Halloween Costume Ideas for Twins (Kid Tested and Parent Approved)

Joe Rawlinson by Joe Rawlinson - October 11, 2018

It can be a big challenge to come up with Halloween costume ideas for twins – whether your twins are the same gender or not. However, if you are open to a bit of creativity and messing around to find the ideal costume, then here are some Halloween costume ideas for twins:

Wizard of Oz

Halloween Costume Ideas for Twins

Our girls have dressed up as Dorothy and the Wicked Witch from Wizard of Oz. This was a fun pairing, especially when they were standing together. Even if they were separated, the costumes still stood on their own and people could guess what they were. This was one of our favorite twin girl Halloween costume ideas we’ve used.

Superhero Duo

The superhero world is massive at the moment, with films bringing comic book superheroes back to the forefront of everybody’s attention. There are many different superhero duos out there from which you can generate ideal Halloween costume ideas for your twins. Using a superhero duo for your twin boy toddler Halloween costumes will make for great memories.

The first duo that comes to mind is Batman and Robin. They are the epitome of the superhero duo world, and the costumes can be extremely varied as there are just so many different eras to choose from.

Batman and Robin twins

Batman and Robin twin pair

You might also consider a pair from the X-Men or the Avengers:

Superhero twins

Or celebrate the recent Superman vs. Batman match-up:

Superman v Batman twins

Plus, who can resist some cute little turtles?

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle twins

Star Wars. Always Star Wars!

If your family is like mine, we love Star Wars. Twins and great pairs are showcased through all the Star Wars movies.

Luke and Leia:

Luke and Leia twin costumes

Luke and Leia infant twin costumes

R2D2 and C3PO:

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Droid twins

Twinkies

Your twins are so cute, you could gobble them up:

twinkies

TV Legends

Think of people from your favorite TV shows, or more importantly, your kids’ favorite shows. Most cartoons or children’s shows have at least a pair of characters you could use for costume ideas.

Breaking bad babies…

breaking bad babies

Mickey and Minnie Mouse:

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Mickey and Minnie Twins

Your Favorite Movie Characters

You and your kids love movies. Why not use some of those familiar characters for Halloween costumes for your twins? Many movie character pairs make great twin costumes for babies, toddlers, and beyond.

Best buddies Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story:

Buzz and Woody Twins

Mike and Sully from Monsters, Inc:

Twin Monsters Inc

Remember you twins don’t always have to be dressed up in the same theme. Here’s a Snow White and a Vampire!

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Snow White and Vampire twins

Just Go for Cute

When all else fails, dress your twins up so they look great! You don’t have to have a matching pair or a theme everyone else is using. Try one of these ideas:

Princesses from different galaxies:

Twin Princess costumes

Classic Dr. Seuss’ Thing 1 and Thing 2:

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Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes

Lions!

Twin Lions

Despicable Me

“Despicable Me” Minion costumes are a natural match for twins (or any multiples). To make these costumes, all you need are two yellow hoodies, overalls and some goggles. Maybe a little yellow face paint to help finish the illusion off!

You can also find a packaged equivalent for around $20, but where is the fun in that? It’s much more fun to create the costumes with your kids!

Sporting Rivals

Dress your twins up in the uniforms of rival sporting teams. Just make sure you aren’t asking your twins to change allegiances for the night! In our house, my wife and I each graduated from rival universities so we could likely pull this off without much difficulty.

Rules of Thumb for Costuming Your Twins this Halloween

Remember that Halloween is about having fun and creating fun memories with your twins. Don’t stress too much about the perfect matching outfits and that everything goes smoothly. Because it won’t!

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When you mix twins of any age with later-than-usual bedtimes, unfamiliar costumes, and lots of candy, you’ll be in for a fun ride.

Keep these guidelines in mind when picking the Halloween Costume for your Twins:

  • Make sure your twins can move in their costumes
  • Avoid extra costume accessories that you’ll end up having to carry after the first block of trick or treating
  • Try to find a twin theme for the costumes to take advantage of your twins’ unique “twin-ness”
  • Ask your twins what they want to dress up as
  • Respect your twins’ wishes (more of an issue when they get older) if they don’t want to dress up to match or be a pair

The potential for funny Halloween costume ideas with twins is limitless, so make sure you don’t send them out as the same thing as last year!

Get creative and give them interesting and engaging costumes they will not be likely to forget in a long time!

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Here are several other great lists of Halloween costume ideas for twins:

What costumes have you used for your twins? What ideas do you like?

Special thanks to the parents on my Dad’s Guide to Twins Facebook page for sharing their costumed twins!

Halloween Costume Ideas for Twins

Further Reading

Dad's Guide to Raising Twins book
Don't forget to pick up a copy of the definitive guide to raising twins. "Dad's Guide to Raising Twins" was written for fathers of twins to help guide you through the first several years with twins. Click here to learn more about the book and get your copy.

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