

I’m pretty sure we would make a great Woody, Bo Peep, Buzz Light Year, Jessie, Rex and even Snoop as Slinky Dog from Toy Story. Soldiers, Hamm and more.  I wonder if Big T wants to be Andy? 

The girls and I dressed up at Toy Story Land and my dress from Hot Topic was perfect for a warm day at the parks. 

Alice In Wonderland 

Taking it back to a classic might be fun. Alice In Wonderland has lots of options for us as a family. Picture Lee Lee as the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, The Ace Card. So many choices. Actually, now I’m wishing we had gone for this this year. 

Disney’s Descendants 

Disney’s Descendants are fun because there are more than enough characters to choose from. Lil’ J is fast approaching “the big kids years” so this theme would be a way to support that tween Disney fandom life. 

Zootopia 

DIY Family Zootopia Costume

I shared the Zootopia theme in our Best Family Costumes list a few weeks ago. But since it’s one of our favorite Disney movies, it’s definitely worth sharing again. It was such an easy and fun theme to put together. We will definitely revisit this one if we ever go to a costume party. I’ll have to decide which Zootopia character Lili will be. 

Nightmare Before Christmas 

I feel like the Nightmare Before Christmas is the perfect costume theme for Halloween going into Christmas. I mean Christmas decorations are already just a few aisles over from where the Halloween costumes are so why not combine the two? 

Mickey, Minnie and Friends 

Disney family costumes

Minnie is a forever favorite of mine and Lil’ J. I think rocking some of the classic Disney characters will be fun. My husband and Big T can both be Mickey, or one could go as Donald, while the girls and I can all go as Minnie or Daisy. Or we can each be one of the many Mickey and Friends characters. 

Frozen 

Frozen mania is in full swing and we are definitely excited for Frozen 2. Going as the cast of Frozen means we will already be costume ready for when the movie comes out on November 22. 

I could go on and on about Disney costumes for the whole family but then we will never make a decision. Do you have a favorite Disney costumes themes or one you think our family can pull off that’s not on this list? Let me know. 

It’s officially fall which means all things pumpkin, Halloween and more. As soon as the season changes (even though it’s still 90 degrees), I get into full fall fun planning mode. I start with Halloween because matching costumes are my jam. It never fails that I want to buy a couple family Halloween costume sets because there are so many good themes to choose from which means I have to give myself a deadline or pay rush shipping fees.

Every year my family and friends ask what family Halloween costumes we plan on wearing to all the festivities. Every year I share them here too but usually after the big day. Not this year. I spent some time strolling down memory lane of some of our previous family halloween costumes and making a list of some themes we are considering for this year. 

Before kids, my husband and I enjoyed dressing up in themed Halloween costumes. There was the year we did the sexy referee and the basketball player. Good times before kids or maybe that’s how we got here? LOL. As a family of 3, the first few years were all about Little J also known as The Princess Years. But if you know us then you know there is always a Princess dress nearby. 

And then we were a family of 4. The first Halloween with her brother, Little J decided she wanted to be a girl lion. I was perfectly happy with that. As you can see, there was a lion but it was not Little J. Let’s just say toddlers will flip the script when you take them to shop for costumes.

Things just kept getting better and better. 

Flintstones Family Halloween Costume

Best family Halloween costume Ideas Flintstones family.

There was a fun DIY Flintstones year. So so good. You can go the DIY route but if that’s not your thing, go ahead and buy your Flintstones costumes.

Peter Pan Family Halloween Costume

Peter Pan was a fun one, although I left myself for last and had to improvise. This was hubby’s pick. I’ll admit, I loved it after all was said and done. 

family dressed up in best family costume idea as Peter Pan

Zootopia Family Halloween Costume

was Lil J’s pick and I secretly think it’s my favorite one yet. There was also a lot of DIY action for this one with our Zootopia costumes.

DIY Family Zootopia Costume

And here were are as a family of 5. What better family Halloween costumes could there be when like us they have 3 kids. So The Incredibles it was.

Incredibles Family Halloween Costume

Best family costume ideas. Incredibles family costumes

Original? No. Fun? Absolutely. Plus my hubby who is notorious for taking off his costume right after photos kept his Incredible Dad on shirt for Trunk or Treat. If you happen to be a family of 5 these Incredibles costumes are what you want.

This year we have a walking and dancing toddler joining us so this should be interesting. Here are some of our favorite themes we are considering and ones we think are perfect for any family. 

Best Family Costume Ideas

Fruits and Vegetables

Harry Potter 

Addams Family

Baby Shark

Minions

But since we love all things Disney and are gearing up for Disney Plus, we might just make it another Disney family costume year. Stay tuned!

Fun family Halloween costume ideas

As you may remember my daughter had a very specific request for a Halloween costume this year. She wanted to be a “girl lion” the kind “without a mane.” But when hunting for her costume, she didn’t want one that appeared as though it was eating her head, or one that was more tutu-frill-frill than an actual lion should be.

103113_0033-copyI ordered her brother’s coordinating costume online, then took her to a costume store so she could try some on. Of course that’s when the whole lion idea went out the window because the first thing she saw hanging on the way was a Rapunzel dress. So much for my pride (pun intended).

My husband was working so we went trick-or-treating with some of our friends. After a street or two miss thang got tired of the whole trick-or-treating thing.

biracial kids halloween“Umm, I think I have enough candy now,” she told me.

“Ok, well just keep showing off your pretty costume and say ‘Happy Halloween!'”

She thought about that for a moment. “Ok, cause I don’t want too much candy.”

Don’t worry kid, I’ll be taking care of that. Ever heard of a candy tax?

I captured Big T’s day with candy of course. I’m still chugging along on his 365 project though I’ve neglected to share them for a while. I’ll try to get on that next week.

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My favorite part of the evening was scrolling through everyone’s adorable Halloween photos on Instagram and my Facebook feed. Halloween has transitioned from a candy hunt, to a fun social tween event, to a semi-horror celebration with haunted house tours, and back to a candy pursuit.

I wish you could post photos in blog comments, I want to see what all of your kids dressed up as. Share a link if you have photos!

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