The family that plays together, stays together!  With October just around the corner, it’s never too soon to start preparing your family Halloween costumes!  

Whether you are planning on taking your little ones trick-or-treating or spending your night at a family friend’s party, dressing up as a family is both totally fun and a great photo op for your next Christmas card.  Here are some iconic families that make great family Halloween costumes for your own family.

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8 Iconic Family Halloween Costumes

Whether you are trick-or-treating or spending your night at a party, Here are some iconic family Halloween costumes that are sure to impress | Family Halloween costumes with baby

The Flintstones

This Stone Age crew’s looks are pretty easy to recreate with solid-colored fabric and a pair of scissors.  Your pet dog or cat would even make the perfect Dino!  Get another family in on the fun by having them dress up as the Flintstones’ neighbors, The Rubbles.  This costume is one that will have you saying “Yabba Dabba Doo!”  

The Incredibles

Everyone’s favorite super family is making their comeback!  With the release of The Incredibles 2 set for next summer, the Parr family make for a timely and, well, super cool costume!  Simply purchase red tights and shirts, black gloves, boots, underwear, and masks.  Print out the iconic Incredible insignias and bam!  You’re ready to save the world!

The Addams Family

Nothing says Halloween like this spooky gang!  Take your pick of characters from Gomez and Morticia, even to Cousin Itt!  Dig out all of your black clothes and paint your faces to look ghoulishly pale.  Find a dismembered hand at any pop-up Halloween shop to complete your look with your very own “The Thing”!

The Belchers (Bob’s Burgers)

If your family is a fan of comedy, look no further!  A middle class American family who owns a burger restaurant, the Belchers’ iconic outfits can easily be replicated in a trip to your local department store.  Go the extra mile and learn one of the show’s funny songs like “Electric Love”!

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Here are a few more family Halloween costumes, good for families of any size.

Wizard of Oz 

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!  The Wizard of Oz is one of the most timeless family movies, and it is full of plenty colorful characters that make eye-catching Halloween costume.  Keep it classic by dressing up as Dorothy and her three sidekicks, or take a step off the yellow brick road by dressing up as Glinda, the wicked witch, flying monkeys, or even a member of the lollipop guild!  And don’t forget about Toto!  


It can’t get much simpler than solid-colored T-shirts and white felt M’s!  And who doesn’t love America’s favorite button-shaped chocolates?  This costume is perfect for large groups, and it allows everyone to choose their favorite color.  

Scooby Doo

If you have meddling kids of your own, dressing up as this famous TV bunch is the perfect costume!  Stick to the members of the gang, or get a little spooky by adding a few villains!  A wagon makes for a great makeshift Mystery Machine and is perfect for transporting Halloween candy.   

Pac-Man and Ghosts

Although this game probably out-dates your children,  it’s timelessness and iconic characters make it a simple and fun Halloween costume!  Cardboard, paint, and a little bit of imagination is all it takes!  You can have countless ghosts, Pac-Men and Pac-Women, and even cherries.  

Whether you decide to go store-bought or slave at the sewing machine for your family Halloween costumes, it’s not a bad idea to start planning early to avoid the last-week-of-October panic!  Have fun dressing up with your family and make sure to take plenty of pictures!

Whether you are trick-or-treating or spending your night at a party, Here are some iconic family Halloween costumes that are sure to impress | Family Halloween costumes with kids

Jane Jozefowicz
Jane Jozefowicz
Jane Jozefowicz is a rising sophomore at the University of Chicago, where she studies Linguistics and Computer Science.  Jane plays trombone and lacrosse and is the biggest animal lover you'll meet!