There's really nothing cuter than seeing a dad out trick-or-treating with his daughter on Halloween, especially when they're wearing coordinated costumes. That's why I rounded up some father and daughter Halloween costume ideas that are so cute and clever, your whole neighborhood will be cheering them on — not to mention giving them loads of candy.
Last year, when I was handing out candy at the door, I was so impressed by just how many fathers went all out for the holiday. I saw dads dressed as superheroes, dinosaurs, and classic movie characters. I even saw one dad dressed as Waldo from Where's Waldo, carrying his baby who was also wearing a Waldo outfit. It was adorable, and I'm sure people throughout the neighborhood had fun "spotting" them.
Halloween is all about dressing up and channeling different personas. That's why the 10 costume ideas below pull inspiration from everything from beloved kids' movies and cartoons to classic '80s movies to pop culture references. One thing's for sure, your little lady will think it's super special to get to dress up with dad. And I bet that Dad will think it's pretty special, too. Plus, all of these looks will be monster hits on social media!
1. Moana & Maui
2. Peppa Pig & Daddy Pig
3. Wonder Woman & Super Man/Bat Man
4. Elsa/Anna & Olaf
6. Danica Patrick & Fellow Racer
7. Katy Perry & Shark
This reference is a little old now, but no less funny. When Katie Perry performed at the Super Bowl in 2015, she shared the stage with one memorable, meme-spawning "Left Shark." Your little lady could dress like a beach-ball clad Katy Perry ($25, Alex & Alexa) and her dad can be that free-styling left shark ($60, William Shop).
8. Owen & Dino from 'Jurassic World'
If your daughter loves dinos, you know what movie you need to reference: Jurassic World. She can dress up like a ferocious T-Rex ($39, Google Express) and your husband can dress as Owen (aka Chris Pratt's smoking hot character.) For Owen's look, your partner could find a leather vest, or go all out with a full Owen costume ($37, Google Express).
9. Christopher Robin & Winnie the Pooh
The new Winnie-the-Pooh movie, Christopher Robin, is making a whole new generation fall in love with all those precious Pooh characters. Your daughter can dress like the honey-loving Pooh ($30, Party City) and her dad can dress like Christopher Robin, either the little boy version, or Ewan McGregor's grown-up version from the movie. Just find a trench coat and hat from your local thrift store for that!