27 Family Costume Ideas

What better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than making it a family affair? Prepare for the big day by browsing through family Halloween costume ideas featuring superheroes, characters from animated classics, and pop culture icons. Your biggest challenge? Calling dibs on your favorite character before anyone else does! Whether you're looking for family costume ideas for 3 or have a larger family to dress, make it a picture-perfect Halloween by coordinating with the whole gang - Fido included. After all, everything's better when you're together! Shop all Family Costumes for even more ideas.

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Family dressed as Descendants 3 characters

1. Descendants Family Costume

If your kids love Disney's Descendants series, then make their Halloween with a Descendants family costume! Pictured here is the dastardly family of Hades, Maleficent, and their daughter Mal, along with Mal's archnemesis Audrey and her friend Carlos. Since the Descendants saga brings back most of the memorable villains from the classic animated Disney films, you have a bevy of great characters to choose from, like Cruella de Vil or the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Adult and child dressed as characters from the Lion King

2. The Lion King Family Costume

Your family is already a great example of the circle of life and hakuna matata, but why not put it on full display as characters from The Lion King! Simba and his parents, Mufasa and Sarabi, are obvious choices for the family, but there are plenty of characters to mix and match. Pictured left is Rafiki and baby Simba, the perfect Lion King costume for a parent and their infant or toddler, especially since it recreates the most iconic moment from the animated film.

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Man dressed as The Mandalorian and baby dressed as Yoda

3. The Child Family Costume

Fans of Star Wars' The Child will love dressing up with their little one as The Mandalorian and baby Yoda. It’s easy to transform into the Disney+ show characters with costumes and masks that make you feel like you're in a galaxy far, far away. Step into these Star Wars costumes and prepare to go on an intergalactic adventure together.

Man dressed as Joe Exotic, Woman dressed as Carole Baskin, and a child dressed in a tiger costume

4. Tiger King Family Costume

This costume is for all the cool cats and kittens! Take on this pop culture phenomenon in a group costume that's as over-the-top as the series. Channel your inner Joe Exotic with a mullet wig, faux mustache, and a flamboyant shirt. Get Carole Baskin's look with a '60s-inspired outfit and a flower crown and anything cheetah print. Put a little one in a tiger or cheetah costume to bring the Tiger King costume together.

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Family dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz

5. The Wizard of Oz Family Costume

You're off to find the Wizard! The wonderful Wizard of Oz! Your family's trick-or-treating route may not be a yellow brick road, but you'll be dressed for it anyways as the central characters from the classic film The Wizard of Oz. The picture to the left features a Wizard of Oz family costume with Mom as Dorothy and her kids as the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. Dad can join the fun as the Wizard of Oz himself!

Family of 4 wearing horror movie costumes.

6. Horror Family Costume

Who knew Freddy Cougar could be so cute! Share your love of slasher films with the whole family by having everyone dress up as a different classic horror villain. Pictured here is Dad as Jason Voorhees, Mom as Carrie, and the kids as Freddy Cougar and Michael Meyers. There are many other infamous horror movie killers to choose from, like Leatherface, Pinhead, or Samara from The Ring. Whichever movie maniacs your family goes as, this costume is a great way to spread horror film nostalgia on Halloween night!

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Two adults and a child wearing a Chucky costume

7. Chucky Family Costume

Mischief and mayhem are bound to happen once you slip into these classic Halloween costumes. Gather your crew and let everyone know you’re friends 'til the end dressed up as evil Chucky dolls. Pull this group costume together with a red wig, creepy mask, fake blood, and gory accessories. With Chucky costumes for adults and children, the whole family can bring his sinister spirit to life.

Family wearing Harry Potter costumes.

8. Harry Potter Family Costume

Your family can bring the wondrous wizarding world of Harry Potter to life this Halloween by going as characters from this beloved fantasy series. With a diverse cast of incredible characters to choose from, even the biggest of families won't run out of Harry Potter costumes, as the picture here shows (there isn't even a Dumbledore or Snape in the bunch!). The kids (and likely you adults too) will have a Hagrid of a good time flying through the streets on Halloween night shouting Expelliarmus! and Expecto Patronum!, and just generally confusing the heck out of muggle trick-or-treaters.

