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What Are You Going to Be for Halloween?

Shrek family Halloween costume

Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? A couple of years ago, Toby convinced us all the dress up as Shrek characters. Alex didn’t realize the full plan until we were about to leave our apartment for trick-or-treating, and I was like, “So, you need to put on this onesie dragon costume.” Haha, what a good sport. It made Toby’s whole life. Here are a few other fun ideas, if you’re still looking…

What will you be for Halloween? How about your kids? (These kinds of costumes always make me laugh.)

P.S. More brilliant Halloween costumes, including a school photo and Toby the Giraffe.

  1. Monica says...

    My favorite movies growing up were Matilda, Totoro, Wizard of Oz, A Little Princess, and The Princess Bride.

    • Monica says...

      And I just realized I commented on the wrong entry. *sigh*

  2. jessica says...

    My son is being Taco Tuesday which I find hilarious. He’s dressing up as a giant taco and wants to design a shirt for me to wear with him.

  3. keri says...

    Amazing haha you guys look great. My Grandma owed a costume shop when we were growing up, she sewed all the costumes herself. Every summer, one of the highlights of going to Grandma and Grandpa’s was we got to go to the shop and pick out that years halloween costume. I still love halloween and miss it dearly living in Australia.

  4. Linda says...

    Adorable family costumes!! Love it! I love getting in costume!

  5. Adore Sadness – and thanks to that added to my carefully edited Insta feed. Love Love&Lion!

  6. Sadie says...

    My four-year-old son has been in character as “a kitten named Milo” for three solid months now. He gets incredibly upset any time we refer to him by his name or call him a little boy– he is NOT a little boy, he’s a kitten named Milo! Naturally asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween, he wanted to be an orange-and-white striped kitten named Milo. The problem is, I’ve been able to find tons of tiger costumes and black cat costumes, but zero orange-and-white striped cat costumes. I would have just gone with the tiger suit, but I knew the first time anyone said, “Oo, a scary tiger!” he would burst into tears. So I ordered a £12 fox costume and now I’m painting on white stripes and altering the face to be more cat-like. The things we do for love.

    • Hannah says...

      You’re a great mum.

  7. Katie says...

    I found a beautiful bronze satin dress at a vintage store that fit perfectly, so I’m sewing leaves to it, made a crown from a pinecone garland, and I’m going as Autumn. I always like to feel like a princess on Halloween, even though I’m 28.

  8. Celeste says...

    That Shrek story is so endearing! <3

    This year, I'm going as the Notorious RBG for some parties, and for work, we're doing a Magic School Bus theme as a team, and I volunteered to be the bus. haha I feel like the biggest child! But it'll be fun.

  9. Connie says...

    Great question! Last year was our first Halloween with kids (we’re in the process of adopting our two from the foster care system), and so we wanted to really use it as a chance to bond, so we all dressed up as super heroes (The Flash, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Superman and we dressed our dog up as Krypto). So fun. This year, our kids have decided to go as a Fairy and as a Power Ranger, so my husband and I have decided to dress us (and our dog) up as a take on last year’s SNL “David S. Pumpkins” sketch and he and I are being the skeletons and I am sewing our dog a tiny David S. Pumpkins suit. We’re nerds. I’m excited.

    • Sadie says...

      David S. Pumpkins! I’m dying. That is a great costume!

  10. Kaitlin says...

    OMG, the rain cloud costume reminds me of every costume from age 7-12. I wasn’t especially imaginative and my mother worked full-time and had no desire to assist. So, she just bought balloons and pinned them to me. One year, I was a bunch of grapes, another year a bag of jellybeans, another year, that very rain cloud. It’s a cute idea when they’re little, but by the time I was a pre-teen it had totally lost its appeal. The candy made up for it though.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha love it, kaitlin.

    • Sadie says...

      I’m filing this away in case I have a busy October sometime. As “parents-just-phoned-it-in-this-year” Halloween costumes go, this is the king!

  11. Sara A says...

    The plan is to go as the BBC show “Sarah and Duck” with Sarah, Duck, Scarf Lady, and red umbrella (husband).

    However, my daughter is SUPER into Belle and just got the costume for her birthday. After agreeing for weeks about Sarah and Duck, she said she wanted to be Belle and when I asked what I would be, if not Scarf Lady, and she suggested “Alexa,” which is actually kind of brilliant! Got to love 4 year olds!

