October 31, 2014 6:15 PM EDT

No one loves a costume like a celebrity, and Neil Patrick Harris is no exception. Harris and his husband David Burtka dressed as the Batman villains, the Riddler and the Joker, while their son Gideon is dressed as Batman and daughter Harper appears to be Catwoman.

But despite all the preparation, Harris still couldn’t satisfy his 4-year-old kids’ eagerness to get out and do some trick-or-treating.

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