Actor Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have
8-year-old twins named Harper and Gideon.
Every Halloween, they dress up in incredible family
They finally revealed their 2018 costume: An
adaptation of a classic Disney ride.
If Heidi Klum is
the queen of Halloween, then Neil Patrick Harris must
be the king.
Ever since he and husband David Burkta welcomed twins Harper and
Gideon in 2010, the family has built a reputation
for dressing in adorable ensemble costumes every
The actor briefly addressed his family’s Halloween dominance
during an appearance on “Late
Night with Seth Meyers” in 2016. Meyers opened the
conversation by saying: “It seems to me that you take
Halloween very seriously.”
“You don’t?” Harris replied, incredulous.
Take a look at every costume the family has worn over the
years — you’ll see exactly what he means.
In 2011, when the twins had just turned 1, they were Peter Pan,
Tinkerbell, Smee, and Captain Hook.
The next year, Harper was Dorothy while the boys dressed as
her sidekicks: the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion.
In 2013, they created two family costumes. The first was “Alice
The second was all about Halloween classics: Frankenstein’s
monster, a werewolf, Frankenstein’s bride, and Dracula.
In 2014, they tried out superhero and villain looks: The kids
were Batman and Batgirl and the parents were the Joker and
In 2015, they must have been excited about the impending
release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Harris and Burtka
went as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo, while the twins
went as Luke and Leia Skywalker (the characters are twins,
In 2016, they dressed up as Hollywood legends: Groucho Marx,
Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean. And they looked
adorable, as usual.
Last year, Harris posted the
family’s 2017 look on Instagram. He dubbed it
“The Burtka-Harris Halloween Carnival of
Curiosities” — and it looks like an ode to the TV show
“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” which Harris appeared
Harris was dressed as a deranged ringleader, while
Davis Burtka was a creepy clown. Their son Gideon was dressed
as a strong man, and their daughter Harper was
dressed as a bearded lady.
This year, the Burtka-Harris family dressed as
characters from the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland.
Burtka, Harris, and Gideon all dressed as the hitchhiking ghosts,
while Harper was dressed as the classic ghost bride, complete
with an ax.
“Welcome, foolish mortals. We hope your Halloween
is happily haunted, but heed this warning: beware of Hitchhiking
Burtka wrote on Instagram
Happy Halloween, Neil Patrick Harris and fam!