The Top 11 Halloween Costumes for Twins

Dress up Your Duo

Fraternal Twin Brothers Wear Easter Rabbit Ears for Easter
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One of the best things about having twins is the ability to play dress-up. Whether you have twins, triplets, or multiples, finding creative costume ideas can make special holidays like Halloween be even more fun. Twins often want to have similar, but not identical, costumes or coordinating themes. With classic characters like Dr. Seuss and on-the-ball ideas like "Two Peas in a Pod," your family is bound to find the perfect outfit that's classic and fun.

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    Thing 1 and Thing 2
    8-month-old Carter and Delaney are Thing 1 and Thing 2. Photo reprinted with permission of Lisa Richardson.

    The classic characters from Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat" are a perpetual favorite for twins. An easy option is to purchase Thing 1 and Thing 2 onesies. These twin brothers are super recognizable and can be easily DIY'd for those who want to make a costume from scratch at home.

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    Wizard of Oz Triplets
    7 month old fraternal triplets, Grant, Kennedy and Madison. Photo reprinted with permission of Christine.

    The classic fantasy and adventure film from 1939 reminds us of the unforgettable scenes of a tornado, dog named Toto, and clicking on red sparkly shoes. With a large cast of characters that allow a variety of potential costume combinations, twins and multiples are in luck. Combine characters like the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Toto, and Dorothy to make it really work.

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    Hershey Kiss Costume
    Photo reprinted with permission of PriceGrabber.com.

    Nothing would be sweeter than a set of multiples dressed up as multi-colored candies. Soft, plush costumes are comfortable to wear and available for babies, kids, and adults. This is a real treat the whole family can enjoy—no sugar-coating.

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    The timeless appeal of Disney characters makes them a classic choice for girls of all ages. Popular characters like Belle, Snow White, and Cinderella are just a few of the pretty princess possibilities. Go for glamour with colored wigs, gorgeous dresses, and accessories to make every girl shine.

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    Nicholas and Nolan as Batman and Robin.
    Superhero Twins: 4 year old Nicholas and Nolan as Batman and Robin. Photo reprinted with permission of Michelle.

    Superheroes are always a popular costume option for kids, and they offer plenty of variety for multiples. Consider Superman, Batman, Spiderman, or Flash for boys. For girls, provide options like Wonder Woman, Super Girl, and Violet (from Disney's Incredibles).

    You can also consider the Power Rangers, which come in different colors. Twins and multiples who want to be the same, but different, can choose their favorite ranger color and team up to battle the forces of evil together.

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    Pirates

    Pirate twins Shawn and Shane.
    Ahoy! Four-year-old pirate twins, Shawn and Shane. Photo reprinted with permission of Kelly Dominy.

    Pirates are hotter than ever, thanks to the popularity of recent movies. A classic pirate theme offers lots of options for twins and multiples, as they can accessorize with different items to create their own unique style. Consider hats, boots, beards, and clothes that represent your twins' style, whether it's more Jack Sparrow or Hector Barbossa.

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    Twins in Peapod Costume
    Two Peas in a Pod: seven-month-old twins, Alex and Aaron. Photo reprinted with permission of Jessica.

    "Two Peas in a Pod" couldn't be more appropriate for twins, and bunting costumes for infants are a particularly cute choice. Older twins who want to celebrate their similarities can find different fun combinations of this costume like "Peanut Butter and Jelly" or "Salt and Pepper."

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    Bug Halloween Costumes.
    Catch the Buzz: 8-month-old Malachi and Mia in their bumblebee and ladybug costumes. Photo reprinted with permission of Caite.

    We're not sure anything could "bee" cuter than twins in an insect and bug costumes. A red and black spotted ladybug combined with a yellow and black spotted bumblebee is sure to attract some sweet treats for Halloween. 

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    Camouflage is a hot fashion trend. Choose from a wide array of soldiers, from rugged G.I. Joe fatigues to snappy Nutcracker-style toy soldiers. Military costumes are great for twins and multiples who want to be different characters from movies like "Top Gun" or simple general themes like sailors, patriots, and army men.

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    Cow costume twins, Sammie and Maggie.
    Boo to Moo! Seven-month-old twins Sammie and Maggie in their cute cow costumes. Photo reprinted with permission of Barbara.

    Turn your zoo of a family into an array of animals and creatures for Halloween. You can go the adorable animal route or the scary wildlife route. Consider creating a mini-theme like:

    • Cat and mouse
    • Bundle of bunnies
    • Farmyard (dress up a stroller as a hay wagon)
    • Zoo and zookeeper (Mom or Dad can be the latter)
    • Wildcats
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    Even if you don't quite meet the 101 quota, Dalmatian puppies are an endearing option for kids who fancy furry things. Twins who want even more costume variety can consider combining the Dalmatian costume theme with another breed of dog costume. It's "two" dog-gone cute to pass up!