For your consideration: A family-themed costume for Halloween!

The Ney family of Gwinnett love to dress with a family theme. In this photos they were all doctors. Even the grandmothe got in on the action. Mom Amy says the kids are much more excited about the family theme costumes than when they go it alone.

The Ney family of Gwinnett loves to dress up with a cohesive theme for Halloween. In this photo they were all doctors. Even the grandmother got in on the action. Mom Amy says the kids are much more excited about the family theme costumes than when they go it alone.

I have never been this creative, but I love it when families dress as a theme for their costumes.

Here the Ney sisters were Powerpuff Girls! (I think this would still play.) Photos courtesy of Amy Ney.

Here the Ney sisters were Powerpuff Girls! (I think this would still play.) Photos courtesy of Amy Ney.

The Ney family in Gwinnett has five kids ages 5 to 17, and mom Amy says they do family-themed costumes every other year.

“We have been or seen: armed forces (all in camo and such), Mario Kart (Mario, Luigi, Peaches, Toad, Etc) Power Puff Girls (dating myself), last year we were Doctors with Mustaches (pic here on Facebook), Zombie Apocalypse (we were all zombies)…,” Amy told me via Facebook.

Even Amy’s mom has gotten in on the action the last two years – see photo above.

“On the “every other year” we aren’t a family theme, the kids pick their own costumes. And honestly, they don’t really ever seem quite as excited,” writes Amy.

Her family saw the Seven Dwarfs at Disney World last year and are already planning how to pull it off for next year’s family theme.

My cousin is extremely creative with her costumes every year. We loved seeing what she would come up before she had kids, but now she’s even cuter with her baby and husband.

For baby's first Halloween, my cousin and her husband dressed like gorillas and baby was the banana.

For baby's first Halloween, my cousin and her husband dressed like gorillas and baby was the banana.

So last year, she and her husband dressed up like giant gorillas and the baby was their banana! (I was surprised the baby wasn’t scared.)

This year, the family theme is “Game of Thrones” so my beautiful cousin is playing Jon Snow, her bearded husband is playing Sansa (I don’t have a photo of that and I really need one) and then the baby is one of the dragons from the show! Her sister is playing Arya, and based on photos I think her husband is Daenerys Targaryen. So they even included extended family on the theme.

We saw last weekend at church Goldilocks and three Bears. The daughter was dressed like a traditional Goldilocks, but parents and little brother had on Chicago Bears football jerseys. It was so cute and easy.

A mom at our school, who has an Eastern European accent, said she had planned to be Gru and the kids be minions from “Despicable Me” but her daughter didn’t want to do it for the school fall festival. I’m hoping she’ll change her mind for Halloween night because I want to see it. She would make the funniest Gru because her accent is right on!

This year my cousin has chosen a "Game of Thrones" theme for her family. She is Jon Snow and the baby is one of the dragons. Sadly not pictured is her bearded husband playing Sansa Stark!

This year my cousin has chosen a "Game of Thrones" theme for her family. She is Jon Snow and the baby is one of the dragons. Sadly not pictured is her bearded husband playing Sansa Stark!

I asked on my Facebook for other ideas for family costumes. Here’s what friends said:

A high school friend says that when her baby boy was a flower, she played the bee.

An Arizona mom wrote: “We saw Legos at our block party; parents, boy and girl. They had boxes with arm/head holes. Then used Solo cups as the snap on part of the Lego; everything spray painted then wore long sleeve shirts the same color. Cute, but the pre-teen boy looked miserable having to participate…”

A mom friend in Nebraska is really into it. She wrote: “When I was pregnant with Duncan, I went as Juno. Now, we have started letting Ainsley, who is 4, decide the theme. Last year she wanted to be Dorothy and Dunc, who is now almost 2, was the Lion and Dan and I were the Tin Man and Scarecrow. This year Ainsley requested “Nightmare Before Christmas.” The kids are Jack and Sally. The parents are Zero and Oogie Boogie. All costumes homemade.”

I just love that creativity.

So I want to know have you ever dressed with a family theme? What were your cutest family theme costumes? (You can post to the Momania Facebook page and I will share them.) Would you now consider a family costume?

One last photo from my cousin. To announce her pregnancy two years ago, she created the "bun in the oven" costume. She is the oven. Her husband is the chef. (HeHe.. so funny!)

One last photo from my cousin. To announce her pregnancy two years ago, she created the "bun in the oven" costume. She is the oven. Her husband is the chef. (HeHe.. so funny!)

27 comments Add your comment

Who let the dogs in

October 28th, 2013
9:11 pm

Yeah……These are the type of people I would beat up for their lunch money.

Mother of 2

October 28th, 2013
9:26 pm

I love these ideas!

iRun

October 28th, 2013
9:30 pm

I dunno Who…this is a family of 7. They’re their own gang.

I am the middle of 5 kids. I know what happens when you pick on one of The Family.

The only people who had it worse were those who picked on my cousins….they were a family of 10 (8 kids).

Catholics.

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

October 28th, 2013
9:32 pm

They top family is one of my favorite families from our old school. Amy is an awesome mom! I don’t know how she does it all! She is a together mom!

Terri Adams

October 28th, 2013
9:34 pm

YES!! We love family themed costumes. We do several Halloween events, so we do some as a family & others the kids get to dress in whatever.

