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Neil Patrick Harris and his family won Halloween again with their 2017 costumes

Joseph McCormick November 1, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Host David Burtka, actor Neil Patrick Harris and Gideon Scott Burtka-Harris and Harper Grace Burtka-Harris attend the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Coca-Cola - Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ presented by National Beef hosted by Andrew Zimmern and Pat LaFrieda at Pier 92 Rooftop on October 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s family Halloween costume for 2017 has won the internet.

Their adorable kids Harper Grace and Gideon Scott are always involved and together they always smash their costumes.

This year is no different, as the family got together to form the Carnival of Curiosities.

Check out their entry for 2017 below.

But first lets take a look at entries from recent years.

From Batman to Peter Pan to Alice in Wonderland, since welcoming their twins in 2010, the Patrick Harris-Burtkas have gone from strength-to-strength.

Fans are all ready and waiting, and many say they look forward to Halloween for the family’s costumes.

So with Halloween looming, and to give you some last-minute inspiration if you are still in need are some – here are some of the best costumes the Hollywood family have pulled out of the bag.

2015 – Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker

Two years ago the family decided on a Star Wars-themed costume.

In brilliantly posed photos, Patrick Harris was Obi-Wan, Burtka was Han Solo, Harper Grace was Princess Leia and Gideon Scott was Luke Skywalker.

13/10 for execution.

2013 – Alice in Wonderland

A couple of years after their twins were born, the family chose a Halloween outing dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland.

The twins played Alice and the White Rabbit, while Burtka and Patrick Harris played Tweedledum and Tweedledee.


2016 – Marilyn Monroe, Groucho Marx, James Dean and Charlie Chaplin

Last year’s entry into the hall of fame did not fail to disappoint.

While less of a single-narrative costume choice, their Hollywood legends costumes were on point as always.

Burtka was Chaplin, Patrick Harris was Groucho Marx, Gideon Scott played James Dean and of course, Harper Grace was Marilyn.

2013 – Frankenstein, The Wolfman, Bride of Frankenstein, and Dracula

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While the twins were still relatively young, the family came out dressed as some absolute Halloween classics.

Patrick Harris was brilliant as Frankenstein, while Gideon Scott played The Wolfman, Harper Grace was Bride of Frankenstein and Burtka was Dracula.

RELATED: Neil Patrick Harris’ twins adorable as ever in these new Instagram pics

2014 – The Joker, The Riddler, Batman, and Batgirl

Three years ago was the year of DC Comics.

The family rolled out some on fleek Halloween looks, with Gideon Scott as Batman and Harper Grace as Batgirl.

Their dads obviously had to get some villains involved with Burtka as The Joker and Patrick Harris as the Joker.

2011 – Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, and Smee

Another classic look from the first family of Hollywood.

Their first outing as a family on Halloween, Burtka was Pan, Patrick Harris was Hook, Harper Grace was Tinkerbell and a slightly bemused-looking Gideon Scott was Smee.

Not their strongest look as a family, but they still knocked it out of the park – and 10/10 for commitment to the cause.

RELATED: Neil Patrick Harris pays adorable tribute to husband David Burtka

2012 – Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy, and The Cowardly Lion

Another classic look from a single source – the family went out for a second time in 2012 dressed as characters from the Yellow Brick Road.

Harper Grace was Dorothy, Gideon Scott was the Cowardly Lion and Patrick Harris and Burtka played the Tin Man and Scarecrow.

BONUS – Harper Grace and Gideon Scott as themselves

As their back to school photos in 2016, the twins looked super sassy and ready to learn.

Andddd…. drumrollll their entry for 2017 is…

Neil Patrick Harris 2017
Neil Patrick Harris 2017

Harper Grace was adorable as the bearded lady, Gideon Scott was a strong man, Patrick Harris was the ringleader and Burtka was a freaky clown.


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