TOP 10 FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS 2018:
Ghosts, goblins, and witches are already haunting the city, and pumpkins and bats can be seen everywhere! Montreal’s neighbourhoods are covered in orange and black, which can only mean one thing: Halloween is here! Besides the season’s beloved decorations; the crisp fall air and the crunchy leaves beneath our feet, along with the atmosphere of mystery, excitement, and eeriness combine to make this by far the favourite time of the year for many Montrealers!
(Check out our previous post on seven top things to do in Montreal this fall here).
Say hello to spooky and sinister attires, hello to cool costume inspiration, and hello to creativity! We’ve done some thinking for you this year to save you the pre-Halloween stress. Here are our top picks for cool family Halloween costume choices that will make your family the centre of Halloween attention on October 31st!
1. The Incredibles
First on the list of cool family halloween costumes is The Incredibles! With the launch of this year’s much anticipated sequel after nearly a fourteen year wait, this family costume is sure to be a show stopper! Here comes Mr. Incredible, along with Elastigirl, Violet, and Dash! A super-family like yours deserves a super cool costume!
2. Scary Movie Icons
Is someone playing The Monster Mash? Use our next idea to become the scariest family on the block this Halloween! Get ready to dress up as some iconic scary movie monsters! Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, and a werewolf are some of our favourites ideas, but we’d love to see what other family halloween costume ideas you come up with!
3. Dorothy and her Friends
The Wizard of Oz is a cinematic classic, and that means costumes based on the treasured tale never get old! Your family can dress up as any variation of Glinda the Good, The Wizard, The Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy, or any of her adventurous companions! Just remember to bring a can of oil if you’re bringing Tin Man along this Halloween… You know how he can be when he gets rusty!
4. Despicable Me
Despicable Me has been a favourite of children and parents alike since the release of its first instalment in 2010. You can never go wrong with dressing your kids up as Margo, Edith, Agnes, or a Minion, but you can get in on the fun too! Make a DIY costume as Gru or Lucy for the perfectly well-rounded family costume! For some extra fun, dress one of the kids up as an Evil Minion!
5. Inside Out
Though this Pixar movie was released in 2015, costumes based on its adorable characters are still a fan favourite! Choose from a range of emotions to represent: Sadness, Joy, Fear, Disgust, Anger, or get creative and make your own!
6. Circus Performers
Family life can sometimes feel like a bit of a circus, so why not channel that into a cool family costume? Your family can choose from a huge array of circus costumes, including an acrobat, a monkey, an elephant, a magician, a clown, or a even a fire eater!
7. Addams Family
The Addams Family may have been before your children’s time, but it’s never too late to introduce them to the beloved series and put together a fantastic family costume! Embrace the spirit of Wednesday, Pugsley, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Cousin Itt, Gomez, or any other character of the wacky gothic bunch. You just can’t go wrong with this classic family halloween costume!
8. Toy Story
Based on a Pixar series that has spanned more than two decades of young viewers, Toy Story family costumes are always a good idea! Our favourites are Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and Andy, but we can’t wait to see what other creative Toy Story costumes your family comes up with!
Are you looking to bring some artistic expression into your family’s Halloween? You might consider basing your family costume on mimes! Not only do you get to play with some dramatic Halloween makeup, you can also show off some of their awesome charade skills with this cool family costume!
Last but not least, we had to highlight a fall favourite that also makes for a perfectly coordinated family Halloween costume: a Starbucks Family! Whether your family members like a Frappuccino, a Pumpkin Spice Latte, or they prefer to keep it simple with a double espresso, there is a Starbucks drink costume for everyone!
That’s all for this week! We hope we were able to help you with some Halloween costume inspiration! Do you have any cool family costume inspiration you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it in the comments below!
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