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45 Fun Family Costume Ideas

Who said Halloween is just for the kids? With themed costumes, parents and other adult family members can join in on the ghoulishly-good times. If zombies have picked your brains and you're a candy corn or two short of a good idea, draw some inspiration from this sweet selection of family-friendly costumes. Don't simply be a bystander this Halloween while the kids have all the fun- make it a trick-or-treat to remember with some fang-tastic family fun!

Fun Family Costume Idea: Doughnuts and MakersDoughnuts and the Makers
Sent in by Kelly to our 2014 costume contest.

This delectable theme sure gives us a sugar high! Everyone loves doughnuts, and this costume combination really satisfies a sweet tooth. The kids look absolutely a-doughnut-able in sugary-sweet pink outfits and inflatable rubber rings made to look like doughnuts. Mom and dad join in the confectionery fun as a pair of doughnut makers, sporting baker's aprons and wooden spoons. As if sprinkles weren't enough to top off this theme, doughnut baker hats finish off the look. Now that's one idea we think is just scrumptious!
 

Fun Family Costume Ideas: Treasure Trolls Family CostumeTreasure Troll Trio
Sent in by Georgia to our 2014 costume contest.

Here's a trio of trolls we wouldn't mind meeting when we're out and about. This family takes us back to a time when treasure troll dolls were very popular. This costume theme is sure to revive some nostalgia on the streets Halloween night. With vibrant, colorful wigs against a plain outfit, this family really stands out. Best of all, this costume is nearly effortless- a few colored wigs and solid-colored clothing are all that's needed to create this memorable look. Add a finishing touch with your very own unique-shaped 'gem' and onlookers will really be envious of your troll-tastic imagination.
 

Fun Family Halloween Costume - Bees, Beehive and Beekeeper Family CostumeBeehive and Beekeeper
Sent in by Vanessa to our 2014 costume contest.

The streets will be buzzing with excitement over these bee-utiful outfits. The bumble bee costume is a real classic, and most of us can remember that year (or five) we went buzzing around town on Halloween as a bee collecting candy. This creative hive-mind has come up with a clever way for mom and dad to join in the fun. As a hive and beekeeper, these two keep their little bees in check and make sure plenty of candy makes it back to the honeycomb. Make a beeline for the nearest craft store and create your own version with fun fabrics and little bee decorations. Bzzt!
 

Fun Family Halloween Costume Ideas: The Breakfast ClubThe Breakfast Club
Sent in by April to our 2014 costume contest.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day they say, and this family is making breakfast an all-evening affair. Not only do we love this costume because it's cute, but because it's clever and has endless possibilities. Maybe you're more of a bacon person? Dress up like a giant slice of bacon. How about toast and jam? Maybe a box of your favorite cereal? Gather the family around the table and create your very own breakfast club. What an egg-cellent idea!
 

Trophy Shelf Family Halloween Costume IdeaFamily Trophy Shelf
Sent in by Christy to our 2014 costume contest.

Some are content with their trophy shelf at home, but others...well, they need to be a bit more flashy! This family shows off their sporty side by turning themselves into a variety of sports trophies. Complete with their very own pedestals, you might mistake this family for giant trophies at first glance. Imitate the look with some metallic paint and props. Finally, a great use for that overworn sporting equipment cluttering the garage. This one is a guaranteed home run with players of all ages!
 

 

Halloween may only last for one night, but family memories are to be cherished forever. Take a page from these family photo albums and design your very own theme that shows off what a fun and unique family you are. You'll have a howling good time prowling the Halloween streets with your own pack of werewolves (or hive of bees, or trio of trolls, or bunch of breakfast foods....oh, you get the idea!).

 

Fun Family Halloween Costume Ideas

(Click on the images below for detail on each costume)

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Plants vs. Zombies CostumesPlants vs. Zombies

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Nightmare Before Christmas Homemade CostumeNightmare Before Christmas

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Mario Family Homemade CostumeMario Family

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - The Cast of the Lego Movie Homemade CostumeThe Cast of the Lego Movie

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Classic Children's Books Family Homemade CostumeClassic Children's Books

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - E.T. Elliott & Gertie Homemade CostumeE.T. Elliott & Gertie

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - The Real Addams Family Homemade CostumeThe Real Addams Family

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Doughnuts and the Makers Homemade CostumeDoughnuts and the Makers

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Shark Attack Homemade CostumeShark Attack

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - The Wizard of Oz Family CostumeThe Wicked Crew

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Three Amigos Family Homemade CostumeThree Amigos Family

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Beehive and Beekeeper Homemade CostumeBeehive and Beekeeper

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Beetlejuice Family CostumeBeetlejuice Family

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Ace Ventura Pet Detective Homemade CostumeAce Ventura Pet Detective

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - The Shining Movie Family CostumeFriends from The Overlook

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Gaurdians of the Galaxy Family CostumeGuardians of the Galaxy

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Harry Potter Character Homemade CostumesHarry Potter Characters

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - The Muppets Family Homemade CostumeThe Muppets Family

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Ghostbusters CostumeGhostbusters

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Homemade Frozen Family CostumeFrozen Family

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Bathtime Fun Family Homemade CostumeBathtime Fun

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Weathercom Homemade CostumeWeathercom

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Toy Soldiers Family Homemade CostumeToy Soldiers

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Monsters Inc. Family Homemade CostumeMonsters Inc.

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Lilo and Stitch Family Homemade CostumeLilo and Stitch

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Steampunk Alien Invasion Homemade CostumeSteampunk Alien Invasion

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - The Breakfast Club Family Homemade CostumeThe Breakfast Club

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Cupcakes and Baker Homemade CostumeCupcakes and Baker

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - How to Train Your Dragon 2 Homemade CostumeHow to Train Your Dragon 2

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - The Taco Family Homemade CostumeThe Taco Family

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - The Traffic Family Homemade CostumeThe Traffic Family

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Flower, Flower Pot and a Bag of Dirt Homemade CostumeFlower, Flower Pot and a Bag of Dirt

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Treasure Troll Trio Homemade CostumeTreasure Troll Trio

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Gnomes on Toadstools Homemade CostumeGnomes on Toadstools

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Family Trophy Shelf Homemade CostumeFamily Trophy Shelf

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Dumb and Dumber Family Homemade CostumeDumb and Dumber

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Family Pac Man Homemade CostumeFamily Pac Man

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Fight Fire Family Homemade CostumeFight Fire Family

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Smore's Family Homemade CostumeSmore's Family

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Back-to-School Family CostumeBack-to-School

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Crash Test Dummies Family CostumeCrash Test Dummies

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - The Fairly Oddparents Family CostumeThe Fairly Oddparents

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Masterpiece Family CostumeMasterpiece

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - The Many Faces of Johnny Depp Family CostumeThe Many Faces of Johnny Depp

Fun family Halloween costume ideas - Despicable Me 2 Family CostumeDespicable Me 2

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See also: 50 Creative Family Costume Ideas.

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