People dressed as characters from the Toy Story movie franchise

9. Toy Story Family Costume

Open the toy box and let the fun begin in these Toy Story costumes! Choose your favorite toy to bring to life, from Woody and Jessie to Buzz Lightyear and Bo Peep. Don't forget the newest toy on the block, Forky. Life is too short not to play, so giddy up and get to trick-or-treating!

Women and two children in Frozen 2 costumes

10. Frozen Family Costume

Get ready for a Halloween endeavor with the ones you love. These Frozen costumes have a fresh new look with designs from the latest Frozen film. Journey into the unknown dressed in Elsa's sparkling blue dress and Anna's deep purple cloak or recreate the rugged dynamic duo in Sven and Kristoff costumes. Finally, dress your puppy pal as Olaf and let the endless hugs begin! Add wigs and wands for extra fun and fancy flair.

A family dressed as characters from Disney's Aladdin

11. Aladdin Family Costume

Show everyone an enchanted world when your family arrives as characters from the live-action Aladdin film. Step into the shoes of Agrabah's royal team as Prince Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, or Jasmine's loyal handmaiden, Dalia. Make them wish they were you by showing up as everyone's favorite Genie. For a few extra credit points, get your vocals and dance moves ready to really embody these Aladdin costumes!

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Two people dressed as Stranger Things characters

12. Stranger Things Family Costume 

Uncover secret hideouts and battle supernatural monsters this Halloween dressed as Erica, Dustin, Steve, and Robin. For families with a few extra members, there's no shortage of stranger characters to choose from. Each outfit is true to the costume design in the Netflix Original and includes the accessories to match. No scientific experiment is too big a feat for this mystery-solving team! Just be on the lookout for the spies in disguise.

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Family dressed up as The Incredibles

13. The Incredibles Family Costume

Your crime-fighting family will be ready for battle dressed in these Incredibles costumes. Each iconic red jumpsuit is ready to sprint, stretch, and morph to fit your Halloween adventures. Choose your battle stance and practice posing for the cameras, because these costumes call for a family photo-op. Just make sure everyone keeps their masks on - you don't want to be spotted by Rusty McAllister… again!

Boys dressed in Star Wars costumes

14. Star Wars Family Costume

Travel to a galaxy far, far away with these Star Wars Costumes! Reenact an epic battle of good versus evil as Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, a Storm Trooper accomplice, and even Yoda. Once everyone is dressed, let the force of Halloween guide you to the houses with all your favorite candy.

15. Baby Shark Family Costume

Press the button to make your little shark sing! Baby, Mommy, Daddy, and even Doggy can swim around as the trendiest frenzy in town. The one-piece costumes make dressing up a breeze and keep you warm throughout the night. Like the song, when you're dressed as this shark family, the other trick-or-treaters won't be able to get you out of their heads!

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16. Addams Family Costume

Take notes from the iconic macabre family themselves. Embody the unsettling personalities of the Addams Family bunch. Have the kids dress as the mischievous Addams children with Wednesday's dress and braids and Pugsley's black and white striped shirt. Parents can step into the elegant shoes of Morticia and Gomez in a floor-length dress and snazzy striped suit. Addams Family costumes have everything you need for a spooky Halloween!

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17. Avengers Family Costume

Band together to save the world! Choose from fan favorites like Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and more and you'll be an unstoppable force. You bring the candy bags and we'll supply the super suits! If you're up for the challenge, take your group costume to the next level with accessories, weapons, and props to match your Avenger costumes.

Suit up for battle:

18. Ghostbusters Family Costume

Spend Halloween hunting down ghosts and ghouls in these Ghostbusters costumes. Prove that you're one of the city's top paranormal investigators by dressing up in an iconic khaki jumpsuit with your proton pack at the ready. Or antagonize the city by dressing up as Slimer or Marshmallow Man and try not to get caught! Either way, it's going to be an action-packed night of fun.

