As the spooky season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about those all-important Halloween costumes. But this year, why not take things up a notch? Instead of individual costumes, consider an ensemble theme that includes every family member – yes, even the family pet! This is a fantastic way to celebrate Halloween, promote family bonding, and create unforgettable memories.
Our list is filled with creative, fun, and sometimes outright hilarious ideas that will make your family the talk of the town. We have something for everyone, from classic movie characters and famous families to adorable animal themes and pop culture phenomena. So, gather your loved ones, and let’s dive into a world of imaginative costume ideas that will make this Halloween one for the books!
To infinity and beyond! The members of this family look fantastic in their Toy Story-inspired costumes. Let the kids pick their favorite characters, and then let the adult(s) find complimenting characters to try.
Even the family dogs got in on the fun for this one! Peter Pan is such a magical tale that continues to captivate audiences today—sparking the imaginations of children and adults alike.
The Little Mermaid
Say “hello” to Ariel, King Triton, Prince Eric, and Flounder! If your kids fell in love with the new live-action remake of The Little Mermaid or are fans of the classic, there are so many fun costumes inspired by so many iconic characters.
The Fast Food Family
Often, the more offbeat and silly a concept is, the better for Halloween. The characters are like symbols for these fast food brands, and each member of this family picked their favorite. Who is hungry?
Well, this family went and did a thing. For some hilarious Halloween costumes, consider something similar. What is your favorite emoji?
Thus far, we have only seen light and bright costumes, but some know the reason for the spooky season. This family nailed their Thriller-inspired costumes. Those kids look like they’re having a blast, dressed as ghouls. That baby with wolf ears is so cute!
“Let’s-a go! So long, King Bowser!” Mom and Dad took Mario and Luigi, and the kids dressed as Bowser, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Princess Daisy. How fun!
The Wizard of Oz
“Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” Your family can trick or treat all the way down the Yellow Brick Road with costumes inspired by The Wizard of Oz.
A Rainbow After the Storm
This family took things in a more conceptual direction. A storm cloud, a tornado, and finally, a rainbow all come together to tell a story. That little angel is the rainbow after the storm.
The Addams Family
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re all together ooky, The Addams family!” The macabre family you know and love has been brought to life. We love these goth-looking costumes on the young ones. They’re adorable!
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
The cutest Cruella to ever trick or treat, folks! This is a pretty easy family Halloween costume to achieve. What kid is not going to like dressing up as a dalmatian?
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” we find a family with three girls rocking Star Wars-inspired costumes. No family is complete with a Wookiee.
The babies? They’re bean-ing in this family. Let your kids pick their favorite Beanie Babies and get to work. There are so many possibilities with this idea.
This family’s Abu is just precious! Dressing your babies as monkeys is highly recommended. They even thought of the flying carpet. What a winner!
“When there’s something strange in. your neighborhood, who gonna call?” Ghostbusters! Putting your youngest in a Stay Puft costume is not up for negotiation. How funny!
Going with a circus theme is brilliant because you can take the costumes in many different directions. We imagine one of your little ones would love to be a lion if you are the tamer.
Wakanda forever! Don’t these kiddos and their parents look fantastic? We know they had a great time trick or treating.
When we set out to research family Halloween costumes, The Shining was completely and utterly unexpected. This family nailed it and took things to a whole new level. While this concept is not as “wholesome” as others on the list, we think they nailed it.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Pizza and all! This family is feeling that turtle power. Even the baby girl got a green tutu to go with her costume. Cowabunga!
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Did we save the best for last? We find family Halloween costumes inspired by 1964’s Mary Poppins. The members of the Banks family (and beyond) all look fabulous here with their Victorian-inspired outfits. Chim chiminey, Chim chiminey, Chim chim cher-ee!
Remember that the ultimate goal is to have fun and create lasting memories. Whether you channel your inner superheroes, transform them into a pack of wild animals, or recreate a scene from your favorite movie, the most important thing is that you enjoy yourselves. The laughter, the photos, and the shared experience will surely make this Halloween one to remember. So pick your favorite theme, get creative with those costumes, and let the Halloween magic begin!
For even more Halloween and Spooky Season content, keep reading. There’s nothing creepier than a kid. Take a look at the scariest Halloween costumes that kids have worn through the years.
Not THAT clown! We find the demon clown from IT in this kid’s Halloween costume. Why is little Pennywise way scarier than big Pennywise? It’s not right.
She’s a Doll
Annabelle is looking completely terrifying here and has been brought to life by her mom’s excellent makeup skills. This is one of the best DIY kid Halloween costumes on this list.
Not Another One
As you will start to notice, creepy clowns are all the kids want to be these days. They are rather devilish and each one offers something creepier than the last.
