29 Pop Culture Halloween Costumes Perfect For Brothers
Group costumes are always going to be our favorite Halloween costumes, and this Halloween season, we want to a shine a light on costumes that would be perfect for brothers. From real-life siblings to fictional ones, from iconic TV cousins to groups of best friends, these are the ideal costume choices for sets of brothers (though siblings of other genders can find some majorly fun inspo here too).
As for the costumes, there's, of course, perhaps the world's most famous brother duo, Mario and Luigi, who had a major year thanks to the "Super Mario Bros. Movie" this spring. There are quite a few sets of brothers from the worlds of "Game of Thrones" and "House of the Dragon" if you want to aim for costumes that are a little more hardcore. Or keep things more grounded and channel our favorite pair of cousins — Carmy and Richie from "The Bear." You could also throw it way back and channel some brothers from "Supernatural," "One Tree Hill," or "The Goonies."
Whatever you choose, these ideas can help you have the best Halloween ever — whether you spend it surrounded by family or with friends. Ahead, these are 29 Halloween costume ideas for brothers.
Connect 3 in "Camp Rock"
- What to wear: A combination of button-down shirts in different shades of blue with jeans. Make sure one brother wears their hair shaggy like Joe Jonas's Shane Gray, and have two brothers carry around prop guitars like Nick and Kevin Jonas's characters, Nate and Jason.
- How to act: Surprise everyone around you with random performances of Connect 3's biggest hits from "Camp Rock," like "Music's in My Soul," throughout the night.
Steve and Doug Butabi From "A Night at the Roxbury"
- What to wear: Black shirts under satin suits (burgundy for Steve, blue for Doug) and a single silver chain.
- How to act: Go up to people and try to dance with them simultaneously. Nod your heads a lot to the beat of the music.
Fred and George Weasley From Harry Potter
- What to wear: Go with oversize brown pinstripe suits, orange shirts, and ties, and don't forget the orange hair.
- How to act: Like you've been inventing cool stuff all day, and now you're up to no good.
Jamal, Hakeem, and Andre Lyon From "Empire"
- What to wear: A black shirt and jacket for Jamal, a tank top for Hakeem, and a sleek suit for Andre.
- How to act: Jamal is sensitive, Hakeem is cocky, and Andre is sturdy.
Robb Stark, Jon Snow, and Bran Stark From "Game of Thrones"
- What to wear: Lots of burlap and leather in brown, earthy tones. Swords are the perfect prop.
- How to act: Brooding and mysterious for Jon, like you're the man of the house for Robb, and if you're Bran, freak everyone out by trying to warg.
Tyrion and Jaime Lannister From "Game of Thrones"
- What to wear: More brown leather, but for Jaime, you'll need a chest plate, a cape, and a golden glove for his hand.
- How to act: Tyrion is witty and seldom sober; Jaime is also quick-witted, but a skilled fighter as well.
Greg, Peter, and Bobby Brady From "The Brady Bunch"
- What to wear: Go full-on '70s with striped shirts for the two younger boys, a button-up for Greg, and flared pants for all three.
- How to act: Like you're sick of your parents trying to make you get along with all those pesky girls.
Brennan Huff and Dale Doback From "Step Brothers"
- What to wear: Go with straight-up tuxedoes.
- How to act: Like you're here for a job interview, and you're a little annoyed that your interviewer keeps cutting you off. Tell everyone that you just became best friends.
Lucas and Nathan Scott From "One Tree Hill"
- What to wear: Lucas generally just wears jeans and a T-shirt, and if you're Nate, you may as well toss on a basketball jersey.
- How to act: Lucas is distant and mysterious, and if you're Nathan, try to start a pickup game.
Ari and Uzi Tenenbaum From "The Royal Tenenbaums"
- What to wear: Red track suits.
- How to act: Ask people if they've seen your dad around.
Michael, Gob, and Buster Bluth From "Arrested Development"
- What to wear: For Michael, wear dark jeans and a black button-up. Gob needs a maroon velour suit, and Buster wears a purple sweater and a hook hand. If you have a fourth, he can be Tobias.
- How to act: Michael is in charge. If you're Gob, you probably need to lower your voice a few octaves and start scheming, and Buster just wants his mother.
Frasier and Niles Crane From "Frasier"
- What to wear: Suits with slender ties; carry around some classy drinks.
- How to act: You're both psychiatrists, so start analyzing everyone around you until they get annoyed.
Thor and Loki From "The Avengers"
- What to wear: Loki needs a green-and-gold getup with big shoulder pads and a cape. Thor wears a silver chest plate, a red cape, and long, lustrous locks.
