Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween may mostly be about the kids, but that doesn’t mean parents have to give up on all the frightful fun. Consider dressing the entire family up in the same theme. It’s a great way to be playful with the whole gang, and coordinating ensembles can help you keep an eye on the little ones.

Whether you’re in need of some dress-up inspiration or want to see what other families may be sporting this year, we’ve gathered 10 fun, funny and not-too-spooky family costume ideas from a few of our favorite bloggers.

Costume Idea No. 1: Nintendo Neat

If a costume contest is in your future, why not emulate the Mario Cart crew? You can chuckle your way through the competition (“Ima Mario imma gonna win!”). The trio of Mario, Princess Peach and a Power-Up Mushroom can easily grow adding Yoshi, Luigi or Donkey Kong to the mix to suit a larger brood.

Costume Idea No. 2: Get the Show on the Road

Complete with a ring master, bearded lady, world’s strongest man and clown, this circus gang is equipped to trick-or-treat on the town. Halloween bonus: We love how their creative ideas can be easily pulled together with things you already have at home.

Costume Idea No. 3: All Dolled Up

There is something so precious about this mother-daughter dress-up idea that we just have to tilt our heads and say awww! The great thing is that you can easily add another Russian nesting doll to the gang. It’s also an easy frock to whip up using fabric and clothes you already have. If you want to add to the Halloween fun, have your kids help pick out what fabric to use for the aprons.

Costume Idea No. 4: Sweet Treat

If you clan is keen on Krispy Kremes, then these donut-themed costumes are deliciously fitting. It’s a quick look to pull together and adorable on the little ones -- four-legged friends included!

Costume Idea No. 5: Who You Gonna Call?

Ghostbusters! Go on patrol as the most infamous poltergeist catchers around. Mom

and dad can dress as the ‘busters and kids can go as ghosts. It’s an easy and comfortable costume idea for young kids -- and the jumpsuits are pretty comfy for parents, too!

Costume Idea No. 6: Teched-Out

If your brood is attached to their gadgets, why not embrace it with a tech-happy look? Steve Jobs, along with a clan of Apple products, makes for a playful way to dress the whole family.

Costume Idea No. 7: Get Jinky With It

The real trick-or-treat question: What would you do for a Scooby Snack? Why, dress up as the Scooby Dooby Doo gang, of course! Bright and cheerful -- with a mystery-fueled fire -- we think this group get up is perfect for Halloween haunting and parading alike.

Costume Idea No. 8: ‘I Yam what I Yam’

But on Halloween you don’t have to be! Take some costume inspiration from the Sailor Man himself. These adorable family frocks imitate Popeye, Olive Oyl and little Swee’Pea.

Costume Idea No. 9: Supersuit Stunners

Not only is The Incredibles a family favorite flick, but it’s also a crowd-pleasing costume idea! The kids will love dressing up as their favorite crime-fighting characters. Mom and dad will like how budget-friendly these frocks will be.

Costume Idea No. 10: Hanging with the Gnomies

Perfect for lawn sitting or doorbell ringing, these gnome costumes are cute, cheap and easy to make -- without sacrificing any whimsy.