    And while the Sarah and Duck costumes are not easy to put together, we’ll see what happens on Halloween. Probably not worth forcing my child into a costume. However……………. what about my perfect Instagram family costume photo!?!?!? Oh parenting!

    • Keagan says...

      “Sarah and Duck” is my favorite kids show and I also wanted to do a family costume, but I got shot down by my 3 year old who desperately wants to be a snail. C’est la vie. I’m pulling for your perfect family photo! (Also, Alexa – genius).

    • Jill says...

      Oh Keagan! I envy you! I saw the cutest ideas online and I BEGGED my son to be a snail, but alas, I’m busy making a Marshall from Paw Patrol costume…

    • Jess says...

      My twin boys are in love with Sarah and Duck and I really wanted to be able to pull off costumes for them. But I just couldn’t figure out how to make it work – without a ton of DIY and $$$$. So, we’re going with their other loves: one will be French fries and the other is ketchup. But back to Sarah and Duck…. anyone have any leads on merch? I’ve been searching and there is so little! Even importing from the UK doesn’t seem to be a thing. Anyone know of some secret internet treasure trove of all things Sarah and Duck? QUACK!

  12. Kate says...

    My team at work and I are going as the Magic School Bus crew! We work in HIV prevention, so someone is going to be a Truvada pill and we’ll follow it throughout the body systems. I’m going to be Miss Frizzle and decorate my dress with images of organs and body parts.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, amazing!

  13. Maire says...

    We are doing a group costume with friends. I am going as Tami Taylor, my husband is going as Coach, and our couple friends are going as Julie Taylor and Matt Saracen. #cleareyefullheartscantlose For work at the library, I usually go as a tiger or a black cat.

  14. Samantha says...

    My 4 year old son loves orangutans, so he has been asking to be one for months. I found an orangutan costume at pottery barn and my mom insisted on buying it for him for his September birthday. He is beyond thrilled. We got a monkey costume for my almost 2 year old daughter, so they can kind of match. :)

  15. Cool Halloween costumes!

  16. Charity says...

    We got the cutest Ewok costume for my daughter, who just turned two! However, she has only allowed us to dress her in it once, and refused to wear the headdress part… I thought we got more than 1 Halloween to choose her costume, but apparently I was wrong ?
    She chose a sparkly purple princess costume when presented with some other options, and she just beams when she wears it!

  17. Kate says...

    I’m a teacher and my school still celebrates Halloween, so I’m going as the Paper Bag Princess. :)

    • Cait says...

      YES! That is awesome. My mom actually got that for me when I was 26 and finally broke up with a not very nice guy. I swear that story is just as much for adults as kids, haha :)

    • Libbie says...

      Love that book! What a fun costume!

  18. Kate says...

    Omg hysterical!!!! My husband literally just received his Halloween costume and it is the guy on the horse (similar to the dragon). Haaaa! Too funny. Yes it made me laugh too ;)

  19. Libby says...

    My kids (2 and 4) both want to be dragons, so I decided I should be the mother of dragons (aka Daenerys Targaryen). Season 7, since our dog could be the 3rd dragon, but she absolutely hates wearing costumes.

  20. Meghan says...

    I love how in the photo you can’t see Toby’s face but you just KNOW he is beaming under that mask. His body language exudes pure happiness!

  21. Katie says...

    yes, we’re going as a family of labyrinth characters. my husband is Ludo, i’m dressing up as Sarah, our 11 week old is Toby, and our 8 year old daughter is Jareth (aka DAVID BOWIE!)

    • KylieO says...

      This is the best!! Lol!!

    • Laura C. says...

      I DEFINITELY want to to seee pictures of this.

    • Celeste says...

      This is going to be incredible! I want more than anything to dress my cat up as Sir Didymus, but I don’t think she’ll go for it.

  22. Taylor says...

    Last year my oldest (nearly 3 at the time) wanted us to go as owls ? which we obliged. I imagine I will always remember that Halloween, because my oldest who has a speech delay said ‘trick or tweet’ for the first time, my one year-old choked on part of a wrapper and both kids had GI bugs and vomited all night ?

    This year we’re going as a family of bats ? and hopefully avaoiding the GI bug. The period were our kids adore us and want us to be part of their costume is so short lived… so we’ve embraced it.

