Halloween is the time of year that you can let your inhibitions go and become anything you've dreamed of being, without reservation. For siblings and families, Halloween becomes the time of year you can all dress alike and not be judged one bit. Though some siblings have ambitions of creating costumes that separate themselves from their family members, there are those that have no issue with joining in on the family-inspired spirit. And for that latter group, there are plenty of easy sibling Halloween costume ideas to choose from.
My sister, brother, and I are really big on Halloween. Well really, we're big on any of the holidays, but this one is really special to us. Although my older sister has never really been into dressing up much, my younger brother and I always choose the best sibling related costumes that we could find. Mario and Luigi have always been our favorite sibling picks, but more general costumes like peanut butter and jelly or ketchup and mustard have been in the running, too.
So, whether you're looking for the perfect match in costume form or wanting to spark your children's creativeness, these 15 costume ideas are sure to do the trick this Halloween.
1. Woody & Jessie
Gather 'round, cowboys because this year's DIY Woody and Jessie costumes for your little ones will be the cutest. To turn your little girl into Jessie, grab a pair of bootcut jeans ($10), a button down white shirt ($10), cowboy boots ($20), a red cowgirl hat ($9), and a yellow bandana. To recreate Woody, pull out a pair of dark denim jeans ($14), cowboy boots ($17), a cowboy hat, a red bandanna ($2), and a cowboy vest ($8).
2. Wendy & John Darling
The Darling children costumes are perhaps some of the easiest to get your children into this Halloween and maybe even the cutest. To create Wendy's outfit, just get a blue night gown ($18), a blue bow ($7), and a pair of black flats ($15). Just like Wendy's outfit, John's is simple, too. All you'll need is an oversized button down ($13), a top hat ($3), some big framed glasses ($10), and a comfortable pair of slippers ($15).
3. Thing 1 & Thing 2
Though there are many pre-made Thing 1 and Thing 2 shirts that you can purchase, if you opt to create your own for your children, all you would need are two red shirts ($6 each), print out the Thing 1 and Thing 2 logos, and a blue beanie ($5). Or, if you're your really daring, you can use a blue hair spray ($6) to dye your locks.
4. Mario & Luigi
My younger brother and I have said that we were going to be Mario and Luigi for years due to our love for the Mario franchise, and with this simple DIY costume, we just might make it happen. The super simple costume only needs two pairs of blue jean overalls ($30, children), green and red t-shirts ($6 each), some red and green hats ($16), and two pairs of white gloves ($7 each).
5. Mario & Princess Peach
Much like the previous, my brother and I have discussed being Mario and Princess Peach, too. If you want to get your children to dress up like the legendary characters this year, you'll only need a few pieces. For Mario, blue jean overalls ($30, children), a red t-shirt ($6), and a Mario hat, gloves and mustache ($15). To achieve a princess look, you'll need a crown ($5), satin gloves ($7), a necklace ($11) and earrings ($12), and a pink dress ($44).
6. Alice & The Mad Hatter
A really fun sibling costume to think about this year would be Alice and The Mad Hatter from Alice In Wonderland. To nail the Alice look, get a pleated blue dress ($40), white apron ($5) and white tights ($4). To get your own version of The Mad Hatter, pull out a pair of colored pants ($15), a tailored blazer ($20), a nice blouse ($14), a vest ($17), and a pair of funky socks ($9). You can add on a cute top hat with feathers ($11) to give it a little pop, too.
7. Oompa Loompas
Run your own chocolate factory this Halloween with a DIY oompa loompa costume for you little ones. All you'll need are white pants ($12 each), brown turtlenecks ($10 each), some white suspenders ($8 each), brown striped socks ($11 each), two pairs of brown shoes ($15 each), and some white duct tape ($3) to create the stripes around the neck and wrists Don't forget to add in the green hair spray ($4) for the ultimate look.
8. Dorothy & The Scarecrow
Turn your little girl into Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz by dressing her in an overall dress or shorts ($16), blue socks ($8), and white blouse ($14) and a pair of sparkly red shoes ($10). To nail the scarecrow look, pull out a flannel shirt ($17), boots ($20), a pair of jeans ($9), and a beach hat ($9). Don't forget the straws of hay to hang out of the sleeves and the hat.
9. Lisa & Bart Simpson
To accomplish the Lisa and Bart Simpson look, you'll need little to nothing. For Lisa, get a red dress ($30) for your daughter, some white pearls ($15), red flats ($7) and a Lisa Simpson foam wig ($15). For Bart, all you'll need is a red shirt ($6), blue jean shorts ($12), and some light blue shoes ($20).
10. Pugsley & Wednesday Addams
Get a little ghouly this Halloween by dressing the kids up as Pugsley and Wednesday Addams. To become Pugsley, you'll need a black and white striped shirt ($3), a pair of black shorts ($12), black shoes ($10), and black socks. For Wednesday, cop a black dress with a white collar ($35) and black tights ($6).
11. Tweedledee & Tweedledum
Tweedledee and Tweedledum from Alice In Wonderland can become the nicknames you give your little ones this Halloween with this easy DIY costume idea. Find some red slacks or leggings ($8), yellow socks ($8), blue bow ties ($6), white button ups ($13), yellow sweaters ($8), red propeller hats ($4) and black shoes.
12. Salt & Pepper
Walk around with the cutest seasonings this year by dressing your kids as alt and pepper this year. To achieve the salt look, you'll need a plain white t-shirt ($6) and a grey beanie ($4), while pepper requires a black t-shirt ($6) and grey beanie ($4). To add emphasis to your costume, print or write out "S" on your salt shirt in black and "P" in white on your pepper shirt in white.
13. Dora & Diego
Take your kids on an adventure this Halloween as Nickelodeon's own Dora and Diego. To recreate Dora, just pull out a pink shirt ($10), orange shorts ($8), yellow socks ($3), a purple backpack ($9), and white shoes. For Deigo, green shorts ($8), a blue t-shirt ($3), a vest ($25), and hiking boots ($19).
14. Ash & Misty
Help your cool kids catch 'em all this Halloween with some awesome — and simple — Pokémon-inspired costumes. To get the look of Misty, find a pair of jean shorts ($10), a yellow tank top ($4), red suspenders ($8), and red shoes ($35). Ash on the other hand, requires black shoes ($35), light denim blue jeans ($13), a black shirt ($5), green fingerless gloves ($10), a red and white trucker hat ($6) and a sleeveless sweatshirt hooded jacket ($15).
15. Grandma & Grandpa
Give your kids the Benjamin Button effect with this DIY grandparent costume. Get a children's robe ($13), slippers ($12), and a shower cap ($8) to create your grandma look and a sweater vest ($13), t-shirt ($5), slippers ($13), and slacks ($14) to create your grandpa. Don't leave out the big framed glasses ($10) and gray wigs for both grandma ($10) and grandpa ($9).