by Lauren Sanchez
This article was written by The Zillennial Zine’s fall editorial intern Lauren Sanchez. Find her on Instagram at @lauren.sanchezz. If you would like to share an article with The Zillennial, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just because we started September almost eleven days ago doesn’t mean we can’t start getting ready for the Halloween season! Halloween and the spookiness of it all makes it easily one of my favorite holidays ever. From the gluttonous amounts of candy you can eat to watching horror movies 24/7 to partaking in haunted houses and pumpkin patches, it’s such a fun-filled season. Of course, Halloween would not be complete without dressing up, and if you’re like me and you must plan your costumes months in advance, you’ve come to the right place to find your perfect Halloween family costumes.
Finding Halloween costumes that the whole family can partake in can be stressful, especially if you have little ones who are incredibly indecisive and older kids who might not be willing to put in the effort. Nevertheless, here are five unique and fun Halloween costume ideas that will have you and your family winning the award for Best Costume of 2022.
Welcome To The Upside Down
With Stranger Things being one of the most popular television shows in the whole world and with its recent release of season four, there is no doubt that this will be a crowd favorite. With such an iconic cast full of people of different ages, this will make any family of any size and all ages feel included.
The little kids can dress up as characters from the show like Mike, Eleven, Dustin, Max, Lucas and Will. And for those kiddos who are a bit older, characters like Robin, Steve, Nancy, Jonathan and Eddie will make a great addition. Now parents, of course, we didn’t forget about you – some characters you can dress up as are Hopper, Joyce, Murray and even Mrs. Wheeler.
Amazon has the coolest and most incredibly similar costumes to the outfits you see the characters wear on the show. This costume that resembles Eleven’s retro look in season three will have your kids blending into the show in no time. And this hat that is a replica of Dustin’s throughout the show will make the perfect accessory for those who want to play the role.
And of course, we can’t forget about one of the most iconic outfits of the show, the Scoops Ahoy! sailor outfit. This costume looks identical to the one Robin wore in the show, and it looks like you worked at Starcourt’s ice cream parlor with Robin and Steve.
For those who are obsessed with the new character from season four, Eddie Munson, we found the perfect “Hellfire” t-shirt that will make you look like you are actually a part of the Dungeons and Dragons club that Eddie, Mike, Dustin and Lucas all play in.
With the show being set in the 1980s, 80s accessories and clothes are an absolute must. So for the parents who might not want to go all out on the costume but still want to be a part of it, denim jackets, mom jeans, windbreakers and anything you think fits in the 80s aesthetic will have you fitting the style in no time.
Quick, Gang! Let’s Get Into The Mystery Machine!
In animated television and movies, the Scooby-Doo gang is one of the most iconic groups. Following a group of mystery-solving detectives, this group of people and their Great Dane mascot set out to solve crimes and unmask criminals.
Growing up, Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery Gang has been a huge part of my childhood and I can’t even imagine how nostalgic these characters must feel to parents and older generations today – especially with these characters being aired for over 50 years.
The Mystery Gang consisting of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and of course Scooby, can be such a fun idea to get the family together for a group costume. And on Amazon, they have the perfect selection of such costumes that can fit all sizes.
This Fred costume will have you getting ready to drive the Mystery Machine in no time. And of course, we can’t forget about the leading ladies Velma and Daphne. Yet the most iconic duo out of the group, Shaggy and Scoobs definitely need a moment to shine. And just like that, you have the Mystery Gang all dressed up and ready to solve any mystery on Halloween night.
For all my Marvel fans out there, this one is for you! With over 34 movies and 21 shows dedicated to the superheroes and villains that make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there is an abundance of characters to dress up as this Halloween season.
From the iconic six OG Avengers of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Hulk to characters like Wanda Maximoff, Loki, Moonknight, Spiderman, Dr. Strange, Black Panther and the Guardians of the Galaxy carrying on the legacy of the MCU, the possibilities are endless when it comes to this franchise.
This also means that there are loads of options for your family to choose from, leaving the kids happy and the parents stress-free. On Amazon, they quite possibly have every character from the MCU you can think of to dress up as. From the big characters like Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk to tiny characters like Antman and The Wasp (pun intended), they have all the essentials to create the perfect family of superheroes.
Off To See The Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!
Make a plan to skip along on the yellow brick road with red ruby slippers this Halloween and have your whole family look like they fell out of one of the most famous movies of all time, “The Wizard of Oz.”
Costumes on Amazon for characters like Dorothy Gale, The Wicked Witch of the West, Glinda the Good Witch, Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, The Wizard of Oz, the Munchkins and even the flying monkeys, there is a character that matches the personality of every family member. Oh, and don’t forget Toto’s costume too!
With these costumes, you and your family are for sure ready to take a trip to Emerald City this Halloween.
Get Ready To Feel All The Emotions With These “Inside Out” Characters
The Disney Pixar movie, “Inside Out,” is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. The movie, without a doubt, pulls your heartstrings in the best way possible and does a great job of capturing the ever-changing emotions of young children everywhere.
Joy, Disgust, Sadness, Anger and fear, the characters in “Inside Out,” obviously live up to their name and can make an excellent costume choice– especially with their color choices and whimsical characteristics. And we can’t forget the main character of all these emotions, Riley!
The costumes for these characters are quick, easy and perfect to DIY if you love to make crafts and projects. Especially because most of the characters are monochromatic, it should be easy and affordable to whip up a costume that’s all one color.
Despite this movie dealing with loads of emotions and family matters, one thing for sure is that dressing up as these characters for this spooky season will leave you and your family jumping for joy.
Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the entire year and going all out in costumes can be so worth it. It will certainly show others how cool and fun your family is to dress up as these quirky and unique characters, and allow your family to keep the spirit of Halloween alive this fall.
What did you think about these wacky and fun Halloween family costumes? What will your family dress up for this spooky season? Let us know in the comments below!