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Halloween Costume Ideas for Siblings

Updated on September 17, 2012

Dressing up with your sibling for Halloween can be lots of fun. Choosing coordinating costumes will make you stand out from the crowd, and dressing your children in matching costumes might just let them earn more treats than tricks on Halloween! Here are some coordinating Halloween costume ideas for siblings.


1. Thing One and Thing Two

Dr. Seuss characters make great costumes because of their wacky appearance and recognizable dress. For 2 siblings, Thing One and Thing Two from The Cat in the Hat are great choices for costumes. With bright blue hair, red wigs, and “Thing One” and “Thing Two” signs across the chest, sibling “Things” cannot be missed! For 3 siblings, consider dressing one as the Cat in the Hat and the other two as Things.

2. Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz costumes are popular all over the country and make great costumes. If there are several siblings involved, the Wizard of Oz is a good choice since there are several characters for siblings to dress as. A Dorothy costume is as easy as a blue dress and red slippers. A Cowardly Lion costume can be made by using brown sweatpants and yarn for the mane. Aluminum foil can be used to create a Tin Man, and a little straw will go a long way for a Scarecrow costume.

3. Dalmatians

Dressing siblings alike in any animal costumes is a possible choice for sibling Halloween costumes, but for a particularly striking costume, try Dalmatians. These costumes will be “spotted” from a long way away! Since originally there were 101 Dalmatians, you can involve all the relatives you can gather in this costume and see how close you can get to 101!

4. Superheroes

With the popularity of superheroes and the recent surge in movies based upon popular comics, dressing siblings as superheroes can give them confidence on Halloween. Siblings can either go as superheroes in the same comic (Batman and Robin, for example), superheroes of different comics (Spiderman and Superman), or a superhero and his villain (Batman and Joker or Wolverine and Magneto).

5. Crayons

For small children, crayons can be a great and easy costume. Simply hang 2 pieces of posterboard of the color crayon you want on the front and back of the child. Use a black marker to decorate the posterboard as the wrapper of a crayon. Finally, fashion a cone of the same color to use as a hat.

6. Cheer Squad

Have more than one future cheerleader? Borrow cheerleading costumes from cousins and friends and encourage your kids to show their sibling pride!

7. Pirate and Parrot

This is perfect for the siblings who are a little more removed in age. If the older one wants to be a pirate find a parrot suit for the younger one (the who doesn't really care about his/her costume and is more interested in the candy that comes along with it). Bonus points if the younger one starts to say, "Polly wants a cracker." Too cute!!

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    Cynthia 2 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

    some wonderfully creative ideas here that I'm passing along to parents on my Parenting Help pin board...I know there are parents out there scratching their heads about now re the Hallowe'en thing... getting almost as expensive and chaotic as birthday parties and Christmas! Thanks for your ideas!