Halloween is just around the corner. Are you still looking for the perfect costume for the whole family?
Here are 40 ideas to get you started.
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The song “Baby Shark” played non-stop in some households a few years ago, but this song is the perfect family Halloween costume. Get their grandparents to tag along, too, and dress up as a shark family.
Whether your kids loved the 1984 or the 2016 version, Ghostbusters has some interesting costume choices. From the main characters and their uniforms, to the ghosts, to Slimer, and the Stay Puft monster—there’s plenty for everyone.
The Star Wars franchise has fans from all generations. Parents can dress up as older characters while the younger ones can dress up as the newer characters like The Mandalorian and Kylo Ren.
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The magic of Harry Potter never ends. You could dress up as the iconic characters or as regular wizarding students.
Anyone who’s seen the movie will agree that Raya’s costume is cool. Does your kid agree? You can make simple Raya costumes at home.
Choose from Mary Poppins’ daily suit and tie or her pink frock. Everyone in the family can join as Bert, the Banks, the chimney sweepers, or even the penguins!
The whole ensemble of The Wizard of Oz is fun to dress up as. Go as Dorothy, Lion, Tin Man, the tornado, a munchkin, Glinda the Good Witch of the North, and even Toto if you have a dog.
Go as satirical, and throw on a blanket with holes for eyes, or as realistic ghosts, with scary makeup—either way is fun.
Dress up as your kids’ drawings—stick figures. These are funny but easy to do. All you need are white clothes, white posterboard, and black permanent marker.
If you have a toddler, The Incredibles is a great costume for you. This costume is simpler than it seems.
The latest installation of the Men In Black franchise makes for simple but iconic costumes. All you need are suits and a pair of sunglasses. The best part? It works for girls and guys.
The Flintstones family has some simple frocks. The key is getting the right color and accessories.
Buy a black-and-white wig and a faux fur coat to complete your Cruella Deville ensemble.
If you need a last-minute costume, skeletons are always the way to go. You can make these skeleton costumes in one day.
This penny costume is bound to get some chuckle from passersby. Though, you will need to invest in copper make-up.
If your kids love swimming, dress them up as scuba divers. This fun costume comes with a bunch of accessories, like very cool air tanks and flippers.
There are a multitude of iconic characters in the Toy Story franchise. You could DIY your costumes or buy ready-made ones.
Go to the creepy side—dress your kids in all black and a black morphsuit. Make fun silhouettes with the clothes. Just make sure to accompany them at night.
With masks still in play, this could be an easy costume to put together as a family in 2021.
Kids will surely get a cackle at the idea of going as Peter Pan and his shadow. If there are more than two kids, suit them up as the other characters from the movie.
If you want a simpler costume, go as baristas. Spray paint or print the logo on green aprons and dress in khaki pants and black shirts.
Another scary costume are the Weeping Angels in the TV series Doctor Who. This costume could scare a few adults!
Recreate one of the scenes from Alice in Wonderland when she grew too big for the house. Create a mini house your kid can slip into while donning an Alice costume.
You could go as Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph or as Korra, Bolin, Makko, or Asami. These characters each have interesting outfits.
Everyone will know and love a kid version of Colonel Sanders with a bucket of chicken. Or you could dress up Grampa as the Colonel while your kids go as the chickens!
Cardboard boxes make great Lego costumes. Go as a brick or as one of the Legomen.
Another monochrome costume! Get your kids’ friends to dress up in all green, plasticky fatigue.
If you have the budget, get a set of Tune Squad jerseys for the whole family. Buy extra bunny ears or beak if your kids want to be Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck.
The Victorian era has some interesting outfits that, with a few modifications, could become creepy.
Which one is your kids’ (and your) favorite pokemon or pokemon character?
Crafty parents may be able to pull off a Minecraft-themed costume.
Adventure Time has some colorful characters. There are so many possibilities.
If you want to be a bit more fashionable this Hallowee, recreate some iconic looks from the royal family.
80’s rockers have a distinct look that you can recreate with the family. Take your pick from Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, or if you’re feeling risky, Kiss.
Steven Universe costumes can be simple (shirt and jeans) or complex (morph suits and weapons).
Dress up the kids as red blood cells, younger kids as platelets, while the adults can dress up as white blood cells or macrophage. These costumes are quite simple.
The Scooby Doo gang is an appropriate costume for Halloween. Bring along your furry friend for extra fun!
The Avengers’ costumes are more complicated because they have a lot of details. But it’s guaranteed to be worth the effort.