Family halloween costumes

Brilliant Halloween costume ideas for the whole family

Halloween is creeping up quickly and will be here before we know it. Have you planned your fancy dress costumes yet?

By Charlotte Brouwer, 11 October 2016
Brilliant Halloween costume ideas for the whole family

Children look adorable no matter what costume they dress up in for Hallows' Eve, but when parents dress up in coordinating outfits, the final ensemble is memorable — and super fun!

From ghoulish Ghostbusters to Day of The Dead, here are 10 great costumes that the whole family will love.

1. Halloween Day of the Dead Skeleton Costumes

You’re sure to be the best dressed family at any fancy dress event with this glow in the dark Day of the Dead costume. The skeleton costumes come with flower crowns for the girls and soft top hats, masks and jackets for the boys, and are made even better with floral detail, blood-red trim and a fancy bow tie.

2. Mario & Luigi costumes

For something more light-hearted, why not get creative and make your own DIY costume a la Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach costumes?

3. Halloween Pirate Fancy Dress Costumes

Why are pirate costumes the best choice for Halloween? Because they arrrrgh! After throwing this on and setting sail for fancy dress parties, you'll have so much fun swashbuckling in this beautiful pirate costume, you’ll go home singing ‘it’s a pirate’s life for me’.

4. Chef costumes

One of the easiest costumes to put together, this low-effort outfit has maximum impact – espescially when the whole family is dressed to match! Just make a chef's hat and wear an apron, and dress the little ones up as a lobster, octopus or any other meal!

5. Ghostbusters family

Who you gonna call? If you’re aiming to win best dressed, you’ll be calling on this amazing Ghostbusters outfit. The whole family will be ready for paranormal action in these fun coordinated costumes that are printed to look just like the iconic zip-up boiler suits, complete with a logo and splashes of ectoplasm. The inflatable proton packs complete the look magnificently - any spooky spirits will be quaking in their boots!

6. Robbers

Another great easy DIY idea is to dress up as bank robbers. Just put on some black jeans or trousers, and matching stripey tops and beanies, then make your own eye mask out of some old clothes, and you're good to go!

7. Halloween Beetlejuice Fancy Dress Costume

Make an impression at Halloween parties with these fabulous Beetlejuice costumes. The spooky set comes complete with a striped dress and a hat headband for her, and top and bottoms for him – just top it off with the distressed hair wig finished with a bald-look forehead band (included in the outfit) and it’s showtime!

8. Wizard of Oz

A super fun DIY family costume idea is to go as the characters from the Wizard of Oz – including tin man, the lion, the scarecrow and of course Dorothy – and there's always room for a little Toto!

9. Star Wars

Perhaps a little harder to put together yourself, another great family outfit idea is following the Star Wars theme. Of course, if you happen to have some Darth Vader costumes and light sabres lying around the house then that's great, but both Princess Leia and Yoda are easy costumes to whip together at the last minute.

Grab your Star Wars-themed Halloween costume from Asda here.

10. Little Terrors

Kids will love these gloriously gruesome and seriously spooky halloween outfits!

The glow in the dark skeleton costume (below, far left) is a handy all in one with a hooded mask, making it a super easy outfit to change them into and out of! Little girls are bound to love the adorable pink witch fancy dress costume, with glitter star detail, layers of shimmering mesh, a bow and frill trims, and a traditional pointy hat to complete the outfit! The sequin witch fancy dress costume also has sparkly glitter stars and sequin details, and comes in both pink and blue. Another clever and easy all-in-one outfit is the skeleton fancy dress costume. Colourful printed detail and cheeky creatures make this hooded all in one a light-hearted and fun choice for little ones this Halloween.

Whatever outfits your family decide to go for, you can find everything you need from our range of costumes online, or head into store to explore the range. Happy Halloween!