BOX OF CRAYONS
Embrace the colors of the rainbow! This is a great one because everyone gets to wear their favorite colors. Ideally, everyone wears a completely different color to make it work. You just need a shirt, pants, and socks in your assigned color then you’re all set!
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
For fans of Wednesday, this is a must! The designated Wednesday just needs to brush up on those pigtail-braiding skills. Get the matriarch of the family to portray Morticia, the dad to play Gomez, the funny one to be Uncle Fester, the tall one to be Lurch and the mischievous one can be Pugsley. The more the scarier!
These cute little yellow troublemakers are a breeze to copy. Grab some overalls and a yellow shirt, add some funky glasses and voila! You’re a minion!
Keep it simple with animal masks or bunny headbands - the choice is yours. Get everyone wearing the same prop to be a cute animal pack.
FRUITS AND VEGGIES
It’s easy to make DIY fruits and vegetables costumes with just a few supplies. Tomato, lettuce and carrots are great ingredients to make a family salad. That’s crafty, creative, and super cute!
Unleash the undead with tattered clothes and a touch of artistic flair. Search the internet for scary makeup ideas or keep it simple with masks. Walking and acting like a zombie is optional but can definitely add some value to your outfit.
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Go under the sea and get the entire family to participate. King Triton, Ursula, Sebastian and Flounder are the key characters to consider. Of course, the cutest one gets to be Ariel. The rest can play the whole orchestra of sea creatures from jelly fish, turtles, lobsters, you name it―everyone in your family can be part of this world.
WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER
Prepare for a magical Halloween. Grab your robes, sweaters, and wands. Step into the shoes of Harry, Ron and Hermione. It’s easy to add a random Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor or Slytherin student. But you can make it more interesting by adding Draco, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Dobby the Elf and even He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named into the mix.
Creating family Halloween costumes can be as complicated or as easy as you’d like it to be. Whether you’re just aiming for matching ensembles, or you want to be in the running for best costume, what matters most is everyone is on the same page and is game to join in the fun. With these ideas, all you have to worry about now is what to do with all that candy (wink, wink).