18 Cool & Easy Family Costume Ideas for Cosplay & Halloween

The family that trick of treats together, gets all the candy! Celebrate the spooky season by wearing matching costumes with all of your loved ones this Halloween! No matter how big or small your family is, there’s surely a costume theme for you!

Read on below to get clever ideas for more family fun:

Family Costume Ideas for 3

1. Mike, Sully, and Boo from Monster’s Inc.

Monster’s Inc.

Dress as one of the most iconic Disney trios that’s captured the hearts of both little kids and their parents alike! Mike and Sully’s hilarious adventures with Baby Boo in the Monster world had everyone laughing and crying.

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2. Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles from The Flintstones

The Flintstones

Go far back to the past, to the land of dinosaurs and rock houses! Dress up as everyone’s favorite prehistoric family, The Flintstones. You’d definitely feeling the rockin’ vibes as Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles.

3. Red, Grandma, and the Big Bad Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Go down the fairytale route but remain a bit unconventional by dressing up as the unlikely trio from the Little Red Riding Hood. After all, Grandma, Little Red, and the Big Bad Wolf do make a nice picture for the albums!

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4. Ariel, Prince Eric, and Ursula from the Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Another Disney-inspired theme for all fairytale lovers! Dress fancy and whimsical as Prince Eric and his beloved mermaid, Ariel, and be accompanied by a cute version of the sea witch Ursula.

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5. Ash, Misty, and Pikachu from Pokemon


When it comes to candy, you definitely gotta catch ‘em all! Go on a great Halloween adventure as Ash, Misty, and Pikachu from everyone’s beloved Pokemon.

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Family Costume Ideas for 4

6. Super Mario

Super Mario

One of the best ways to celebrate Halloween is to go out dressed as your favorite game characters. A game that all generations seem to love is Super Mario. So, why not go as Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Princess Peach?

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7. Star Wars

Star Wars


Slay as an epic family this spooky season and go as characters from the legendary movie franchise, Star Wars. Rule the galaxy as Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Obi Wan Kenobi, and a Stormtrooper!

8. Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

Walk down the yellow brick road (or whatever colored road your neighborhood has) as everyone’s favorite group of friends traveling to Oz. Dress up as Dorothy, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow!

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9. Despicable Me

Despicable Me

Even evil villains can find true love, and Gru found that with Lucy. Live your happily ever after with your minions in tow, and wreak havoc in town this trick or treat season!

What you will need:

  • Felonius Gru – black sweater, black pants, black shoes, black & gray scarf, bald wig
  • Minions – yellow hoodie, blue overalls, black shoes, black gloves, black goggles, black fabric for details

10. Zombie Attack!


Get your freak on and terrify the neighborhood as a family of the undead. No Halloween is complete without a scary costume theme, right? The best part is: you can customize your costumes any way you want!

What you might need:

  • Fake blood
  • Tattered clothes
  • Non-toxic face and body paint

Family Costume Ideas for 5

11. The Parr family from The Incredibles

The Incredibles

Who says saving the world can’t be a form of family bonding? Go out and have lots of hilarious fun dressed as The Incredibles: Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash, and Jack Jack!

What you will need:

  • The whole family – red compression top and shirt, tight black shorts, gold belt, black masks, black boots, black gloves OR customized The Incredibles full-body outfits.

12. Inside Out

Inside Out

Your emotions are important, and each of them does a very vital job in keeping you sane (as the movie Inside Out showed all of us). Why not wear your feelings for Halloween, literally? Dress as Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear!

What you will need:

  • Joy – bright yellow green dress, blue bob cut wig
  • Sadness – light blue sweater, black pants, black-rimmed glasses, blue wig
  • Anger – red long-sleeved sweater, white button-down shirt, red & black tie, black pants, red wig
  • Disgust – green dress, green leggings, purple scarf, green wig
  • Fear – purple long-sleeved dress shirt, black & white vest, violet bowtie, purple gloves, light purple wig

13. The Belcher Family from Bob’s Burgers

Bob’s Burgers

You don’t need to dress fancy for Halloween if you don’t want to. Even the simplest costumes can still look awesome as long as you spend it with your family. Why not go as Bob, Linda, Louise, Tina, and Gene?

14. The Addams Family

Addams Family

Gothic and classic, the Addams Family still remains to be the reigning royal Halloween family. They’re the perfect example for creepy familial love. Who can top this family as the best group costume ever?

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15. Arr Matey, Pirates!


Brandish your swords and get ready to sail the high seas as a band of pirates. Loot your neighbors’ candy reserves for sweet and delectable treasures!

What you will need:

  • Man Pirate – white long-sleeved medieval tunic, brown medieval vest, brown arm bands, black pants, red hair sash
  • Woman Pirate – red tunic, brown waist corset, brown boots, brown arm bands
  • Girl Pirate – White long-sleeved tunic, brown sleeveless dress, red belt with gold buckle, red-striped leggings, brown boots, sword
  • Boy Pirate – white long-sleeved tunic, brown vest, red & brown-striped pants, short sword
  • Parrot – customized parrot hoodie, khaki shorts

Family Costume Ideas for 6

16. The Avengers

The Avengers

Another great superhero team to aspire to! If you want to battle inter-galactic species to save dear ol’ New York while getting your much awaited candies, you might want to pose as the might Avengers for Halloween.

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17. Harry Potter

Harry Potter

The best about Harry Potter (aside from the fact that it’s the book of the century that is) is that there’s a lot of characters you can go as. Each family member can just pick one and you’ll all still be matching! It doesn’t matter if you want to Hagrid, Draco Malfoy, or even Luna Lovegood because you can!

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18. The Circus is Here


Another lovely, fun, and clever way to show family unity is to dress up as the circus! There are so many characters you can portray and it’s your choice who you want to go as!

What you will need:

  • Ringmaster – black shirt, black pants, red and gold Ringmaster’s cloak, whip
  • Lion Trainer – khaki button down shirt, white pants, brown Adventurer’s hat, whip
  • Tightrope Walker – glittery red ballerina dress, red hair ribbon, rainbow umbrella
  • Strong Man – customized full-body muscle suit, fake dumbbells
  • Popcorn Vendor – white button-down long-sleeved top, gray vest, black pants, DIY popcorn holder & popcorn bags
  • Lion – customized lion onesie, red cart, DIY lion cage

Create a memorable experience with all of your loved ones this Halloween!

Trick or treating in itself is an awesome activity, and dressing up your kids is a daunting but enjoyable task. But being parents does not mean you have to skip out on the fun! Make your Halloween all the better by dressing up with your kids.