Classic Halloween Costume Ideas for Families Celebrating Halloween is a staple of American culture and camaraderie. Nothing gets kids more excited than dressing up as their favorite characters and trouncing around the neighborhood for candy and a ghoulish good time. Halloween is a holiday that can bridge the gap between generations in your family – you can easily organize group costumes and go out with your children. Whether greeting or accompanying trick-or-treaters, Grandparents can join in the holiday fun, as well.
The catch, of course, is deciding on Halloween costumes that everyone in the family can relate to while picking something relatively easy to pull-off. In these situations, classic and timeless costumes help please everyone and create a sense of unity. Follow along for some classic Halloween costume ideas that the whole family can partake in.
This Halloween costume idea works for a variety of reasons. First of all, as long as you have a Gilligan in your group everyone else’s costume becomes self-evident. You can mix and match cast members based on who is going out for Halloween in your family. Your son can dress up as Gilligan, Dad can be Skipper, Mom can be Ginger, and Grandma and Grandpa can easily be the Howells. Once you have the red sweater, grey slacks, and floppy bucket hat for Gilligan, you can complete the costumes with pieces from your own wardrobe. It’s a low-cost group costume that’s a ticket for instant fun.
Classic Halloween ideas draw on cultural icons that kids and grandparents alike can appreciate. The Ghostbusters franchise is timeless and universally loved. Your entire family can gear up in their ghost-fighting garb and become recognizable immediately. And with the all-female Ghostbusters film heading for theaters no one will be left out.
This costume idea may seem expensive at first, but you can save a lot of money by thinking outside the box. Purchase beige jumpsuits or beige collared shirts and pants at a local army surplus store. For the Ghostbusters logo/arm patch, simply print an online image or have your family draw them together for a fun pre-Halloween group activity. For the equipment simply strap on backpacks, and spray paint some Nerf guns to finish the look. If you want extra points for detail, connect a string to the Nerf guns and fasten them to your backpacks. Now your entire family is ready for action.
Who hasn’t played Clue? The six iconic characters need little introduction, and doing Halloween with your family as the Clue crew is a great excuse for everyone to dress up. Again, you can allot characters based on your family. Young boys and girls relish the chance to dress up in fancy attire – simply get them a dress or a fun coat and tie to make the evening a success. Grandparents can go all out and wear their finest cocktail garb. Be sure to stick to a solitary color scheme for each person so no confusion occurs. Dressing up as the Clue characters on Halloween is also a great excuse for posh accents and excessive use of the phrase “by Jove!”
To connect your family and get the most out of Halloween, consider one of these classic group Halloween costume ideas for this upcoming holiday.
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