Ideas for Coordinating Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of year again! No, not the holidays, but very close second in regards to stress…what will the kids be for Halloween?!
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I’m sure all moms have similar concerns – Where to buy costumes? How much will they cost? (or do I need to make costumes?…which is possibly even more stressful if you’re not crafty!) When to buy but not be too late so that all the “leftover” costumes are the only selection? Do my kids even really know what they want to be? But as Moms of Multiples, we have the additional stress of choosing coordinating costumes!
For those of you looking for inspiration, I’ve asked our members to share their Halloween costume ideas!

Here are some awesome ideas from MMLV:

  • Mickey/Minnie or Donald/Daisy – a classic favorite for all little kids!

MMLV Mickey and Minnie


  • Jungle theme or Barnyard theme – perfect for little ones, especially if you can get them to make the animal sounds

MMLV Jungle Animals


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Super-Mario Brothers – Mario and Luigi
  • Thomas the Train characters

MMLV Thomas the Train

  • Sesame Street – Elmo and Cookie Monster or Elmo and Abby
  • Monsters Inc – Mikey and Sully
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Toy Story – Woody and Jesse or Woody and Buzz

MMLV Toy Story

  • Tinker Bell and Peter Pan
  • Cinderella Princesses (Jasmine, Belle, Ariel)
  • Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty
  •  Jake and the Neverland Pirates theme – a good one for boy/girl twins

MMLV Peter Pan

  •  Grinch/Cindy Lou Who
  • Star Wars – Luke and Leia –  another good one for boy/girl twins
  • Fish and a Fisherman
  • Charlie Brown and Lucy
  • The Simpsons
  • Batman and Robin  (or Batgirl and Super Girl)

MMLV Batman and Supergirl


  • Thing 1 and Thing 2
  • Hamburger and Hot Dog
  • Elephant and Peanut
  • Baby Bop and BJ from Barney
  • Dorothy and the Lion from the Wizard of Oz (or any of the other Wizard of Oz characters)

MMLV Dorothy and Lion

  • Frozen’s Elsa and Anna
  • Elmo and Cookie Monster (or Abby Cadabby for a girl)
  • Clark Kent and Super Man (even cuter if they are identical twins) – also add a badge if you can get them not to rip it off)



Specific to Triplets (or 3+ siblings)

  • Hershey bar, Graham cracker and Marshmallow  (to make a s’more)
  •  Three Little Pigs/Big Bad Wolf (maybe a parent can dress up as the wolf, or another sibling)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



Check out these links for even more suggestions: