If you want to go to a party, Disney or trick-or-treating as a family, you might be looking for possible costume ideas. There are a variety of costumes that allow the entire family to fit within a single theme, no matter the number of people in your family or the ages of your kids. Here are just a few of the best easy family Halloween costumes to choose from if your have kids.
Best Family Halloween Costumes from Cartoons
If you have young kids, they will probably want to become one of their favorite cartoon characters for Halloween. Here are some great family Halloween costumes to embrace the cartoons that the whole family will love.
A very popular Disney animated movie is Aladdin, especially with the remake this year. This is a fun movie when you want to dress your family up as these characters. For example, you can dress as Jasmine and Aladdin, while the kids dress as the Genie and Abu. Some people also like going the other direction and mixing up Aladdin and Jasmine with some of the evil characters like Jafar. This mixes it up and keeps the costumes entertaining. For a dog or baby, you might even find a magic lamp costume.
Some families just love to hop in the car with the family dino pet and see a movie at the old drive-in… and what’s better after a long day at the quarry? If you’re a close family then we think a Flintstones group idea is perfect for you. Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, even Dino can get in on the Stone Age fun. Just watch out for your dishwasher. He will try to tag along, but you tell that warthog to get back under the sink until you get home!
If you’re that family or group of friends that love to get together over a nice hot pepperoni pizza, then you already have a ton in common with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Maybe, you might not know karate, kung-fu, or how to use a Bo staff, but you know how to eat a pizza like a bonafide TMNT. You just might be surprised how easy it is to look cool with a pair of nunchucks, assuming you don’t whack the back of your head accidently with them. Since there’s four turtles, it makes a fantastic costume group idea, and even if you have one more, there’s no reason not to add April, Shredder, or Splinter into the mix. Just watch out for that ooze… it totally has a secret.
Easy Family Halloween Costumes from Movies
There are so many classic movies to draw inspiration from when looking for great family Halloween costumes, but here are a few of our favorites. With many of these movie options, you can mix and match who gets to be who. And there are tons of cute dog costumes to add in with the mix.
Wizard of Oz
When thinking about a family Halloween costume idea, try to think of any movies or television shows where there are multiple characters you can make a costume out of. The Wizard of Oz is perfect because there are a lot of characters to choose from. Whether you have a small or large family, it should work great! If you have a baby, you can go as Dorothy, your husband can pick either Scarecrow, the Lion or the Tinman, and the baby can be dressed as toto the dog. If you have a dog, he can be Toto, and your kids can dress as other characters or even as the witch to mix it up a little.
Superheroes never go out of style, and instead keep getting more and more popular. Look at all the popularity of the Avengers this year. There are tons of ways to do a superhero family costume. Each person can dress as their own superhero, even if they are supposed to be in different universes. You can go as the uber popular The Avengers, or you can even find a superhero movie with an actual family, like The Incredibles. You can even recreate your favorite heros and villians from the X-men.
Why not go with a Willy Wonka theme? Whether you are a fan of the classic or remake, this is a timeless story that creates some really fun costumes. You can go as Willy Wonka, Charlie and some of the other kids, but there are other ways to do it. Remember that anything you can make into a group of characters is easy to turn into a family Halloween costume everyone will love. Perhaps a fun option is to go as Willy Wonka, a Wonka bar and an Oompa Loompa.
Do you and your friends or family love nothing more than to sit down with a controller in your hands and play video games all night? (I sure did in the late 80s) Mario isn’t the only one having fun here; there is Link, Donkey Kong, and tons more that you’ll recognize from the world of Nintendo. So, whether you all go on an epic quest to have the best Halloween ever, or you just hit up the local go-kart track, we think you’re going to love these costumes. Just don’t let anyone throw down a banana peel on the track. Those are so annoying.
Power Rangers Family
Not only are the Power Rangers perfect for families because it has cross-generational appeal, we think it makes everyone involved look fun and colorful and fully capable of some mighty morphin’ shenanigans. Don’t be surprised if you have a lot of people come up to you saying, “Go go…. you!”
You can’t go wrong with a Star Wars costume group. It has everything: timeless designs, classic characters, and something for the young and the not so young alike. Mom and Dad can be Han and Leia, while junior gets to live out his galactic dream of becoming the renowned bounty hunter, Boba Fett. If one of you goes as Luke, just remember to hang onto your lightsaber.
If you’re looking for a classic movie-themed costume, who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! The original Ghostbusters movie came out in 1984 and was an instant classic. During the original movies, one of the most popular characters was the big Marshmallow Man. A group of guys will love zipping up a Ghostbusters costume with an inflatable backpack included. Kids will love acting silly as the oozing green blob, Slimer, and even newborns can get in on the fun in a Stay Puft bunting!
Other Tips for Family Halloween Costumes & Party Fun
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