  23. Celeste says...

    While shopping with my kids, 9 and 7, Mal from Descendents and Ant Man, respectively, I grabbed a Clark Kent tearaway shirt with glasses for my husband and a wonder woman sweatshirt with hidden tiara for me. I like to shop in late Sept. My kids get ideas going months early :)

  24. Emma says...

    We are going be this for Halloween! The more I try to put the costume together though the more I realize it’s not going to look like this picture (my costume is purple, how am I going to get my 9 month old to keep that hat on?, and we are white!). Lol, but whatever. We’ll have fun!
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/160933386667890317/

  25. Alex says...

    Our 2 year old announced just yesterday that she wants to be “Papou!” for Halloween, which is grandfather in Greek. I think its hilarious, so we’re going to paint her hair white, get some glasses, a button down shirt, a belt cell phone holder (most important) and some toddler sized loafers. No one will know who she’s supposed to be, but the photos I’ll be able to send to Papou will be priceless.

    • Kerri says...

      Hahah this is amazing!!

    • Samantha says...

      I love this.

  26. I get very into Halloween and usually have multiple costumes for multiple parties, so this year I’m working on a Belle costume (from the most recent Emma Watson version) and an incredibles costume (I’m going to be elastigirl!).

    In the past couple of years I’ve been Joy from Inside Out, Rey (a friend went as my BB8), and Ted Mosby as the hanging Chad from How I Met Your Mother. Sometime I really want to go as the house from Up, balloons and all.

  27. Nicole says...

    My boyfriend and I are going as Westley and Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride (my favorite movie!).

    • Laura C. says...

      Ooohh how would I love to see a picture of you!

  28. Kate says...

    Growing up my parents usually made Halloween costumes for my sister and I (due to financial constraints and the need to fit over a snowsuit!) My favourite picture is my little sister and I dressed up as bunnies when we were 2 and 3. I’m smiling with my bunny ears perked up and she’s bawling, with her little ears flopped down. Adorable ?

    Toby’s giraffe costume reminds me of this story: My partner’s mom dressed him up as a clown when he was 2. I’m not sure if he knew what a clown was. When she took him into the washroom before heading out trick or treating he saw himself in the mirror and FREAKED out. He started crying and screaming – he was afraid of the clown! ?

  29. Katie C says...

    I always make my son’s costume, so all my time and effort goes into doing that, therefore my husband and I never bother to dress up (aside from a cat mask and tail I occasionally throw on). I love love love making my son’s costumes though and he’s been some pretty fun things. He’s been a skeleton, a robot, a grizzly bear (he had huge claws and got seriously annoyed when someone called him a teddy bear?), a witch, the grim reaper, the hatbox ghost from the Haunted Mansion ride in Disneyland (this one was definitely the most obscure but he looked aaaamazing!!!), last year he was No Face from Spirited Away, and this year he’s being a zombie. I’m super excited to do his makeup! If I have time maybe I’ll put a little zombie makeup on my husband and I too:)

  30. Kelly says...

    When my daughter was almost 2, I asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween. She didn’t really understand the question, so I asked her what was her most favorite thing. Her answer? Corn. While looking online to find ideas to make an ear of corn costume, I discovered that there were an awful lot of sexy corn costumes for adults! Who knew??

    • Rachel says...

      Yikes! Not me! Haha.

    • Amelia says...

      Hahahaha. This story made me laugh.

    • Carrie says...

      My mother is VERY into Halloween and was un-sexy corn one year in college. Yellow spray-painted bubble wrap.

  31. Kerri says...

    So I’m not sure if my parents had forgotten to get us Halloween costumes or what, but one year my dad emerged from the garage with two giant cardboard boxes covered in wrapping paper with holes for all of our limbs. They popped a bow on our heads and we went as Christmas presents! Memorable and budget friendly! ;)

  32. brianna says...

    Oh Happy Day posts the best DIY Halloween costumes on their blog/Instagram. This morning it was a container of sprinkles.

  33. Meghan says...

    I always hated hallowe’en, haha, even as a kid. Now I think of it as a necessary thing to endure and for the past couple years have tried to decide on one costume that I can commit to being for THE REST OF MY LIFE. I like that kind of thing. I’m thinking a very classic Hallowe’en costume that will age with me…like a mummy. Or a bat. Does anybody have ideas or know someone that does this?????

    • Anne says...

