Look Back at Neil Patrick Harris' Halloween Family Costumes through the Years

Afouda Bamidele
Oct 31, 2020
05:00 P.M.
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Neil Patrick Harris and his lovely family have fully embodied Halloween over the years, sporting the most enviable costumes. Here is a look back at some of the memorable attires they have blessed us with.


If anyone has made continuously Halloween worth it for fans, it is none other than "How I Met Your Mother" star, Neil Parick Harris.  Much more than coming up with the craziest of costume ideas, Harris endears himself to our hearts with the help of his beautiful family.

The actor is married to David Burtka, and together they have two beautiful children, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott. Together the clan gives us major squad goals, and below is a look through their impressive costumes through the years.

David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris attend the 2019 Chefs For Kids' Cancer at Metropolitan Pavilion Metro West on March 12, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images.


2013 TO 2015

Harris and his lovely family brought a double dose of fun that year with two different costumes. For the kids' preschool party, the group dressed up as characters from "Alice in Wonderland."

In September, the wonderful family made headlines when it was revealed that they all contracted the novel coronavirus.


However, they brought out the big guns later that day with attires from "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man." Come 2014 the Harris-Burtka family went as characters in the D.C Comics universe.

The kids dressed as superheroes, with Gideon as Batman and Harper as his partner Robin. The parents chose to take after the villains with Harris as The Riddler and his husband as Joker.


The force was with the family in 2015 when they each channeled their inner "Star Wars" characters. Harris was an Obi-Wan Kenobi lookalike while his chef partner oozed wisdom in a Han Solo costume. As expected, Gideon was none other than Luke Skywalker while his sister looked like a mini Princess Leila.

2016 TO 2019

With each passing year, the Harris-Burtka clan got more creative with their Halloween looks. In 2016, the family threw it back in style with costumes mirrored after Hollywood veterans. 


The lovebirds went as Groucho Marxo and Charlie Chaplin while Gideon and Harper tugged at hearts as mini-versions of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe.  The clan took scary to another level the next year.

Harris went as his "America Horror Story" character, a deranged puppeteer. Burtka was dressed as a maniacal clown and the kids went for a more toned-down look of muscle man and a bearded lady.


Things got even scarier in 2018 when the lovely family went as a squad of super spooky ghosts. Little Harper went as a bride while the men donned matching green outfits as they all stood at a gravesite.  2019 was indeed a phenomenal costume year as their creative side was evident in the framed image of all their Halloween costumes.


With back-to-back killer looks over the past seven years, Harris and his family are undoubtedly the champions of Halloween and plan on defending that title this year.


Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that might put a damp on the vibrant Halloween spirit, the "Gone Girl" star has promised to deliver. Speaking to USA Today about it, he said:

I've got a clever idea. I promise it'll be sweet." 


The 47-year-old also dished on how his family planned to adhere to safety precautions while going trick-or-treating. He mentioned that they would wear masks and participate in a socially distant version.


In September, the wonderful family made headlines when it was revealed that they all contracted the novel coronavirus earlier this year. The Tony winner made the shocking revelation during an appearance on the "3rd Hour of Today," saying that the whole family tested positive.

Harris recalled that it started with flu, but he knew things had gotten worse when he realized he had lost his sense of smell and taste. Luckily, they all recovered in time and are doing great in their home in Long Island, New York.


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