It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas, but Halloween! With costume season right around the corner, you might be looking for 3 person costumes to help you celebrate this year. There are so many great options depending on if you are three friends, three siblings, a family of three, and more! We urge you to get creative and go as original as possible for your 3 person costumes but we’d like to share with you some ideas that we think you can really run with!
There’s no need to worry about having a third wheel (unless you want to go dressed as a tricycle). There are so many costumes for trios that will make your friends, family, and neighbors smile this Halloween. We decided to take a look at social media to get a better understanding of the trends, costumes, and bright ideas that people will be sporting this Halloween season. We saw all sorts of creative costumes that we think you are really going to fall in love with! Check them out below!
Make Halloween Thrice as Nice with These 3 Person Costumes!
Cat In The Hat & Things
Cat In The Hat and Thing 1 and 2 are classic 3 person costumes. You can go as elaborate or conventional as you’d like and in the example above this trio shows you how to easily pull off the look with just a few simple items.
A Prince, a Mermaid, & a Fish
If you’re a family of three, there are plenty of 3 person costumes that you can try. We love this take on The Little Mermaid with Prince Eric & Ariel and, of course, little flounder.
Look at baby Boo! How cute are these minimal 3 person costumes inspired by Monsters Inc.? It goes to show that you don’t need to spend a fortune on elaborate costuming to make Halloween night a special one the whole family can enjoy.
Harry & Friends
The mom that shared this photo of her 3 person costumes for her kids explained that the littlest one was not a fan of the red wig or costume for Ron. It’s still cute! Ron, Hermoine, and Harry make for fine costume inspiration.
Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice
See how easy it is to fashion 3 person costumes inspired by the Powerpuff Girls? Each person simply needs a monochromatic dress, a black belt, white tights, and black shoes. Wigs are optional but they really pop in the above example!
Rock, Paper, Scissors
By far, one of the most popular 3 person costumes ideas is “Rock, paper, scissors.” We saw many a variation but this one caught our eye thanks to that little “rock” hanging out on the ground.
If you’re feeling the 1980s nostalgia, turn to your favorite flicks for inspiration. The cult classic The Heathers proves a worthwhile idea as these three friends look like they just walked off of the movie set!
From your right to left, you will find “Bed, Bath, & Beyond.” What a fun idea from such a mundane, household name.
The Skeletons from The Office
Do you remember this hilarious moment from The Office? Kelly, Gabe, and Toby pulled off this gem of a dance on the show and we think you can too this Halloween.
The Fairly OddParents
Timmy Turner, Cosmo, and Wanda all shine here in these 3 person costumes inspired by the animated series The Fairly OddParents. As you can see, these cute costumes don’t take a ton of effort but all three look great!
They Got a Clue
Cher, Dionne, and Tai are greeting a new generation with these outfits. Let the kids get campy with 3 person costumes inspired by Clueless for a look that says “As if!”
Tim Burton Would Be Proud
Lock, Shock, and Barrel will make the whole neighborhood hide in fright! If you love Tim Burton, turn to his imaginative films for inspiration. The Nightmare Before Christmas inspires a ton of Halloween costumes. For 3 person costumes, you can’t beat this trio!
Are your little ones big fans of the Chipettes? You can easily fashion costumes for your little Chips by going through the closet to find items that will work for these 3 person costumes.
Alice & Friends
The Queen of Hearts, Alice, and the White Rabbit look fantastic in this cute interpretation of the characters. If you end up with four folks, consider dressing someone as the Cheshire Cat and you’ve got a party!
Mario, Peach, & Luigi
Look at Mario’s little belly! How cute! We find truly fun 3 person costumes inspired by Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. You can choose any of the three characters from the games to achieve a similar look.
A Trio Made in Heaven
Okay, first things first… Ketchup does not belong on a hot dog, sausage, or practically any other meat. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we get these 3 person costumes as ketchup and mustard are the classic condiments for a dog.
