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Costume Ideas for Kids: Two or Three Children
Kids and Costumes
There's so much to love about Halloween: the candy, the trick-or-treating, the decorations! Choosing a costume sets the tone for all the rest and is the single most important decision your child will make in October. Sometimes they want to make that choice with a friend or loved one which can double (or triple) the headache for you. Whether you have multiples, or your kids just like dressing up with their friends, here are some costume ideas for kids that will make everyone happy.
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Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf
Men in Black/Blues Brothers
These are easy and very cool costumes for boys that have the same basic components. And with "Men in Black III" coming out in 2012, they'll be ahead of the game. All you'll need are:
* Two black suits
* Two white button-down shirts
* Two pairs of black shoes
*Two pairs of dark sunglasses
* A no-nonsense attitude
For the Blues Brothers, just add a hat, a harmonica and some awesome dance moves.
Two Peas in a Pod
Thing One and Thing Two
Add a little Dr. Seuss to Halloween with these adorable Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes. You may have to flip a coin to determine which is which. Here's what you'll need:
- matching red jumpsuits or onesies pajamas
- add round pieces of paper or fabric marked "Thing One" and "Thing Two"
- blue wigs combed straight up
- red gloves (optional)
Raggedy Ann and Andy
Raggedy Ann and Andy were first introduced to the world in 1918 by author Johnny Gruelle. Since that time the rag dolls have appeared in comics, animated films and were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Full disclosure: I dressed as Raggedy Ann for my 6th birthday. And yes, I was adorable.
This is a great choice for two, three or even four children. Simply choose your favorite colors for a custom made box of crayons. Available in red, yellow, blue and green and sizes 18 months - 10 years.
Who doesn't love a princess? Your children will be the belles of the ball one of these costumes. There's one for every personality. Options include Cinderella, Tiana, Snow White, Ariel and, of course Elsa.
These beloved characters from the Pixar series will be popular for years to come. When my son was small he had a Toy Story dress up box and he would rotate through all of them. (He also had a full Buzz Lightyear ensemble that he wore everywhere. But I digress.) A variety of costumes are available depending on your children's preference and gender: Buzz and Woody, Woody and Jessie or all three. If your child is partial to sidekicks, there are even costumes available supporting characters like Rex, the Army Man, Bo Peep and grumpy Mr. Potato Head.
More Costume Ideas for 2 or 3
Salt and Pepper Shakers
Batman and Robin
Dora and Diego
Shrek and Fiona
Lisa and Bart Simpson
Spongebob and Patrick
Captain Hook and Peter Pan
Three Blind Mice
Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore