What Are Some Popular Family and Group Halloween Costumes for 2016?

There are many family Halloween costumes for you to wear this year as you go trick or treating as a group. You can be creative and make your own, or you can buy or rent your costumes. The choice depends on your budget and how much time you have available.

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Here are some ideas for family Halloween costumes for 2016.

Favorite Book Characters

If your child has a favorite book or series of books, then building your family costume should be easy. Most children's stories have a host of characters to choose from, no matter what size your family is.  

Here is a list of some popular book series:

Junie B. Jones

Little House on the Prairie

The Time Warp Trio

Harry Potter

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Nancy Drew

The Hardy Boys

American Girl

Nate the Great

Cartoon Characters

If you have preschoolers or children in elementary school, chances are that they watch The Disney Channel, PBS Kids, Sprout, Nick Jr. or Teen Nick. You can dress up like any of the families found in cartoons. Some suggestions for a group ensemble are:

Disney's The Incredibles

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Dora the Explorer and Diego (Backpack, Map, Boots)

Blue's Clues (Steve, Blue Magenta, Tickety, Mailbox)

Bob the Builder (Wendy, Farmer Pickles, Roley)

Sofia the First-Amber, James and the King and Queen

Henry Hugglemonster and his family

The Backyardigans (Tasha, Tyrone, Uniqua, Austin, and Pablo)

Clifford the Big Red Dog (Emily Elizabeth)

Curious George (the Man in the Yellow Hat)

Sesame Street-Elmo, Big Bird, Ernie and Bert, Oscar

Sponge Bob Squarepants (Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Little Mermaid (Ariel, Sebastian, Prince Eric, Ursela)

Finding Nemo

The Minions

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Daisy Duck)

Scooby Doo

The Jetsons

Cereal Characters 

The Flintstones


Despicable Me

The Smurfs

Community Helpers

You can be a group of community helpers such as:


Police Officers

Teachers and Principal

Doctors and Nurses

Veterinarian and pets


Librarian and books

Farmer and farm animals

Mail carrier and letters


If your family members are huge sports fans, you can dress up as your favorite:

Football team

Baseball team

Basketball team

Hockey team

Soccer team


For those of you who are animal lovers, just pick an animal and have all of you dress up like it. You can be dogs, cats, pigs, cows, horses, squirrels, ducks, birds, bunny rabbits, to name a few.

There are many family and group Halloween costume for 2014.  Just see what your kids are enjoying and go with that idea!

Go Retro

Older kids might get a kick out of dressing like Mom and Dad did in the "old days"-more than likely, the eighties. If that doesn't suit them try the hippie styles of the 1960's and 1970's.  You will look like you all got stuck in a time warp!

Halloween Icons

You cannot go wrong dressing in costumes such as:




Pumpkins or Jack o'lanterns



No matter what you pick for your family costumes for Halloween 2013, have a great time trick or treating together!