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A Collection of Family Costumes

Updated: Oct 24, 2022

Whether you want to win a neighborhood contest for best costumes or you’re just really into doing things together as a family, dressing up as a group is always a fun Halloween challenge. Yet it can be hard to find just the right idea for your group that is easy enough to put together and also entertaining.

Fortunately, we’ve put together a great collection of family costumes for you to choose from. You’re sure to find a great option for your group below. Check it out.

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Best of the Best Family Costumes: Wizard of Oz

The possibilities are endless with this family costume idea. You can be Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, Wicked Witch of the West, Glinda the Good Witch, Scarecrow. If you have a family dog, bring them along as Toto. Choose each character as fits your family. For example, if one child insists on riding their bike everywhere, maybe let them be the witch so they can ride their bike along as you trick or treat as a family.

Addams Family

Especially with the reboot of this classic TV series featuring Christina Ricci, your family is sure to be a hit as you trick or treat. Plus, it’s not too hard to cobble some costumes together. Dad can wear a tuxedo or black suit with white shirt and black tie. Bonus for a thin mustache, either real or painted on.

Mom can wear all black, preferably with a deep V-neck and flowy bottoms, either pants or a skirt. If you want to go above and beyond, add a long black wig, choker, and black tights and black heels.

Your kids can be Pugsly and Wednesday in any combo of black tops/bottoms with black and white stripes (shirt, tights, etc.). Bonus if a little girl has dark hair and braids.

If you have more than 4 family members, add in characters like Uncle Fester, Thing, Lurch, Grandmama, and even include the family pets.

Unicorns and Rainbows

For especially small children, stroller costumes are vital. Decorate your stroller with cotton and add a cardboard rainbow to the sunshade. Then parents can dress in yellow (sunshine) and blue or gray (rain cloud). Bonuses: tape some paper rain drops to a jacket and carry an umbrella to top off the rain costume, and for sunshine add sunglasses and a spiky hat or headdress for rays of sun.

If you have more family members, let them wear unicorn costumes, onesies, or pajamas, as many as you need.

Ice Ice Baby

This one requires very little preparation. Each parent should wear normal clothes and wrap their chest and stomach in plastic wrap, over their clothes. In the last layer, add a label for an ice bag (just print out an image from Google). When you’re ready to trick or treat, stand next to each other and hold your baby on your far left, so that people can tell from their left to right you are: Ice-Ice-Baby.

Spice Girls

Ideally, your group would have five people, because there were five Spice Girls. But instead of posh and sporty, we are creating a punny costume. Have each group member wear aprons (ideally matching ones) and each wear a different sign, a giant spice label from a popular manufacturer like McCormick. You can be Pumpkin Spice, Oregano, Cayenne Pepper, or any spice you like. This works even if you have more or less than 5 people and even if you aren’t all girls. People will still be able to guess what you are.

Other TV Shows/Character Groups

The possibilities are endless for family costume ideas if you draw from pop culture. Why not be your favorite classic rock band? Scooby Doo characters? Here are some more choices:

  • Star Wars

  • Lego

  • Minecraft

  • A League of Their Own

  • X-Men

  • Toy Story

  • Pokemon

  • Willy Wonka

  • Top Gun

  • Crayon box

  • Encanto

As Long As You’re Together

The best part of dressing up in family costumes is being together. We hope the ideas above spark some creativity and you can work together to come up with a rockin’ costume to celebrate this fall!

Let us know how it goes: post a comment below or on our socials.

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