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55 Creative Family Halloween Costumes the Whole Group Will Love

Easy ideas for kids and adults that are sure to help you win all the "best costume" awards.

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The Mother Overload, LAUREN LANKER

When it comes to Halloween costumes, it's hard to please everyone. Little kids want to be their favorite characters, older ones want to wear scary costumes and parents just want everyone to be happy. However, we promise these group Halloween costume ideas can bring the whole family together. From your littlest trick-or-treaters to the oldest folks in your crew, these family Halloween costume ideas are sure to be a hit this year.

We think the best family Halloween costumes are from movies, shows and books that have a lot of characters, so everyone can choose their favorites. (Think mega-franchises like the Star Wars or Marvel movies.) Bonus points if you can adapt the ideas for a range of sizes, so you can get baby costumes, toddler costumes and costumes for big kids in the mix.

These ideas are far-reaching enough that you can use them, no matter the extent of your brood. Whether you're just looking for matching siblings or you want to dress the whole clan, including aunts, uncles and cousins, you can fit these ideas to your family's needs. All you have to worry about is what to do with all that candy.

a family of two parents and a baby dressed in a hungry hungry hippos family halloween costumes
Sugar and Cloth
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Hungry, Hungry Hippos Family Costume

When you have a baby at home, sometimes they just act like a hungry, hungry hippo all the time. Go with it, and dress up like the classic board game with monochromatic suits and hippo hats.

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth »

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plant family halloween costumes including a kid in a plant, snake plant shirt and hat, succulent hat and monstera leaves
Mike Garten
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Plant Family

They say it's not easy being green, but these DIY plant costumes can be whipped up in a snap.

For the Planter:

  1. Cut a hole in the bottom of a grasscloth basket wide enough for wearer’s hips and legs to fit through comfortably.
  2. Download our leaf template and trace it onto green paper. Trim and fold in half.
  3. Cut varying lengths of wire. Create stems by threading wire through green straws, dabbing hot glue as you thread to keep straws in place.
  4. Hot-glue leaves to ends of stems.
  5. Hot-glue stems to inside of basket, avoiding sides. Reinforce with duct tape if necessary once dry.
  6. Cut 2 lengths of green ribbon for shoulder straps. Attach to inside front and back of basket with Velcro tape or safety pins.
  7. With wearer dressed in green; slide basket over head, straps resting on shoulders. Bend stems around wearer to create a natural look.

For the Snake Plant:

  1. Cut 1.5” wide strips of light green crepe paper and 1.75” strips of dark green crepe paper.
  2. Curve the tops into points.
  3. Spread a glue stick all over a light green strip.
  4. Place a length of floral wire down the middle of the strip, and top with a strip of dark green crepe paper.
  5. Smooth with your fingers and let dry.
  6. Curve the strips to create a leaf effect and attach to a hat with hot glue or safety pins.
  7. Fill shirt pockets with more leaves to complete the look.

For the Cactus Hat:

  1. Cut 2” lengths of pipe cleaners and fold each in half.
  2. Dab a small dot of hot glue in the center and attach to the beret. Cover the whole hat and let dry.
see vanessa craft shows off her super mario bros family halloween costumes including mario, luigi toadstool and princess peach
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Super Mario Family Costume

Each member of the family can tackle their favorite character from the classic video game. There are ready-to-buy costumes and accessories, in sizes from infant to adult, for multiple characters. Or you can try to DIY your own, like blogger Vanessa Coppola.

Get the tutorial at See Vanessa Craft »

four people in a family halloween costume of the addams family, including gomez, morticia, wednesday and pugsley
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'The Addams Family' Costume

They're creepy and they're kooky ... and we can't think of a more fitting family costume than this. Little Pugsley and Wednesday are beyond adorable. And the hand on Dad's shoulder is spookily good touch.

