As Australia slowly embraces Halloween, families are getting more and more excited about the idea of absolutely going to town on amazing costumes – and including their kids in the fun.
A roll call of spooky geniuses
This year, Halloween enthusiasts still had a firm eye on their Hollywood fave’s costumes, but there were some surprisingly next-level entries from high profile local mums and dads too.
Let us take you through some of our favourites, staring very close to home with one of our funniest families …
It’s Zoë + Hamish and kids!
As the cast of Seinfeld!!!
“Probably the only thing more fun than realising we had the right ingredients for a Seinfeld family Halloween photo was our mate Jez then making Jerry and George ‘cast height accurate’,” Hamish posted alongside his proud Halloween reveal.
“The fancy dress shop had COMPLETELY run out of Incredibles costumes. It was a Sein,” Zoë wrote in her shot caption – and honestly, this is a whole other kind of incredible.
Followers thought so too, pretty much bowing down to the Australian winners of Halloween.
“Rudy’s costume is the best!” one wrote. (Agree! #RudyCostanza4Lyf)
“The only reason I want kids would be for these type of shenanigans,” another confessed.
“If my family don’t do anything like this, I will be forced to start a new one,” someone else warned.
Read more about Halloween:
- Too real: This kid dressed up as a ‘tired mum’ and she got it so, so right
- LOL of the day: New mum Chrissy Teigen freaking the heck out in a haunted house
- A doctor dressed as The Joker to deliver a baby and we don’t know what to think
Further afield there were some costume corkers too …
Neil Patrick Harris and family
“Welcome, foolish mortals. We hope your Halloween is happily haunted, but heed this warning: beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts!” David Burtka captioned his and NPH’s family shot.
This famous Halloween-loving family themed their costumes around the hitchhiking ghosts from The Haunted Mansion ride in Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Khloé Kardashian and baby True
Khloé went a leeeetle bit nuts for True’s first Halloween, dressing her daughter as a unicorn, a panda, a lamb, a piglet and a tiger! Phew! We understand because decisions are difficult – and why not have
Kylie Jenner and daughter Stormi Webster
“My baby butterfly,” Kylie captioned a matchy-matchy photo of herself and Stormi brimming with pretty pink sparkles and sporting giant butterfly wings.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s daughter Luna
So far these guys have not shared a family costume, but they did share cute snaps of Luna dressed up as Snow White, a princess and also as a mermaid (because never enough dressing up!)
Pink’s toddler son Jameson
Pink’s toddler son peaked early with a weekend pirate costume sans eye patch but avec lots of cute!
Queen Selma Blair and her DEADPOOL-loving son
Selma admitted that they Trick or Treat pretty close to home – and that they changed things up a little later in the day (just like True Thompson!)
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❤️🖤 the queen must go off to work. So Halloween tradition for third year has continued. My son trick or treats inside our house. And the tricks really set the tone for a night we will never forget. 🎁 I also made a costume change into #malificent . He morphed into #ironman after Deadpool .We had the best #halloween. On oct 29 2018. 🍿👻 #halloween2018 #queenofhearts #disney #arthursaintbleick #deadpool
David Campbell and family
And circling back on our fair shores TV presenter David Campbell and family found an excuse to practice their best Scooby Doo sound.
Chezzi Denyer and kids
“The real horror story here was getting ready to go Trick Or Treating tonight … Happy Halloween,” Chezzi captioned the shot of herself and the cute kids she shares with TV personality Grant Denyer.
And we’d like to award special mentions to …
Carrie Bickmore who boldly donned a sort of bonkers alien-inspired birth costume (below)
AND Jennifer Garner, who went full witchypoo and shared a recipe for a delicious-sounding salsa. Watch and learn …
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Happy Halloween! 🎃 . Tomatillo Salsa 1 almost full gallon size bag of tomatillos (from my garden🤗). 3 cloves of garlic, trimmed but not peeled 2 whole jalapeños (or more if you want more spice) 2 or 3 limes Salt Olive oil 1 or 2 ripe avocados . 1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with tin foil. 2. Remove husks from tomatillos. Rinse and dry. Place on baking sheet. 3. Drizzle and coat with olive oil. 4. Add whole jalapeños and garlic to baking sheet. 5. Bake for about 30 minutes. You want the tomatillos softened, but not bursting. Jalapeños and garlic should be soft, as well. 6. Pull stems off jalapeños. Squeeze garlic from its shell. 7. Transfer everything to blender. Squeeze in lime juice and add a little salt. 8. Blend until smooth (leave the lid off a bit and cover with a towel to let the steam escape). 9. Transfer to bowl and let cool. 10. Refrigerate. 11. Add more salt to taste. Add diced avocado. 12. Cast a spell. Yum.