What Would Halloween Be Without Epic Costumes From Neil Patrick Harris And His Family?

In Hollywood, wearing costumes is a way of life if you’re “in the business.” Neil Patrick Harris has some experience in the world of show business, so it’s no surprise that he and his family go all-out for Halloween. Harris and his husband, David Burtka, and their now 6-year-old kids, Gideon and Harper, have been raising the bar on Halloween costumes since 2011.

In case you’re just tuning into the amazingness that is NPH’s family Halloween costumes, here’s a look back at the last several years of next-level costumes from NPH and family:


Back in 2011, NPH and family dressed as Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, John Darling and, of course, Captain Hook.

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The next year, NPH and clan dressed up in “The Wizard of Oz”-themed attire, complete with a Tin Man, Lion, Scarecrow and Dorothy.

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The family got so into the Halloween spirit in 2013 that they had two different costumes.

How cute are Harris and Burtka as Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum? Alice and the White Rabbit are pretty adorable, too!


The family’s other costumes were a bit scarier (and just as awesome).


In 2014, the family went with a crime-fighting Batman theme. The Joker, The Riddler, Batman and Batgirl were all present and accounted for.



2015’s “Star Wars” costumes were EPIC.



Last year’s costumes channeled old Hollywood, with the family dressed as Marilyn Monroe, Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin and James Dean.


And… we’ve been waiting with bated breath to see what the former Doogie Howser and his family came up with this year.


Harris posted the big reveal on his Instagram account on Oct. 30. What did NPH and family go as this year? Carnies! The Burtka-Harris Carnival of Curiosities. Too cute—and a little spooky!


On the show Late Night With Seth Meyers last year, Harris talked about how much fun the holiday is:

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Updated 10/31/2017