Halloween is great family fun. Why not take that a step further? Dress the whole family in a single costume theme. Get inspiration from fairy tales, super heroes and more. Consider dressing up as famous families or famous music groups. The possibilities truly are endless. Put on your thinking cap or use one of these 5 ideas to get you started.
1. 80’s musicians
Peruse old music videos for inspiration. Picture dad in skin tight pants and a ragged t-shirt. Mom could be a big-haired backup singer or a Madonna wanna be. Kids might not be familiar with the music, but they’ll get a kick out of the wild costumes of 80’s rockers. What a crazy Halloween night that would be. Don’t forget the guitars and microphones.
2. The family zoo
After all, people say your house is a real zoo sometimes. Might as well come as you are. Moms, dads and kids can pick their favorite animals to dress up as. Or, you could all dress alike. Hey, hey, you could be the monkeys for Halloween. Not the music group. Just a whole family of monkeys, apes, orangutans or whatever you like.
3. Goldilocks and the three bears
This one is perfect for a little girl with a baby brother or sister. Mom and dad dress as Momma Bear and Papa Bear. The baby becomes baby bear. The little girl is Goldilocks. Don’t forget the ringlets on Goldilocks. Props might include porridge bowls and spoons, or that famous broken chair, cleverly attached to Goldilocks’s behind.
4. Batman’s crew.
No matter how big your family is, you can pull this one off. Family members can dress as Batman, Catwoman, Robin and assorted villains, like the joker. Kids could choose their favorite villains while mom and dad dress as Batman and Robin, Batman and Catwoman or Robin and Poison Ivy. There are so many clever combinations with this theme.
5. Zombie family
Your entire family was attacked by brain eaters. Now they’ve come back to life as a whole family of zombies. How fun would it be to show up at a party or go trick or treating as a whole zombie family? Better yet, get all the kids’ friends and yours in on the action. Imagine the faces of homeowners when 30 zombies show up at their door for treats. I hope they have a lot of candy.
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