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Halloween Costumes For Twins
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.
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.
Salt and Pepper costumes for Halloween. These costumes comes with tunic and headpiece.
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.
You can buy these masks in Gold or Black. Wear it alone or add your own costume idea to it.
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.