Last year I saw some pretty envy-inducing family costumes as we were out trick-or-treating. I can't be entirely sure, but I suspect that those clever parent-child duos raked in way more Halloween candy at the end of the night than my kiddo and I did in our non-coordinated looks. If bite-size Snickers are on the line, we're going to have to up our costume game! That's why I rounded up some next-level mother and son Halloween costume ideas that are guaranteed to be total crowdpleasers.
I've always been a fan of group costumes and I participated in some pretty epic ones back in college. But these days, my costume cohorts are my kids, so the cultural references are a little different! Case in point, my daughter is angling for us to dress as Peppa Pig and family, so I better get to work on my Mummy Pig look. However, if you're coordinating your costume with an infant, you have a little more say on what ensemble you guys rock! That's why some of the costume ideas below nod to everything from Stranger Things and Game of Thrones to Peter Rabbit and Trolls.
So, without further ado, here are 10 mother and son looks that will be a blast to wear, and total candy magnets too.