Halloween Costume Ideas for the Whole Family
If you are taking your family out trick or treating together or you are going to a Halloween party together, you might want to coordinate you r Halloween costumes to match. Here are some “family costume” ideas.
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1. Wizard of Oz
Wizard of Oz costumes are easy to find in Halloween and costume shops, and each member of your family can decide which character he or she wants to be! Choose from Dorothy, the Lion, Scarecrow, the Tin Man, or even the Cyclone! Your family dog can pitch in as Toto as well! Be sure you learn the “Yellow Brick Road” dance before you go!
Someone in your house spends a lot of time making school lunches, so why not go as lunch? One member of your family can dress up as a lunch box by handing a cardboard box around him from straps across his shoulders (you will have to cut the bottom of the box out). You can decorate the box however you would like! Alternatively, you can also go as a paper bag. Another member of your family can go as a sandwich (use brown posterboard like a sandwich board and get some green tissue paper to use as lettuce). Another can go as grapes (purple balloons blown up and pasted on purple sweatpants create an awesome effect). Finally, someone can go as a note from Mom by pasting napkins with notes on them all over shirts and pants.
3. Computer keys
Boxes, some gray spray paint, and black magic markers can make “computer key” costumes for the whole family. Someone can go as “CTRL,” someone else as “ALT,” etc. This is particularly fitting for the tech-savvy family. If someone in your family is particularly ambitious at making costumes, they can go as a mouse!
4. Super Mario characters
If your family is into gaming, go “old school” and create costumes of the Super Mario characters. Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser, Peach, and the turtles give your family lots of options! Dress your dog up as a mushroom—but don’t jump on him!
5. Sports team members
Dress up like members of your favorite sports team! You may already have some jerseys if your family follows a team regularly. Take props appropriate for the sport, such as a baseball bat or basketball. Team members with unusual hair or special identifying features will be the most recognizable, so choose them when planning your costume.
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