Spooktacular Family Halloween Costumes
Family Halloween costumes can be a glorious thing—just look at Neil Patrick Harris’ coordinated looks. But guess what? You don’t need to be famous—or spend a bunch—to sport amazing family Halloween costumes! You just need the right inspiration, a few helpful hints and a lot of holiday spirit. The best family Halloween costumes are colorful, unified and fun. Draw inspiration from your kids’ favorite TV shows, books or movies. After all, a family costume involves adults and kids alike, so it’s got to make everyone happy. The key is to find a family-friendly theme with outfit options for every member of your “boo-crew”. That way you’ll look pulled together, even if the costumes don’t entirely match.
Ready to get in the spooky spirit? From mommy-and me-costumes to themed looks for families of three or more, we’ve selected the best family Halloween costume ideas—and gathered inspo from real families!
Celebrating your first spooky season as a trio? How fun! Make the most of this momentous occasion with a coordinated family Halloween costume for three. Below find our favorite picks inspired by real parents and their babies.
Barbie-inspired family Halloween costumes
Leave it to Queen Bey to one-up your Halloween goals with this trio of DIY family Halloween costumes. While she and her husband, Jay-Z, slayed as vintage Barbie and Ken dolls, their daughter Blue Ivy was an adoring mini-Barbie with plenty of retro flair. This year go one step further and dress up in Barbie-inspired outfits from the newly released live action film.
Hi Barbie! This pretty pink romper may not be an exact replica of the plaid dress Margot Robbie wore in the movie, but it’s certainly close enough. Add a white cardigan and wooly tights to beat the October chill and your little doll is good to go.
Who can forget Ken’s iconic cowboy costume? We don’t think Dad will need much convincing to don this fun western-inspired outfit.
For a full set, mom can wear this hot pink cowgirl costume. It comes complete with flares, a waistcoat and a cute matching neckerchief. Accessorize with a pair of white boots and a cowboy hat. Yeehaw!
Lobster chef family Halloween costumes
This group costume of two chefs and a lobster is deliciously cute. It can be hard to pull off a Halloween look with baby strapped to your chest, but this costume is designed to be used with a carrier!
This clever costume includes an apron and chef’s hat for mom or dad along with an adorable lobster hat and carrier cover for baby. Two looks for the price of one? Yes please.
Where would you be without your trusty sous chef? This simple chef costume adds the finishing touch to a picture-perfect family Halloween costume.
The Office family Halloween costumes
Looking to do a funny family Halloween costume for the three of you? You’re sure to get some laughs with a reference to the cult classic show The Office. Root around in your work wardrobe to DIY this look off or go the whole hog with premade costumes.
Announce your little one’s promotion to the role of “assistant to the regional manager” with this fun onesie.
Meanwhile Dad can dress as the OG Dunder Mifflin employee in this perfectly put together ensemble. The set includes a shirt, clip-on tie, glasses and a pager, of course.
Dig out your best twin-set and headband, it’s time to channel Angela! Complete the look with this novelty employee ID badge, so everyone knows you (and baby) mean business.
Tacos family Halloween costumes
For a truly tasty taco, you can’t forget the toppings! The avocado and hot sauce add just the right note to these hilarious family Halloween costumes. Taco-bout cute!
Spice up your family Halloween costume with this Sriracha sauce onesie and hat. It’s comfy, cute and totally on theme.
The key to a tasty taco? Guacamole, of course! Mom or Dad can wear this unisex avocado outfit as part of your food-inspired family Halloween costume.
Wrap up your look with this taco costume. The tunic can be layered over a top and pants to keep you warm while trick-or-treating. Go team taco!
Peter Pan family Halloween costumes
Good news: Just because you’re all grown up doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the Halloween fun! Take it from these folks, who nailed their costumes as Captain Hook, Tinkerbell and of course Peter Pan.
Cast baby as the villain with this pint-sized Captain Hook costume. It’s suitable for babies and tots and comes with everything your little one needs to set sail for Neverland.