L’il Ms. Skellington
Fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas, will see that the imagery from the movie has been interpreted in a unique and spine-tingling way. All of the black around this child’s eyes is just really delivering for us. Yikes!
She’s a Vamp
We find a gothic vampire Halloween costume for this young lady. If vampires are the monsters that freak you out the most, you better throw some garlic in those pockets and pack a cross.
It’s Not Right
The parent of this child explained that they try to make each year’s Halloween costume scarier than the last. We did not even look at last year’s because this one so thoroughly creeped us out. We know without a doubt they upped the freaky factor for this one.
Here is our first Chucky and we are certain it will form some goosebumps on your flesh. Is it the child’s piercing blue eyes or just the chaotic energy they are serving that is doing it for you?
The Kids Are Not All Right
Nope! It’s over. Done and dusted. Somehow the creepiest Halloween costumes happen to be the super creative DIY ones. They capture that piece of our imagination that fears the unknown. Does anyone have any holy water on hand?
The parent who shared this image described the Halloween costume as “Demon Child.” There’s something about the obscured face but the glowing eyes that is really getting to us. What happened to their peepers? How can this kid see?
Just a Couple of Brothers
“The boys decided to be the same character!” the proud mom of these boys wrote. They are dressed as a Creepypasta character called “Jeff the Killer.” Those faces are so terrifying we actually want Jack to kill us now.
The Crows? They’re Scared
Have you ever seen a Scarecrow that really rubs you the wrong way? We had and then we saw this and immediately realized it could have been much, much worse. We’re staying out of any open fields until November 1.
So, this Halloween costume started out innocent enough with Peter Pan looking so very adorable. Then, with the assistance of a parent, this costume has been totally taken over to the dark side. Is this not the worst thing you have ever seen? AH!
Here’s our second Chucky and this little girl deserves an Academy Award for Best Actress. The commitment here is just undeniable. If this Halloween costume list teaches you anything, it’s to not interact with dolls ever.
The Family That Slays Together…
This family went all-in on their Halloween costumes and, as you would expect, the kids are the worst part. How do they look so dead in the eyes? Though it doesn’t look like it, we’re sure they all had a good time.
So Wrong for This
For those of you who have a lifelong fear of the movie The Exorcist, we are sorry. The parents of this child deserve a firm slap on the wrist and a good talking to. It’s so wrong on so many levels.
Not Going to Play
Here are some more Halloween costumes based on the creepy twins from The Shining. Can you just hear the words “Come play with us, Danny,” running through your mind? Sorry kiddos, we’re not game!
Don’t Watch That Tape
You know, twinning Halloween costumes are fun for friends but they prove unendurable for all of us who witness them. We did not need one Samara from The Ring and that means we definitely were good without two. It’s wise to avoid VHS tapes at the moment.
The parent who helped make this kid’s costume explained that it is a zombie/mummy hybrid. Will you ever be the same? Kids in masks are like the scariest things on the planet and that’s not up for debate.
A Mask Will Do It
Really, slap any old creepy mask on your child and it will haunt you for the rest of your days. This one looks like a broken little doll that wants to break you in half. Eeek!
The Babadook scared our socks off the first time we saw it. Little did we know that the character would become a gay iconoclast and beloved “other” figure. “If it’s in a word, or in a look, you can’t get rid of the Babadook…” Words to live by.
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Ban the Banshee
A mom sculpted this mask for her young child we called a “Banshee.” Whatever you want to call it we’re staying out of sight of this thing. Parents, keep these Halloween costumes weird. You’re the reason for the season!
- 1 Toy Story
- 2 Peter Pan
- 3 The Little Mermaid
- 4 The Fast Food Family
- 5 Emoji
- 6 Thriller
- 7 Super Mario
- 8 The Wizard of Oz
- 9 A Rainbow After the Storm
- 10 The Addams Family
- 11 One Hundred and One Dalmatians
- 12 Star Wars
- 13 Beanie Babies
- 14 Aladdin
- 15 Ghostbusters
- 16 Circus
- 17 Black Panther
- 18 The Shining
- 19 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- 20 Mary Poppins
- 21 Baby Pennywise
- 22 She’s a Doll
- 23 Not Another One
- 24 L’il Ms. Skellington
- 25 She’s a Vamp
- 26 It’s Not Right
- 27 DIY Chucky
- 28 The Kids Are Not All Right
- 29 Glowing Eyes
- 30 Just a Couple of Brothers
- 31 The Crows? They’re Scared
- 32 Not Cool!
- 33 Chuck-She?
- 34 The Family That Slays Together…
- 35 So Wrong for This
- 36 Not Going to Play
- 37 Don’t Watch That Tape
- 38 Little Mummy
- 39 A Mask Will Do It
- 40 Baba-Baby
- 41 Ban the Banshee
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