See more at Loft 3 Photography »

RELATED: How to Create the Ultimate Wednesday Addams Halloween Costume

a family halloween costume inspired by a league of their own, with two adult rockford peaches, two baby peaches, one peach coach and a candy seller
Pretty Plain Janes
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'A League of Their Own' Family Costume

Batter up! Any player of any age can put on a Rockford Peach uniform — just cross your finger that you you don't get traded to the Racine Belles!

Get the tutorial at Pretty Plain Janes »

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Easy Family Costume
Glow-in-the-Dark Skeleton Family Costume

These one-piece costumes are warm, comfortable and glow in the dark (safety!). They require low effort and make it easy to identify each other on Halloween night.

a family halloween costume inspired by 'willy wonka and the chocolate factory' including willy wonka, an oompa loompa, veruca salt, violet beauregard and mike tv
Meaningful Mama
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'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' Family Costume

If anyone can come up with a delightful cast of characters, it's Roald Dahl. If you want to get in on the madcap fun, dress your family as Willy Wonka, Violet Beauregard, Mike TV, Veruca Salt and an Oompa Loompa from the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Get the tutorial at Meaningful Mama »

family halloween costumes for a record, a mix tape and a disco ball all on a black background
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Retro Music

With this trio of costumes, everyone in the fam can pick their favorite icon of an era of music gone by.

For the Record:

  1. Cut out 2 large cardboard circles from a box. Cover both sides of circles with black spray paint and let dry completely.
  2. While circles are drying, print out 2 copies of our record label template.
  3. Cut out labels and glue 1 to the center of each black cardboard circle.
  4. To create shoulder and chest straps, measure length needed; for each strap, place 2 strips of black duct tape, sticky sides together.
  5. Tape straps to cardboard on front and back so costume will slip easily over wearer’s head. Use a paint pen to draw on record grooves.

For the Mix Tape:

  1. Cut 2 large rectangles from the cardboard box.
  2. Spray paint both sides of the circles with teal spray paint.
  3. While this dries, print out 2 copies of our cassette label template.
  4. Cut out the label and glue it to the center of the cardboard rectangles.
  5. Using a black permanent maker, follow the template provided to add the cassette shapes and outlines.
  6. Use the directions above (in the record instructions) to create shoulder and chest straps.
  7. Tape to the cardboard front and back so you can easily slip it over your head.

For the Disco Ball:

  1. Cut 2 large circles from the cardboard box.
  2. Spray paint both sides of the circles with silver spray paint and let dry completely.
  3. While this dries, cut out 1" x 2" foil rectangles.
  4. Tear 1/2" wide strips of duct tape and place foil rectangles on sticky side so the majority of the foil hangs off (so it looks like a banner of flags).
  5. Starting at the bottom, stick the tape/foil banner across the silver cardboard circle so the layer above overlaps the layer below. This will create a tiled effect.
  6. Trim or fold back the tape around the edge of the circle to maintain the round "disco ball" shape.
  7. Complete 2 circles for the front and back.
  8. Use the directions above (in the record instructions) to create shoulder and chest straps.
  9. Tape to the cardboard front and back so you can easily slip it over your head.
'the little mermaid' family halloween costume, including king triton, ursula, ariel and sebastian the crab
Craftiness Is Not Optional
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'The Little Mermaid' Family Costume

Classic Disney films are the perfect inspiration for family costume ideas, especially ones that allow Mom and Dad to get in on the fun. Can't tell what that red blob is being held by King Triton? It's baby Charlotte dressed as Sebastian the crab.

See more at Craftiness Is Not Optional »

RELATED: The Best Disney Family Costumes, So Everyone Can Be Their Favorite Characters This Halloween

a girl dressed as a strawberry and a mom dressed as a banana in a fruit family halloween costume
I Am Style-Ish
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Strawberry Banana Family Costume

For a sweet "Mommy & Me" costume, you can dress as your favorite fruits! Since these outfits are so simple and easy to wear, they're perfect for a daycare or class party.