Are the Sanderson Sisters calling your trio? Go all-in with Hocus Pocus-inspired costumes like these. You’ll have fun running amock all Halloween night long!
The Schuyler Sisters
Did you finally get to see Hamilton? If so, you might be absolutely obsessed with the Schuyler Sisters. Find some costume dresses in contrasting colors and you’re well on your way to 3 person costumes inspired by them.
Death Becomes Them
Here are some of the most ambitious 3 person costumes on this list. We find characters from the black comedy Death Becomes Her here. We’re not sure how they got candelabra to attach to the dress but it certainly looks very cool!
Look at Little Tinker Bell!
Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and Wendy are pictured here in simple costumes that easily communicate the idea this family was trying to convey.
If you’re feeling like a hog this Halloween, consider dressing up as the Three Little Pigs. You may or may not have a Big Bad Wolf around but we think dressing this way would be a blast. You can eat all the cand you want!
How precious are these three dressed as the components of a s’more? We imagine it would be pretty easy to dress a dog as a marshmallow as well.
Wes Anderson’s characters are so over-the-top that just about any will make for great Halloween costumes for three. These characters from The Royal Tenenbaums look fantastic!
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
You can do Wizard of Oz 3 person costumes (who needs a Tin Man?) fairly easily as these costumes are widely available for a generally affordable price. How cute is that Cowardly Lion!?
Is your family big on dinosaurs? Look to Jurassic Park for inspiration. You can all go as dinosaurs from the movie, characters from the movie, or a mix! We think these costumes are so silly and funny. We’re sure they’ll be a hit around the neighborhood.
Wilma, Fred, and Pebbles Flinstone are the perfect 3 person costumes for a family of three. These costumes should not be too hard to pull off and you can go even further than this cute family did if you desire.
Han Solo, Princess Leia, and an Ewok make for amazing 3 person costumes if you’ve got a little one to dress as the Ewok. Or if you could always go as Luke, Han, and Leia! Most people enjoy Star Wars so you’ll likely be a hit.
Jasmine, Abu, and Aladdin work marvelously as 3 person costumes for families. We really love the idea of dressing a little one as Abu! How fun!
Who Gonna Call?
No Halloween would be complete without Ghostbusters! After all, ghosts are the reason for the season. How cute are these little ones decked out in khaki? We know who to call!
Fauna, Merryweather, and Flora from Sleeping Beauty would make for great 3 person costumes for folks of any age. But, these little girls sure look cute! If you’ve got three little girls, you could do no better!
There you go! What did you think about these 3 person costumes ideas? We think any of them or riffs on them will make your Halloween extra special this year. Finding 3 person costumes can be difficult but it’s not impossible as you’ve now seen. Feel free to run with these ideas or brainstorm with your buddies and family to come up with an even more original idea. Halloween is all about having fun so do what makes you smile and laugh!
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 Make Halloween Thrice as Nice with These 3 Person Costumes!
- 1.1 Cat In The Hat & Things
- 1.2 A Prince, a Mermaid, & a Fish
- 1.3 Boo!
- 1.4 Harry & Friends
- 1.5 Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice
- 1.6 Rock, Paper, Scissors
- 1.7 Heathers
- 1.8 23.
- 1.9 The Skeletons from The Office
- 1.10 The Fairly OddParents
- 1.11 They Got a Clue
- 1.12 Tim Burton Would Be Proud
- 1.13 The Chipettes
- 1.14 Alice & Friends
- 1.15 Mario, Peach, & Luigi
- 1.16 A Trio Made in Heaven
- 1.17 Hocus Pocus!
- 1.18 The Schuyler Sisters
- 1.19 Death Becomes Them
- 1.20 Look at Little Tinker Bell!
- 1.21 Three Pigs
- 1.22 So Sweet
- 1.23 Feeling Royal
- 1.24 Somewhere Over the Rainbow
- 1.25 Go Jurassic
- 1.26 The Flinstones
- 1.27 Star Wars
- 1.28 Aladdin
- 1.29 Who Gonna Call?
- 1.30 Good Fairies
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