Some of my fondest childhood memories stem from Halloween. Sure, the mountains of candy were pretty special, but what really filled me with delight was the chance to partner on a costume with my big sister. Ordinarily, she could take me or leave me, but come October, she needed me to be the Raggedy Andy to her Ann or the Wild Thing to her Max.
If you have a couple of siblings to outfit this Halloween, we have a host of coordinating costumes to help take the guesswork out of the upcoming holiday. Read on for 11 of our favorite sibling costume ideas—all readymade and easy as can be.
1. The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz is full of kids’ costume possibilities, from the story’s four heroes to the witches to just about anyone in Munchkin Land. Any combination of characters will be instantly recognizable and make for one of the sweetest trick-or-treating crews around.
2. Butterfly and Caterpillar
Perfect for sleepy newborns and their rambunctious big siblings, a butterfly and caterpillar duo is part dress-up fun, part science lesson, and 100 percent cuteness overload.
3. A League of Their Own
Channel this classic ’90s film with costumes that celebrate the professional female baseball league of the 1940s. We dug up uniforms for the Rockford Peaches and the Racine Belles to make a throwback costume for real-life sisters playing onscreen siblings, Dottie and Kit.
4. Alice in Wonderland
Send your little ones off on an adventure to Wonderland with this whimsical duo. More siblings? No problem. Choose from a host of characters, from the Queen of Hearts to the Mad Hatter, to round out the group.
5. Mary Poppins
Another childhood classic, Mary Poppins serves up two adorable costume ideas: the prim and proper Mary and her chimney sweep pal, Bert.
6. Astronaut and Rocketship
Your little ones will be ready for blastoff with these costumes made for true space-lovers.
7. Jane Goodall and Chimp
A simple safari outfit can transform into a costume honoring the renowned primatologist Jane Goodall. Anyone who knows a thing about her knows wherever she was, a chimpanzee wasn’t far away!
8. Honeybee and Flower
There may be nothing cuter than a baby dressed like a honeybee–except if you include a beautiful bloom for good measure.
9. Lion Tamer and Fierce Lion
A circus ringleader costume can double as a brave lion tamer with the addition of a small hula hoop. There are plenty of lion costumes around too, but this handmade option is extra sweet for transforming your little one from toddler to fearsome beast.
10. Farmer and Baby Chicken
There’s a reason baby chicken costumes are a dime a dozen come Halloween: they are undeniably adorable. Make it a coordinating costume by encouraging one child to dress as a farmer.
11. Rabbit and Carrot
What could make for a cuter photo op than your children dressed in these darling ensembles?