Inside Out costumes are one of my favorite family-themed costume ideas. It was very popular in 2015 when Disney Pixar’s Inside Out was released and I bet it will be popular again this year or next when the sequel, Inside Out 2 is scheduled to be released in June 14, 2024.
Disney group costumes are always fun ideas for families or as a group Halloween theme. Dressing up as the latest pop culture sensation is always fun and Inside Out is definitely one of the biggest movies of the year.
Our Inside Out family costumes ended up being Anger, Fear, Bing Bong and Riley’s boyfriend and we had a blast wearing them at Mickey’s Halloween party at Disneyland.
Inside Out Costume Ideas:
I can only actually make so many costumes, so today I am sharing all the fun Inside Out costumes ideas I have swirling around in my head.
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 of my DIY costume items. Spending as little as possible on a fun costume is part of the thrill for me. 🙂
Anger Costume Ideas
Let’s start with Riley’s emotions which are the most obvious costumes to make from Inside Out. Although we do see her parents’ emotions too which would make this list of Inside Out costumes much larger.
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. You might find a red tie at thrift store that works with a little embellishment.
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.
Fear Costume Ideas
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.
Finding a child-size houndstooth vest was the trickiest part and I ended up making one out of houndstooth duct tape. For all the details including the vest, bow tie and fear beanie, head over to my Inside Out Fear Costume post!
Check out details of this Fear costume at Highlights Along The Way.
Disgust Costume Ideas
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.
- Green Dress
- Green Belt
- Green Leggings
- Green Wig
- Purple Scarf
- Purple Flats
- Green Eyelashes
- Green Eye Shadow
Joy Costume Ideas
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.
Sadness Costume Ideas
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 leggings, 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 with all the DIY details.
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.
Let’s not forget about Riley Andersen. No list of Inside Out costume ideas can leave Riley out. 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.
Inside Out 2 will include new emotions in Riley’s brain as a teenager, so we should get plenty of more costume ideas when the sequel is released.
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 memory ball like they do. Just use a large bouncy ball in a variety of colors to represent the memories.
Jangles the Clown Costume
The one “scary” character in this movie is Jangles. 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.
More Inside Out Costume Ideas
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! Plus don’t forget the good news of a sequel coming out next year. Every Disney Pixar film is really fun and I expect Inside Out 2 will be too. Plus it will give us more Inside Out costumes to choose from.
This post was originally published September 23, 2015