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The 10 Best Family Halloween Costumes

Right now, many people are busy planning their Halloween costumes. Will it be scary? Will it be punny? Will it be purchased or made by hand? Will it be inspired by a popular TV show or movie? Will it go viral, all over the internet? All of these questions get even tougher to answer for a mom who has an entire family to dress up for this holiday!

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If anyone is needing a little inspiration, look no further: This list has 10 different ideas for family Halloween costumes which will make a beautiful bonding moment for all, ranging from cute and funny to super creepy.

10 Circus

Everyone loves going to the circus: The sights that entertainment, the scents of popcorn and cotton candy, the surprises that keep popping up through the entire event… It is a magical and age-old tradition that can also make for a great family Halloween costume!

Here, a mom dressed as a ringer leader, a dad dressed as a strong man, a daughter dressed as a clown, and a son dressed as a lion. Some other options that can be added in with this fun and festive idea include a lion tamer, a tightrope walker, and a juggler.

9 The Addams Family

It is common for families to dress up as made-up families during Halloween, and one top-notch choice is The Addams Family. These creepy and kooky characters have been around for years, and they have a new animated flick coming out this year, making this very relevant.

Parents will love looking slick and sophisticated as Gomez and Morticia, while children will have fun portraying Wednesday and Pugsley. Other family members can even join in on this dark and retro idea that is shown here as Lurch, Cousin Itt, Uncle Fester and Grandmama!

8 Disney Villains

Every year, tons and tons of people transform into Disney characters on Halloween. A unique twist on this, though, involves family members each dressing up as a different Disney villain!

There are so many memorable ones out there, such as Ursula, Jafar, Oogie Boogie, Scar, Hades, Yzma and Mother Gothel, and they all play such big parts in classic animated movies. In this example, Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Gaston, Captain Hook, the Evil Queen, and Syndrome are portrayed, as even Grandma and Grandpa, it appears, were able to be included!

7 Trophies

Some people opt for inanimate objects when picking out a Halloween costume, and this next suggestion is a one-of-a-kind one that would be great for an award-winning family. By painting themselves gold, standing on boxes with plaques and holding sports equipment, these members became trophies!

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It would not necessarily have to be sports-themed either, since awards are given for everything from perfect attendance and good grades to best films, actors, and directors. When all together and posed in such perfect ways, this group looks awesome and deserves an A+.

6 Stick Figures

This DIY idea is so cute and original! To make it happen, a family just needs white clothing items, some black tape, some white poster board and a black marker. The tape will be put on the clothes, to create the outlines of stick figures, and the marker and poster board will be used to create masks for everyone.

In the end, this simple and smart project will transform a normal family into a stick family! Personalizations and customizations can even be thrown in here, as well, and a large or small family could turn to this costume.

5 Tacos

Another common theme for costumes is food, and this family has taken the cake… Many people are obsessed with tacos and all the fixings and trimmings that go along with this Mexican food.

So for this costume, a dad dressed as a taco (complete with a sombrero), a mom dressed as an avocado (and included an upcoming family member, with that cute little pit), and a daughter dressed as a bottle of Sriracha (the most adorable one ever). Separately, these people would look pretty good, but as an ensemble, they look amazing.

4 Beetlejuice

Another well-known cast of characters that make for incredible Halloween costumes would be those from the movie Beetlejuice. Of course, Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara (Geena Davis) can turn into these monster-like creatures, and these parents did a great job with their versions.

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Lydia (Winona Ryder) is usually wearing black, but she does wear a red wedding dress, too, giving daughters two options from which to choose. And then there is Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) himself, with his iconic striped suit. Other family members could be Miss Argentina or the shrunken head person from the waiting room.

3 Willy Wonka

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a classic tale that has entertained people for years and years, and it is another fictional story with characters that can be wonderful costumes. In this example, there is a Willy Wonka, an Oompa-Loompa, a Veruca Salt, a Mike Teavee and a Violet Beauregarde.

Other characters from this book and from these movies include Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Grandpa Joe and many more Oompa-Loompas, meaning this could work for big or small groups who are looking to dress up in a memorable way.

2 Stranger Things

Since these are normal humans, the outfits would be pretty easy to recreate, and since the series is so popular, stores also sell complete packs that can help with this idea, as well.

1 Game Of Thrones

One more very beloved TV series is Game Of Thrones, which recently wrapped up and which features amazing costumes that families can copy. This particular group decided to be Daenerys Targaryen and Drogo, along with a couple of her dragons.

Since this story is filled with so many special people and is set in such a unique time and place, there are many costumes that could come out of it. However, this idea, featuring the Mother of Dragons and company, is one that would surely impress everyone on October 31.

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