Halloween Costumes for Siblings
Make Halloween extra fun with matching sibling costumes. Whether you want them to be cute and cuddly or weird and silly, there are endless possibilities. Have a happy Halloween!
Disney Duos: With hundreds of Disney movies, you have tons of options. You can do two girl characters, two boy characters or a boy and a girl. Here are some ideas to get you started: Alice and the white rabbit, Lilo and Stitch, Elsa and Ana, any Princess and Prince, Tigger and Pooh, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, Timon and Pumba, Mickey and Minnie, Chip and Dale, or Buzz Lightyear and Woody.
Superheroes: Have your little superheroes assemble! If you have more than two kids, superheroes are a perfect choice. Batman and Robin are great for just two siblings but you can add on some more DC Comic friends and villains with Superman, Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, and the Joker! Or choose Marvel Comics so you can include Spiderman, Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk.
Storybook Characters: Bring your child’s favorite story to life. Your older daughter can dress up as Little Bo Peep with your younger boy as a fluffy sheep. Or how about Little Red Riding Hood and a baby wolf? The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic story that will make the cutest costumes with a caterpillar and butterfly! Don’t forget about other loveable classics, such as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss’ The Cat and The Hat, or Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat.
Career Costumes: These costumes are great for babies with an older brother or sister. The older child can choose between firefighters, police officers, chefs, teachers, etc. Then the baby can be dressed as its matching counterpart. So a Dalmatian for the firefighter, prisoner for the police officer, a food item like a cupcake for the chef, and an apple for the teacher.
Television and Movie Stars: Do your children have a favorite movie or television show? Or maybe you do! Show off your little stars with all of the fun choices. For four siblings try Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow and Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. Make a super cute Sesame Street cast with Cookie Monster, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch or Bert and Ernie. Ghostbusters are perfect for Halloween and make sure to include a ghost. Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog will be both silly and adorable. Go way back in time with Fred and Wilma of The Flintstones or Bam Bam and Pebbles.
Video Game Characters: Super Mario has a variety of choices. Two brothers or even a brother and sister can be Mario and Luigi, which are also easy DIY costumes. Or if you want something girly then go for Princess Peach and Mario. You can stick to other classics like Sonic the Hedgehog and his friend Tails or a Pac-Man costume with one of the four ghosts or even all of them. If you want to choose a newer craze, go for Angry Birds or Despicable Me characters.
Sporty Kids: Have everyone cheering for your team with awesome sports costumes. An older sibling can be a football, basketball, soccer or baseball player while the younger sibling, preferably a baby, dresses up as the ball. A cheerleader or a referee are other good options to go with an athlete. If you have multiple kids dressing up, then turn them into a team!
Miscellaneous: If you want to go with something outside of the box and break away from the typical costume choices, here are some ideas to fill your creative desires: a washer, drying machine and basket of laundry; milk and cookies; crayons; a mad scientist and monster creation and salt and pepper.
Jennifer Hanrahan is an intern at Boston Parents Paper.