Neil Patrick Harris Wins Halloween with the Cutest Family Costumes

Family Halloween Costume Ideas

2011: Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, and Mr. Smee

When it comes to creative family Halloween costume ideas, actor Neil Patrick Harris and his adorable brood have everyone else beat. Together with his husband, David Burtka, and their twins, Gideon and Harper, they participate in group ensembles that are both delightfully imaginative and impeccably styled. The gang started dressing up when the kids were very young in 2011, and each year they seem to have more fun than the last.

The costume choices always revolve around pop culture. Their first year, Harris and Burtka dressed as Peter Pan and Captain Hook while the twins looked adorable as Tinker Bell and Mr. Smee. Since then, the children continually don outfits that allow them to take a more active role in the holiday. In 2012, they looked cute as a docile Dorothy and Cowardly Lion, but in years like 2015, they’re old enough to wield their own lasers as Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.

Check out the impressive lengths the family goes to for Halloween. And with less than two weeks until the big day, we’re anxiously awaiting the newest reveal!

Looking for family Halloween costume ideas? Take inspiration from Neil Patrick Harris and his adorable brood!

Family Halloween Costume Ideas

2012: Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy, and The Cowardly Lion

Neil Patrick Harris Halloween Costumes

2013: Alice, The White Rabbit, Tweedledee, and Tweedledum

Neil Patrick Harris Halloween Costumes

2013: Frankenstein, The Wolfman, Bride of Frankenstein, and Dracula

Neil Patrick Harris Halloween Costumes

2014: The Joker, The Riddler, Batman, and Batgirl

Neil Patrick Harris Halloween Costumes

2015: Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker

Neil Patrick Harris Halloween Costumes

2016: Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean

h/t: [Bored Panda]

All images via Neil Patrick Harris.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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