Halloween is full of opportunities to make lasting memories together as a family. Whether you’re choosing the perfect pumpkins together at the pumpkin patch, taking a hayride together or whipping up some yummy fall treats, there are plenty of fun activities to take advantage of. One of the most classic Halloween activities is getting all dressed up in the perfect costumes to go trick or treating on Halloween night. Are you looking for some costume inspiration for a big and little sister? Check out some of our favorite ideas!
If you’re looking for a cute, classic costume, consider dressing your girls up as Little Bo Peep and her sheep! This sweet, nursery rhyme-inspired ensemble is sure to be a hit, and there are plenty of ways to throw together a little Bo Peep costume with items from home. Find a pastel colored dress, tie a white apron around her waist, and all you need is a sweet bonnet and a shepherd’s crook to complete the look. A sheep costume is an easy find for your little one, and is sure to keep them warm on your Halloween evening walk!
If your little one is obsessed with all things princesses, use this to your advantage in your Halloween prep. Get her a dress to help her look like her favorite princess, or sit down and brainstorm with her if you’re unsure of which one she’d like best. This website has plenty of princess dress options, and even better, they’re all comfortable, so she won’t be fussing and itching the whole night. For your little one, get a matching princess dress or a dress from the same story so that they are coordinating.
If you’re looking for a classic and easily identifiable costume pairing, dressing your little girls up as the Wizard of Oz witches is always a good way to go! For Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, the poofiest pink dress you can find, a tiara and a magic wand will easily do the trick. For the Wicked Witch of the West, a floor length black dress, black pointed witch’s hat and some green face and body paint is a great way to go. Don’t forget to do some photo ops of the girls posing together!
Another costume that’s easy to throw together is Mary Poppins and a penguin. Dress your older daughter up in a black skirt andwhite button-up shirt with a red ribbon tied around her neck. If you have time, decorate a black hat with some fake flowers and have her carry an umbrella in her hand and she will be unmistakable as Mary Poppins! Put your little one in a fuzzy penguin costume and the duo is complete. The great thing about this getup is that even though your baby is wearing a costume, it will still be easy to put them in an Ergobaby carrier for trick-or-treat time.
Perhaps the most adorable costume idea on our list is turning your little girls into a caterpillar and butterfly. If you have little girls in your home, it is very likely that you already have a set of butterfly wings at your disposal. Dress your little girl up in a black long sleeve shirt and black leggings and put those wings on her! Some homemade butterfly antennas complete the look. Find a cozy little caterpillar costume for your baby and this costume is good to go!
So as you get to brainstorming about what cute costume ideas you can take advantage of for your little girls this year, consider some of these classic favorites! Choose something that not only will they be happy with, but that they can be comfortable wearing during their evening of trick or treating and Halloween fun.