Reckon Dad could pull off the boy that never grew up? This Peter Pan costume is the perfect match to baby’s Captain Hook. The entire look—including a tunic, leggings, belt, hat and wrist cuffs—costs less than $40.
Add a touch of magic to your family Halloween costume as Tinkerbell. The pretty green dress comes with translucent wings, add a touch of glitter and you’re good to go.
Pokémon family Halloween costumes
Want to share your passion for Pokémon? Take inspiration from this family trio. Mom and Dad are dressed as the characters Misty and Ash, while their little girl plays the cutest (and wiliest) little Pokémon of all, Pikachu.
Soft, snuggly and downright adorable, this one-piece Pikachu costume will keep baby warm while you tour the block. Plus, the full-length zipper makes diaper changes a breeze.
Pikachu and Ash Ketchum are kind of a package deal, so it makes sense to have one parent dress as the show's hero. Pair the shirt and hat with your favorite jeans and get ready to catch a whole lot of candy.
Don’t fancy dressing as a Pokémon? Try this Poké Ball costume out for size. It’s gender-neutral and can be layered over a long-sleeved tee and pants.
When you’re a family of four, you need the perfect quartet of costumes to bring the look to life. Luckily, these fantastic family Halloween costume ideas do just that.
Star Wars family halloween costumes
This family embraced the latest Star Wars characters, dressing as badass heroine Rey, her friend and fellow fighter Finn, Darth Vader (#throwback) and baby as the breakout droid, BB8. Feeling inspired? Choose your favorite combination of Star Wars characters and head off on a Halloween adventure.
Din Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) is the perfect addition to a Star Wars family Halloween costume. This soft cotton bodysuit has a furry trim and comes complete with a stocking hat with big floppy ears.
Get your little Sith Lord into character with this Darth Vader costume, complete with eight sound effects. It comes with a mask, bodysuit, gloves, belt and a cape, so all that’s missing is a lightsaber. Arm them, if you dare…
Defeat the darkside this Halloween as Obi-Wan Kenobi. The famous jedi costume includes a tunic, pants and a hooded cloak. May the force be with you.
Complete this cinematic family Halloween costume with mom dressed as Princess Leia. The chic white ensemble comes with a wig, hooded dress and belt.
Classic monster family Halloween costumes
We couldn’t have a roundup of scary family getups without at least one source of inspiration from one of Neil Patrick Harris’s family Halloween costumes—and this one is his family’s spookiest. Each dressed up as iconic horror characters: Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula and a werewolf.
Kick off your monster’s ball with this frightfully cute bride of Frankenstein costume. Designed for baby girls it comes with a dramatic wig, a onesie dress with a heart motif and white tights with faux stitching.
A monster menagerie wouldn’t be complete without a baby werewolf. This cute costume includes a fuzzy jumpsuit layered underneath a plaid shirt, a sculpted wolf headpiece and paw-shaped booties.
He may be stitched together from spare parts, but we reckon Frankenstein’s monster has a heart of gold. Pair this costume with some green face paint and get ready for a devilishly good time.
Round off this creative family Halloween costume with a classic vampire outfit. This affordable option includes a cape, vest, cummerbund, medallion, bow tie and gloves. Looking for something for Mom? Check out this luxurious vampire costume for women.
Goldilocks and the three bears family Halloween costumes
Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Baby Bear and little Goldilocks, out for a little trick-or-treating fun! What’s great about this group outfit—other than the fact that you can easily incorporate a baby into it—is that it’s easily customizable. While all the bears have matching shirts, they each got playful with the rest of their outfits.
How cute is this pre-made Goldilocks costume for little girls? The perfect accompaniment to the three bears, this look includes a dress, apron and hair bow.
For a full-on fairytale look, the rest of the family can wear these cute T-Shirts that read mama-bear, papa-bear and baby-bear. Or push things one step further with this bear ears and tail kit.
Wizard of Oz family Halloween costumes
Does it get any more classic than The Wizard of Oz? The great thing about these family of four Halloween costumes is that each of them—Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Lion—can be made at home or easily found in stores. Better yet, this costume is perfect for families with a canine companion, just call your doggo Toto for the day.
