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Best Family Halloween Costume Themes

Updated on August 7, 2014

Family Halloween Costume Themes Stand out at any Halloween Party or while Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is such a fun time for families; it's the only day of the year where it's universally accepted that adults play dress up. Family Halloween costume themes really stand out and can make the day that much more fun. I particularly like doing themes while the kids are little and you still get a say in what they wear. It's just important to make sure it's something that everybody will enjoy. Last year my requirements were that my daughter was a character that she enjoyed and that my son was something cute and cuddly for his first Halloween. The perfect solution for us- Sesame Street characters!

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Sesame Street Theme

These are the costumes my family wore last year. There are of course plenty of other characters to choose from with male or female versions for young or old. So pick whichever character resonates best with you and have fun with it! This costume theme is definitely fun for the whole family.

Cookie Monster Deluxe Two-Sided Plush Jumpsuit Costume (12-18 months)
Cookie Monster Deluxe Two-Sided Plush Jumpsuit Costume (12-18 months)

What could be cuter than a baby cookie monster? I was worried because my son was only 6 months at Halloween and the smallest size cookie I could find was 12-18 months. To my surprise he fit perfectly! He is a big boy but this still must run small.

 
Frilly Elmo Costume - Small (2T)
Frilly Elmo Costume - Small (2T)

I was so happy to find this girly version of Elmo for my little female Elmo lover. It was so cute and she got to be her favorite character while feeling like a princess.

 
Disguise Women's Sassy Big Bird Costume
Disguise Women's Sassy Big Bird Costume

I loved my Big Bird Costume. I read some complaints in reviews so I was a little nervous but I thought it was really cute and received lots of compliments. I had read it ran really big but it fit me fine.

 

Family Fruit Bowl

If you have a couple fruits in your family then this could be the perfect choice. You can also expand to fruits and veggies or other food groups. There are fork and spoon costumes, burger and fries, ketchup and mustard. There are so many great food combinations. This theme is making me hungry...

Apple with Worm Adult
Apple with Worm Adult

The worm arm is the best

 

Royal Family Theme

Really live it up on Halloween and see what it feels like to be Royalty for a day. It's hard to resist the opportunity to get dressed to the 9's especially for the females in the family.

Disguise Disney Alice in Wonderland Red Queen Deluxe Adult Costume-
Disguise Disney Alice in Wonderland Red Queen Deluxe Adult Costume-

This is a gorgeous costume for Mom that is just so much fun. What woman doesn't want to be Queen for the day?

 
King Robe and Crown Costume - Standard - Chest Size up to 42
King Robe and Crown Costume - Standard - Chest Size up to 42

Dad of course is King of the castle. Don't forget to add the accessories like a nice sword or scepter.

 
Storybook Cinderella Prestige Costume - Extra Small (3T-4T)
Storybook Cinderella Prestige Costume - Extra Small (3T-4T)

There are so many princess costumes to choose from. I listed Cinderella here since she's the quintessential princess and the costume is just darling.

 
Charades Costume-Little Frog-6-18 Months
Charades Costume-Little Frog-6-18 Months

Yes you could have your son go as the obvious prince but I think for any baby in the family this is a really cute twist. Whenever my daughter plays royal family she always tells me I'm the Queen, Daddy is the King, she's of course the Princess and that her brother is well, a frog...

 

Sports Team

Make a Team be your Theme! There are a couple different approaches you could take to this. You could pick your favorite team and have everyone wear a jersey and all be players. If you wanted to make things saucy you could be opposing teams, or each represent a different sport. The ideas I have listed below is various integral roles in a game: the player, the cheerleader, the referee and the coach.

Lil' Quarterback Costume Toddler Boy - Toddler 3-4T
Lil' Quarterback Costume Toddler Boy - Toddler 3-4T

It seems like most little boys are going to want to go as an athlete at some point for Halloween.

 
Child's Toddler Blue Cheerleader Costume (2-4T)
Child's Toddler Blue Cheerleader Costume (2-4T)

Many girls dream of being a cheerleader someday so give yours an opportunity to act the part.

 
Play Ball Referee Costume
Play Ball Referee Costume

Mom already plays referee on a daily basis so she fits this role well.

 
Coach Kit
Coach Kit

Ok, Dad doesn't have to be a 70's coach but it's funnier if he is.

 

Super Heroes Theme

This is another choice that has so many directions that you can take it as far as who is what. Get crazy, this is the one day you can! Which hero did you always wish you could be?

Superman Child's Costume, Small
Superman Child's Costume, Small

Superman is such a great choice for a boy's costume.

 
Secret Wishes Deluxe Wonder Woman Costume
Secret Wishes Deluxe Wonder Woman Costume

This might not be that far of a stretch since Mom is Wonder Woman everyday...

 
Rubies Adult Deluxe Muscle Chest Batman Dark Knight Costume
Rubies Adult Deluxe Muscle Chest Batman Dark Knight Costume

This costume has a nice built up chest so Dad is sure to look like a stud.

 

Halloween Family Costume Idea Poll

Which family costume idea do you like the best?

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More Family Costume Ideas

The list of family themes can go on forever. Here are some more great ideas:

Star Wars

Band Members

Farmer with Animals

Gilligan Island Castaways

Care Bears

Blue Man Group

Winnie the Pooh and Friends

Barbie and Friends

Grease Characters

Brady Bunch

Clowns

Ghostbusters

Mario Brothers Characters

The Simpsons

Santa's Family

Toy Story Characters

Would you dress your family in themed costumes for Halloween?

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      Thanasis 2 years ago

      Really? Many of these women still look really good in their \ young\ piruetcs, and most of the ones who don\'t look good look that way because very few people would apply the label \ sexy\ to an 8 year-old.

