Halloween is right around the corner and soon all everyone will be able to talk about will be what their costume is for this spooky holiday. This year, instead of everyone in your family going as different things, why not pick one theme and build your idea around that? This way, everyone in the family can contribute to the theme and bring a cohesive costume to life.
From superheroes to basketball teams, here are some cool family costume ideas to try this Halloween.
Throw it back to this classic Charles M. Schulz cartoon. This one’s great because you have so many characters to choose from, so no matter how large your family is, you won’t run out of ideas. Dress your kids as siblings Linus and Lucy, and two best friends as Peppermint Patty and Marcie. Got a dog? Dress him up as Snoopy. Best part is, since there are no adult characters in this cartoon strip, you can have fun being a kid as Charlie Brown or Sally.
Winnie the Pooh
If you’re an expecting mom, dress up as Winnie the Pooh, accentuating your belly. Dad can be Christopher Robin and your toddler can be Tigger, Piglet, or Eeyore. Carry around a honey pot as a trick or treat bag.
Beauty and the Beast
Bring this Disney classic to life by dressing up as all the characters. Parents can be Belle and the Beast, while your kids can take on the personas of Chip, Cogsworth, Lumiere, or LeFou. Get grandma in on the action by declaring her Mrs. Potts. You can purchase or make these costumes, but whatever you choose, they are sure to be a hit due to their vibrant colors and instant recognition.
Men in Black
Your kids can become galaxy defenders with this simple costume. Everyone wears black suits, white dress shirts, and ties. Carry around neuralyzers and stuffed aliens for added effect. Just think: how cute would your little baby look in a suit?
This one’s easy too. Dress every member of the family in a different jersey to represent your favorite team. Carry balls as props such as basketballs and footballs to really show your team spirit.
From Helen and Bob Parr to Violet, Jack-Jack and Dash, you’ll have a blast dressing up as this super family, complete with red and black outfits and face masks.
For families with tweens, and those in need of a last-minute costume idea, simply craft colorful emoji faces on cardboard, add a craft stick, and voila! You are a family of emojis. It’s quick and clever.
The family that draws together stays together! Why not all go as a pack of crayons? Everyone chooses their favorite color, then all you need to do is find or buy shirts, pants, and socks in those colors. Make cone hats out of paper and string, and draw patterns on the wrists and across the chest.
DIY Plant Costumes
Go green this Halloween and show your green thumb with plant costumes. From the Giving Tree to a cactus, there are endless ideas when it comes to dressing up as plants and flowers. Here are 10 ideas to draw inspiration from.
Pay homage to this classic Sesame Street character by becoming a Cookie Monster family. One adult dresses as milk, the other as a cookie. Dress your toddler or baby in a fuzzy blue Cookie Monster onesie.
Beekeeper and Bees
The adults dress up as beekeepers, complete with gloves and mesh hat. The kids dress up as adorable honeybees and carry around jars of honey. They can add to their characters by buzzing around while they’re trick or treating.
If you loved to play this board game as a kid, you’ll love to dress your family up in the iconic characters, such as Lord Licorice, Princess Lolly, Queen Frostine, Gingerbread Kids, Jolly, and King Candy. Carry around the board game to offer further explanation to inquisitive friends.
Who says the kids get to have all the fun dressing up as dinosaurs? Center your whole family costume theme around the original Jurassic Park movie. This is a great costume for parents who want relatively comfortable clothing to wear during trick or treating. Dress up as Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler, while holding your adorable baby dressed up as a T-Rex.
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