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Fast family costumes These quick getups for kids and grownups are easy and affordable.

  • FamilyFun magazine
  • Published Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at 11:13 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 7:52 a.m.

Why should the kids have all the fun? Dress up along with them in one of our four group getups. As always, our outfits are easy and affordable — so don’t get spooked, get inspired.

Download free, step-by-step instructions and templates for all of these costumes at familyfunmag.com.

Halloween Heroes

With these outfits, your family will gain the power to collect a ridiculous amount of candy in a single night. No-sew capes team up with felt-and-duct-tape masks, belts and badges personalized with the initial of your family’s last name.

Garden Duo

Your child is the fruit (and flower) of your labors. Play up your role in her cultivation with this cute pair of costumes. The felt seed packet uses store-bought letters, and the flower’s petals are stapled to a simple headband. Other family members can dress up as farmers (in overalls and straw hats) or more flowers.

Skeleton Soiree

Your undead brood is invited to a party that’s going to rock the graveyard, so you’d better dress the part. Cutting out the bones is made easy by first laying strips of duct tape on a parchment paper backing. Accessorize with formal, yet-funky touches, such as a choker, top hat, tutu and vest.

Race car team

A parental pit crew supports a speedy young upstart who’s on track to blow away the competition. The crew is outfitted in disposable coveralls from the hardware store, detailed with duct tape.

The trophy and wrench get their shiny silver coat from aluminum foil. You can customize the car to fit over a variety of chassis (wheelchair, stroller) or even to be worn by a driver who’s on foot.

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