      That onesie dragon costume that Alex is wearing doesn’t look too bad as a go to costume:-) Comfy, easy and warm.

      Else, find something that fits you. I’m tall and blond so I can dress up as the character from Kill Bill. Just a yellow track suit bought online and a toy sword. If you are short and with dark hair then it’s Daria. Red-head – Pippi. And so on…

    • Kate says...

      Madeleine from the book series! I made the little blue cape with yellow collar and red tie about six years ago. I just throw on a blue dress and knee socks with it!

      Easy to make, doesn’t take up a lot of room for storage, and easy to take off if you don’t want to wear it.

    • Amy says...

      My go-to is Rosie the Riveter. Found a navy jumpsuit as Farm & Fleet (maybe just a Midwest store?) and a red bandana for my hair. Easy and comfy – though I’m not sure how well it’ll age with me :)

  34. Mandy says...

    Just me and my husband, bee & bee keeper

    • Susan says...

      Darling!

  35. Pamela says...

    These are priceless! Any way to organize sharing photos of all these hilarious costumes?

    Family costumes rule – I’m a piñata, my husband will carry a bat, and my two kids are the candy that fell out…

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha that’s too good, pamela!

  36. Anne says...

    My son (3) doesn’t like getting in costume. Whenever I ask him he just says that he wants to be himself NOT Spiderman, dog, lion, whatever we suggest. He gets very self conscious and tries almost to climb out of himself whenever we’ve been able to lure him into any costume.

    We’ll probably just recycle last years spiderman costume (which he didn’t wear either).

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      so cute :) anton got shy last year and didn’t want to put on his mummy costume. so instead he just wore the jersey he was already wearing that day, and i told people he was a football player :) sweet little guys!

    • Anne says...

      Ha… that’s a good idea. We do have a football jersey.

      Last time I asked him about being Spiderman, he said “no mommy. I can’t because I have this hair (pointing at his head)”. 3-year-old logic is the best!

  37. That Ketchup Packet costume is hilarious! I’m kind of devastated that I didn’t see it sooner! Our son was going to go as Mike Ditka (he’s got the same expressions + body type), but he’s obsessed with airplanes – hence: he’s an aviator. No idea how my husband and I are going to coordinate, but I’m hoping aviator sunglasses and a leather jacket will do the trick.

    • Taylor says...

      Mike Ditka!! Hahaha . . . growing up we always said my dad looked like him so this cracked me up.

  38. Andrea says...

    I’ve never had a Halloween costume – preacher’s daughter in the Bible belt……we did alternative activities that did not honor “satan’s holiday”. I love Halloween as an adult though. And my parents now give out candy to trick-or-treaters (what????)

  39. Nina says...

    I’m going to be dressed as Tim Riggins – Texas Forever!

    • Jen says...

      I’m swooning already!

    • Ainsley says...

      Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!

  40. Sara says...

    I was explaining how halloween works to my four year old. I said she can be something funny, or cute or scary, it’s up to her. She decided on scary but couldn’t name anything scary. I tried to prompt her by telling her to close her eyes and think of the scariest thing she knows. She closed them and then happily pronounced, “I know! An Earwig!” So guess who is making an earwig costume this weekend? They must have been all out of them at the store…

    • Laura says...

      Haha! Love it.

  41. Anna says...

    I just had my third boy this summer. SO! I’m dressing up in a Mother of Dragons t-shirt and Khaleesi wig. My baby boy will be dressed as a dragon. Should my hubby be Jon Snow or Sir Joran ??

    • Either is fine. Just not khal Drogo! :)

  42. Katie says...

    We live in Kentucky and my toddler is going to be a jockey, complete with a polka dotted jockey silk, bow tie, racing goggles, and stick horse!

  43. Rachel says...

    My son was born a week ago. We named him Meyer so, naturally, he will be a Meyer lemon :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      congratulations, rachel! meyer is such a cute name :)

  44. When Halloween is during the week, we do two costumes because there is nothing I want more than more than one Halloween! This year uhhh, my friends and I are dressing up as our D&D characters and heading to a local spot to interact with each other in character (that way we aren’t wasting game time to give our backstories!). We’re all soooo excited! That’s the weekend of/before Halloween.

