I am a big fan of family-themed costume ideas and of course DIY costumes. I think one of this year coolest Halloween costume themes are going to be Inside Out. Dressing up as the latest pop culture sensation is always fun and Inside Out is definitely one of the biggest movies of the year. I’ve already jumped on the idea by making Quinn an Anger costume and Elliot a Fear costume. I’m in the middle of making myself a Bing Bong costume, I’ll be sure to share when I’m done.
I can only put together so many costumes though, so today I am sharing all the fun Inside Out costumes ideas I have swirling around in my head with Amazon affiliate links. Note that I only buy some costume pieces on Amazon, I actually prefer to look at thrift stores, discounts stores and dollar stores for most costume items. Spending as little as possible on a fun costume is part of the thrill for me. 🙂
Inside Out Costume Ideas:
This homemade Anger costume is definitely one of my easiest ones ever. The mask would be a fun Inside Out party craft all by itself!
With a white button-down shirt base and dark pants, you are already 1/2 done with your Anger costume. Head over to my Inside Out Anger Costume post for instructions on making the tie and mask!
Here’s another ANGER costume from Highlights Along The Way.
My DIY Fear costume is adorable. And I might be a little biased by my model. 😉 Honestly thought I think it turned out super cute, there is NO SEWING involved and you could easily scale it up for an adult.
Check out details of this Fear costume at Highlights Along The Way.
Disgust is one of the more complicated costumes, not hard really just a lot of different elements or make or purchase. And of course you could always go with green body paint as well.
Joy’s costume is so basic that I didn’t even put together a costume image. All you need is a lime dress and blue pixie wig. You could attempt to DIY the floral designs on a plain lime dress if you want to get crafty. She doesn’t wear shoes so I’d recommend nude sandals or flats.
Check out this adorable DIY Joy from Highlights Along The Way.
I think the key pieces for a Sadness costume is blue hair, large round glasses, and a light blue sweater. Additional ideas include dark blue pants or jeans, blue flats and if you want to go all-out blue body paint!
Check out this adorable DIY Sadness Costume from Highlights Along The Way!
Bing Bong Costume
My Bing Bong looks is more Disney Bounding than a straight up costume. If you want to first dress as a pink elephant and add a purple raccoon tail, that’d work too. (And please send me a picture of your complete costume, it would be epic!) The key Bing Bong costume pieces are the hat, purple polka dot bow tie, flower lapel pin and striped socks.
And here’s my own take on a BING BONG costume!
Head over to my Bing Bong Costume post for details on how I pulled this silly costume together!
More Inside Out Costume Ideas
Rainbow Unicorn Costume
Rainbow Unicorn was a fun character in the movie and with lots of unicorn fans out there, it’s actually pretty easy to pull together with items you can buy. The only DIY part of this costume would be attaching the heart patch to the pants and possibly adding a stripe up up dark pink ribbon up the horn.
Of course, Riley should be included in the Inside Out costume ideas. There are a couple of different versions you could attempt including Riley as a hockey player or first day of school outfit: rainbow shirt, yellow jacket, and backpack. You might want to splurge on a wig (this is the closest one I found).
The Forgetters aren’t main characters but they are memorable unless they make you forget them. 😉 Start with all blue clothing, then add white safety glasses, white gloves, and a white hard hat. You could even carry around a couple of large bouncy balls in different colors (memories).
Jangles the Clown Costume
Jangles is the one “scary” character in the movie. An exact match for him might be hard to pull off but here are a few ideas: Clown costume t-shirt, blue clown wig (modified for an inverse mohawk), blue pants, red nose, and white face paint. You could also carry a mallet.
Broccoli Pizza Costume
A slice of broccoli pizza should be easy enough to DIY. A large triangle piece of felt/fleece for the dough and green felt for the broccoli would be a great start at this costume. You could also use a huge triangle piece of cardboard as a base as well.
Riley’s Imaginary Boyfriend Costume
This one would be pretty easy to pull together. Start with a white t-shirt, dark jeans, black converse, black button-down shirt (worn over the t-shirt but not buttoned) and finish it off with an “I would DIE for Riley” sign. A fun group idea would be a huge group of Riley’s Imaginary Boy Friends, similar to how Joy generated a ton of them in the movie.
I recommend checking out the Inside Out Wiki for more random Inside Out character ideas like Cool Girl, Brazilian Helicopter Pilot and Mind Worker Cop Jake!