Halloween is around the corner. What kind of costumes do you have planned? Are you looking for ideas that are family-friendly? Don’t worry—we have you covered. Here are some great costume ideas for the whole family to enjoy:
If you want to be on the edge of “scary” without doing the typical ghosts or skeletons, consider how easy it would be if you all dressed up as mummies. A family of mummies walking through the streets in search of treasured candy is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween as a family.
You can find a variety of options online for the whole family to dress up as a mummy, but it also has to be one of the easiest costumes of all time to put together as a DIY Halloween costume project.
If you have toddlers or younger kids, you may find that the traditional creepy costumes don’t do it for them. If you want to keep it fun and do something with a little less horror to it, dragon costumes can be a lot of fun for the tiny tyke who is still in the dino obsession phase. Another alternative are T-rex costumes, which can make for a funny scene as you waddle around the neighborhood together.
Show me a family who hasn’t seen “101 Dalmatians”. If you’re one of the many families who has—or has at least viewed ”Cruella” on Disney Plus—the perfect family costume setup could be mom and dad as characters from the movie, with the little ones as pups. Or, you could adjust the costumes to suit however everyone in the family prefers to dress up. Who knows?
“Star Wars” is the gift that keeps giving, as it has a plethora of characters to choose from. Whether it’s Han Solo or Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader or R2-D2, there are a variety of costumes you and your family can choose for your next Halloween outing.
While you may need to shop around a bit to find the perfect outfits, “Star Wars” is the kind of classic movie that everyone knows and loves. To make it especially fun, consider watching the movies together online for a movie night before Halloween, so everybody in the family gets to pick their favorite character.
If the kids are still small, more than likely they’ll love dressing up as minions. It’s a fun outfit for babies and silly for adults. You can dress as various characters from the movie, or all dress up as the most loved characters from “Despicable Me”. Either way, the costumes are fun, cute, and perfect for the whole family to wear. If you also have animals in your family, consider dressing up your dogs and cats too.
Family of Frankenstein
If you don’t have a lot of time to spare and need a last-minute idea that is family-friendly, put on some regular clothes and draw on square boxes for a family of Frankenstein’s. Who says that your costume has to be store-bought? If you and yours are creative, you don’t need anything more than what you have at home to make fun and unique outfits that can still impress while out trick-or-treating.
Run into your local pharmacy for last-minute Halloween details or pick up some items from your dollar store when creating Halloween costumes on a budget.
Whether you’re going as a family to Disneyland for Halloween or just around the block, these family-friendly Halloween costume ideas are sure to be a hit. Go all out and order your favorite costumes online or do some simple DIY costumes at home.