    On Tuesday I’m dressing as my dad! He used to be a Bay Constable in the 1980s and still has his uniform! He has so many great photos with a speedgun in a boat so I’m recreating them! I’m going to get a mustache, and while the pants are a little tight on me (dad has NO BUTT) the illusion is pretty good! My dad is super cool and sort of wacky (he cleans the bottom of the pool w/ a sponge while wearing his scuba gear) so my friends all think this is super funny (and dad loves it)!

  45. Jean says...

    My four year old boy has changed his mind from wanting to be a haunted house, then a monster truck and now onto Tinkerbell. If that sticks I’ll be Peter Pan.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, so cute!

  46. Anna says...

    My 5 year old son decided all on his own that he wants to be Santa Clause. We just got his costume and it’s the cutest, funniest thing I’ve ever seen.

  47. Janet says...

    The four of us are going to be Sonic the Hedgehog characters. I’m about to “proceed to checkout” on a pair of bright red high-tops to complete my Amy costume, the baby is wearing a fox costume with two tails as Tails, and my husband is going as Dr. “Eggman” Robotnik. Of course the honor of Sonic goes to the 6-year old, the mastermind behind the whole thing!

  48. These costumes are good. However, I love to get a costume of Jon snow for my nephew. He loves to be Jon Snow.

    • Lamah says...

      Thank you so much for sharing this website! I just forwarded the link to my husband (he wants to do the first Halloween costume to our 2 year old son :)).

    • Jess says...

      Ditto! I follow them on Instagram and even though I’m not a fan of Halloween, each day I think, man, can we just dress the kids up as somethjng every day? It’s totally my (very low) level of DIY.

    • Heather says...

      I LOVE this idea Libbie! When I was teaching English overseas I went as a hamburger one year and my students thought it was hilarious. I used this DIY tutorial as inspiration to make a grown-up sized costume: https://www.creatingreallyawesomefunthings.com/diy-halloween-costumes-2/ . Passing along in case it might be useful for you too :)

      This year my boyfriend and I are going as Alice and the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, but I might just have to convince him to be the Hamburglar next year. Hope you guys have a spooktacular Halloween!

    • Libbie says...

      Thanks for sharing that DIY, Heather. So helpful!

      I love your Alice and White Rabbit costume idea, too! Hope you and your boyfriend have a great Halloween! :)

  49. Angela says...

    My elder son is going as Dusty Crophopper and my infant son is going as an old man. My daughter, who has been nicknamed “trash panda” by my husband for her pilfering ways, is going as a raccoon. ;)

  50. We’re doing a safari theme — My 10 month old is going to be a zebra, I’m going as a cheetah, and my husband is dressing up as the safari guide!

  51. LaurenB says...

    My 3 year old is going as a construction worker, and dad has been asked to wear a matching outfit. I was informed that I needed to be a “Princess construction worker”. So, I’ll be wearing a neon PINK safety vest, and a tiara instead of a hardhat.

  52. Simone says...

    My 1 year old is going to be baby llama from Llama Llama Red Pajama. It’s his favorite book and all I have to do is stick him in red jammies!

    The 2 year old wants to be Newt Scamander.

  53. Erin says...

    Honestly I think Alex lucked out, that dragon onesie looks like just about the most comfortable halloween costume ever! haha.

    I just ordered a silver sequin dress with the vision of turning it into a hershey’s kiss costume!

  54. Julie Moore says...

    Anyone have a work-friendly maternity (9 months!) costume suggestion? I work at a hospital so I’m thinking pregnant nun isn’t appropriate (rats).

    • Carol says...

      How about a ‘bun in the oven’? Something like a cardboard box with a hole in it, decorated like an oven?

    • Erin says...

      I saw an avocado maternity costume online somewhere, with the bump as the pit!

    • Angela says...

      I homemade myself a Mike Wazowski costume (from Monsters Inc) in which my pregnant belly was Mike’s round little head.

    • Kara says...

      Juno!

    • Sid says...

      I wore a black shirt with the word “PAUSE” written over my belly. I think there wasn’t a single person who got the joke (literary/comedy nerd: “a pregnant pause”) but it made me laugh and it was perfect for a workplace costume.

    • Allison says...

      i was Olaf when i was pregnant! nice round belly is good for a snowman!

    • Liz g says...

      Gum ball machine

    • Andrea says...

      My friend did Miley Cyrus’ “wrecking ball” – wore a black shirt with the belly painted silver then attached a barbie sitting on it and a chain going up to her neck. It was pretty amazing.

