The Best Family Costume Ideas

The Best Family Costume Ideas

The family that cosplays together stays together! That’s exactly why picking family Halloween costumes is so much fun. It’s really special when every member of the family can be incorporated into a funny, spooky, or clever theme that leaves friends and neighbors in stitches. Are you looking for inspiration for the best family Halloween costume ideas? Check out these seven creative picks!


This is one that little kids will gladly get in on! The fun part about this theme is that every family member can pick their favorite superhero. You can make the theme even more dramatic by dressing as arch enemies!

Famous Television Families

There are so many iconic television families that provide brilliant costume inspirations. Television-themed costumes are always fun because people recognize them instantly! Some great choices for families looking to integrate some pop culture into their costumes include The Addams Family, The Simpsons, the Flintstones, the Jetsons, and the Munsters.


Be sweet instead of spooky by turning your entire family into a dessert plate! Parents can have fun being cupcakes, éclairs, ice cream, and more. A cake costume is a perfect option for a little girl who is a slice of cuteness!

Ghosts, Ghouls, and Goblins

This one provides plenty of creative freedom for every member of the family! Everyone gets to pick their favorite “spooky” costume. This could be witches, vampires, ghosts, zombies, or any otherworldly creatures of the underworld that they find fascinating. While everyone won’t necessarily be in “matching” costumes, you can carry a specific color theme through every costume to make it clear that you’re all part of the same spooky pack.

A Pumpkin Patch

Dressing up your whole family as pumpkins is a great way to form your own pumpkin patch. It can be really fun to dress up as big pumpkins, little pumpkins, and medium-sized pumpkins. Consider holding electric candles that turn you all into Jack-o’-lanterns. You can even have one family member carry a sign that says “[Family Name] Pumpkin Patch.”

A Garden

Show that your family has deep roots with a garden-themed family costume. How does it work? Everyone dresses up as a different element you might see in a garden. Choose costumes that can include a butterfly, a bee, a flower, a frog, corn, ivy, and more.


Be a “red carpet” family this Halloween with a glamorous Hollywood costume theme. Costumes can include sparkly dresses and posh tuxedos. You can even have one family member follow the rest of the family around with an oversized camera to act as “paparazzi.” It can also be fun to hold fake golden statues.

Planning a Perfect Family Halloween Costume That Nobody Will Forget

“Costumes aren’t complete without the right accessories,” according to Chasing Fireflies. That’s why you’ll want to polish any costume you choose with perfect finishing touches like wigs, wings, heats, headwear, and toy weapons. In fact, it’s often the subtle details that really make a costume pop.

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