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Classic Family Halloween Costumes

Family dressed in superhero costumes

19. Superhero Family Costume

Create the superhero spectacle everyone wants to see with a superhero mashup family costume. Bring superheroes from the DC and Marvel universes together to duke it out with each other or unite to take on the latest monstrous supervillain threatening Earth. Either way, it's the superhero crossover everyone wants to see! Pictured left is DC's Batwoman and Wonder Woman, and Marvel's Hulk (two Hulks!) and Spider-Girl. Of course, there are tons of other superheroes from DC and Marvel to mashup, just have each member of the family pick their favorite, then let the action commence!

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Woman and boy dressed as clowns

20. Clown Family Costume

The creepy clown has established itself as one of the most terrifying tropes the horror genre has ever produced. Many people count clowns among their biggest fears (too bad for all the honest clowns out there). Given this level of clown-based fear, what, you ask, could be scarier than encountering a creepy clown on Halloween night? How about encountering a whole family of creepy clowns! But scary clown costumes aren't just a way to play on people's fears. What really makes them so fun is much creative license they allow. There are endless ways to make your family's clown costumes uniquely creepy, from the strange to the downright demonic. If you don't want to hassle with applying makeup (especially on young kids), there is an abundance of creepy clown masks to choose from for your twisted family circus.

Family dressed in skeleton costumes

21. Skeleton Family Costume

Skeletons are an easy family costume that everyone will look good in. This classic Halloween costume is for the dead at heart, but just because you're dead, doesn't mean you can't look dynamic. Enhance any skeleton costume with a little face paint. Create a deadly look by adding black and white makeup to your face and body to create spine-chilling skeletal features.

Family dressed in Egyptian costumes

22. Egyptian Family Costume

Create a family costume inspired by the storied rulers of the Nile Valley. Ancient Egyptian royals were known for their lavish dress and regal scepters and staffs, so there's no need to be shy in accessorizing these costumes. Add jewelry, wigs, headdresses, staffs, palm leaves, and other accessories to make your own style of Egyptian royal family.

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Women and girls dressed as Wonder Woman and Supergirl

23. Supersheroes Family Costume

Supersheroes unite for an epic collaboration as Wonder Woman and Supergirl! Perfect for mothers and daughters or best gal pals, this group costume is a fun way to serve up some major girl power. Create the ultimate girl squad by dressing up as your favorite superheroes like Batgirl, Captain Marvel, or Spidergirl. Mamas will love matching with their minis and BFFs will look fierce as a dynamic duo.

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Family dressed up as pirates

24. Pirate Family Costume

No need to travel the seven seas, simply trick-or-treat to collect your loot and sail home in no time. Pirate costumes are a Halloween classic that never disappoints. Get creative by having kids dress up as a pirate ship, shark, and other sea creatures to complement your pirate costumes. The possibilities arrr endless!

Animal Family Halloween Costumes

Man dressed as beekeeper, woman dressed as beehive, 2 children dressed as bees

25. Beekeeper and Bees Family Costume

There'll be quite the buzz when your family hits the Halloween festivities in this beerrific ensemble costume! With the parents outfitted as beekeeper and beehive, and the little ones wearing heart-meltingly adorable bumblebee onesies, this costume is sure to garner more than a few complements when you're out trick-or-treating or buzzing around the pumpkin patch!

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Adult woman and child wearing cheetah costumes

26. Cat Family Costume

Let out a collective family roar this Halloween as ferocious felines! With big cats making a big splash in pop culture recently, cat costumes are now fiercely contemporary. Your family can all dress as the same big cat, a pride of lions for example, or each member can choose their preferred cat to create a menagerie of whiskered predators. A tiger, panther, cougar, and leopard all prowling the streets on Halloween night is about as scary as it gets!

Family of 3 wearing monkey costumes.

27. Monkey Family Costume

Maximize the cute-factor by dressing up as a family of playful monkeys. Your family will be positively adorable hooting, howling, and jumping about as you trick-or-treat your way through the neighborhood. Plus, monkey costumes are super easy! Simply purchase them as comfortable onesies—no need for any makeup or accessories. What better time than Halloween for a little family monkeying around!

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