16 Fun Family Halloween Costume Ideas

little mermaid family costume

It's that spooky time of year again -- Halloween is upon us. Along with important decisions like what kind of candy to buy so no one eats it all before the trick-or-treaters arrive, and where to put the carved pumpkins so the rabid squirrels don't EAT THEM (is that just my neighborhood?), it's time to plan the Halloween costumes! For the whole family! That's assuming everyone's feeling festive enough to play along. 


It's so adorable, even jealousy-inducing, to see an entire family dressed up in a common theme for Halloween, isn't it? Sure, the preparation can be intense, but man, friends and family on Instagram will surely be impressed. And what's more important than that really?

For anyone interested in being one of those super-cute, coordinating broods this year, we've gathered a bunch of great family costume inspo. From Star Wars and Disney to Scooby Doo and Despicable Me, there is something fun in here for families of all sizes. Even if the idea of simply going headless and horrifying for Halloween sounds like fun, we've got it covered.   

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Check out these 16 neat ideas for coordinating the whole family's costumes on Halloween. There's even a cute and creative celebrity family a few slides in!