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8 fun ideas for family Halloween costumes

Looking for a group Halloween costume? Consider these family-themed ideas, plus check out the DIY options, too.

By Martha Li

8 fun ideas for family Halloween costumes

Halloween: Family costumes

All for one and one for all

Make Halloween a day of dress up fun for the whole family. Here are eight costume ideas that will get everyone into the spooky family spirit.


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Wizard of Oz

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz. Your family can celebrate the classic fantasy adventure flick by dressing up as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.

Where to buy: Party City

Try the DIY Dorothy costume here: Creativebug


8 fun ideas for family Halloween costumesPhoto: Party City

M&M's

The popular candies make for a fun, easy and sweet family theme, where each member can dress up as a different colour.

Where to buy: Halloween Costumes

Try the M&M's costume here: Spoonful


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Smurfs

Thanks to this summer's release of Smurfs 2, the blue-skinned characters originating from a 1950s Belgian comic book, are still a fixture in pop culture today. The whole gang can get into the Smurf spirit with Dad dressing up as Papa Smurf, Mom as Smurfette and your little one as one of the village Smurfs.

Where to buy: Party City

Try the DIY Smurf hat here: Rook No. 17


8 fun ideas for family Halloween costumesPhoto: Party City

Roman Empire

Recreate ancient Rome by having the family dress up as an emperor, a Roman goddess, and a gladiator.

Where to buy: Party City

Try the DIY Roman shield here: Instructables


8 fun ideas for family Halloween costumesPhoto: Party City

Superheroes

Be the neighbourhood watchdogs in superhero-themed getup such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

Where to buy: Walmart.ca

Try the DIY Batman costume here: Red Ted Art


8 fun ideas for family Halloween costumesPhoto: Walmart

Angry Birds

Bring the popular app to life with fun costumes for the whole family representing Angry Birds in black, red and yellow.

Where to buy: Party City

Try the Angry Birds costumes here: Twin Dragonfly Designs


8 fun ideas for family Halloween costumesPhoto: Party City

Flower Power

Get into the groovy spirit with a 1960s theme — Dad can dress up as a hippie, Mom as a go-go dancer, and the youngest member of the family as a flower child. Peace dude!

Where to buy: Party City

Try the DIY flower headband here: Catch my party!


8 fun ideas for family Halloween costumesPhoto: Party City

Crayons

For the artsy crafty clan, dress up as different coloured crayons and show off your creative side.

Where to buy: Halloween Costumes

Try our DIY Pencil costume!


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