If you’re a nerdy mom, there’s a good chance you also love Halloween.
It’s the one day of the year it’s acceptable to dress like your favorite characters from the movies, TV shows, video games, or books you geek out over (unless you are a cosplayer of course, in which case you dress up all the time!)
Hopefully you’ve passed on the geeky gene to your kiddos; then the whole family can dress up together!
Here are ideas for kids and families to get their nerd on this Halloween:
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Star Wars
If you’re a Star Wars fan, there are a lot of Halloween costume options. Kiddos dressed as Ewoks would be just adorable:
If the kids are Ewoks, mom could go for Princess Leia on Endor. A green poncho with Leia’s braids would make this an easy one for mom!
The Avengers offer a lot of possibilities for Halloween costumes. Our family is doing Avengers this year, with my husband as Thor, me as Black Widow, my son as Iron Man, and my daughter as Captain Marvel.
4. Justice League
9. Toy Story
Looking for something a little scarier this year? Zombies can be as horrific as you want depending on how you do it. I was inspired by this father and daughter Halloween zombie photo shoot for this idea.
11. The Incredibles
12. Harry Potter
13. Founding Fathers
Any history nerds here? Dressing up as important figures from the American revolution is a nerdy costume that is unique. George Washington, Ben Franklin, Abigail Adams, and Alexander Hamilton are some examples.
14. Greek Myths
Another great history themed costume for families would be figures from Greek mythology. The possibilities are endless, from the gods of the Pantheon like Zeus and Hera to famous mortals like Achilles or Psyche. The Roman versions of the myths work too, if that suits your fancy.
15. Futuristic Family
A lot of fun can be had making the whole family look like they’re from the future. Mom, Dad, kids, and baby can get decked out in spacy-looking suits and metallic colors for a general sci-fi look. You might even throw in an alien!
16. The Labyrinth
The Labyrinth was a 1986 fantasy film starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie that has since gathered quite a cult following. Sarah, Jareth, and Toby would make fun costumes for a couple with a baby! You could buy pre-made costumes, but this one would also be pretty easy to DIY.
17. Game of Thrones
You may or may not have liked the ending, but there were a lot of excellent and memorable characters from Game of Thrones that would make great costumes. You’ve got lots of options, but Daenerys, Drogo, and baby dragons would be cute for a family.
Well, there you have my ideas for nerdy and geeky Halloween costumes for kids and families. What are you and your family dressing up as this year? Any other great geeky costumes I missed? Tell me in the comments.