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

October 28th, 2013
9:37 pm

We already getting family’s posting their family-themed costumes on our Facebook page — check them out — so cute!! hooray!!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/AJC-Momania/210922088338

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

October 28th, 2013
9:38 pm

Terri — thanks for sharing — they are so cute!!!

iRun

October 28th, 2013
9:39 pm

Oh, and these weren’t backwater hill billy litters of kids. My aunt and uncle used to pal around with Harry Connick. Sr, that is. The boys went to school with Jr. My baby brother went to school with Eli Manning (St George’s in NOLA). John Breaux wrote me a letter of recommendation for my application for a college scholarship. So, not your reality-show variety large families. Just Catholics.

pws

October 29th, 2013
6:28 am

My husband and I just got back from Disney World. My 35th anniversary gift was that he agreed to go to the halloween party with me in costume. Between me, my mom and my oldest daughter, we made our costumes, we went as the butler and maid from the haunted mansion. Our costumes were like the cast members who work in the mansion. We had such a great time, Disney security almost didn’t let us in we looked so much like their cast members. The guard told us that we couldn’t tell anyone we were cast members, that if anyone asked we would have to tell them they were our costumes. Of course, we had a lot of people thinking we were real cast members, we had people stopping and asking us where the nearest bathroom was, and while waiting for the parade we had people ask us were they in the right place for the parade! My husband who is not a costume person had a really good time, because his costume “wasn’t too stupid” in his words.

We saw a lot of familes in costumes, the cutest was the group of three couples, with 5 little girls between them, they were all family, the girls were cousins. The parents were dressed in black and white prison jump suits and the girls were dressed as policemen, they had dark blue dresses and police hats, one even had a rubber billy club she was chasing her father with. We also saw a family of dwarfs, and a Mr and Mrs. Incredible family. My husband laughed, and said the father didn’t have the build to be in the Mr. Incredible costume, his behind was too droopy. He said that was the stupid costume he would not wear! lol He enjoyed seeing all the other people in costume as well.

Who let the dogs in

October 29th, 2013
6:29 am

What does being catholic have to do with anything? Actually, it just exposes centuries old beliefs that hindered progress, not just for the catholics, but the rest of the world caught in their vortex of idiocy.

Dave68

October 29th, 2013
7:20 am

“Family themed costumes”???? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ….booooooring……….

justmy2cents

October 29th, 2013
7:31 am

They just discussed this on the radio yesterday- there is a family in south Georgia that has a family themed costume which revolves around their wheelchair bound son. This year it was a Wizard of Oz theme and the wheelchair was a hot air balloon. http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2013/10/family-costume-wins-award-for-towns-favorite/

FCM

October 29th, 2013
7:42 am

My kids would probably like it if we did a family halloween thing. They have never really agreed on anything to be. We did consider (and my older daughter said let’s do it next year) the witches in MacBeth. I have just never enjoyed the whole halloween thing as an adult. The decor and all is just so cheesey I don’t get why anyone would want to do it.

If it is your thing, that have fun with it. I know that when The Neightbors did their halloween show this year they did a BLT and that was funny.

jarvis

October 29th, 2013
8:09 am

To women: go slutty or stay home.

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

October 29th, 2013
8:36 am

Jarvis — had that talk with my 12 year in the Halloween store — why they are making only slutty costumes for women. she is bothered by it.

iRun

October 29th, 2013
9:57 am

It’s a joke. About how Catholics don’t believe in birth control and so they tend to have large families. I can’t believe I have to explain this to anyone.

I’m not Catholic btw. I was raised Catholic. But I’m athiest.

HB

October 29th, 2013
11:20 am

My favorite themed set I’ve seen recently is mission control dad in a suit, skinny tie, and 60s style glasses, and astronaut baby in a NASA flight suit. A family with 4 boys who I babysat usually picked a theme. One year they had all four Ninja Turtles.

jarvis

October 29th, 2013
11:32 am

TWG, I wasn’t talking about Halloween ;-).

FCM

October 29th, 2013
1:04 pm

@ jarvis, think about the obesity rate we have in this country, do you really want them all to be dressed like that? Bad enough the men that choose a speedo at the beach grossing us out.

malleesmom

October 29th, 2013
2:05 pm

answers to the original questions: Have we ever had family themed costumes? NO.
Would we consider it? again the answer is NO. I personally cannot wait until November 1. JMO

oneofeach4me

October 29th, 2013
2:10 pm

I say if the kids are up for it, then I am. Hubby and I didn’t dress up last year because the kids each wanted to do their own thing. The year before we were the “Bat family”. Hubby and son had matching Batman costumes and me and daughter had matching Batgirl costumes. This year, being that there is four of us and it works out perfectly, we will be the Ninja Turtles, each of us a different one.

motherjanegoose

October 29th, 2013
5:01 pm

Cute costumes. Too much work for me. Anyone who can pull off a family with five children is awesome! My husband’s nephew got married in July. They are Catholic. The wife says she wants 5 children. It just might happen. She did not find her niche as a career woman and so maybe being a mother will suit her. We will see. I love kids but NEVER wanted five. Two works for me!

I love Halloween and am sad that the month is almost over. I have shared 40 shows this month and it is a lot of fun.

Who let the dogs in

October 29th, 2013
9:02 pm

iRun
October 29th, 2013
9:57 am

It’s a joke. About how Catholics don’t believe in birth control and so they tend to have large families. I can’t believe I have to explain this to anyone.

I’m not Catholic btw. I was raised Catholic. But I’m athiest.

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You had to explain to me. For what it’s worth, I’m an Atheist as well…….Thus the spurious assumption regarding the catholic remark……Duh

iRun

October 29th, 2013
11:17 pm

Ah, I see.

I thought it was common knowledge that Catholic =/= no birth control and therefore large families. I hear jokes about it a lot and, of course, the whole Catholic schools/hospitals not wanting the insurance they provide to cover birth control bc of their beliefs…well, I guess it’s still a little bit of an inside joke.

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jarvis

October 30th, 2013
11:11 am

@FCM, I also gave the option of staying home.

Kat

October 30th, 2013
2:32 pm

We once sent out our son as the Cat in the Hat with his twin sisters as Thing 1 and Thing 2. It was his choice and very clever.