- How to act: Loki is an evil genius but also kind of a fun guy; Thor is ridiculously strong and a bit cocky.
Sam and Dean Winchester From "Supernatural"
- What to wear: Jeans, plaid shirts, and green, brown, or black jackets.
- How to act: Like you came to kick some supernatural ass, and you're not leaving until you succeed.
Jake and Elwood Blues From "The Blues Brothers"
- What to wear: Black suits, white shirts, black ties, black hats, and dark sunglasses.
- How to act: Like you're the coolest guys around, and you know it.
Francis, Reese, Malcolm, and Dewey From "Malcolm in the Middle"
- What to wear: Striped or solid shirts with hoodies and jeans or khakis. Keep the '90s in mind.
- How to act: Francis is a mess, Reese is a troublemaker, Malcolm is a genius, and Dewey is, well, just Dewey.
Mikey and Brand Walsh From "The Goonies"
- What to wear: Mikey needs a black shirt, jeans, and a jean jacket. Brand needs a gray shirt with the sleeves cut off and a red bandana.
- How to act: Mikey is optimistic and curious, and Brand is a cool teenager.
Kylo Ren and a Stormtrooper From Star Wars
- What to wear: Kylo rocks black leather pants under a long, hooded black robe. Cover your face in a black mask, but when you pull it off, shake out your glorious hair. Pick up a premade stormtrooper mask, and then pair it with a white T-shirt, white pants, and white sneakers.
- How to act: For Kylo, act like you're being pulled by two different sides constantly. Also, kind of a pouty brat. If you're a stormtrooper, be silent and menacing.
Mike and Ben Seaver From "Growing Pains"
- What to wear: '80s T-shirts or button-ups with jeans.
- How to act: Like a couple of smart alecks. Mike is a ladies' man, and Ben is a troublemaker.
The Jonas Brothers
- What to wear: Throw it back to the Jonas Brothers' youth and wear colorful shirts and jeans that would have been trendy half a decade ago. If you have a fourth brother, he can be Frankie Jonas.
- How to act: Like you can't help but want to sing.
Stephen and Brian McCaffrey From "Backdraft"
- What to wear: Firefighter outfits, but not sexy ones. Like, actual firefighter uniforms.
- How to act: Like you've been into one burning building too many. You've seen a lot in your lifetimes.
Mario and Luigi From "The Super Mario Bros. Movie"
- What to wear: Denim overalls over red and green shirts, white gloves, and matching hats. Fake mustaches take this to the next level.
- How to act: Mario is more confident (and a skilled triple jumper), while Luigi is a little more apprehensive.
Eddie and Dustin From "Stranger Things"
- What to wear: Hellfire Club shirts with a denim or leather jacket for Eddie and a baseball hat and button down for Dustin.
- How to act: Like you're nerds, but you're owning it now.
Dexter and Ed From "Good Burger"
- What to wear: Good Burger uniforms with classic white-and-blue paper hats. Bring your own supply of burgers for extra veracity.
- How to act: Like the world's silliest fast food employees.
The Mandalorian and Grogu From "The Mandalorian"
- What to wear: For the Mandalorian (aka Din Djarin), you need a Mandalorian suit complete with a mask (but we won't tell if you take it off sometimes). For Grogu, you need the classic Yoda ears and a brown robe.
- How to act: This is a particularly good costume for brothers with a big age gap. As Din, you're very protective of Grogu, while Grogu is a mischief maker (who wants to eat all the Halloween candy).
Carmy and Richie From "The Bear"
- What to wear: For Carmy, wear a white tee shirt and a blue apron. Richie, meanwhile, opts for a navy-blue "Beef" shirt and a khaki half apron.
- How to act: Richie and Carmy love each other, but they're always fighting. Maybe keep it to bickering instead of screaming at your Halloween party, but feel free to feed all your friends.
The AFC Richmond Coaches From "Ted Lasso"
- What to wear: AFC Richmond track jackets, whistles, and fake facial hair if you can't grow your own.
- How to act: Like you know a lot about soccer — err, football — but you also have a heart of gold.
King Viserys and Prince Daemon From "House of the Dragon"
- What to wear: Viserys needs a crown and a long white-haired wig, while Daemon can go for long or short hair, depending on the era. Finish the look with swords, armor, and robes, all in signature Targaryen red and black.
- How to act: Regal, stubborn, and always on the edge of a fight.
Kendall and Roman From "Succession"
- What to wear: For Kendall, stick to browns and grays and top it off with a logo-less baseball cap. For Roman, wear dress pants and a solid-color button-down with the sleeves rolled up.
- How to act: Full of yourself but also depressed.