6 group costume ideas for families

September 14, 2015

On Halloween, many families love dressing up as their favourite characters. Here are some adorable family group costume ideas to start your Halloween planning.

6 group costume ideas for families

1. Superheroes

Superheroes make great family costumes because there are so many iconic characters of either gender. Let your kids pick their favourite superhero and find the partner costume that goes along with it.

2. Harry Potter

Harry Potter has some of the most iconic outfits of all time, which makes it a great group costume idea. There are easily recognizable characters of either gender.

  • Bathrobes and graduation gowns make perfect wizard robes, and capes can be fashioned out of bed sheets or single pieces of cloth.
  • Wands can be made from old sticks.
  • Use wigs or hair dye to differentiate between various characters.
  • Harry is the most recognizable Hogwarts student, but don't be afraid to try being Hermione, Ron or even Dobby.

3. The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz offers several fun family costume ideas.

  • Dorothy, Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West are iconic costumes for girls.
  • Ideas for either gender are the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and Toto.
  • Anyone can be a munchkin.

4. Peter Pan

Peter Pan is full of iconic characters that make amazing family costumes.

  • Wendy, Mrs. Darling and Tinkerbell are all famous and easily recognizable female characters.
  • John, Michael, Peter, Captain Hook, the pirates and the Lost Boys are all easily recognizable characters for boys.

5. Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland has a host of fun character costume ideas.

  • Girls can become Alice, the Red Queen, the White Queen, the Cook or dormice.
  • Boys can become the Cheshire cat, the White Rabbit, the King of Hearts, the Mad Hatter or the Caterpillar.

6. Star Wars

Star Wars is always a fun family costume idea. Star Wars has a variety of both male and female characters.

  • Girls and Mom can be Princess Leia, Queen Amidala, Ahsoka Tano, Mara Jade or Mon Mothma.
  • Boys and Dad can be Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Anakin Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, Chewbacca, Yoda and a whole host of other characters.

With just a little imagination, you and your family can have a lot of fun coming up with an adorable group costume this Halloween.

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