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Halloween Costumes For Twins

Updated on April 2, 2016

Happy Halloween

A cat faced pumpkin
A cat faced pumpkin | Source

Twins Halloween Costumes

Having twin boys has been a lot fun every day especially during holidays such as Halloween. Coming up with creative costume ideas for all 3 of my sons was challenging, as many years they all wanted to be the same thing.

One year when my twins were five years old I came up with the idea to make them dice costumes. Regretfully, I wish I'd have taken a picture of how the costumes turned out.

The dice were made out of cardboard boxes wrapped in large sheets of white paper. On the paper I drew circles just as you'd see on dice, and colored one die all in black, and the other all in red. There was a hole cut into each box, allowing enough room for their heads. The boxes sat on their shoulders and came down to waist level. On each side of the boxes there were more holes for arms to fit through.

All photos in this article are the property of the author Susan Zutautas.

Halloween Memories

photo by Susan Zutautas
photo by Susan Zutautas

There were years that the boys wanted to come up with their own costumes, as you can see pictured here. Allan in the middle, and is dressed as a pirate. He's wearing one of his dads shirts. Garth, the little guy is a bank robber, sporting a balaclava. Matthew is wearing a Nixon mask. My twins today are 25 and they still collect masks.

Costumes For Twins

I wish the Internet would have been around when my boys were of the age to go trick or treating. Ideas would have been easier to come by.

Rasta Imposta Child Black Pepper Shaker Costume - Size 7-10
Rasta Imposta Child Black Pepper Shaker Costume - Size 7-10

Salt and Pepper costumes for Halloween. These costumes comes with tunic and headpiece.

 

More Memories

photo by Susan Zutautas
photo by Susan Zutautas

This year the twins both wore masks. Scary bird and Skeleton Man. Garth opted for a Batman costume.

Masks For Halloween

If your children are anything like mine were and enjoy dressing up in different masks here are some suggestions.

Gold Drama Mask
Gold Drama Mask

You can buy these masks in Gold or Black. Wear it alone or add your own costume idea to it.

 

Costume Ideas

One year I designed shaggy dog costumes for my twins. I spent hours working on them, cutting the fur for them from newspapers. I then attached all the strips of newsprint to very large paper garden disposal bags.For the dog heads I attached strips of paper to toques. The costumes once finished, looked fabulous. My boys were so excited when Halloween came that year. Out they headed to go trick or treating. An hour later it started to rain, and back home they came drenched in strips of newsprint. It wasn't funny at the time, but now looking back we all have had a good laugh about it.

I don't recommend trying this idea unless your child is going to an indoor Halloween party or the weather forecast calls for no rain.

  • Super heroes and Villains always seem to be a favorite among kids, and costumes such as; Batman & Robin, Batman and Batgirl, The Joker & The Penguin, The Riddler and Catwoman, are a big hit.
  • Angel and a Devil
  • Witch and a Warlock
  • Bugs Bunny and a Carrot
  • Bumble Bee and a Flower
  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Sad but True

When I was ten years old I dressed up in a football uniform and went out trick or treating. At one house I went to the lady that answered the door said to me, "What do you think you're doing? You're obviously too old to be out trick or treating."

Because I was always tall for my age, I can now understand this woman thinking that maybe I was too old. At the time it really upset me to the point where I never did go out for Halloween again.

Your Thoughts on Trick or Treating

What age do you think is appropriate for children or teens to stop going door to door on Halloween?

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Do you have any costume ideas that you'd like to share? - Have a Safe and Happy Halloween! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      The newspaper costume story was funny, but I'm sure it wasn't at the time for the boys. I also felt sad about your story about never going trick or treating again after the lady told you that you were too old (at 10 years old!) I think kids in their teens should be able to go trick or treating...they really come up with some very innovative costumes and it's all in fun. Why be a grouch about it? Happy Halloween!

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      ChristyZ 3 years ago

      I never knew that! That's horrible, I wish you would have gone out anyway. I stopped going out when I started high school because I felt really weird going door to door. Great pics of my cute nephews! Congrats on your purple star:)

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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Fun costume ideas! Congrats on your purple star :)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ChristyZ: If I could go back in time, I would. Thanks Chris!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @SheGetsCreative: Thanks so much!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Nancy Hardin: When my boys were in their teens they some pretty outrageous costumes. Thanks Nancy !

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      I appreciate your creativity. It's wonderful to see a mother supporting her children's fantasy wishes. Halloween can be a perfect opportunity to help children make their creative visions come to fruition. Congrats on your Purple Star award!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Diana Wenzel: Thanks!

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      aud-vid-n-read 3 years ago

      My daughter went trick-or-treating for the last time at age 14. I was 12. I'm not clever enough to think of any unique costumes; everything I think of has already been done.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I love Halloween, but you already knew that!

      I think the kids should be able to hang on to that childish fun night until they want to give it up:)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: They sure should! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Jen withFlash 3 years ago

      In kindergarten, my boy/girl twins took their costumes - Tweety Bird and Sylvester - to school for the Halloween parade. A few weeks later, the teacher told us at the conferences that none of the other kids had even realized that they were twins until they saw them wearing their costumes. LOL!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @JenwithMisty: That's funny that the class only clued in when your twins were in costumes.

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      Mommy 3 years ago from The Fabulous Midwest

      I don't have twins, but my boys are exactly 18 months apart. I might try some of these ideas. Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ThisisMissyMiss: I hope they have a very Happy Halloween.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      As ThisIsMissyMiss said, dressing similar-aged siblings with some of these ideas works, too.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @TreasuresBrenda: For sure!

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      Erin Mellor 3 years ago from Europe

      I don't imagine you'd have been able to convince them to go as Tweedledum and Tweedledee

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Erin Mellor: Maybe when they were really little I might have, but never thought of Tweedledum and Tweedledee as costume ideas.

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      sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      It is so sad you were told that! Adults can be so insensitive to children. Nowadays It is normal to see lots of teenagers out trick or treating. Lets let kids get everything they can out of their youth, and help us stay young along the way! I loved all the photos of your children! Your lens is adorable!

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