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So over the weekend my kids tell me they no longer want to do the Wizard of Oz, which was out family theme this year. (we are not doing a haunt or anything...simply costumes for ToT and parties). I'm glad I had not done too much work. I think what I did already make can be used for other things later (I can use fake fur in a lot of things). Anyway....now we need to come up with something that I can whip into shape in the time remaining. The problem with this is we have a group of 7 and we always have some kind of theme. In recent years we have done:
Superheros
Traditional Monsters (zombie, ghost, Frankenstein, devil, bride of Frankenstein)
Fairy Tale Characters (fairy, elf, mother nature, fawn)
Harry Potter
Star Wars
Flintstones
Monster - (Vampire, werewolf, witch, zombie gladiator and zombie/ghost slave girl)

I'm really at a bit of a loss. I mentioned pirates and they didn't get too excited...what else can we do with such a large group? And it has to be something that's not too time consuming as I work full time, go to school full time, and try to keep my house in order....sort of....

Any ideas are most welcome!
 

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Not sure how old your kids are, but maybe:

Snow White & 7 dwarfs
Willie Wonka & oompa loompas
Walking Dead
Minions
The Avengers
Day of the Dead
Addams Family
 

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Nothing like a theme when you have a large group to work with. Hmmm, you've done a lot of different ones.. Vikings? The Simpsons? Smurfs? Alice in Wonderland? I guess it really depends on what your kids would be interested in. We've done a few fun gaming themes too (Mario Bros).
 

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Witches and other conjuerers would be fun and is what I am doing this year. You can have witches, warlocks, wizards, fortune tellers, sorcerers.I am doing a Conjurerers Consortium.

How about Hocus Pocus. The three Sanderson Sisters, Thackery Binx, Emily Binx, the devil or master, the masters wife. Billy Butcherson
It could be a lot of fun.

Famous witches---choose your own and can use warlocks or others from movies
 

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im just going to list off "worlds" doesn't have to be the main people listed

Ninja turtles
The Simpsons
Powerpuff girls
Fosters home for imaginary friends
Futurama
Adventure time
X-men
Gravity falls
Star Trek
Post apocalyptic
 

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Wow guys thanks! Some of those sound really great. I can at least give the ideas to the kids and see what they think.
 

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Some fun group costumes I've seen recently are

A family of Where Waldos.
The characters from Up (Russel, Carl, Kevin the bird, Dug, etc)
The emotions from Inside Out
The characters from Mario Party
Scarecrows
 
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