Best Family Halloween Costume Ideas for 2016

A pirate, a space alien, a flapper, and the Mad Hatter. These costumes are great on their own, but if you’re trick-or-treating with little ones you ought to look at these amazing family costume combinations. Our Back to the Future, Grease, and A League of Their Own costume sets will satisfy your film geek within, or go with the kids' favorite - Harry Potter. You can never go wrong with our classic mummy or pirate costumes sets. Happy Halloween!

Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes

Female Mad Hatter Adult Costume - Shop     Adult Cheshire Cat Adult Costume - Shop

Kids White Rabbit Child Costume - Shop     Alice Child Costume - Shop

This year saw the release of another Alice in Wonderland film, Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass. Even when an Alice film hasn’t come out, the costumes for Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the White Rabbit are big sellers. With a combination of all these costumes in child and adult sizes, your family are sure to look “curiouser and curiouser.”

Family Back to the Future Costumes

Women's Marty McFly Jacket - Shop      Authentic Marty McFly Jacket - Shop

Marty McFly Hat - Shop      Back to the Future Replica Shoes - Shop

Doc Brown Toddler Costume - Shop

This is heavy. The year is the faraway Two Thousand and Fifteen, and Marty McFly has just arrived from 1985 with Jennifer and Doc Brown. Armed with their trusty Delorean and Hoverboard, “future boy” will check out all the newest technologies of 2015 like the hoverboard, the flying car, and the 3-D movie, "Jaws 19." These three costumes come in a variety of sizes so your child can be Marty McFly or Doc Brown, or you can have a female Marty McFly (and if you’re feeling real gutsy, you can have your fella slip into the Jennifer Parker costume - the pants are elastic!). Our Back to the Future costumes are made by us and will help you get back to 1985 safe and sound, daaa- daaa-, daaaddy-o!

Family Grease Costumes

Adult Pink Ladies Jacket - Shop     Black Metallic Sheen Leggings - Shop

Adult T-Birds Jacket - Shop     Aviator Sunglasses - Shop     Danny Adult Wig - Shop     

Kid's Grease T-Birds Jacket - Shop      Danny Child Wig - Shop

Pink Ladies Child Jacket - Shop     50s Black Frame Glasses - Shop     Girls Black Ballet Flats - Shop

Are you hopelessly devoted to authentic movie costumes? Well these costumes are systomatic, hydromatic, ultromatic...why, they could be greased lightning! Our Pink Ladies jackets come with a pink handkerchief, but as with most costumes, the devil is in the details. Don’t forget to get your own tight-fitting T-shirt for the Danny Zukos and the 50’s-style ponytail for the Sandys. Go for the Danny wig if you like, or if you’ve got the dark, curly hair just style it yourself. Buy lots of hairspray!

Family Harry Potter Costumes

Child Hermione Costume - Shop     Hermione Wand - Shop     Gryffindor Tie - Shop

Adult Harry Potter Costume - Shop     Mens Black Pants - Shop     Gryffindor Scarf - Shop     

Ron Weasley Wand -  Shop     Adult Ravenclaw Costume - Shop     Ravenclaw Tie - Shop    

Luna Lovegood Glasses - Shop     Harry Potter Illuminating Wand - Shop

Child Deluxe Harry Potter Costume - Shop      Harry Potter Glasses - Shop

With the debut of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this year in London’s West End and the corresponding release of the script, our favo(u)rite wizards are back at the top of our popular costumes list. With our range of licensed costumes, you can dress your whole family in the robes of Hogwarts. It’s not limited to Harry Potter, we also have accessories for Luna Lovegood, Draco Malfoy, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and much more. With our Harry Potter costumes you’re sure to lose your muggle trappings and fully realise your wizarding potential. Expecto patronum!

Family A League of Their Own Costumes

Women’s A League Of Their Own Dottie Costume - Shop     Baseball Bat - Shop

Toddler A League of Their Own Dottie Costume - Shop

A League of Their Own Coach Jimmy Costume - Shop

A League of Their Own, the classic 90s film about a women’s baseball team during World War II, provides some fantastic historic costumes. You needn’t have seen the film to appreciate the 1940s-style, including the knee-high red socks and baseball dress. If you are a fan of the film, make sure to bring along the Mister for a role-play of one of the film’s most memorable scenes.

For the kids, we have childrens' A League of Their Own costumes that will complete the family ensemble. These officially licensed costumes are high quality - the embroidery in the hat is so good you could easily wear it without the costume. However you wear this costume, just remember, “There’s no crying in baseball!”

Family Mummy Costumes

Men's Mummy Costume - Shop     Boy's Mummy Costume - Shop

Toddler Mummy Costume - Shop      Girl's Mummy Costume -  Shop    

Back to basics - a mummy costume is one of the original go-to costume ideas. You’ll need something a bit more durable than wrapping yourself in toilet paper, though. These family mummy costumes are high quality, we even have unique costumes for a men's mummy, women's mummy, girl's mummy, boy's mummy, and even baby mummy costumes! Practice your undead moans over a bowl of Yummy Mummy cereal!

Family Pirates Costumes

Women’s Pirate Flag Gypsy Costume - Shop     Jack Sparrow Pirate Sword - Shop     

Women’s Sexy Costume Boots - Shop     Girl’s Brown Coat Pirate Costume - Shop     Pirate Cutlass - Shop    

Caribbean Brown Pirate Boots - Shop     Deluxe Captain Hook Costume - Shop     Captain Hook Wig - Shop     

Captain Hook Moustache - Shop     Silver Pirate Hook - Shop     Buccaneer Black Boots - Shop

Kids Alligator Costume - Shop     Pirate Clock - Shop

Q - What’s a pirate’s favorite letter of the alphabet?
A - You’d think it’s the “R,” but it’s really the “C.”

These are the kinds of pirate jokes to prepare as you practice your best Jack Sparrow impression. We have a huge variety of pirate costumes for kids, adults, and babies. Whether you want to be a buccaneer, a wench, a cutthroat, or Captain Hook, each of our pirate costumes comes with its own distinct personality. If you’re going for a Peter Pan-inspired pirate, we suggest also getting one of our alligator costumes.


We hope your 2016 Halloween is a smashing success! Be sure to see all of our group costumes for more inspiration this year! If you end up dressing in any of these family costume looks, show it off! Share it on our Facebook or leave a comment below.

John O'Sullivan

John is a travel addict who has spent Halloween in the USA, Ireland, Wales, the UK, and Australia. His Halloween dream destination is Mexico City.