    • Meredith says...

      I’ve seen a very pregnant Magic 8 ball a few times—just a black shirt and you put the number 8 in a white circle taped to your belly. :)

    • Carol says...

      Oh my gosh ‘wrecking ball’ is hilarious!!!

    • Eve says...

      I too will be 9 months (due on Halloween) and plan to do something I saw online – a zombie duo. Zombie face paint and tattered clothes for me, but with a tight white tank top with baby doll arms protruding from my belly, with red all around the arm holes for blood. Should be a hit (although really hoping I deliver by then).

    • Erika says...

      I had a black maternity shirt with a baby skeleton along the belly that I wore as a teacher. First graders loved it!

  55. Little daughter is going to be a firefighter (inspiration from Curious George) and we’re going to be the fire (fire emoji t-shirts)! Can’t wait!

  56. Shannon says...

    My husband is not wild about Halloween but he loves me so it all just means that I have to make his part of our costume fairly painless.
    Here’s what we’re doing this year: I’m Dwight Shrute, my 3 yr old is a bear, my 4 month old is a beet, and my husband is Mose–I didn’t know how he could be Battlestar Galactica.? This way he just has to shave his mustache and wear overalls.

    • Angela says...

      A beet! That is perfection!

    • Jade says...

      This is the best idea ever!!!!!!

  57. JMT says...

    Two years ago, my kids were a mail carrier and a tiny package (who was 2 weeks old). Last year, they were King Friday and Lady Elaine Fairchilde. This year, they are both old enough to pick costumes themselves and it is the most hardcore normcore thing you can imagine: a cat and a bunny. Wah-wah.

  58. Shannon says...

    Love this. Joanna, would LOVE your ideas for adult costumes!! Ones that aren’t sexy nurse…

  59. Lisa says...

    My husband HATES dressing up. Never does it, and I had this brilliant idea (since he looks like Jeff Goldblum) that we do family costumes – him as Jeff Goldblum’s character in Jurassic Park, our son as a dinosaur and me as a scared tourist. Maybe I’ll wait until our son is old enough to ask himself, rather than me trying to do it

    • LaurenB says...

      we did that last year when our 2 year old was a dinosaur!! I dressed up as Laura Dern with a pink button down and khaki shorts!

  60. Katie says...

    My husband and I always try to do group costumes with easy, lying around materials. One year we were TARP (he wore a literal tarp) and corporate bail out (I wore a suit and carried a bucket of money). This year we are dressing up our one year old daughter as the president, standing behind a podium, where the podium hides the fact that she is being toted around by my husband in a carrier. He (behind her) will be dressed as a secret service agent (suit, aviators, fake ear piece) and I will be dressed as a reporter. Every time someone opens the door we plan to play “All Hail the Chief” on my iphone. I can’t wait!!!

    • Lisa says...

      That sounds AMAZING

  61. Laura says...

    I work for a state educational agency (not in the classroom), and my co-workers have decided on an Alice in Wonderland theme. Some of our people are making elaborate costumes … I’m not, but they talked me into getting a T-shirt that says, “We’re all mad here,” with some cool graphics on it. :-)

  62. Amy P says...

    Shoot, I was hoping for some adult costume ideas (um, not “adult”, just grown up)!
    I think my 4yo son will be going as a s’more, my 6yo daughter was just given a three-sizes-too-small Sophia the First costume from the neighbour kid that she’s adamant about wearing, and the 2yo is going to wear whatever hand-me-down costume I find that fits :D

  63. Hannah says...

    My 18-month-old daughter is going to be a donut and my dog is going to be a cop. I’m having so much fun making her costume!

  64. Rachel says...

    It’s my 11 month old’s first Halloween so I’m getting in the spirit and going ALL OUT. We’re going as Game of Thrones characters: my husband will be Jon Snow, I’m going to be Daenerys (mother of dragons), and my daughter will be a little dragon. I don’t think I’ve been so excited about Halloween.

  65. I am a middle school assistant principal and I am dressing as a witch. I’ve got the hat, the cape, spider tattoos……the whole package. My plan is to spend the day acting like I am not in costume and handing out candy. It’s going to be awesome and I can’t wait!

  66. Rebecca says...

    My truck obsessed almost 2 year old is going to be a digger. I’m making it with felt and it’s almost finished! I think it’s actually going to look pretty good!!

