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60 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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Best friend Halloween costumes guaranteed to turn heads

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 costumes 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 an easy Halloween costume to throw together. Whether you’re browsing for best friend Halloween costumes or group Halloween costume ideas, now is the time to start.

Stumped by what to go as? Here is a list of 60 best friend Halloween costume ideas for 2022. Grab your best bud and pick your favorites.

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Dorothy and Glinda Halloween costume

This classic duo is always a crowd-pleaser. Plus, it offers the ability to extend to a larger group and pairs with one of the best dog Halloween costume ideas. You know Dorothy needs her Toto.

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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.

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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’re looking for cat Halloween costumes, you can dress your feline friend as a baby bumblebee.

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Top Gun Halloween costume

The release of Top Gun: Maverick resurfaced one of the best bromances in cinema: Maverick and Goose. Snag two of these fight suit costumes and go as the high-flying pals this Halloween—they make great Halloween costumes for men!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble Halloween costume

Opt for an old-school cartoon for a nostalgic Halloween. You can go as just Wilma and Betty, but the Flintstones is also a great option for families, since Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm make excellent baby costume ideas.

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Milk and cookies Halloween costume

If you’re into DIY 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. Don’t forget to check out these Halloween costume ideas for women, too!

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Minions Halloween costume

These creatures from Despicable Me are great as a pair, but they work equally well for group or family Halloween costumes. They’re 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.

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’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.

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The Spice Girls Halloween costume

If your friend group has some distinct personalities, there’s 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. Need more costume inspiration? Check out the best plus-size Halloween costumes to get this year.

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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.

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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.

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Peanut butter and jelly Halloween costume

Is there a better pairing than PB&J? Maybe 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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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Princess Peach and Princess Daisy costume

Another friend costume idea for Halloween is dressing up as Princess Peach and Princess Daisy, two ladies from the Mario world. If you have a group of four, two of you can be Peach and Daisy while the other two dress up as Mario and Luigi. Perfect!

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Taco and hot sauce Halloween costume

October 31 may fall on a Monday 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.

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SpongeBob and Patrick Halloween costume

These besties from Bikini Bottom make perfect best friend Halloween costumes. Dress up as SpongeBob and Patrick and let the fun commence!

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Lucy and Ethel Halloween costume

For an iconic best friend Halloween costume, go with the most iconic TV show 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.

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Hocus Pocus Halloween costume

The Sanderson sisters—Sarah, Winifred and Mary—are Halloween favorites. If your friend group is a trio, this is for sure the way to go. End the night with Hocus Pocus, only one of the best witch movies of all time, and Hocus Pocus 2, its sequel that’s set to be released this fall!

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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.

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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.

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Thing 1 and Thing 2 Halloween costume

The Cat in the Hat may be one of Dr. Seuss’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.

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Bob Ross and painting Halloween costume

Pay tribute to Boss Ross and his happy little trees with this costume. It’s easy to DIY, or you can opt for a pre-made costume featuring a beautiful canvas. Either way, the costume will be a hit!

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Powerpuff Girls Halloween costume

Grab a pink, green or blue dress, retro knee socks and sneakers, and you have a quick and easy costume to pull off with your girl gang. Pair these costumes with some cute Halloween makeup ideas and you’re good to go!

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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—just 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).

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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.

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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.

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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 Eleven Halloween costume

The spooky Upside Down from Stranger Things (one of the best shows on Netflix) 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—one in the pink dress and one in overalls. Bonus: You have an excuse to eat Eggos all night.

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Stranger Things Eddie and Dustin Halloween costume

Yep, we’ve got another Stranger Things–themed best friend Halloween costume idea. Dress up as the dynamic duo of Eddie Munson and Dustin Henderson, but add Dustin’s Hellfire Club shirt to really sell the bestie costume.

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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.

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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.

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Rock, paper, scissors Halloween costume

You could determine what you should be for Halloween based on your zodiac sign. Or you could decide 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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Ghost Halloween costume

Now these are some best friend Halloween costumes you can easily DIY. Get some white sheets and sunglasses and you’re good to go for a ghoulish night of fun.

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Witches Halloween costume

This is another friend costume that’s simple to put together. Grab a comfy black dress and a couple of witch hats to complete the look!

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Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Halloween costume

Star Wars fans, this costume’s for you. Dress yourself and your bestie up as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia if you want an out-of-this-world Halloween.

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Han Solo and Chewbacca Halloween costume

If you’re not feeling the Luke and Leia costume, fear not—there’s another Star Wars duo you can go as. Dress up as Han Solo and Chewbacca for just as much fun!

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Flower Power Halloween costume

You and your bestie can take a trip back to the 1960s with these friend Halloween costumes. Choose from the blue or purple floral print for your grooviest Halloween yet.

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Austin Powers Halloween costume

Yeah, baby! Pay tribute to Austin Powers characters Dr. Evil and Austin Powers this Halloween with these funny friend costumes.

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Witch and devil Halloween costume

This is another best friend Halloween costume that’s simple to put together. For the witch, grab a witch hat, a funky wig and your favorite black dress. For the devil getup, get some horns, a pitchfork and a cape. Put it all together and you have a spooky Halloween duo.

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M&Ms Halloween costume

Talk about a sweet Halloween costume! Grab an M&M Halloween costume for you and your best friend for a low-key (but still cute) look. And if you have a group of three or more friends, don’t fret—just buy multiple costumes and go as the whole bag of M&Ms.

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Britney Spears Halloween costume

Britney Spears has sported some truly iconic looks over the years. Pay tribute to the Princess of Pop by dressing in two of those looks: her “Oops, I Did It Again” red jumpsuit and her “Toxic” stewardess getup.

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The Blues Brothers Halloween costume

Fans of this John Belushi and Dan Akroyd comedy flick will love this costume. It’s pretty easy to put together, too—all you and your friend need are suits, hats and sunglasses.

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Jack-o’-lantern Halloween costume

Festive and comfy! Grab these jack-o’-lantern onesies for you and your BFF this year, and pay homage to this classic Halloween symbol.

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Harry Potter Halloween costume

Looking for some extra magic this Halloween? Get a pal to dress up with you as Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. You can buy the same costume for both, but whoever’s being Ron should get a wig to really sell the character.

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The Karate Kid Halloween costume

Fans of the original Karate Kid movies and Netflix’s Cobra Kai will love this fun best friend Halloween costume idea. Dress up as frenemies Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence for truly kickin’ Halloween outfits.

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Disco divas Halloween costume

Do the hustle! Snag two disco diva costumes for you and your bestie and dance the night away this Halloween.

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Alien Halloween costume

If you and your best bud are looking for matching Halloween costumes, get two of these classic alien Halloween costumes. Hey, at least you won’t lose one another at the Halloween party this year!

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Toy Story Halloween costume

Sure, Buzz and Woody had a rocky start—but now, they’re part of an iconic Disney friendship. Grab a Woody and Buzz Lightyear costume this year for a playful best friend Halloween costume.

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Ketchup and mustard Halloween costume

You and your BFF are quite the dynamic duo—much like ketchup and mustard. Heads will definitely turn at this quirky and fun costume idea!

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Pair of sneakers Halloween costume

You two are quite a pair, after all. This is another quirky best friend Halloween costume idea that’s sure to get some laughs.

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Written with contribution from Kelly Kuehn.

Gabrielle Porcaro
Gabrielle Porcaro is a New York-based freelance writer, stylist and market editor. She specializes in fashion, home and beauty coverage. When she’s not working on lifestyle pieces, Gabrielle enjoys traveling, museums, working out and binging TV.