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8 Easy Last-Minute Family Halloween Costumes You Pull Together With Zero Stress

by Angela Johnson / Tuesday, 03 October 2017


Halloween can be a lot of fun — unless of course you’re the one who’s charged with the task of trying to come up with a coordinated costume idea that your entire family on board with. With different tastes, it can be tough to  Not to mention, you’re probably hoping to do it all without blowing your kids’ entire college fund. If you’re looking for a way to get the entire family involved in your Halloween fun without a lot of hassle, you need to check out some of these ideas for easy last-minute family Halloween costumes.  

From old favorites of the stage and screen like The Addams Family and the cast of Grease, to people you might happen to meet in outer space, you’re bound to find an idea on this list that will make your family the talk of the neighborhood when you head out for trick or treating. And the best part of all is that many of these super simple looks can be recreated with pieces you already have in your own closets. The money you save will leave you with plenty of extra cash to spend on your own Halloween goodies, just in case all of your neighbors decide to give out apples this year.

So stop stressing yourself out and take a look at this list of simple and fun costume ideas for your family. Once you’ve decided on your look, tap into your creative side and go crazy with makeup and accessories. You deserve to enjoy yourself this Halloween. Because once it’s over, you’ll only have two months to stress out about Christmas.

1. Care Bears


It’s easy to turn your entire family into a group of Care Bears with bright sweats for women ($25, Amazon), men ($35, Amazon), and children ($19, Amazon) in every color of the rainbow. Take it a step further by ironing on patches with images that represent your personality. I’m partial to Funshine Bear, myself.

There are a ton of great Care Bear makeup tutorials out there to help you put the perfect finishing touches on your looks.

2. The Addams Family


This Halloween, you and your crew can take some costume inspiration from one of the creepiest and cookiest clans around, the Addams family. You can channel Morticia in a long black dress ($13, ASOS), Gomez in a simple dark suit ($200, Off Fifth), and adorable little Wednesday Addams in a black dress ($50, Amazon). Obviously, you can just go with the versions of these items that you may already have in your closet!

Give your face an extra spooky look with these Morticia and Wednesday makeup tips.

3. Football Players & Referee


You can call all of the shots this Halloween when you’re wearing a referee jersey ($18, Amazon) and black pants. Your partner can wear a football jersey ($40, Amazon) to support one of your favorite teams. And your baby will make the perfect pint-sized pigskin in this football onesie ($12, Amazon). Or, of course, you can DIY your own baby football onesie with some white fabric tape.

4. “Grease” Cast


Go back to school with a look inspired by the classic film, Grease. With an off the shoulder top ($35, American Eagle Outfitters) and black leggings ($11, Shoe Dazzle), you’ll make the perfect Sandy. Dad will look just like Danny Zuko in a pair of Black jeans ($80, Express) and tailored t-shirt ($20, Billabong). And you’ll have the most adorable little pink lady in this pint-sized pink ladies jacket ($15, Amazon).

You can create a head full of beautiful curls with this Sandy-inspired hair tutorial. And to get the locks that made John Travolta famous, check out this super slick Grease hair tutorial.

5. Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Sweet Pea


You’ll look just like Olive Oyl in a red top ($40, Top Shop) and black skirt ($30, MixxMix). Recreate Popeye’s look with jeans ($80, Rue La La) and striped top ($50, Coggles). And dress your little one as their little spinach-eating love child in this Sweet Pea costume ($16, Amazon).

6. Where’s Waldo Family


You may not be able to find Waldo in your book, but luckily, it’s not hard to find Waldo’s signature red and white beanie ($11, Amazon) and striped shirt in men’s ($22, Amazon), women’s ($12+, Amazon), and children’s ($20, Amazon) sizes.

7. Rock-N-Roll Family


Release your inner rockstar by turning your family into the band you always wanted to lead. With a t-shirt ($11, Very) and jeans ($50, Buckle) for mom, a t-shirt ($10, Macy’s) and jeans ($85, Nordstrom) for dad, and a rock t-shirt ($7, Amazon) and distressed jeans ($24, Amazon) for the wee ones, you will surely bring the house down.

8. Space Family


You can’t live on the moon (yet), but with a pair of metallic pants ($100, Top Shop), tank ($30, Miss Selfridge ), and boots ($40, Just Fab), you can create a Halloween look that is out of this world. Dad can wear a metallic top ($20, Rose Gal) and pants ($30, ASOS). And your little alien will look adorable in this alien costume ($50, Amazon).