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13 Family Costume Ideas for Halloween

Our readers make dressing up fun for the whole family!

By Renae Gonzalez, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Brentwood October 10, 2018


The beginning of fall means three things ... the leaves are changing, people are obsessed with all things pumpkin spice, and the discussion about family Halloween costumes can begin!

Ever since my daughter's first Halloween, I've been making Halloween costumes a family affair. When my kids were babies and toddlers, I was able to get everyone to go along with my ideas for family Halloween costumes.

But since then, my girls have had (how do I say this...) "stronger" opinions on their role in our family group costumes, but we still all enjoy finding a common costume theme as a family!

The author and her husband with their baby lobster.


The best part about family costumes? There are no rules!

You can choose characters from one of your favorite movies or gain inspiration from a real occupation.

You can be silly or scary, and you don't even need to worry about covering all the characters... just pick your favorites, anything goes!

We recently asked you on Facebook to share your favorite family group costumes. You guys delivered with some amazingly creative and fun costume ideas! Here are 13 we loved:


1. The characters from "Inside Out"

Being a family can be so emotional.


2. The Incredibles

Such an incredible idea (see what I did there?)
Submitted by Laura M.


3. The Wizard of Oz

There's no place like home. 
Submitted by Heather F.


4. Cops and Robbers

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do?
 Submitted by Danielle G.


5. Little Red Riding Hood

Grandmother, what big teeth you have!
Submitted by Jenny H.


6. 😂😎😍💩😜

Wear your true feelings on the outside this Halloween.
Submitted by Laura B.


7. Circus Performers

The Greatest Show on Earth.
Submitted by April H.


8. Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Submitted by Laura B.


9. Snow White

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who's the fairest of them all?
Submitted by Michelle F.


10. Batman, Robin, and villains

Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman. Then, always be Batman.
Submitted by Laura B.


11. The Little Mermaid

We want to be part of their world.
Submitted by Andi P.


12. Peter Pan, his shadow, and Tink

All you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust.
Submitted by Amanda M.


13. The Addams Family

After all, Halloween does fall on a Wednesday this year.
Submitted by Amy E.


Halloween is coming up fast, but there's still plenty of time to figure out a family costume theme for 2018! Get creative, have fun ... and boo from our Macaroni Kid crew to you this Halloween season!


Don't miss our video on Halloween family costume ideas!




Renae Gonzalez is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Brentwood, Calif.

Looking for more holiday inspiration? Check out Macaroni Kid National's 7 Tips for Creating the Most Spook-tacular Halloween Party for Kids!