Get the tutorial at I Am Style-ish »

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Family Costume for a Large Group
'Turning Red' Red Panda Mei and 4*Town Fans
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Your kids are wild animals, so let their inner red pandas shine with this one-piece Turning Red red panda jumpsuit. And you? You can go as the world's biggest 4*Town fan (after Mei), with the 4*Town World Tour shirt (complete with tour dates on the back).

the "ice ice baby" family halloween costume features two adults dressed as bags of ice and a baby, well, being a baby
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'Ice Ice Baby' Family Costume

Don’t miss out on this punny costume from the 1990 hit rap song, “Ice Ice Baby” — perfect for a family of three!

See more at The Thinking Closet »

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Family Costume for 3
Baby Shark Family Costume

No toddler will ever get enough of "Baby Shark," so roll with it and get your shark family together for a group costume. You can also get a Daddy Shark, Mommy Shark or Baby Shark costume that actually plays the song!

RELATED: Baby Shark Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Whole Shark Family

game of thrones family costume
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'Game of Thrones' Family Costume

Sure, your kid probably hasn't watched GoT but that doesn't mean you can't convince her to dress up as Arya Stark.

RELATED: 20 Best Game of Thrones Costumes for an Epic Halloween

a trio of family halloween costume accessories incuding a mushroom cap, a hat with branches and bug eyes
Mike Garten
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A Woodland Walk

Use these ideas for costume accessories as a jumping-off point to start a nature-themed family Halloween costume.

For the Mushroom Cap:

  1. Cut out a variety of circles from white felt.
  2. Lay the circles on top of a beret to decide on their placement.
  3. Hot-glue the circles onto the beret.

For the Bird's Nest:

  1. Gather dead tree branches and cut pieces to desired lengths with pruning shears.
  2. Once you have set branch lengths and placement, apply hot glue to base of each branch and glue to a 1"-wide brown or other dark headband. Hold branches in place until glue dries.
  3. Once branches are glued onto headband, paint over hot glue and headband with brown acrylic craft paint. Add a faux mini bird’s nest.

For the Bug Eyes:

  1. Squeeze green acrylic craft paint onto a paper plate.
  2. Using a small foam roller, spread paint evenly over the plate.
  3. Cut a piece of bubble wrap a little larger than the size of lenses of old or store-bought sunglasses.
  4. Lightly press bubble wrap, bubble side down, into paint, coating bubbles evenly.
  5. Gently stamp bubble wrap onto the sunglass lenses. (Practice on a piece of paper first.)
  6. Once lenses dry, decorate the frames. Hot-glue pipe cleaners, googly eyes, pom-poms, rhinestones or other decorative items to the frames.
avocado toast family costume with an avocado, bread, and egg
Hello, Wonderful
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Avocado Toast Family Costume

Halloween is usually all about candy — it's time to make it all about brunch! Oh, and that avocado outfit? It's a maternity costume.

Get the tutorial at Hello, Wonderful »

the family game night family halloween costume featueres a woman dressed up as a boardwalk card from monopoly, a man dressed as monopoly's uncle pennybags, a boy dressed as the operation game board and another boy dressed as the twister game board
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Game Night Family Costume

Your family probably already has everything you need to create these fun "game night" Halloween costumes! Create the Boardwalk title deed by bringing it to a FedEx Office and having it blown up to poster size. Cut red felt shapes out and stick onto tan pajamas for Operation, and glue colored dots onto a white sweatsuit for Twister!

a family wearing a rock band family halloween costume
Design Improvised
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Rock Band Family Costume

Who's ready to rock? With some punk-inspired outfits, fake instruments and a dose of 'tude, your family will be.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised »

a dessert family halloween costume includes a donut, a cupcake, a cookie and cotton candy
Kristen Duke Photography
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Desserts Family Costume

This sweet group costume uses a lot of safety pins and even more hot glue, so there's no sewing required. Yes, really!

