It’s finally October, which means just one thing…it’s not long to go until the biggest, most outlandish costume party of the year. Yes, we could only be talking about Halloween! While some of us may stick with our go-to white t-shirt covered in red paint and a pair of ripped jeans, Hollywood’s A-list community certainly knows how to celebrate the yearly occasion in full force.
One celeb in particular who likes to push the boat out every October 31st is How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris and his adorable family of four. Alongside his husband, David Burtka, and their eight-year-old twins, Harper and Gideon, Neil and his crew nail their own, original theme each year. Get your notepad ready to jot down some serious outfit inspiration from this group!
Building Up an Impressive Reputation
Ever since Neil and David welcomed their two bundles of joys into the world back in 2010, it’s become their undying mission to wow the crowds with their spectacular Halloween costumes. Not only is this a perfect way of getting the family to bond with one another, but the awesome photographs make for a lasting memory that the kids can look back at in years to come.
What makes this family’s attempt at celebrating the event so unique, is the way they bend all usual expectations! Each and every year, the foursome rock up either as the some of the scariest figures you’ve ever seen, or our favorite characters that feature in pop culture. In other words, you never know what you’re gonna get with these guys!
Paying a Visit to the Very Beginning
We wonder, how did this famous family start racking up the recognition for their Halloween costumes? Back in 2011, an image uploaded on David Burtka’s Instagram revealed the new family, dressed head-to-toe as Peter Pan characters, including Tinkerbell, Smee and Captain Hook. Hopping over to the next year, and the foursome took a trip down the Yellow Brick Road.
Well, isn’t this quite a sight? In 2012, the star-studded family let little Harper take the lead as Dorothy from 1939’s classic fantasy movie, The Wizard of Oz. Accompanying the two-year-old was her brother Gideon, dressed as the Cowardly Lion, dad Neil as the Tin Man, and dad David as the Scarecrow!
Who said Halloween had to be scary? We think these guys’ imaginative outfits offer a breath of fresh air to the annual festivity. If only all families had this much creativity when October 31st came around!
Keeping the Tradition for Another Year
With eight years worth of experience in getting kitted out in some of the most impressive outfits we’ve ever seen, expectations are pretty high on what Mr. Neil Patrick Harris and his family will dress up as this year. Will they base their look on the Addams Family? Maybe they’ll pay tribute to one of the latest box office hits to grace our movie theater screens?
With Halloween now just a matter of weeks away, anticipation has reached a new high. Place your bets now on what terrifying figures they’ll be channeling!
If there’s one thing we can be 100% sure about, it’s that Neil Patrick Harris, his husband, and two adorable twins will showcase that creative flair of there’s for the ninth year in a row. Keep your eyes peeled on both David and Neil’s social media platforms in the next few weeks to see what their next great idea will be.