40 Fun Best Friend Halloween Costumes for You and Your Bestie
Grab your best pal, dress in one of these BFF Halloween costumes, and get ready for the best spooky season yet.
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BFF Halloween costumes
While Halloween has a reputation for being aimed at children, there is no age limit to playing dress-up on this spookiest of holidays. What is Halloween if not a night to celebrate with your family and friends, all while covered in fake blood? Add to the fun by pairing up with pals and picking best friend Halloween costumes that’ll wow all the ghosts and ghouls.
Of course, there is always the dilemma of what you should dress up as. Some go-getters compile a list of Halloween costume ideas in August—just to make sure they have enough time to whip up a DIY Halloween costume. Others wait until a day or two before fright night to run to the store for a last-minute costume. Whether you’re browsing for best friend Halloween costumes, group Halloween costume ideas, or teen Halloween costume ideas, now is the time to start.
Stumped by what to go as? Here is a list of 40 best friend Halloween costume ideas for 2021. Grab your best bud and pick your favorites.
Cher and Dionne from Clueless Halloween Costume
The ’90s are trending, making these chic friends totally back in style. Dressing as Cher and Dionne is a great idea for teen Halloween costumes—there’s a good chance teens have these pieces in their closets already.
Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Halloween Costume
Show your appreciation for nature with this reversible (and cute) costume. You can go as a bumblebee, while your best friend wears the ladybug side. Plus, if you are looking for cat Halloween costumes, you can dress your feline friend as a baby bumblebee.
Twins from The Shining Halloween Costume
If scary Halloween costumes are your thing, there is no better pairing than the creepy Grady twins from the Jack Nicholson classic The Shining. Trust us, the rest of your friends will be frightened of you two the entire night.
Sandy and Danny from Grease Halloween Costume
The classic movie duo of Sandy and Danny is always a winner when it comes to couples’ Halloween costumes. It’s also a great pick for best friend Halloween costumes when you and your pal are theater fans. You can liven the party with a Grease-inspired song and dance routine.
Dunkin Donuts Halloween Costume
Let your morning coffee inspire your punny Halloween costumes. You and your pal will need a doughnut outfit and a basketball jersey. Voilà: two Dunkin Donuts.
Milk and Cookies Halloween Costume
If you are into DIY adult Halloween costumes, you can cut, print, and tape your way to these delicious outfits. A milkman can easily be a milkwoman. Or get even craftier and build a glass of milk.
Minions Halloween Costume
These creatures from Despicable Me are great as a pair, but they work equally as well for group or family Halloween costumes. They are a great mix of nerdy and cute.
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A League of Their Own Halloween Costume
In this cult classic (currently being adapted for Amazon), Dottie and Kit were among the first women to play for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Have an honorary guy member of your girl squad? He can dress up as Coach Jimmy. Check out these other vintage Halloween costumes.
’80s Workout Buds Halloween Costume
While some best friend Halloween costumes are no sweat, these encourage you and your pal to get physical. So pull out the leg warmers and spandex, mix up some of your brightest activewear, and buy some appropriate accessories to complete the look.
Dancing Emojis Halloween Costume
Emojis are a great source of inspiration since we use them daily. This matching pair is easy to emulate with a short black dress or leotard and some bunny or cat ears. We’re not sure what the true emoji meaning is here, but we’re willing to bet it’s “ready to strut.”
The Spice Girls Halloween Costume
If your friend group has some distinct personalities, there is no better group costume than the Spice Girls. The outfits are pretty easy to break down, and you may already own clothing that would work for your designated Spice girl. If not, they’re relatively cheap to buy.
Cheerleaders Halloween Costume
Channel your high school days and get your cheer on. Grab some pom-poms and research some cheers. It will be a great way to keep your energy up without reaching for candy. You can go modern with this look or put a retro spin on it by referencing what cheerleaders and homecoming looked like in the ’50s.
Salt and Pepper Halloween Costume
Halloween may be known for its sweet treats, but this year opt for something savory, like everyone’s must-have seasoning. Salt and pepper are great options for pals who want low-effort costumes that remain festive.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Halloween Costume
Is there a better pairing than PB&J? Maybe just you and your BFF—which is why the childhood favorite is ideal for best friend Halloween costumes. Keep your outfit matching underneath by wearing all black or white.
Harley Quinn and Joker Halloween Costume
Become part of the Suicide Squad with this pair. It’s an easy Halloween face paint idea that’ll have you laughing like a supervillain (or, depending on the movie, a misunderstood antihero).
