Halloween Costume Ideas For The Entire Family

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Creating a Halloween costume theme is a great way to involve the whole family. There are so many ways you can dress up as a family for Halloween parties or trick-or-treating. But by choosing a theme, everyone in the family gets into the Halloween spirit. Here are some great theme ideas you can try that’ll transform the whole family into costume pros.

Super Mario and Friends

There are so many characters to choose from in the Super Mario universe. As a result, this theme is great even for big families or groups of friends. Of course, some popular choices include Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, and Bowser.

Hungry Halloween Hippos

You don’t need a group of four, but it definitely works best. In addition, these costumes are easy to make with simple supplies. In fact, you can grab a baseball cap in each of the four colors and use paper or fabric to modify them. Then, dress in a top and bottom in your color, and attach white plastic balls to your costume.

Bubble Bath Baby

If you’re looking for a parent and baby costume, this is a cute one. Use a Styrofoam cooler to create the bathtub and balloons for bubbles. Then, craft a loofah baby outfit for your little one, and you’re ready for a bubbly night.

We’re Off to See the Wizard for Candy

The Wizard of Oz has many lovable and scary characters for costume ideas. You could gather family or friends to be Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion. Or, you might want to go as the Wicked Witch, Glenda, and Dorothy. In fact, there are so many choices.

The Addams Family Costumes

Go dressed as the beloved Morticia and Gomez, and don’t forget all the other wonderful characters. And this costume theme is perfect if you want to stick with a gothic, creepy theme.

The ’80s Live On

The 1980s were known for rockers and singers with big hair and outrageous style. As a result, you’ll have no problem thinking up an assortment of ’80s pop and rock stars to imitate on Halloween. Or, just grab your ’80s-themed clothes and go as ‘regular’ ’80s kids.

All Spaced Out

This costume theme is out of this world! Make it as simple as cutting large cardboard circles and painting the planets on them (don’t forget little, demoted Pluto). Or craft starry costumes, the sun, or even asteroids and comets. In fact, there’s a universe of ideas in this Halloween costume theme.

A Fairy Tale Twist

Fairy tales are a great source of Halloween costume ideas. Some great examples include Hansel and Gretel (and the witch), Little Red Riding Hood, and Peter and the Wolf.

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The Family that ‘Halloweens’ Together

A family theme is a great way to get everyone involved in the spirit of Halloween. Sometimes, parents think their costume days are behind them. But there’s no reason why everyone can’t enjoy the excuse to dress up and have fun. And you might like it so much that you do a new theme each year. Happy Halloween!

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