Halloween is a fun time for the entire family to play dress-up. In fact, there are myriad ways to coordinate family Halloween costumes. Some ideas require time and effort while others you can throw together at the last minute. But all of them will get you in the mood to go trick-or-treating with your family.
Here are 29 options for coordinated family Halloween costumes.
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Circus Family Halloween Costumes
You can use clothing you already own, head to a thrift store, or sew some from scratch for this circus family costume idea. And don't forget about the accessories. For instance, include the weight using black balloons and painted PVC pipe for your "strong" human to carry.
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'Wizard of Oz' Family Costume
It's easy to put together a "Wizard of Oz" family costume set by incorporating many articles of clothing from your current wardrobe. All you need to add are the classic touches, such as the tin man's hat using a painted funnel, the scarecrow's body using straw, and sparkly red Dorothy shoes using red fabric and glitter glue.
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Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Costumes
If you've ever enjoyed paper mache crafts, you'll love creating this family of three bears and Goldilocks. Make the bear heads out of paper mache sized to each wearer's head. Then have someone wear a bright yellow wig to play Goldilocks.
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Sometimes dressing your family as a group of clowns is as simple as painting your face white and adding red lips and a rosy nose. However, you can also opt to alter the theme, such as using makeup to create sad or scary clowns. For finishing touches, sew a clown collar and cuffs as well as a clown hat.Continue to 5 of 29 below.
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'Jurassic Park' Costumes
Popular movies always make for good family-themed Halloween costumes. Take your family back to the "Jurassic Park" era by dressing up as Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, and your favorite dinosaurs. The children in your family also can dress as Tim or Lex.
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This family Halloween costume idea is especially easy if you have ever taken a trip to Disney before. Chances are the entire family has a ton of memorabilia to make for a quick costume. Just be sure to add accessories, such as fanny packs and mouse ears.
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Mother of Dragons Costume
There is a wide range of Halloween costume ideas that involve "Game of Thrones." But many of them are complex and involve a lot of sewing. However, this rendition is a play on the mother of dragons and uses a graphic tee to make the point.Continue to 9 of 29 below.
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'Stranger Things' Costumes
Have you ever looked at a Halloween costume and weren't sure what it was at first? These puns are clever, and people will be having "a-ha" moments once they figure it out. Instead of dressing your family as the cast of "Stranger Things," dress as Dr. Seuss characters (Thing 1 and Thing 2) and then add elements from the TV show like this family did with the string of lights.
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Lisa Frank Costumes
This Lisa Frank-inspired Halloween idea is both fun and creative. The pregnant mom is a gumball machine based on a work by Lisa Frank. The two daughters are a rainbow unicorn and white tiger. And while the dad's costume isn't based on a Lisa Frank work, it is equally creative as he's the coin for the gumball machine.
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Sometimes you can dress your family in entirely different costumes but still be coordinated. This family opted to stick to simple Halloween classic costumes all in a black-and-white color palette. While you might not necessarily think of ghosts coordinating with cats, in this instance they do.
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You can't go wrong going out trick-or-treating dressed as your favorite superheroes. These family costumes are easy to put together, even if you don't have great craft skills. Start with red shirts, pants, or tights, and then add the details with black, yellow, white, and orange felt.Continue to 13 of 29 below.
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'Harry Potter' Costumes
To achieve the "Harry Potter" look, fashion some simple black robes, and pair them with striped ties or scarves in the Hogwarts house colors of your choice. Adults in the family can dress as their favorite Hogwarts professors or other characters in the series.Continue to 17 of 29 below.
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'Scooby Doo' Costumes
"Scooby Doo" makes for fun retro Halloween costumes. Shaggy, Freddy, Daphne, and Velma looks can be recreated using thrift shop clothes and perhaps the right wig and glasses. And don't forget to make a dog costume for someone to be Scooby Doo.
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Channel your inner troglodyte by dressing your family as some cavemen. To do this, get some animal print fabric for costumes that wrap simply around you. As far as accessories go, craft some paper mache clubs, wigs, and a few bones to use in your hairdo.
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'Willy Wonka' Costumes
One fun way to dress your family as the cast of "Willy Wonka" is to have the kids be the adults and the adults be the kids. For instance, one child can be Willy Wonka, and another can be an Oompa Loompa. Adults can dress as Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Augustus Gloop, or Charlie Bucket.
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'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Costumes
For very simple Halloween family costumes that are quick to throw together, consider this one inspired by "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." Bring the book characters to life with printable masks, white shirts, and black pants. You probably have everything you need for these costumes already.Continue to 21 of 29 below.
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'Toy Story' Costumes
Have fun dressing the whole family as characters from the movie "Toy Story." Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Andy, Mr. Potato Head, Mrs. Potato Head, Little Bo Peep, Slinky Dog, Rex, Hamm the Piggy Bank, and other characters provide lots of opportunities to be creative. And this theme is perfect if you have a large family or want to coordinate costumes with friends.
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'Star Wars' Costumes
Dressing up as "Star Wars" characters doesn't have to cost a lot of money for store-bought costumes. Simply use bathrobes, and only spring for store-bought lightsabers and blasters to get the classic looks. You can use cardboard, felt, and other craft supplies to create the more complex costumes, such as R2-D2.
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Family 'Peter Pan' Costumes
"Peter Pan" can easily inspire costumes for the whole family. There's Peter himself, Wendy Darling, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Smee, and the Lost Boys to name some options. These characters can suit family members of all ages and make you feel like you never want to grow up.
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Get a little corny with these farm-inspired costumes. Some options include ears of corn, other crops, farm animals, and farmers. Clothing in the appropriate colors, along with felt to add the details, can easily make these costumes come to life.Continue to 25 of 29 below.
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Where's Waldo Costumes
This idea is great if you need to put costumes together quickly. Simply find red-and-white striped shirts, red beanie hats, and black glasses to turn your family into a group of Waldos. You'll get to enjoy comfortable everyday clothes while having a clear costume theme.
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