Dancing Sharks Halloween Costume
Katy Perry’s Superbowl performance a few years back made sharks a lot more appealing than the movie Jaws. Show up to the party request, “California Gurls,” and create your own viral moment. You may not be the spookiest Halloween monsters at the party, but you’ll bring the laughs.
S’mores Halloween Costume
If you and your best pal prefer treats to tricks, dress up as everyone’s favorite campfire dessert: s’mores. Your marshmallow or chocolate side will hang lightly on your shoulder, making it an easy costume to wear for an entire party.
Loofah and Soap Halloween Costume
Like a loofah and soap, your best friend always has your back. You can craft these costumes yourself or buy this cute and flattering set.
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Mario and Luigi Halloween Costume
Partying with your gamer pals this holiday? Mario and Luigi are the best friend Halloween costumes for you. Stick on a stache and grab a plunger to seal the deal.
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Taco and Hot Sauce Halloween Costume
October 31st may fall on a Sunday this year, but make it Taco Tuesday with this spicy idea. As a favorite food and condiment, these taco and hot sauce outfits will surely put you on the list for the most popular Halloween costumes.
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Bacon and Eggs Halloween Costume
Let brunch inspire your costume. This yummy pairing is comfortable to wear and relatively easy to sew yourself.
Lucy and Ethel Halloween Costume
For an iconic best friend Halloween costume, go with the most iconic TV friends: Lucy and Ethel. Grab some midi skirts, button-down tops, curlers, and of course, a box of chocolate. In honor of these funny gals, share these funny friendship quotes.
Highlighters Halloween Costume
As far as work-appropriate Halloween costumes go, nothing beats office supplies. You and your work bestie will stand out at your office party, whether in person or virtual.
Bob’s Burgers Halloween Costume
Socially awkward Tina and her crush Jimmy Jr. make for fun male-and-female BFF Halloween costumes. Fans of this animated sitcom will immediately recognize you, and you’ll have new friends by the end of the night.
Ketchup and Mustard Halloween Costume
Dressing as two condiments that dress up burgers, fries, and hot dogs is an amusing way to spend the night, whether trick-or-treating or attending a party. The comical placement of the face hole makes this one of the easiest funny Halloween costumes to pull off.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Halloween Costume
The Cat in the Hat may be one of Dr. Suess’s most beloved characters, but Thing 1 and Thing 2 make for great best friend costumes, especially if you plan to do more tricking than treating. Hey, it’s mischief night after all.
Bob Ross and Painting Halloween Costume
Bob Ross and his happy little trees are part calming, part party-pleasing. The canvas is pre-painted, so you don’t need to be a talented artist to pull off the look.
The Princess and the Frog Halloween Costume
If you and your best friend are looking for a Disney couple to emulate, choose these New Orleans lovebirds. It’s one of the easiest DIY Disney Costumes; browse your closet for supplies, then grab a ukulele and a plastic frog.
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Troop Beverly Hills Halloween Costume
Dressing up as characters from a cult-favorite movie is always a crowd-pleaser. Phyllis and Hannah Nefler are easier outfits to pull off than you might think. You can always add some Girl Scouts to the group—or even a red feather (if you’ve seen the movie, you know why).
Toothbrush and Toothpaste Halloween Costume
For best friend Halloween costumes to wear when trick-or-treating with the kids, try this oral hygiene combo. It’s a not-so-subtle reminder to little ones that they’ll need to brush after eating all that Halloween candy.
Frozen Halloween Costume
There’s no need to be a real-life sibling to emulate these Disney sisters. Elsa and Anna are excellent options for blond and brunette BFFs who can get out of wearing a wig the entire night. Get in the mood for trick-or-treating by watching Disney Halloween movies.
Barbie and Ken Halloween Costume
Dress up like the perfect plastic pair, pristine and still in the box. There is no doubt you will be up for best costume with this one.
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Stranger Things Halloween Costume
The spooky Upside Down offers lots of costume ideas. No need to fight over who gets to be Eleven—you and your pal can choose to be two different versions of the tough protagonist. Bonus: You have an excuse to eat Eggos all night.
Gift and Birthday Boy (or Girl) Halloween Costume
Calling all crafters! Raid your gift-wrapping supplies to copy this clever idea. It’s a fabulous way to reuse and repurpose any party decorations or themed tissue, bags, or paper.
Operation Game Halloween Costume
Keep things comfortable yet totally fun with this fresh take on the classic board game. Even if you’re not the creative sort, this costume is completely easy to DIY.
Rock, Paper, Scissors Halloween Costume
You could determine what you should be for Halloween based on your zodiac sign. Or you could decide it with a game of rock, paper, scissors. (You see where we’re going with this?) This unique Halloween costume for three friends will be a total hit—although you might be forced to solve any debates the entire night.
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