Halloween Costume Ideas For Families
Looking for costume ideas?  Here's a list of mostly character-based costumes to choose from or as inspiration for your own ideas. 
Although I also have pages on costume ideas for groups and ideas for costumes with the baby, now that we have a few kids, I thought about which ideas are specifically for families.  I'd like to get away from shoehorning family members into ideas better suited to groups or the similar approach of making a demographic into a family (e.g., zombie family, Viking family, etc.).


  • Here are some actual families, even if they aren't exclusively nuclear families in the preferred Republican sense:

  • 101 Dalmations
  • Addams Family: Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, and Cousin Itt
  • Back to the Future: Lorraine and George McFly with Marty McFly
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (and their brood)
  • Coneheads with Connie (We did this one in 2010)
  • Disney Princesses?  (I'm not an expert on these to know about the extended family of the respective princesses, so I won't try to list them.).
  • Dune: Leto, Jessica, and Paul
  • Dune: Paul, Chani, and the twins
  • Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and Franklin
  • Flintstones: Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles (and Dino)
  • Greek/Roman gods: Zeus, Hera, Venus, Mars, Poseidon, Athena, etc.
  • Incredibles: Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl & kids
  • Jetsons: George, Jane, Judy, Elroy (plus Astro and Rosie)
  • Jonny Quest, Hadji, Dr. Quest, Race Bannon, and Bandit (Sorry, conservatives.  This qualifies as a gay nuclear family.)
  • Married with Children: Al, Peg, etc.
  • Munsters: Herman, Lily, Eddie, Grandpa, and/or Marilyn (We did this one in 2012)
  • The Omen: Robert and Katherine Thorn, and Damien
  • Popeye, Olive Oil, and Sweet Pea (We did this one in 2009)
  • The Simpsons: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie
  • South Park: Kyle, Stan, Kenny, or Cartman with his parents and siblings
  • Speed Racer, Racer X, Pops, Mom, Spridle, Chimp Chimp, etc.
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia
  • Star Wars: Han Solo, Princess Leia and children (and Chewie)
  • Twin Peaks: Leland, Sarah, and Laura Palmer
  • The Watchmen: The Comedian, Silk Spectre I, and Silk Spectre II
  • Bonus: Not a nuclear family, but uncle and nephews:
  • Dune: The Baron, Feyd, amd Raban (i.e., The Harkonens)

Other costume ideas

Many of these ideas can be expanded to work for couples or groups.  See these pages for additional costume ideas:





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