    • Katie says...

      I would love to know more about how you’re making this! My son would love it, but I’m so not creative.

    • Jessica says...

      Me too! Every time I ask my 21 month old what he wants to be, he says “Bulldozer!” I don’t think I can swing that.

  67. Laura says...

    My daughter is 2 and wants to be Buzz Lightyear and has decided her baby brother is going to be a fish. We found a used Buzz Lightyear jumpsuit and my husband and I are making her wings and an LED laser. She’s so excited she wants to wear it everywhere. My husband is pretty excited too; my daughter has a stuffed walrus that she named Zebra that goes everywhere with her and my husband wants to dress him up as an actual zebra.

    • Cara says...

      Hahaha this made me laugh- love the walrus dressing up as a zebra!

    • Jessica says...

      This is adorable :)

  68. Nicole Reed says...

    My family is going for the circus theme this year. My husband is going to be a strongman, my 1-year-old is a lion, I’m the lion tamer, and our dog is a clown. I figured we could always recycle the costumes when we have more kids and maybe add a bearded lady or trapeze artists ?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, that’s so cute :)

  69. I’m either going as a cacti (emoji style) or my go-to Hermione Granger tee shirt + frizzy hair look.

  70. These are so hilarious! Makes me even more excited to have kids some day. :)

  71. Why is the little girl in the Wonder Woman costume wearing so much make-up? And I tried to look for a better photo to suggest and couldn’t find one either.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i thought the same thing, michele!

    • I’m so glad someone said it. It caught my eye so fast!

  72. Cooper says...

    I’m a little bit lazy and cheap when it comes to Halloween costumes for my husband and me, so this year my plan is for us to wear cat ears and pajamas and go as “the cat’s pajamas” :)

    • Rachel says...

      This is so awesome.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha that is perfect!

  73. We’re all going to be astronauts!

  74. Molly says...

    I saw a milk carton costume at Target. I really wish I’d had it for when I was nursing one of my babies. Would have been hilarious. And then to dress the baby up as a little cow. Someone with a newborn please do this!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      OMG YES.

    • Akc says...

      Thanks for the idea!! I have an 8 week old baby

  75. Shannon says...

    The notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)! No better time to support dissent.

  76. Megan says...

    My two year old wants to be a giraffe and isn’t giving up on it. The last two Halloween’s he wore random hand me down (store bought costumes) and this year I really want to make it. I haven’t started yet nor do I really have a plan of attack aside from buying some long underwear and brown yarn. Wish me luck.

  77. Clara says...

    We love Halloween! We try to dress up my little one as predominant women. We want her to look back in her life and know that it’s not just ‘his’-tory its also ‘her’-story.

  78. Ariana Alfonso says...

    I basically wait all Halloween to see what Neil Patrick Harris and his kids are going to be.

  79. Julie says...

    My good friend and I are being Ruth and Debbie from GLOW! :)

    • meg says...

      yes!!

  80. Adie says...

    For the past two years we have done theme costumes (Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan). This year we are dressing as The Wizard of Oz. I will be the Scarecrow, my husband the Tin man, my sister the wicked witch, my daughter Dorothy and my son Toto. We make/thrift our costumes and always get awesome compliments when we trick or treat.

  81. Aw so sweet!
    We were a wolf pack (we had a husky mix) a couple years ago, and after my son (then almost 3) decided he wanted to be a lobster, we gamely dressed up his baby sister as one too, and we were the “lobster men.” This year apparently, we’re all going as robots. It seems we’ve started a tradition of family costumes, as well as the adult last minute, late-night, building/making of said costumes.

  82. Stasha says...

    I love Halloween! In France Halloween is for scary costumes only — the cute and funny ones are for Carnival …so it almost makes up for it!

    • Laura C. says...

      Same in Spain. For Halloween you only find: vampire, witch, vampire, mummy, witch, pumpkin, vampire, ghost, Frankenstain’s monster, mummy, witch, vampire.. You name it. To me it’s boring.

  83. My 18 month old son loves tigers and loves growling so I got him a tiger costume. The tiger inspired us to have our family be “lions and tigers and bears oh my!” With our toddler as the tiger, my husband as he bear, me as the lion and my baby bump (I’m six months pregnant) as the “oh my!”

    • K says...

      That is so cute!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha