Family Levitating Halloween Pictures

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Do you remember a few weeks ago I shared how to make ghostly levitating photos as a fun Halloween activity? Well, I was able to convince my family to do a SECOND round of family pictures, just a week after our annual card family pictures, and do a theme for our church Fall Festival! I’m not sure HOW I’ve missed the boat all these years, doing a family theme. I mean, I LOVE Halloween, love to throw parties and go to them, but not since I’ve had all 4 kids, have we done a family theme. I’ve enjoyed them picking out their own costumes, and they will do just that on Halloween night (it’s just my girls that care), but for our Saturday night family party, I decided (and convinced them all) just 2 days before to do this theme. I LOVE how they turned out!

Family Halloween Pictures as Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls with Levitating

I was delighted when my girls were cool with it, because they are the two that were most passionate about their individual costumes. But they were totally cool when they knew they’d still be able to wear them on Halloween night. One of my boys went along with it, while the other pushed back a touch saying he “doesn’t like face paint.” Well, when I begged a little, he conceded. I have the funniest video (that I’ll never be able to share) of him squirming while I was putting the face paint on, he just didn’t like it. I love him for going along with it…for me.

I asked my neighbor to just come snap…snap…snap….while I had my camera on a tripod in the woods near my home. We got some levitating, some individuals, and some couple shots, I can’t complain!

As I was scrolling through Instagram last week, I stumbled upon THIS family picture, and it gave me the idea…we could all wear black and white, and paint our faces like Sugar Skulls…or Day of the Dead…or skeletons or whatever you call them.

I pulled what we already had together, grabbed a few things at Good Will, Wal Mart, and a touch of Party City. My awesome neighbor Gen painted mine and my husbands faces, while I did all the kids.

First off, here is the levitating photo. I think my youngest looks the BEST, like she’s really flying!

Family Levitating photograph

See my post on levitating (link at the top) for how we achieved this.

Then, I couldn’t resist a couples picture


Then we got some individuals of everyone…





(Found the leather jacket at Good Will, and my daughter was pretty excited about it!)

Here is a close up on the coolest false eyelashes. I got them at Party City, and they had a ball at the end of each lash! And I made my head band when I couldn’t find one!


I couldn’t find the exact on Amazon, but I found a lot of lashes there.

We took a few in front of our home at the end, because I wanted to SEE FEET! I have a thing about this…


Here is my favorite serious family picture (SO HARD not to smile!)


And…how about another of my husband and I?

Costume info (Amazon affiliate links):

I’ll end with an action shot of my youngest, she really had fun getting into character! I love that we’ve created a family memory, aside from collecting candy, this Halloween.




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  1. Shawnna Griffin says:

    hey girl love the pics! Such a great idea!

  2. Love the pic and costumes!!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thank you, Crystal, the costumes were pretty easy to put together, especially compared to our annual family pictures the week before!

  3. Love, love, love the costumes and pics. Soooo cool! Happy Halloween!

  4. So fun!!! You guys look amazing!

  5. That was a fun post!! Everyone looks amazing.

  6. How fun and different!!!