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.
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.
2The Addams Family
This Halloween, you and your crew can take some costume inspiration from one of the creepiest and kookiest 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!