41 Cute & Clever Halloween Costume Ideas For Siblings (No DIY Required!)
Halloween may be all about the candy for your kids, but for us moms, can we admit that it’s one giant photo op (where your kids are actually excited to participate!)? And if you’ve got more than one child, they are a prime target for a fun themed costume where the sum is greater than the parts. We mean, what’s Batman without Robin, Ketchup without Mustard, or Milk without Cookies?
But we’re all busy mamas, and making our own DIY costumes takes time, energy and sewing skills that we often don’t have. That’s why we’re coming to your rescue with 40 creative ideas for incredible sibling costumes that you can easily obtain with just one click. No trips to the craft store or needle threading required. And hey, if you’re handy enough to make something yourself (major kudos to you!), these ideas can serve as the inspiration for your DIY masterpiece.
Then all that’s left is taking that killer photo with your costume-clad children, happily smiling away. Happy Halloween to all!
Sibling costume ideas
Mary Poppins + Penguin
Who can forget those lovable penguin waiters from Mary Poppins, singing and dancing their way into our hearts? Recreate that special feeling with this amazing handmade Mary Poppins costume from Heavenly Things For You, and add on an adorable lil’ Penguin sidekick (or two!). Halloween will be a “Jolly Holiday” indeed!
If your kids are as crazy about Pokémon Go as ours, they’ll be first in line to transform into Ash, the Pokémon trainer, or another favorite character in their Pokédex. Go for the classic Pikachu, fun Charizard or the oh-so-cute Eevee.
What do you get when you mix candy, donuts and kids? A crazy sugar rush that no mom wants to encounter at 8 o’clock at night. But luckily for you, these super fun Sprinkle Donut, Orange Donut and Candy Fairy (for big kids and baby) costumes aren’t the real deal — you’ll just have the Halloween candy to deal with instead!
Nutella + Banana
We can’t think of a better combination than a creamy spread of Nutella over a sweet Banana. Whether it’s in a crepe, sandwich or on top of ice cream (if you haven’t tried it, you need to!) this combo is insanely delicious. And this costume combo? Insanely adorable.
Where The Wild Things Are
Ok, how incredible are these handmade costumes from Boo Bah Blue from the classic storybook, Where The Wild Things Are? Dress your littlest as Max, the boy with the extraordinary imagination, and your oldest as the leader of the “Wild Things” who crowns him king.
Raincloud + Rainbow
Bring together sunshine and rain to make an epic rainbow in these weather-themed costumes. Even the raincloud looks stunning, and that rainbow is just so stinkin’ cute. The forecast for these costumes is clear skies with plenty of smiles ahead!
Note: Raincloud is now sold out (insert sad face here). Fortunately, there’s a super cute cloud costume that would work just as well.
Ringmaster + Lion
Step right up, step right up, the Halloween circus is coming to town! And who better to lead the charge than your big boy or girl as Ring Master, and little bro or sis as the “mane” attraction, the Lion! This show is sure to be a sellout.
It doesn’t get much cuter than this folks. These handmade costumes from The Wishing Elephant will turn your cuties into tiny sushi rolls no one can resist. Featured on The Martha Stewart show, they are high quality with great details like a side of wasabi and pickled ginger! And you don’t need twins to pull this off, the costumes come in sizes from newborn to 24 months, and 3 varieties: salmon, tuna or shrimp!
Astronaut + Alien
Snow White + Apple
Instead of the classic pairing of Snow White and the dwarfs, how about a more unique approach and presenting her with the magical apple instead? This hand crocheted apple hat from Handmade Baby Love is so sweet (and SO easy to slip onto a sleeping newborn), how can Snow White possibly resist a little nibble?
Dory + Nemo
With the recent success of “Finding Dory”, Nemo mania is back in full swing, and what better way to embrace your children’s love of these new Disney classics than dressing them as the dynamic duo. This Dory costume is the prettiest one we’ve seen, while Nemo will stay cuddly and warm on Halloween night.
Fisherman + Fish
Tortoise + Hare
The beloved story of the slow and steady Tortoise, beating the too-confident Hare is a mainstay in children’s literature, so everyone will connect with this costume pairing depicting the 2 main characters. But we’ll be telling our kids “slow and steady wins the race” while they are upwrapping their Halloween candy, whether they wear these costumes or not!
Ghostbuster + Ghost
Coming off a remake of the popular ‘80s movie that people love to watch over and over again, this sibling costume is perfect for those kids’ who want a cool accessory “weapon” (as the Ghostbuster) and a little one (or mom!) who just wants to keep it simple (as the Ghost). Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Winnie The Pooh + Tigger + Piglet
Turn up the “aww” factor by dressing your brood as these treasured storybook characters. Winnie The Pooh and Tigger are plush and soft, while the hand crocheted Piglet hat from Cozy Hat is a fun and beautiful piece that can be worn long after the candy is gone (pair it with a pink tutu to make your little girl squeal!)
Elephant + Peanut
This fun combination is sure to get a chuckle from your neighbors as you make the rounds Halloween night. A cuddly elephant for your toddler or big kid, and a little peanut for, well, your little peanut.
