Halloween is peeking around the corner. Even though your plans may have changed from traditional trick-or-treating, you can still make this year memorable for the whole family. One easy way to do that, you ask? By wearing a group costume! Not only will your children love matching with you (..up to a certain age), you’ll also get some great pictures out of it! 

So, what should you wear? Look no further! We pulled together the 14 best family Halloween costumes so you will be talk of the town. And if you are feeling crafty, check out our list of DIY Halloween costumes as well!

Family Halloween costumes

Movie Halloween costumes

1. The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is a classic movie that allows the entire family to get in on the fun. All you need is a Dorothy, and the rest of the family can pick between the Lion, Scarecrow, Tinman, or even Glinda, the Good Witch. For added fun, let the family dog come along as Toto! And because it’s 2020, we’re sure some flying monkeys will come out of the woodwork.

2. Where’s Waldo?

This is a fun, easy, DIY costume. The whole family needs red and white striped shirts, jeans, and a sock hat. Add some black-rimmed glasses to look even more authentic. Take some fun pictures hiding around the yard for your own “Where’s Waldo?” experience. 

3. Ghostbusters

This costume is sure to be a crowd pleaser! The family needs tan jumpsuits and proton packs. No monsters will be bothering your crew. Shake things up by dressing as the Marshmallow Man or ghosts for a little extra fun! Here are some fun options.

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4. Flintstones

This is a classic costume. Everyone will know exactly who you are! Make sure you get Fred and Wilma with their iconic blue tie and pearl necklace. The children can dress up as Pebbles and Bam Bam. Take this costume a step further by removing the undercarriage of your car so you can properly emulate the Flintstones mode of transportation (...just kidding). 

5. Minions

What better costume for your little minions? All you need is a yellow top, overalls and Minion glasses. All the materials you need should be around your home. Even the family dog can get in on the fun!

6. Frozen

Do you have an Elsa obsessed child? Go with the Frozen theme and dress up as the characters! Another child can be Anna or Olaf, and mom and dad can be Anna and Kristoff. This is sure to make your children excited to dress up as a family. The best part? One of our Sawyer providers, All About Theatre, does an online makeup workshop so you can do the perfect Frozen makeup! 

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Cute Halloween costumes

1. Beehive and beekeeper

Do you need to dress your whole beehive? This is an easy costume for any family. And let’s be honest, there’s nothing cuter than a baby dressed up like a bumblebee! Complete the family get-up with an adult beekeeper costume and you’re all set.

2. Pirates

Ahoy matey! The pirate is a classic Halloween costume, and most likely, you already have the materials you need at home. Grab some bandanas, eye patches, and swords, and your pack of pirates is ready to party.

3. Baby Shark

This costume is so cute, doo doo! Odds are high you’re tired of Baby Shark — but it’s Halloween, if your children can’t get enough of it, let them go all out for Halloween. Dress the whole family up in shark onesies and you’ll be the talk of the Halloween gathering. 

4. Emojis

Everyone has a favorite emoji. Now’s the chance for your children to dress up like their favorite one (please not poop, please not poop)! There are plenty of choices, from the laughing emoji to the dancing girl, or even a chef!

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5. Family Ready for Bed

Do you want to keep it low key and relaxed? Have the family wear matching pajamas, night caps and slippers. This Halloween can be fun for the family and comfortable. Another upside is that you won’t even have to change into your pajamas when it’s time for bed. 

Popular Halloween costumes

1. Superhero family

If your family is ready to take over the world, dress up as your favorite superheroes. The options for this family costume are endless. Captain America, Batman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel are all popular choices.  

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2. Mario & Friends

If your family loves to play video games, this is a very fun costume. Your children can go as Mario and Luigi. Mom will be a shoe-in as Princess Peach and dad can be Donkey Kong or even a Koopa Troopa. Check out these fun Mario options from Party City.

3. Mickey and Minnie Mouse

This is the perfect costume for the little ones that can’t get enough of Mickey and Minnie. The whole family can dress up as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto. Pull out your favorite mouse ears and get ready for a magical night!

With all of these options, you should have no problem pulling together a fun, simple family costume. Don’t forget to be safe this Halloween! And if you need some costume ideas that work well with masks, we have a guide for that! Once you have your costumes together, check out our list of fun Halloween activities to keep the joy of the season going all throughout October. And when the holiday ends and you don't know what to do with the leftover Halloween candy, we got you covered there, too.

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