40+ of the Best Family Costumes for Halloween
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40+ of the Best Family Costumes for Halloween

With Halloween less that three (yes, three!) weeks away, now is the time to get planning and prepping those costumes. Why not get the whole family in on the fun this year? It will be exciting for you and the little ones in your life. From classic storybook characters to throwbacks from your favorite movies, we’ve got ideas for every type of family costume this year.

1. Peter Pan and the Lost Boys: Harness that rebellious spirit as a whole family this Halloween. All you’ll need are some PJs , cardboard swords and a Pan getup. (via A Beautiful Mess)

2. Flintstones: This caveman-inspired costume is both fun and comfy. Just head to the fabric store to get started. Before you know it, you’ll be yelling yabadabadoo! (via Babble)

3. Star Wars: The force is strong with this family costume. Bonus points if you turn your dog into Yoda. (via Say Yes)

4. The Wizard of Oz: Neil Patrick Harris and his family *constantly* knock it out of the ballpark with their family costumes. Case in point? This adorable look. (via @ActuallyNPH)

5. Beekeeper + Bees: Keep it light and sweet this year with an adorable beekeeper-themed costume. (via Costume Works)

6. Sushi: Food costumes FTW. If you need a little DIY inspiration, check out our sushi group costume. (via Made by Roo)

7. Monster Family: Take a little inspiration from the famous Munster family this Hallows’ Eve. We’re sure your little mummy and bat will approve. (via Tell Love and Party)

8. Disneyland Tourist: Okay, this one might be a little confusing to the kiddos, but just tell them you are just practicing for that trip later this year ;) (via Say Yes)

9. Superheroes: Let your little ones choose their favorite superhero for this year’s costume. They’ll be full of all kinds of powers and fun once they get into character. (via The Rollins Ruckus)

10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas: It’s never too early to break out those Christmas socks. Whoville won’t know what hit it with this family costume. (via Vintage Revivals)

11. Toy Story: Get ready to go to infinity and beyond this Halloween. Feel free to add more characters depending on your family size. (via Mama Say What?!)

12. Sleeping Beauty: Don’t let your Maleficent costume steal the show this year. Your family will love to be a part of the fun too. (via Seeker of Happiness)

13. Circus Family: Everything about this costume just screams cuteness. We can’t decide which we like better: the cute lion or the super strong little man. (via Tell Love and Party)

14. Labyrinth: Okay, to be fair, this isn’t a full tutorial, but take this fam costume as some seriously adorable inspo. (via Brit + Co)

15. Princess Peach and Toad: Forget Mario and Luigi. We all know *these* were the fastest characters in Mario Kart. (via Brit + Co)

16. Max + Wild Things: Let the wild rumpus start with this ferociously adorable costume. Your little Max will be regal in the cutest way possible. (via Heather Jansen)

17. Harry Potter: Depending on your family size, this costume could have all of your favorite HP characters. Either way, it will be magical. (via Paper, Pens and Polaroids)

18. The Little Mermaid: Your little Ariel will love rolling around town with her dad and nemesis. If you don’t have a young babe, be sure to give Ariel a stuffed Sebastian to tote around. (via Craftiness Is Not Optional)

19. Peter Pan and Hook: Capture your favorite childhood movie with your very own Pan-inspired costume. NPH did a pretty great job here. (via @actuallyNPH)

20. Care Bears: Perfect for busy moms and dads, this tutorial is even no-sew, so you won’t be up all night before trick-or-treating. (via See Vanessa Craft)

21. Pirate Family: Excuse us while we try to get over how adorable this baby parrot is with his pirate dad. (via Monkey Mash Button/Flickr)

22. Queen Bey[oncé] and Blue Ivy: Go for a punny pop culture costume with this playful look at the Queen and her kin. (via Brit + Co)

23. Addams Family: Get creepy and spooky with your favorite scary family this Halloween. “Thing” required. (via Loft 3 Photography)

24. Raggedy Ann Dolls: Dressing up like your mom is one of the best parts of being little. Plus, making these yarn wigs is an activity you can do together. Feel free to add another parent to the mix with a short (or long!) wig. (via A Beautiful Mess)

25. Simpsons: Believe it or not, your fave dysfunctional family can be achieved with yellow long underwear and lots of foam. (via Coolest Homemade Costumes)

26. Dinosaurs + Trainers: Your wild ones will totally dig this ferocious costume. You could also put a Jurassic World spin on it. (via Jackie Vest)

27. Robbers: Steal everyone’s hearts with this sweet + sneaky costume. (via Jen Loves Kev)

28. Three Little Pigs: The Big Bad Wolf ain’t got nothing on these adorable piggies. (via From Chapel Hill to Chickenville)

29. Clowns: Any costume with pom poms is a winner. Give your family the carnival-chic vibe with this amazing costume. (via Kickcan & Conkers)

30. Angry Birds: Say goodbye to the typical pumpkin costume, and say hello to Angry Birds. (via The R House)

31. Shark Attack: The kiddos will definitely be into this under-the-sea-inspired costume. (via The Fickle Pickle)

32. Incredibles: Not only is this one super easy, but it’s also perfect for all those Pixar fans. (via Freshly Completed)

33. Goldilocks: There’s nothing scary about the bears in this costume. (via The Kirbys)

34. Minecraft: A little Minecraft action never hurt anyone. This costume would be a fun DIY with the little ones. (via Life Among Pirates)

35. King Kong and Empire State Building: How hilarious is this costume? Monkey costumes are pretty easy to find for kids, and you can make the Empire State Building from cardboard boxes. (via 1337 Mom)

36. Ninja Turtles: Two words: turtle power! (via Costume Works)

37. Despicable Me: That might be the most adorable minion costume EVER. Pair it with the usual suspects and you are good to go. (via Running With Scissors)

38. Beetlejuice: Throw it back with this ’80s classic. While this costume costs $3000 on Etsy, you could probably DIY something just as rad with foam. (via Costume Works)

39. Root Beer Float: A sweet costume for your favorite sweetie. (via Costume Works)

40. Monsters Inc.: What family member doesn’t love Monsters Inc.? Not only do you get to dress up as one of your favorite Disney characters, but you get to dress up as a monster too! (via High Heels to Sneakers)

41. The LEGO Movie: Everything about this LEGO cast is awesome. (via Instructables)

42. Nightmare Before Christmas: No wonder this was a costume contest winner! The attention to detail here is totally on point. (via Stevenson Insider)

43. How to Train Your Dragon: Adorable dragons like this would make any Halloween better. (via Huffington Post)

44. Rainbow Brite and Twink: One of the ’80s best BFFs also make an amazing family costume. (via Pink Suede Shoe)

(Additional reporting by Katie Bond)

Have you ever done a group costume with your family? Let us know what you dressed up as in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!