Little Red Hiding Hood + Wolf + Grandma
“My Grandma, what big teeth you have!” Reenact this classic fairytale with these incredible costumes inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. The girls’ version of the wolf costume is so fun (those boot covers!) and still girlie while providing ample coverage (you know what we’re talking about, right mom?!), and the boys’ version from Boo Bah Blue is so darling and comfy. And if you’ve got a 3rd kid to throw into the mix, may we suggest this incredible handmade yarn wig from Yum Baby for an amazing Grandma!
Magician + Rabbit
Salt + Pepper
Turn your littles into the most darling Salt and Pepper shakers with these custom onesies and hats from The Wishing Elephant. They’re available in sizes newborn-24 months, and short or long sleeves. They’re sure to add a little spice to your Halloween!
Princess + Frog
If your little girl dresses up like a princess every day, then there’s not much guess-work involved in what she’d like to be for Halloween. But add a unique twist to her traditional costume by pairing her with a frog–clad sibling, making for a fairytale photo op.
Peter Pan + Hook + Tinkerbell
This costume trio is the perfect mix for a boys-and-girl sibling crew — it’s got the adventure and magical powers of Peter Pan, the cool villain “weapon” of Hook, and the fairy princess poof of Tinkerbell. A winning trifecta for sure.
Monkey + Banana
Dalmatian + Firefighter
Football Player + Ref + Cheerleader + Football
Choose 2 or more of these pigskin inspired costumes for a great Fall classic. Whether you chose the football player and (insanely adorable) football, or referee and cheerleader, any combination is bound to end in a Halloween touchdown!
Chef + Lobster
Star Wars — Luke + Rey + Yoda
This is a sibling costume trio from a Star Wars galaxy far, far away. Go with Luke for your light-saber loving guy, Rey for your strong and independent gal, and who can resist this hand knitted hat and cocoon for a teeny tiny Yoda. Halloween we love.
Caterpillar + Butterfly
Turn one of nature’s most incredible transformations into an incredible Halloween pair. It’s a winning combo for everyone: little caterpillar gets to stay cozy and warm, while Ms. Butterfly gets the pretty tulle and wings she’s always dreamed of.
Milk + Cookies (+ Cookie Monster!)
This costume set of milk and cookies, is perfect for an easily thrown-together sibling look. And if you have one more in your crew, the Cookie Monster adds that extra cherry, or err, chocolate chip, on top.
Knight + Dragon
If you’ve got a sword-loving tike who loves to save the day, dress them as your knight in shining armor, and watch them as they try to defeat the sleepy dragon. And come on, look at that sleepy dragon (with swaddle wings!)?! Doesn’t get much cuter.
Wizard of Oz
We must admit, this is one of our favorite group costume ideas of all time. Each character from the Wizard of Oz can come to life in its own unique way — with Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tinman all so different, yet when together they form a wonderful homage to the classic movie. Follow the yellow brick road and perhaps it will lead to candy land!
Peanut Butter + Jelly
Every child’s favorite sandwich combo is larger than life with this fun Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich costume set — perfect for throwing on over their regular clothes for an easy costume (especially for older kids who may be “over” all the bells and whistles and are just out for the candy!)
Take your pick from these lovable characters from the Peanuts comic strip: the oh-shucks leader Charlie Brown, cuddly puppy Snoopy, best bud Lucy, or even fuzzy Woodstock. Your Peanuts clan is sure to get plenty of “good grief!“s (in a good way!) on Halloween night.
Little Bo Peep + her Sheep
Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep, but luckily you know right where to find him (or at least we hope!). Your little girl will love all the frills and fluff of this classic nursery rhyme costume, and that sheep has got to be one of the cutest costumes we’ve seen for a baby or toddler.
The Costume Cafe is one of our favorite places to go for unique (and adorable) handmade costumes, and this combination of Breakfast Favorites does not disappoint. You can pick different sizes for each costume (from newborn to adult), and we just love the added touch of the Butter Hat with the Stack of Pancakes, and the bacon hat with the Sunny Side Up Egg.
Burger + Fries
Another genius costume from The Costume Cafe are these super sweet Hamburger and French Fries — complete with pickle hat and squirt of ketchup! They are soft and easy to fit over regular clothes — just make sure to put in your order early!
Diner Waitress + Waiter
Order’s up! These unique retro costumes for a diner waitress and waiter are simple and fun, and can be amped up with some play kitchen food that’s sure to be hanging around your house. And how amazing would they be paired with the burger and fries or Breakfast Favorites costumes above?!
Hot Dog + Ketchup
Another classic food combination comes to life with a hot dog toddler and his sidekick condiment: ketchup. And this ketchup costume is perfect for a little one who isn’t yet on-the-move…they’ll stay warm and snug in their packet, all night long. Squeezes required!
Cop + Robber + Convict
This is a super fun costume trio (that can easily be a duo too) that combines a pesky robber with a no-nonsense cop, and a convicted felon! Hopefully the streets will be safe on Halloween night with this crew running around!
Jake + Neverland Pirate
Got a Jake and the Neverland Pirates devotee? This handmade Jake costume from Heavenly Things For You is the sweetest we’ve seen, and exceptionally well-made. Add in a cute lil’ pirate, and you’ve got a swashbuckling pair ready to pillage for some loot!
What are your kids being for Halloween this year? Join us on Instagram @whatmomslove and tag your Halloween pics using #whatmomslove so we can take a peek at your creative costumes (you could be featured in next year’s list!)