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      twoseven 2 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Great ideas! The picture of your family is adorable - you guys really pulled it off! We have been thinking about a royal theme - maybe even with my two little boys being knights. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      We should have but we didn't and now it's too late, LOL!

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      Toytasting LM 4 years ago

      You have offered some very interesting choices, my favorite being "Strawberry Infant Costume." Selecting outfits for Halloween has become much simpler for me. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Some very interesting choices you have here. Something to look forward to this Halloween! Cheers!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I haven't worn one in years, but love taking my kids trick or treating. My two year old was so cute pounding the ground with his Thor hammer and yelling Trick or Treat Thor! at the top of his lungs.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      It is always interesting to see a family dresses in a theme, that definitely makes heads turn around.

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      You have a nice selection of Family Halloween Costume Theme ideas, thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The Super Hero Costumes are always a Good Choice in my Opinion!! ;D

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      DeeHayes 4 years ago

      I love the grape dog costume. I wonder what these dogs are thinking when we do this stuff to them. lol

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      Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Halloween is a family celebration, so themed family costumes seem just perfect.

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      Noveliaa 4 years ago

      Thanks for the great information.

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      OrganicMom247 4 years ago

      I think this is a great idea. The whole family can enjoy.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great idea of dressing up as a family. Never thought about it before :) Thumbs up!

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      Mawkjump 4 years ago

      A good costume is eye-catching. Coordinating a cool family set should earn you a round of applause in my book. Cool costume ideas here.

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      AstroGremlin 4 years ago

      Your Halloween costume is your identity for a night. Kids get a limited number of Halloweens. Worth picking a good costume.

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      JennyBentle 4 years ago

      Some adorable costumes you have here !!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I love the idea of dressing up as a family for Halloween. Blessed and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I love the idea of dressing up as a family for Halloween. Blessed and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The kids and I like this festival very much looking forward to it coming. :)

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Although I don't celebrate this holiday, I really enjoyed your costumes and could see myself buying them for a dress-up party! Great lens!

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      johnsja 4 years ago

      Love the family photo. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rhidawn 4 years ago

      Great ideas for costumes! If I had the time, we'd definatly do a group family costume!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      You have so many great costumes to choose from.

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      blessedmomto7 4 years ago

      Very fun costumes!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      very cute idea for Halloween! Awesome lens

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      dragonlildragon 4 years ago

      really awesome lens. Happy Halloween

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      Srena44 4 years ago

      Great lens

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      veldagtz 4 years ago

      i love the superhero costume

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      bossypants 4 years ago from America's Dairyland

      The bunch of grapes dog is the best. I love this lens! You have such clever ideas!

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      @anonymous: Crayons would be so cute! I hope you manage to convince him!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My boyfriend doesen't like getting dressed in a costumes ... Since we have a small baby girl now I am convincing him that we should go as a crayola crayons next carnival (we don't celebrate Halloween here in Slovenia). i'm not really sure that I will succeed:). Maybe I should tel him to read yor lens, that might help.

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      kmyangel 4 years ago

      Such a great idea for Halloween!

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      Escapes2 4 years ago

      I love the idea of dressing up as a family! So much fun.

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      You have a beautiful family. Happy Halloween 2012!

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      No one is too old to dress up for Halloween. I want to be a gunslinger for Halloween.

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      intermarks 4 years ago

      This is a very good idea to have a theme costume for family. Brilliant!

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      @TolovajWordsmith: That would be quite the honor!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      So cute! Our class from high school is just brainstorming for themes for our anniversary. Maybe we'll even steal some of yours ideas;)

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      emdinesh 4 years ago

      I love Michael Jackson Thriller red Halloween costume

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      @anonymous: That would be awesome!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm thinking of dressing up my Chihuahua as a pumpkin!

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      flm_online 5 years ago

      I just thought of another idea, I think it would be hilarious to go as the Trump family. The Donald and his crew would be easy to do and super fun

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Very nice lens, I enjoy reading it! Squidlike

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Great lens, nicely done!

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Fun ways to include the whole family in your Halloween Theme!

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      Matejg LM 5 years ago

      the more crazy costum is the more i like! :))

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I'm glad there is somebody in the world to do this! So much fun.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      list of awesome costume ideas. very much like super hero theme.

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      My sister always dresses up for Halloween and she gets a new outfit for herself every year and a matching one for the dog! Great lens.

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      Blonde Blythe 5 years ago

      Cool costume ideas! Looks like tons of fun! :)

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      We have a family down the street that always dresses up in family Halloween costumes. Last year they were Mr. and Mrs. Santa, and the kids were elves.

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      jennyb85 5 years ago

      I loved you guys' Sesame Street costumes! So adorable. I never really thought about how many family costume theme options there are before.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      With a family theme, there will always be a reason to take pictures and create another lens. Welcome to Squidoo, and my best wishes for your success. :)

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The family theme is a very good idea.

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      @leonasharon: Thank you, I am definitely into the family!

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      @ae dc: Dogs are part of the family too:) I'd love to see a picture of that:)

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      @Virginia Allain: Yes that would be a bit tough:) You could have been a food group but it might be hard to get everyone to agree. I guess I'll have to enjoy before my family gets too big...

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      It would have been challenging for my family (I was one of 6 kids) to find costumes for all of us on one theme. Fun ideas!

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      ae dc 5 years ago

      yay i want to wear a family Halloween costume with my bf and our dogs hahaha

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      leonasharon 5 years ago

      Really Nice idea to get together all family members.You must be a really good family person.

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      leonasharon 5 years ago

      Really Nice idea to get together all family members.You must be a really good family person.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      I love how you did this lens with the family pic in the intro, then how your viewers can buy the costumes to do the same. Very cool!

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      I like your selection of costumes. I like them better than monsters.