Personally, I like to celebrate "harvest", not Halloween. My girls love this time of year so much so I didn't really feel like it was right not to let them celebrate it just because of my own personal biases.
Having said that, I am a HUGE holiday lover! For those of you that don't know this about me, I am a huge party planner and this is just another opportunity to have a party!
Planning for Halloween costumes with twins is a lot of fun but there is actually a lot of stress involved. Perhaps if they were boy/girl twins, there would be a lot more opportunity. But since they are identical girls, we have had to be a little more creative.
For example, their first year they dressed up for Halloween they were almost 2, and they were Piglet and Eyeore. The closer it gets to Halloween you can find THE BEST deals on costumers on http://www.thedisneystore.com/ and they will have the most adorable outfits shipped to you before the big day.
The second year we celebrated "harvest", my girls dressed up as a ladybug and a bumblebee. We live in a fairly warm climate, however the end of October is still a little chilly and for those first few years, it was more important to me that my girls were cozy warm vs. having award winning costumes.
The next year, we had gone to Disneyland for our first time and so of course for Halloween my girls wanted to be princesses, but when it came right down to it, they changed their minds. They ended up being a really cute leopard and an adorable horse costume.
And then the fun begins...because last year they had finally started to let me dress them in "coordinating" costumes. So last year...they were Hannah Montana and the other was Miley Cyrus. Super fun and adorable. However I did have to buy the make up and the microphone and wig for each of them cuz that wouldn't have been ok in our house with one microphone, etc. :)
And so this year, we had several choices...I thought about making them a pair of dice, and they were excited about that but we decided that would be too bulky, then I thought about making them a Friends forever necklace that is a heart and is broken down the middle and each one of them have one half....and when they stood together they would have completed the heart. And then I wanted to think about something fun, easy and warm. We are great big fans of "The Cat in the Hat" with Mike Myers and we finally decided on Thing 1 and Thing 2. And for those of you who have twins that are not very excited about being Thing 1 and Thing 2, don't forget what their role in "The Cat in the Hat" was...they did everything the opposite of what they were told. So we have told my girls that when they are dressed up, we will play along with that rule and know that they are going to do everything the opposite of what we say. I have a feeling that night is going to be very interesting.
So now to make the costume...I found a great set of "troll wigs" online that were blue and for kids...they were perfect. And I am going to the fabric store and buying red material and a pattern to make both of their costumes, very easily. So aside from the wig, the red outfit and the white label on the front that says Thing 1 and Thing 2, we only have to make blue makeup on their eye brows and eyes and a red nose and we're good to go.
And then we found the CUTEST costume for our albino boxer puppy, Martini, to be The Cat in the Hat!! We can't wait...it will be super cute! I'll post pictures.
If you have twins, I would love to hear what you have done in the past that turned out really cute for your twins.