Membership options available here. Get a free crate of Beer52 today!

5 kid and dad Halloween costume ideas

Kid and dad Halloween costume

Don't miss a thing

By Jim

Jim Coulson is a Yorkshire content writer, video maker and radio presenter who blogs under the guise of Bewildered Dad.

Published on 24/10/2022

With Halloween around the corner, everyone is clamouring to do something different when it comes to costumes. The traditional zombie/skeleton options get a bit dull, so why not team up with your kids for an extra special look this year? Here are five kid and dad Halloween costume ideas that are perfect for parties, trick or treating or even just hanging around the house.

Loose Dads Podcast

Kid and dad Halloween costume ideas

1) Blues Brothers

In the UK, we tend to concentrate on scary Halloween costumes, but that doesn’t have to be the case. In the US, anything seems to go and this dad and son Blues Brothers offering is a great place to start. If you’re not a fancy dress dad usually, this is a good way to ease yourself in because it’s a pretty cool look anyway. Involving your kid elevates it to the next level.

2) Luke and Darth

This is a bit more involved, and Darth Vader is a real baddie so getting closer to traditional Halloween fare. Switching the roles between father and son (spoiler…sort of…but who DOESN’T know that twist?) is a nice touch too. You could have a lot of fun with this Star Wars child and dad Halloween costume idea.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Ryan Endriss (@oddbeforegod)

3) Elliott and ET

Aliens are even more Halloween-y, right? This is perfect if you have a really little one. Turn them into everyone’s favourite visitor from outer space and live out your 80s dreams at Elliott from ET. Ideal if you were going to have them in a sling anyway.

@babycenter Yeah, we’re already thinking about that baby Halloween costume. 🎥 credit: @Amy Fansler #babyhalloweencostume #babyhalloween #costumeideas ♬ original sound – babycenter

4) Rex and Buzz Lightyear

Can you imagine this pair arriving at your door and you not wanting to give them all the sweets you have stored up for the evening? Everyone loves Toy Story, so get out trick or treating dressed as Rex, with your child as Buzz Lightyear. This is a kid and dad Halloween costume that could earn you a year’s supply of Haribo.

@heykailymae Father/Son costume idea! 😂🤣 #toystory #youvegotafriendinme #PUBGMOBILE #halloween2021costumes ♬ Toy Story: You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Geek Music

5) Stranger Things

This one really is scary and you can get other family members involved too. It’s probably not recommended that you let your kids watch Stranger Things to get into character, but putting on a show like this at the Halloween party would be mighty impressive.


What’s your best kid and dad Halloween costume ever? Let us know in the Comments

Don't miss a thing

More from Dadsnet...

Is Black Friday worth it?

Is Black Friday worth it?

You will be hit by a host of deals in the lead up, but is Black Friday worth it and can you find real bargains?


Submit a Comment

Enjoying Dadsnet?

Become a member for FREE!

Simply enter your email below to receive exclusive updates and content.

Success! Check your inbox as you'll receive an email from us shortly.