See more at Kristen Duke Photography »

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'Toy Story' Family Costume

For extra-large clans, there are so many Toy Story characters to choose from — and this year's Lightyear is increasing the clamor for Buzz Lightyear costumes. In addition, Toy Story 4 added a bunch of great new characters, including Forky, Gabby Gabby and Ducky and Bunny. Everyone can pick their fave and go as Andy and Bonnie's toy chest.

RELATED: The Best Toy Story Costumes for the Whole Family

a boy dressed as pikachu and another dressed as ash for a pokemon family costume
The Scrap Shoppe Blog
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Pokémon Family Costume

Ash and Pikachu are the are the classic Pokémon characters, but there are so many Pokémon out there, you can add creature after creature and never repeat. And adults can always throw on a onesie costume and get in on the fun.

Get the tutorial at The Scrap Shoppe Blog »

a family halloween costume featuring people dressed as x men including dark phoenix wolverine mystique and storm
The Mother Overload
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X-Men Family Costume

Head out this Halloween as Wolverine, Storm, Mystique and Dark Phoenix and fight off Magneto. Mutant and proud!

See more at The Mother Overload »

a weather themed family halloween costume featuring a woman dressed as sunshine a man dressed as rain and a kid in a wagon dressed as a rainbow
Studio DIY
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Sunshine & Rain Family Costume

Rain or shine, this family costume will melt everyone's heart. The little rainbow can be lugged around in wheels, which makes trick-or-treating a little easier.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY »

two boys a dressed as dragons for a how to train your dragon family costume
Tried and True Creative
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'How to Train Your Dragon' Family Costume

There are lots of different types of dragons in the kingdom of Berk, which means lots of inspiration for costumes. And the parents? They can dress as vikings!

Get the tutorial at Tried & True Creative »

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Family Costume for 5
'Scooby-Doo' Family Costume

The Scooby-Doo gang provides the perfect opportunity for a family of five to shine. There are even youth-sized costumes for those meddling kids. Keep an eye out for g-g-g-ghosts.

a family showing off their star wars family halloween costumes a young girl is chewbacca her mom is leia  and another young girl is rey
The Mother Overload
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Star Wars Costume Family Costume

Want a great family costume? Look to a galaxy far, far away. With at least 12 movies and nearly as many TV series under its belt, the Star Wars universe has tons of characters to choose from.

See more at The Mother Overload »

RELATED: Star Wars Family Costumes That Bring Balance to the Force

a family with jurassic park group halloween costumes including a baby in a dinosaur one piece costume a boy in a wheelchair adaptive jeep costume and an inflatable dinosaur costume
Sarah Halstead
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'Jurassic Park' Family Costume

Thanks to Jurassic World: Dominion, dino-mania is going to be going strong this Halloween. And. from inflatable dinosaur costumes to baby dinos, it's easy to fill out a brood full of jurassic creatures. And the Jeep? That's a wheelchair adaptive costume!

See more at Sarah Halstead »

RELATED: The Best Adaptive and Wheelchair Costumes for a Creative Halloween

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Family Costume for 4
Rasta Imposta
'The Price is Right' Contestants Family Costume

Families with all adult members can still participate in the fun, too. Each costume includes a "podium," attached microphone and names tags for the full game show effect. Someone can also go as the Big Wheel or the Showcase Showdown.

a family of three with a minions family halloween costume, all dressed in matching denim overalls, yellow shirts, glasses  and yellow hats
Mike Garten
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Minions Family Costume

Minions are meant to be endlessly copied — that's why Gru has so many of them (as we see in Minions: Rise of Gru). And with such a simple costume, you can do the same thing at home.

Get the tutorial »

a harry potter family halloween costume with members dressed as voldemort, hermione, hedwig, bellatrix, harry and ron
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Harry Potter Family Costume

This family is keeping the magic alive with this totally impressive Harry Potter-themed look. Mom and Dad are dead ringers for the wicked Voldemort and Bellatrix, while their kids dressed up as Harry, Hermione and Ron. Their toddler even joined in as Hedwig the owl.

See more at Paper, Pen, and Polaroids »

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