When the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air, you know that fun is right around the corner. Getting ready for Halloween, whether it be for a party or just to go trick-or-treating, is bone chillingly exciting, especially if you're spending it with your BFF and dressing in best friend Halloween costumes. This is the time of the year when you can unleash your inner characters and let them shine together. Everything else you do together is fun, so going together in costume will surely make this Halloween amazing.
Choosing the perfect set of costumes is easier than you think, too. You and your bestie probably share a love of movies, books, or characters that you can easily channel into costumes. And because you’re on the same page about what to wear and how to wear it, you’ll have a ball putting the costumes together. (A little wine never hurt DIY night either.) Once you’re dressed, it’s time to let the world know just how incredible your friendship is as you get into character and finish each other’s sentences (and candy). These 10 best friend Halloween costumes can definitely help you get your trick-or-treat on this Halloween and make it double the fun.
1Bill & Ted
Spending time with friends can be fun, but when you hang out with your bestie, the adventures can get down right excellent. Some costumes this year will be bogus, but if you and your BFF go dressed as Bill and Ted from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, you’ll be sure to have a most excellent Halloween. Here are some easy ways to put together your own bodacious Bill and Ted costumes this year:
For the adults, Bill needs a pair of jeans, a white t-shirt, a plaid shirt tied around your waist, a red backwards cap, and high top sneakers. For Ted, you can use a white graphic T-shirt, black shorts, a black vest, a pink shirt tied around your waist, and high top sneakers.
For little kid versions, Bill needs a pair of jeans, a white t-shirt, a flannel shirt tied around your waist, a red backwards cap, and high top sneakers. For Ted, you can use a white graphic T-shirt, black shorts, a black vest, a pink shirt tied around the waist, and high top sneakers.
To add a little extra, you can add a happy face patch to Ted’s black shorts and wear red socks, and for Bill you can get red shoe laces and sport a rad leather bracelet. Oh, and don't forget your air guitar.
2Cher & Dionne
Cher: Cher Costume, $60, Halloween Costumes | Yellow Plaid Skirt, $16, Amazon | White shirt, $20, Gap | Yellow Cardigan, $25, Old Navy | Yellow Blazer, $37, JC Penney | White Knee High Socks, $3, Amazon | White Mary Janes, $30, Amazon
Cher (Kid's Version): Yellow Plaid skirt, $38, Amazon | White Shirt, $5, Target | Yellow Cardigan, $12, JCPenney | Yellow Blazer, $7, Trends Gal | White Knee High Socks, $8, Amazon | White Mary Jeans, $10-$25, Amazon
If you and your bestie don’t want to look like flawed Monets this year, you could channel Cher and Dionne from the movie Clueless, which epitomized the modern BFF. You could be total Betties this Halloween, whether you pick up a costume, or put one together yourself. Just look to your motorized closet for some sporadic inspiration.
For the ladies, you can get a Cher costume, or you can combine a yellow plaid skirt with a white shirt , a yellow cardigan or yellow blazer, white knee high socks, and white Mary Janes. For Dionne, you can get a Dionne costume, or you can put together a black and white plaid skirt, a red shirt, and a black blazer.
For little Cher, you can combine a girl’s yellow plaid skirt, with a white shirt, a yellow cardigan or yellow blazer, white knee high socks, and white Mary Janes. For Dionne, you can put together a black plaid skirt, a red shirt, and a black blazer.
You can make your outfits even more fabulous with a big flowery hat for Dionne, and a pink feathery pen for Cher. And make sure to carry your cell phones, in case you find someone totally buggin'. As if you wouldn’t. OK, outie.
3Thelma & Louise
Looking to go on an exciting adventure with your bestie this Halloween? You can go dressed as Thelma and Louise and show the world what two strong, unapologetic women look like. You’ll find a lot of the stuff you need right in your closet, which makes these costumes affordable and convenient. So let your hair down darlin’ and go out for a freedom ride this Halloween. (Just steer clear of any high cliffs.)
For the ladies: To dress up as Thelma, you can wear a tie front denim shirt, blue jeans with ankle cowboy boots, and a pair of big sunglasses. For Louise, you can get a white tank top, blue jeans with a brown belt, cowboy booties, a scarf to tie around your head, and cat eye sunglasses.
All you’ll need for little Thelma is a tie-front denim shirt, blue jeans, with ankle cowboy boots, and a pair of big sunglasses. For Louise, you can get a white tank top, blue jeans with a brown belt, cowboy booties, a scarf to tie around your head, and cat eye sunglasses.
4Ernie & Bert
If your BFF drives you up the wall sometimes, take inspiration from Sesame Street’s Ernie and Bert this Halloween. They prove how being different doesn’t mean you can’t get along. They always find a way to help each other out, despite their disagreements, because that’s what friends are for. Gee, what do you say buddy?
You can pick up an Ernie adult costume, Ernie kid’s costume, Bert adult costume, or Bert child’s costume from online retailers. If you want to put something together on your own, you can add some pieces from your closet.
