What's a great matching Halloween costume idea for two or more children? Please include a link to a photo if you have one.
Last year we dressed our quadruplets as different farm animals and I was a farmer. We borrowed a HUGE red wagon from some friends, filled it with hay and sat the babies inside as they were not all walking yet. We stole the hearts of many as we walked through the neighborhood with our adorable Pig, Cow, Chicken and Lamb in tow! My costume was a simple white tank, a pair of overalls completed with drawn on freckles & braided pigtails. This year's costumes?! As excited as I am about them, you'll have to wait and see!!!!
Other ideas for multiples include: Lil' Bo Peep and Her Sheep, Bakers and Cupcakes (B/G), M&Ms, Thing1 Thing 2 Thing 3 (a little over used in my opinion), Flower & Bee, Rageddy Ann & Andy, 3 Blind Mice, The 3 Stooges, All Dogs/Cats "A litter", Football Players & Cheerleaders, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Smurfs, All Pumpkins (A Pumpkin Patch)...etc.
I personally love the random coordinating costumes, ones that are not characters. Ketchup & Mustard, Pieces of Fruit or Candy, PB&J, Ham & Cheese, Salt & Pepper, Playing Cards...
Last year, my twins were Superman and Superwoman. They were too cute! Check out the photo on my blog!
Our boys first halloween we dressed them up as the Canadian hosiers Bob and Doug Mackenzie complete with plaid flannel shirts and toques and bottles. Milk bottles, NOT beer bottles.
My twins were a huge hit everywhere they went in their pair of aces costumes. This idea would also work well for triplets or even quads.
Last year, when my girls were a year old and just learning to walk, I made them penguin costumes.
It was super funny because they waddled like penguins anyway! Here's a link with a bunch of pictures, and even some video! (Oops- link below)
This year? I making them TWO sets of costumes! For the first one, my family is going as a Star Wars experience. Yeah, we're nerds. I'm going to be Princess Leia (white robe, not slave Leia), I'm making my husband a Chewbacca (or, if I run out of time, Han Solo) costume, and the girls? An Ewok and a Jawa. That's just for the parties with our friends.
The other costumes are for the child-oriented activities. I'm making them kangaroos. First of all, they won't need to carry a bag- they can just put their candy in their pouches! But most importantly, they LOVE to hop. So, I'll have two hopping kangaroos. Like last year I had two waddling penguins. :)
I call my twins Mark and Molly my little M&Ms. So they were a huge hit last year as green and red M&Ms. I made the costumes myself and the total cost was $10! That's a great price and pretty good from someone who cannot sew. I used my trusty glue gun to make them!
This year we're going with Garden Gnomes, I think.
I kinda wish one of my twins was a girl, because I really want to be the Addams family, since my bald little son looks just like Pugsly!
This picture isn't of my boys, but here's what we're going to go for:
Goodness, with (GGB) triplets and one younger (B) we have sported a few "themed" costumes.
We have been 2 ladybugs, a bumble bee, and a flower.
We have been our own little zoo... (literally)... A Bear, Lion, Panda, and Monkey.
But my favorite was the Wizard of OZ theme!!! We were quite the show...
One of our favorites was when we did a Nintendo theme. We had Mario, Luigi, Link, and the baby was Toad. Super cute and we dug all of the costumes out of our closets and doctored them up ourselves!
This year is my first year having two girls. My older daughter is going as strawberry shortcake while my baby is going to be a strawberry. The other idea I had was my older daughter to go as little mermaid and make the baby flounder then I was going to go as ursula while my bf went as king triton. No pictures yet but there are some ideas for you!
We did Cat in the Hat with Thing One and Thing Two a few years ago.
I found the Cat in the Hat costume online but made Thing One and Thing Two out of red sweatsuits, fabric paint, and two "mad scientist" wigs I sprayed blue. They were a big hit in the neighborhood.
I don't have a photo yet, but I have twin 1 year old boys. We are doing Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
When my triplets where younger I dressed my daughter up as Tinkerbell and my boys were Peter Pan and Captin Hook we got tons of comments on how cute they looked. We have also done Raggedy Ann and Andy which also was a big hit.
I have boy/girl twins and one year we did Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. There are endless opportunities for multiples though, really it is all up to your own imagination.
As a mom of twins, the ideas seem limited, but if you stop thinking "Traditional Halloween" and go with everyday pairs you'll see the possibilities are endless.
You can do cookies and milk, peanut butter and jelly or even toast and jam. All these costumes are pretty easy to create with some craft foam and some paint. PLUS you can pretty much wear them not matter what the weather. This year we are considering King Kong and the Empire State Building thanks to some shirts we bought from Klzart on Etsy.
With my twins being six, it's harder and harder to "sway" them towards what I wish they would be, but fingers crossed, they will let me have SOME say otherwise I'll end up creating another zombie and a power ranger costume, not the worst choices, but it's fun for me to get creative this time of year!