He may be cowardly, but boy is he cute! The cozy one-piece jumpsuit is easy to take on and off, has a bendy poseable tail, removable furry mittens and slippers for baby’s paws. The best part? That glorious lion's mane that frames your little one’s face.
How darling is this Dorothy costume for tots? She’ll be skipping for joy down the Yellow Brick road with her sidekicks in town. Add red shoes and white knee-high socks to complete this iconic look.
Get ready for an adventure with this silly scarecrow costume. It’s gender neutral making it perfect for moms or dads, and comes with everything you need to dress as Dorothy’s companion.
He may not have a heart (yet), but the Tin Man is an indispensable part of the Wizard of Oz gang. This classic film character costume includes a silver shirt, pants and a headpiece to complete the look.
Super Mario Brothers family Halloween costumes
In the race to find an awesome Halloween getup, this family costume deserves a trophy! This costume idea can easily work with larger families of four or more, thanks to the video game’s large cast of characters.
Kickstart your Mario Kart family Halloween costume with this little number. It’s perfect for the smallest member of the crew and comes with a comfy jumpsuit and a baker-boy hat.
Is your little one a real fungi? Dress them as Toad from Super Mario! While Mario and Luigi may be more focused on saving Princess Peach, they still love hanging out with this little mushroom.
If it weren't for Princess Peach, the Mushroom Kingdom would fall apart in a minute flat! Sound familiar? If so, this accessory set is perfect for you. Pair the crown, amulet and gloves with a pink dress for a picture-perfect Halloween look.
Match your mini Mario with Dad wearing this Luigi costume. Officially licensed by Nintendo, this look comes with overalls, a shirt and a hat to top it all off.
Baby Shark family Halloween costumes
Doo-doo we love this family costume idea? You betcha! (And we’re guessing so will you.) Take inspiration from the hit children’s song “Baby Shark”—and if Grandma and Grandpa want to get in on the Halloween action, even better!
Ba-by shark do-do, do-do-do-do! Celebrate the hit song with this adorable shark costume for babies. The comfy one-piece comes with a hat complete with fins and a happy smiling face.
Of course, older children love “Baby Shark” too—so pick up this big kid costume while you're at it. Your little one can bring the song and dance to life as the attached mitts have large soft-sculpted teeth and cartoon eyes.
No school of sharks is complete without Mommy at the helm. This pink tunic style costume slips on overhead and even has a sound chip that plays a clip of the hit song while you’re out hunting for candy.
Get everyone in on the action with this matching Daddy Shark costume. He’s big, he’s blue and he’s ready to party!
And finally, family Halloween costumes made for a party of five. The great thing about nearly all of these? Thanks to the large cast of characters they were inspired by, you can easily add one (or two or three) more to each of them, customizing them to your own unique family.
Jurassic Park family Halloween costumes
For a roaring good time, this family of five went with the original Jurassic Park characters, including two little dinosaurs and a baby dino hatching out of his egg. Mix it up and add different dino characters for a custom family Halloween costume.
Picture the scene: You stumble across a dinosaur nest and out pops this cuddly critter. It may look sweet, but beware—that dino baby has teeth. The look includes a jumpsuit with attached mittens, a foam eggshell prop and ankle cuff booties. Talk about a cracking good costume!
A fierce toddler deserves a ferocious costume. That’s why we love this one-piece outfit inspired by the pint-sized Dilophosaurus dinosaur, made famous in Jurassic Park. (If you know, you know.)
You can’t have a Jurassic Park family Halloween costume without a T-Rex in tow. This realistic look comes in toddler and kids sizes.
Channel top paleobotanist Ellie Sattler in this nostalgic costume. Inspired by the first film, this look comes with a pale blue tank top, a pink button-down shirt, khaki shorts and a visitor's badge to make your trip to the park official!
Get ready for a non-stop adventure in this costume inspired by the heroic Dr. Alan Grant. Wrangle your dinosaur crew and save the day in this signature look, complete with a safari hat and Jurassic Park visitor badge.
