Looking for a Halloween costume? Try these trios!

We’re heading into October, and that means that Halloween and opportunities to wear sweet costume creations are just around the corner! Some people plan what their chosen costume (or costumes!) will be way ahead of time, but others wait until the last minute. If you’re one of those individuals who is still wondering what it is you’re going to be, maybe this list of popular trios will offer some inspiration not just for you, but for your friends, too!

Terra (Meghan) is not having any shenanigans from Raven (yours truly) and Starfire (Editor-in-Chief Sarah).
Terra (Meghan) is not having any shenanigans from Raven (yours truly) and Starfire (Editor-in-Chief Sarah).

Schoolhouse Rock! asserts that Three is the Magic Number, and according to TV Tropes, that rings true for the world of popular visual arts, as well. Does this translate to real-life for you? Have two besties instead of just one? Then consider the following ‘Power Trios’, whether they are fictional or inspired by actual individuals, when you are looking for a Halloween costume:

Winifred, Sarah and Mary, aka the Sanderson Sisters

It’s not October without a little Hocus Pocus, and those pesky Sanderson Sisters from the Disney live-action classic make for a terrific costume choice for fans of the film!

The witchy sisters in all their 17th century-inspired garb!
The witchy sisters in all their 17th century-inspired garb!

While this costume might take a little sewing, wig and make-up know-how to accomplish, it would be a real treat to see these three in action at a Halloween party!

Esteban, Tao, and Zia

These three are a blast from the past. If they’re unfamiliar, look-up the early 1980s anime Mysterious Cities of Gold. Set in the 16th-century, orphan Esteban’s adventure begins in Spain, then continue in the New World as he, Zia and Tao seek-out the Seven Cities of Gold.

The young adventurers Tao, Esteban and Zia, in order from L to R.
The young adventurers Tao, Esteban and Zia, in order from L to R.

Not only does this show have one of the catchiest theme songs around, it’s an action-packed treat that was recently revived (in French, alas!) in 2012.

Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor, AKA the Chipettes

Some of you might only be familiar with the recent (and pretty atrocious) live-action Alvin and the Chipmunks movie remakes, but back in the day, I was a huge fan of the animated series from the 1980s, especially the episodes featuring Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor. Those three could get into JUST as much trouble as their male counterparts, and their fanciful misadventures appealed to my grade school sensibilities.

There's just something charming about these three outfits!
There’s just something charming about these three outfits!

The whole fashion vibe also appeals to me, as a child of the 80s, and the costumes could easily be acquired at a local thrift store!

The Weird Sisters

Of course, the Weird Sisters don’t belong to just a single fandom, but I am referring specifically to the Sisters of the animated Gargoyles series. There were numerous incarnations of Phoebe, Selene and Luna over the course of the show, from young girls, to midwifes and sly enchantresses, to elderly women.

The sisters three...
The sisters three…

Simply put, the Weird Sisters harken back to the Maiden/Mother/Crone trinity, so all sorts of costumes could be inspired from that concept alone.

‘Girl Groups’/Performers

There are a whole host of trios to choose from recent musical history, trios of amazing and  talented singers and musicians that you and your friends could reap inspiration from, especially if you like a certain era of music and fashion!

Many times, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard wore matching outfits, but they also wore some pretty nifty uniques clothes, too!
Many times, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard wore matching outfits, but they also wore some pretty nifty unique clothes, too!

The 1960s? Try the Shangri-Las or The Supremes. Want to go back to the 1940s? How’s about the Andrews Sisters? The 1990s brought us TLC, whose clothing choices never failed to be imaginative. And today? What about Baby Metal? There is a long, long list to choose from!


Please, please, please remember that Halloween or ANY occasion where you might find yourself wearing costumes is never a time or excuse to wear black, brown, red or yellow make-up to mimic a race’s complexion, or to be insensitive/appropriate another culture’s garb.


Are you and your pals keeping your Halloween costumes a top-secret surprise until you’re read to reveal it? Or would you like to share what you’re going to be this year? Let us know all about it in the comments below!

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