I’m so excited to look for cool family Halloween costumes this year! We’ve moved past the babywearing costumes stage now that my son is old enough to trick-or-treat, but he’s young enough to accept pretty much whatever costume I dress him, and there is a very short window during which that will be the case!
And OMG, have I found some truly amazing family Halloween costumes ideas out there. From a flight of frappuccinos to all the necessary elements of very 2010s avocado toast, to someone of my most favorite ensemble movie and TV casts like Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, even Bob’s Burger.
Whether you’ve got one or two kids or a whole big brood, I hope these group costume ideas inspire. Because family that trick-or-treats together…has way better odds of getting more Reese’s cups . Let’s be real.
Top: Avocado toast group Halloween costume DIY via Hello, Wonderful
Related: 14 empowering girl Halloween costumes inspired by real life heroes.
Starbucks family Halloween costume
via Costume Works
If you’re an extra-caffeinated family, I love this frappuccino trio family Halloween costume, including Grande, Venti, and Tall (well, not that tall.) Extra props to this dad for really committing to this role with color-coordinated tights and a tulle puff of latte foam on his head.
Coco family Halloween costume photo
via David Ngo / @DTJAAAM on Instagram
I’m only un poco loco for this Coco-inspired Day of the Dead costume set from brilliant cosplayers Sam LeStrange/@deceptology, Carmen V Estrada/@carmenvalentina, and @alittleandroid who show us the most amazing Hector, Miguel and Frida, shot by cosplayer and photographer David Ngo. If the statement you want to make with your costume, is Remember Me, take a cue from their perfect makeup (you can get a closer look at it here), authentic props, and wonderful details like those skeleton arm gloves.
PS The three of them joined up to make one heck of a group Hocus Pocus costume this year, in time for the film’s 25th anniversary. Check all of their feeds for tons of inspiration, including Disney characters galore.
Guardians of the Galaxy family Halloween costume
at Sugar Bee Crafts
If this Guardians of the Galaxy group costume for a big family doesn’t make you want to blast the Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape and dance, I don’t know what will. I especially love that a Gamora costume is so simple for a busy mom — it’s mostly about the green face, hair color, and leather jacket. Check out some simple tips for pulling this together on her site.
Fair warning though: you will be giving you children even more license to run around the house screaming, “I am Groot!”
Star Wars The Force Awakens family Halloween costume
I love how Pop Sugar shows how simple it can be to recreate The Force Awakens characters with a combo of DIY and store-bought supplies. And you don’t have to stay true to any particular episode by the way — want to mix Lando, Darth Maul, Po, Luke Skywalker, and Rose Tico (#TeamKellyMarieTran!) then go for it. Though we wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve got a kid who insists on being Kylo Ren. There’s one in every family, ha.
Alice in Wonderland family Halloween costume idea
at Coolest Homemade Costumes
How perfect is this miniature Alice in Wonderland? If you want to turn it into a family Halloween costume affair, go Tim Burton style with a dark Mad Hatter and a Cheshire Cat who’s all about the face paint. Try saving time by using a store bought Alice costume, then raiding your local thrift store for the perfect Wonderland accessories.
Related: From Lisa Frank to Mother of Dragons: 13 cool, easy last-minute Halloween costumes for moms
Bob’s Burgers family Halloween costume
If you have young kids, there’s a good chance your kids have no idea what Bob’s Burgers even is. But has that ever stopped an ambitious cosplaying family? No! Look closely at the details and you’ll realize this is a surprisingly accessible idea — Tina and Linda are mostly about the glasses and the hair, Bob gets the short-order cook treatment and dig up those bunny ears from Easter for Louise and you’re set! .
Game of Thrones family Halloween costume
at Barefoot Blonde
We’ve still got to wait until 2019 for the next season, but that won’t stop die-hard fans for keeping the fantasy alive with a family Game of Thrones costume. I think it’s brilliant that Amber’s family used store-bought (and frankly terrifying) dragon costumes for the kids, and put their energy into their own Daenerys and Drago getups. (And can someone please tell me where Daenerys is getting her hair extensions these days?!)
But if you want to be a little more Season 7, that Drago could always be a Jon Snow or a Grey Worm — especially if Dad doesn’t have the arms and abs that David does here. Whoa.
Avocado toast group Halloween costume
at Hello, Wonderful
For my fellow millennial parents, I present: the reason we don’t own homes, *cough*. I mean…this super cute avocado toast family Halloween costume, from Hello Wonderful, where we always find so many of our favorite DIY ideas of all kinds. She even offers individual DIY posts for making all of the components, including that adorable (and protein-packed!) egg. I think this also makes a great pregnancy costume for a mom-to-be who wants to showcase her bump as the avocado pit. So clever.
Moana family Halloween costume
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If your family’s the type to voyage far behind the reef in search of good candy, a Moana family costume is a great choice this year. Especially if you’ve got a kid in the right age range to play couldn’t-be-cuter toddler Moana. Or if you have kids of different ages, they can play her in all her stages, from baby to self-saving princess.
Stranger Things group Halloween costume
at Homemade Mimi
What really makes this Stranger Things family costume is the role reversal here, with Dad playing Season 1 Eleven, and the kids playing her favorite snack.(Although we’re all glad El ate a slightly more balanced diet in season 2.) Check her site for a two-minute video on how she put this all together, because the results are bitchin’.
80s rock band family Halloween costume
at Design Improvised
I’m so thankful for this last-minute-friendly idea from Design Improvised, which comes together with a few 80s homage pieces — or perhaps actual 80s-era clothes for some of us — and a couple of props. In fact she pulled the whole look together for all four of them for under $75, and we bet the girls will wear those pieces again. May I suggest getting dressed while listening to The Bangles for extra inspiration?
DIY space family group Halloween costume
at Tell Love and Party
Sometimes, a winning family Halloween costume is less about something no one’s ever done before, and more about doing it in a totally remarkable, Instagram-ready way. I’m so blown away by the attention to detail in this space family costume set, from the space boots to the metallic lipstick. Even her makeup is super cool, and the site has tons of pictures and really detailed instructions to help you out. Get your silver spray cans ready though — she used four of them, total!
Picasso family Halloween costume at The House that Lars Built
Last year I was toting an infant around on Halloween, so I had to include at least one babywearing costume that caters to mama — or dads — and their babe. The House that Lars Built is mindblowingly creative with costume ideas every year, and this Picasso is no exception, with the baby in a simple Picasso get-up, and mom as the cubist artwork. Just know you need to be good at face painting for this one! I am worried that my own skills might unintentionally turn out more like Munch’s “The Scream” — but hey, that’s what’s cool about babies. You can be like, “oh hey, now you’re Edvard Munch instead of Picasso!” and they’d be like, “no worries!”