Browse through costume guides for some of the most popular characters from the animated sitcom Family Guy by Seth Mcfarlane. The sitcom parodies the typical American family by following the dysfunctional Griffin family on a series of misadventures. Look just like the members of one of America’s most famous (or infamous) families like the obese and bumbling Peter, desirable stay-at-home wife Lois, or the adult-minded baby Stewie. In a family as dysfunctional as the Griffins, even dealing with everyday events can have some unexpected outcomes! See how you can look like your favorite Family Guy characters by following these DIY costume guides.
Being a teenager isn’t easy, especially if you’re the only girl in a highly dysfunctional family. You usually end up being the scapegoat. In many ways, Meg is a typical teenage girl with plenty of insecurities that lead her to be bullied and excluded at school. Oblivious to the effect, even her father, Peter, doesn’t shy away from teasing her because she’s not popular at school. Her brother Stewie and dog Brian also ridicule her good-hearted nature. With her pink beanie and subtle bangs, Meg has a quirky side to her. She comes into her own when realizing that she acts like a lightning rod for her family’s dysfunctionality and that they can’t keep it together without her.
The Irish-American father of the Griffin family is also the main character of Family Guy. He is voiced by Seth Mcfarlane himself. His children are Chris (who takes after him in all the wrong ways), Meg, and baby Stewie. His dog, Brian, is his best friend. Despite being a typical blue-collar worker, Peter has been through some unbelievable experiences that you wouldn’t have guessed by looking at him. For example, his ancestors are the founders of the fictional town of Quahog. The city where the animated series takes place. Although his hair-brained schemes to get ahead in life often lead him to throw his family under the bus callously, he loves and cherishes them in the end.
Step into the irreverent and satirical world of “Family Guy,” where the Griffin family navigates the absurdities of everyday life in Quahog, Rhode Island, with a unique blend of humor, pop culture references, and unexpected heart. Whether you’re aiming to capture Peter Griffin’s lovable cluelessness, Lois’s patience and maternal warmth, Stewie’s diabolical genius, Brian’s sophisticated wit, or any other beloved character, this FAQ section will guide you through creating costumes that embody the essence of this iconic animated series for cosplay events, Halloween, or any themed gathering that calls for a touch of comedy, family dynamics, and the occasional musical number.
To cosplay as Peter Griffin, focus on his casual, everyday look: a white button-down shirt with a collar, green pants, and a belt. Adding a pair of round glasses and using makeup to create Peter’s distinctively large chin will enhance the authenticity of your costume. Don’t forget to include black shoes to complete the outfit. Embodying Peter’s goofy mannerisms, his love for television, and his often misguided but well-intentioned efforts will bring depth to your portrayal.
For a Lois Griffin costume, wear a light blue button-down shirt and khaki pants or a skirt, reflecting her role as the more grounded member of the Griffin family. Lois’s red hair, styled in her typical short haircut, is essential. Adding pearl earrings and a necklace can complete her look. Embodying Lois’s patience, her occasional frustrations with family life, and her caring nature will enhance your portrayal of this character.
To cosplay as Stewie Griffin, opt for a red overalls and a yellow shirt, mimicking his recognizable outfit. Creating a large, rounded headpiece with Stewie’s football-shaped head, including his large, expressive eyes, will capture his unique appearance. Carrying a toy ray gun or a teddy bear (Rupert) can reference Stewie’s diabolical schemes and softer side. Adopting Stewie’s British accent, his sophisticated vocabulary, and his dramatic flair will make for a compelling representation.
A Brian Griffin costume requires a white bodysuit or clothing to mimic his fur, along with a dog collar and a martini glass prop to highlight his sophisticated, often cynical personality. Creating or finding a dog mask or makeup to achieve Brian’s facial features, including his pointed ears and snout, will complete the look. Embodying Brian’s wit, his love for writing and jazz, and his complex relationship with the Griffin family will bring authenticity to your costume.
Including memorable quotes from “Family Guy” can add character and humor to your costume or themed interactions. Here are a few iconic lines:
“Freakin’ sweet!” – Peter Griffin, expressing excitement
“Victory is mine!” – Stewie Griffin, declaring success in his endeavors
“Oh, this is tasteful!” – Brian Griffin, commenting sarcastically
“Peter, what are you doing, crack?” – Lois Griffin, questioning Peter’s antics
“Giggity giggity goo!” – Glenn Quagmire, expressing his lecherous tendencies
Choose quotes that fit your character and the situation, practicing their delivery with the appropriate voice and timing for a truly immersive experience.
Family Guy is an original creation by Seth Mcfarlane for Fox that first aired in 1999. It has renewed with over 300 episodes produced! The sitcom follows the Griffin family with father Peter, mother Lois, son Chris, daughter Meg, baby Stewie, and their anthropomorphic dog, Brian. A play on the quintessential family, their dysfunctional behavior lands them in some crazy situations, in addition to Peter’s hair-brained get-rich schemes. Their adult-like Baby Stewie and substance-abusing dog Brian also result in some unusual circumstances.
The Family Guy is also known for its controversial humor that isn’t afraid to offend or gross-out from time to time. The show often breaks the fourth wall and employs metafictional and cutaway gags that tend to make fun of current events with pop-culture references. Their misadventures are usually made even more exciting, with colorful supporting characters that appear randomly.