Halloween Costume Ideas For Families
Can you believe Halloween is just around the corner? We somehow managed to get all our family Halloween costumes and take photos before the actual holiday. Say what? Toasting to that. And I’m also super grateful that our little family agreed to wear yet another round of family themed costumes and photos. Ok, let me rephrase that. I totally bribed my crew into doing it yet again. Let’s see how far I can keep this cheesiness going. But wait, there’s actually a valid explanation behind it all. Just bare with me and keep reading. It’s on the sweet side.
How it all started
During 2016, my husband, Rey, agreed to wear family Halloween costumes so long as it was super hero themed. He picked the theme and I got to pick all the outfits. Because marriage is all about compromising, right? 😉 And last year, we tossed ideas back and forth for so long. Then out of nowhere our kiddo said, “Mom, I want to be Mavis.” You see, for those that are not sure who or what that is, Mavis is a character in the Hotel Transylvania movie. And our daughter Mia is hooked on their Disney TV series. So much so she easily convinced us all to move forward with this theme (she has daddy wrapped around her little finger, ha!) and it definitely got our wheels spinning.
My husband found the perfect location to snap some pics. I mean look at this church. Yup, it’s a church. I found all the costumes and thanks to my sister, we now have another awesome family halloween portrait in the books! Now this is where it gets sweet. I’m making albums for our girls of these yearly portraits so that when they grow up and leave the nest they can look back at them. It’s going to be wild seeing how much they’ll grow and/or change as the years go by and in costumes. I think they’ll get a kick out of them too. What do you guys think?
This year, we also tossed ideas around for a few months. And yet again, Mia claimed the theme by saying she wanted to be Rey from Star Wars. My husband did not push back one bit as apparently he’s ALWAYS wanted to be Darth Vader ever since he was a kid. So we ran with it and searched for costumes first. Location was a tough one as we wanted to make sure it looked Star Wars-y and ultra realistic. Enter Vazquez Rocks, CA.
Location is 2.5 hours away from home. Our transmission on our Tahoe blew out that same week and was in the shop. And then the issue of having to shoot on a Friday evening. If you’re an LA native you know what that means. Major bottle neck traffic every which direction. Oh and the Dodgers were playing game 6 of the NLCS that evening and we’re hard core fans. So yes, the odds were totally against us.
After 3 hours of driving, lots of snacks, a kid puking in the backseat, we managed to make our way into Vazquez Rocks. With literally 10 minutes to spare before the sun went down completely. I know, took way longer to just get to the set vs shooting but after seeing all these photos that our talented friend and photographer took, I think it was well worth it. And not sure we’ll ever be able to top this year’s halloween family photos ever.
Where We Got Our Costumes
- Costume – Skycostumes.com
- Boots – Lowes Home Improvement
- Premium Electronic Helmet – Walmart.com
- Costume: ShopDisney.com
- Girls Boots: Amazon.com
- lightsaber: Target.com
- Costume: Handmade by our crafty friend Jenielle from @littlegreythread
- Boots: Amazon.com
- Costume: Galaxy Goddess
- Wig & Boots: Amazon.com
And if you’re also into Halloween Family Costumes, be sure to check out our Pinterest Board to see 100 Family Costume Ideas!! The board has something for a household of two, four or even 9! Update: And be sure to see our 2020 Family Halloween Photo Shoot behind the scenes here!
So cute!!!! I so want to do Hotel Transylvania now lol
These are all SO cute! We’ve never done a family costume, but I told my husband I wanted to next year. 🙂
Sooo cute!! So creative!! I love this tradition! What a great memory for your family to have!
You have the cutest ideas!! I need to check out your Pinterest board and Betsy’s family costume pics too. too cute!
I wish we did a Group theme! I love Hotel Transylvania. I didn’t know they have a tv show now! You guys look so so cute!
I’m in love with all these costumes. Next year I need to convince my husband and kids to do a family theme. Costume goals for sure!!
I love all the costumes! Love that idea of the whole family dressed up in the same theme for Halloween and these are great memories to cherish❤️
Love that idea of the whole family dressed up in the same theme for Halloween and these are great memories to cherish❤️
I’m so in love with all them, and totally copying the Hotel Transylvania one for next year!!
Wow, your family takes the trophy for best Halloween costume ever! I love the creativity and it looks so realistic! Absolutely love it! xo
Love the creativity you have! Your costume ideas are so darn cute!
You and your family looked super cool for Halloween! Love the costumes.
Oh my gosh your costumes were phenomenal!! And finding that door to take the pictures was so perfect!!! Xo Jen
Got me laughing over here. These are really great costumes and the whole pick a theme thing is really cool.
I LOVE all of these ideas. I love dressing up as a family (we aren’t this year because I started planning for it too late, but I’ve got some good ideas for next year!) And this post gave me even more ideas. I love your costumes this year.
So cute and perfect location despite the trials getting there. Puking is NO FUN!! Well worth the effort!!
Soooo adorable!! I love all of the creativity in each costume ❤️ Have a happy and safe Halloween
Can never go wrong with Star Wars! ☺ We’ve never done matching costumes, in fact last year was the first year my husband ever wore a costume at all. Halloween is a thing now in Japan and the younger generation do it, but when he was growing up they didn’t even know what Halloween was!! I finally convinced him last year to don a costume ☺
So cute! This looks like fun!
How fun! Love your ideas and these photos are on point! We did a family theme for the first time this year (my son is 3) and can’t wait to do more in the upcoming years!
All of them are amazing! I really love the Star Wars inspired costumes.
Oh my goodness what cute ideas and lovely photos! I absolutely love the Star Wars costumes!
These pictures are incredible! Your family is beautiful. It’s so great to have this family tradition.
Huge Star Wars fan here and it’s so perfect for a family costume theme! So many great iconic characters to choose from.
Omg I LOVE these costumes! You have such a beautiful family and it sounds so fun to do themed costumes.
OMG The Star Wars one is by far my favorite!! You did such a great job!!! Your kids are the cutest!!
Wow!!! These costumes are so fun!! And that location is perfect for the Star Wars costumes!!