Just make sure you don't forget your rubber ducky.
Pink Ladies (Adult): Pink ladies Costume Jacket, $20, Halloween Costumes | Pink Jacket, $25, Charlotte Russe | Black Cropped Pants, $18, JCPenney | Black Shirt, $10, H&M | Scarf, $8, Amazon | Black Peep Toe Heels, $15-$34, Amazon | Cat Eye Sunglasses, $10, Amazon
Pink Ladies (Kid's): Pink Ladies Costume Jacket, $23, Halloween Costumes | Pink Jacket, $17, Cookies Kids | Black Pants, $11, Old Navy | Black Shirt, $5, Target | Scarf, $8, Amazon | Black Peep Toe Shoes, $22, Amazon | Cat Eye Sunglasses, $10, Amazon
If your clique is a group of hip, fun-loving girls, you can get some inspiration from the iconic Pink Ladies from Grease. Whether you’re a Rizzo, Frenchie, or Sandy, you’ll look terrific in their fabulous style. Just stick together, sing some tunes, and keep those T-Birds at bay. The coolest thing about the costumes is that they’re easy to pull together, even from your own wardrobe. So keep it peachy keen, jelly bean.
To finish off the costume, you can wear a pretty red lipstick.
6Batman & Robin
Men's Batman Costume, $39, Walmart | Men's Robin Costume, $50, Party City | Women's Batgirl Costume, $50, Spirit Halloween | Women's Robin Costume, $33, Target | Boy's Batman Costume, $26, Target | Boy's Robin Costume, $27, Target | Girl's Batgirl Costume, $24, Walmart | Girl's Robin Costume, $35, Spirit Halloween
There are no two birds (or bats) of feather like Batman and Robin. They’re the best of friends, and they let no evil villain get in their way of saving the world. If you and your bestie are your very own dynamic duo, then holy costume party, you’ll love to dress up as Batman and Robin this Halloween.
For no brainer costumes, you can grab a men’s Batman costume or a men’s Robin costume, women’s Batgirl costume or a women’s Robin costume, boy’s Batman costume or boy’s Robin costume, and a girl’s Batgirl costume or girl’s Robin costume. To do it yourself, you can grab a few staples from your clothing lair.
To finish off the costume, you can get this adorable Batman and Robin cape and mask set.
7Huey, Dewey, & Louie
If you’re a trio of besties, then you can easily channel your favorite childhood cartoon — Ducktales. You can solve a mystery, or rewrite history this Halloween, as Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck. The costumes are easy enough to pull right out of your closet, so get ready to make some duck tales, a-woo-oo!
8Mario & Luigi
Men's Mario Costume, $41, Target | Men's Luigi Costume, $35, Target | Women's Mario Costume, $37, Target | Women's Luigi Costume, $36, Target | Boy's Mario Costume, $30, Party City | Boy's Luigi Costume, $30, Party City | Girl's Mario Costume, $47, Spirit Halloween | Girl's Luigi Costume, $47, Spirit Halloween
If you and your best friend are gamers, you’ll love these Mario and Luigi costumes. Whether you’re trying to level up or just in the mood to squash some Goombas, as Mario and Luigi, you’ll be trick or treating in classic retro gaming style.
If you’re looking for a no brainer costume, you can pick up either a Mario men’s costume or Luigi men’s costume, women’s Mario costume or women’s Luigi costume, boy’s Mario costume or boy’s Luigi costume, or girl’s Mario costume and a girl’s Luigi costume. If you’re looking to put something together yourself, all you’ll need is a few staples you may just find in your closet.
To complete the looks, you can add a mustache or draw one in with black eyeliner, and cut out circles of yellow felt to cover the buttons on your overalls.
9Max & Caroline
If your friendship is the kind that’s filled with witty one liners, lots of comedy, and can stay tough through thick and thin, then you could easily be Two Broke Girls this Halloween. All you’ll need is your costume, a cupcake, and lots of witty attitude.
10Wayne & Garth
No better way to let your friendship shine than to go as Wayne and Garth — the most excellent best friends ever who really know how to get their party on. The coolest part about these costumes is that you can pull them together straight out of your wardrobes with little effort, which makes them a great last minute option. Just don’t forget to add a little scha-wing here and there.
For the ladies, all you’ll need is a pair of ripped jeans and sneakers, paired with a black T-shirt and Wayne’s World hat for Wayne, or a rocker graphic t-shirt and blue plaid shirt with black eyeglasses for Garth.
For your guy friends, all you’ll need is a pair of ripped jeans and sneakers, paired with a black t-shirt and Wayne’s World hat for Wayne, or a rock band graphic t-shirt and blue plaid shirt with black eyeglasses for Garth.
For kid rockstars, you'll need a pair of ripped jeans and sneakers, paired with a black t-shirt and Wayne’s World hat for Wayne, or a rock band graphic t-shirt and blue plaid shirt with black eyeglasses for Garth.
If you have a guitar, or drum sticks, you can carry them as props. (If you're worthy.)
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