Addams Family Halloween costumes
Brooke Shields knows how it’s done: She went bald to play Uncle Fester (even popping his trademark light bulb in her mouth), while her daughters, Rowan and Grier, went goth as Morticia and Wednesday. There’s tons of characters to choose from the Addams Family universe, so get busy and create a family Halloween costume to suit your own brattish brood.
Draw inspiration from Addams Family Values and dress baby as Pubert, the youngest child of Morticia and Gomez. This onesie is a perfect match to the one worn in the film, and is made from soft snuggly cotton.
If you ask us, Wednesday has always been the coolest character in the Addams clan. But ever since Jenny Ortega played her in the TV series, this creepy adolescent’s popularity has reached terrifying new heights. Designed for ages 3 and up, this costume has everything needed to transform your little girl into Wednesday Addams.
Pugsley is another fan favorite, and this costume is a super-easy one to pull off. Pair the crewneck tee and shorts with knee-length socks to nail the look.
Morticia Addams is the creepy mama we all want to be this Halloween. And you’re sure to captivate your audience in this black velvet dress complete with a floaty tulle trim on the sleeves and hem. Wear it with a red lip, plenty of kohl eyeliner and a sinister smile.
A passionate family man, Gomez is the perfect addition to your Addams family Halloween costume. And this double-breasted pinstripe suit certainly looks the part. Take it away pops!
Zoo family Halloween costumes
It can be tricky to come up with a family costume idea fit for a family of five or more—but these zoo keepers and their menagerie have certainly figured it out. If you already have a house full of little animals, this Halloween getup will be second-nature.
Wrap baby up in this furry tiger costume. It has a full-length zipper for easy changing access and a hood complete with a friendly feline face. Totally rawr-some!
Let your little bird of paradise flap their wings in this playful parrot costume. It includes a fringed cape for wings and a green velvet headdress with a glorious glittery beak.
How about a Halloween costume that doubles as pajamas? This cute cheetah costume is perfect for your little wildcat. It’s made from soft cotton with a touch of spandex for added stretch.
Tiger wrangling and feeding time is peanuts compared to managing a busy household. That’s why this zookeeper costume is perfect for busy moms. The khaki jumpsuit comes with a safari hat and is available in a range of inclusive sizes.
Need an extra set of hands to manage your mini herd? Get Dad involved with this zookeeper costume for men. It includes a shirt, hat, belt, toy keys and three patches.
Incredibles family Halloween costumes
There’s a seemingly endless lineup of superheroes in our world. Which makes it easy for kids (and mom and dad) to each pick their favorite hero costumes and still look like a united bunch. Our top pick? The Incredibles. This family-focused superhero gang is full of heart and makes for an awesome coordinated costume.
First up, is Jack-Jack the youngest member of the crime-fighting crew. He’s small but mighty with seemingly unlimited potential just like your baby—minus the superpowers, of course. The two piece outfit includes a stretchy jumpsuit and faux glasses.
Your little one will be in a rush to try this costume. As the fastest member of the family, Dash catches the baddies in a flash. This costume comes with a stretchy top, pants, mask and gloves.
Does your family dynamic include a shrinking violet? She’ll love dressing up as Violet Parr, a teenager who overcame her shyness and mastered the art of invisibility. The costume includes a rubberized top, mask, belt, gloves, pants and a skirt.
Bob Parr is no average joe, he’s incredible! This costume is padded to give you the illusion of a six pack and has the family logo emblazoned across the chest.
Last up on our list is this Mrs. Incredible costume. Designed for super-moms, this six-piece look has plenty of stretch to keep things comfortable.
U-oh spooky season is right around the corner! We know there are a ton of family Halloween costume ideas out there. So, to help narrow your search, we did the bulk of the research for you, so you don’t have to spend hours scrolling through online retailers. We browsed options from dozens of leading brands and considered several factors, such as quality, value, sizing options, material and style, when choosing what to include in our roundup.
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