The spookiest time of the year is upon us. Dressing as scary creatures or funny characters and scoring free treats from neighbors makes Halloween a holiday with plenty of fans. It’s also a great time to celebrate with family.
Here are seven family friendly Halloween ideas.
Netflix Shows & TV Characters
Netflix is chill. Joe Exotic and Carrol Baskin from Tiger King will definately be a hit costume this year. But besides lovable tigers and reality show criminals, there are underdogs like the kids from Stranger Things, karate kids in Cobra Kai or even classic workers from The Office, (spoiler alert) what about a couples costume, Jim and Pam?
Dressing as beloved, or not so loved politicians is always a hit, and with the presidential election a week after Halloween, you’ll be on point. There are sure to be plenty of Joe Biden and Donald Trump options, so throw on a pantsuit or (a lot of) self-tanner, and don a mask. Include family members as campaign staff or friends and family of the nominees. Alternately, look to the past with a classic Richard Nixon, JFK or Abe Lincoln costumes.
If you love Snapchat, you’ll be delighted to discover you can look like this Halloween. Get the family in on the fun, by dressing as filters such as puppy faces and flower crowns. Remember to (temporarily) record the moment by sharing a snap of your costumes, no filter needed.
When Pokémon Go exploded in popularity a few years ago, it opened a world of costume possibilities. Parents can dress as trainers to capture their children dressed as Pokémon, or vice versa. Invite friends over for a Pokemon themed party. Have fun with it by venturing out in costume to visit PokeStops and enjoy the cool autumn weather.
1980’s Movies (Still Awesome)
The 1980s were filled with wonderful TV shows, cartoons and films, all incarnations offer plenty of choices as you emulate popular characters. Dress your family as Ghostbusters and the poltergeists they chase. Then go out and capture ghosts, or at least some candy. Besides Ghostbusters there’s always Back to the Future, Goonies, Princess Bride, Bill and Ted, Beetlejuice, Top Gun or even E.T. all totally awesome options!
If you want to ditch cliché costumes, consider dressing as Frida Kahlo, RBG, Lucille Ball, Joan of Arc or Seraph Young or any other other historical or inspirational women. Buy a complete outfit, or come up with your own idea and pull together the pieces you need, including wigs, glasses, shoes or other accessories. Turn it into a family theme of awesome women or focus on one by having RBG accompanied by the entire bench.
The countless characters in this franchise make for easy couple or group costumes. Let your family members choose the light or dark side, and then dress as Rey and BB-8, Luke Skywalker with C-3PO and R2-D2, Finn on either side, Kylo Ren or Darth Vader, or any of the other many members of the Star Wars universe.
No matter your Halloween plans, Zurchers has the supplies you need. From costumes to party ideas. Visit your local Zurchers Party Costume & Wedding Store to make this a Halloween your family will remember.