Creative Matching Costume Ideas for Best Friends or Sisters – Coordinating Costume Ideas

Purim is one of the happiest of Jewish holidays. It commemorates the Biblical story of Queen Esther. Queen Esther, whose real name was Hadassah was a young Jewish girl who, through the ancient version of a beauty contest, became the Queen of Persia. She hid her Jewish identity from the king until a royal official in the kingdom arose who planned to kill all the Jews. Right before the day decreed for the massacre of the Jews, Queen Esther told the king that she too was a Jew and was able to save her people from annihilation. The days of grief were transformed into days of joy. Just as Queen Esther hid her identity from the king, to this day, on Purim we hide our identity with masks and costumes to commemorate this amazing story!

It is also tradition to get extremely and excessively drunk (hence the crazy parties). Crowds and performers fill the streets of Israel for this incredible festival. Street parties with thousands of people, everyone in costume, is the norm for multiple days. Everyone is trying to guess the other’s costume. And the best part….it’s not just for the kids! EVERYONE dresses up, young and old. It’s really so much fun.

These matching and coordinating costumes ideas are perfect for sisters or best friends for all occasions; costume parties, Halloween, and of course Purim!

1. Cheetah and Jaguar

Two of the most beautiful big cats? Yes please!! A cheetah and jaguar, created in gown form is both elegant and festive.

Purim Halloween Costumes Ideas

2. Sun and Moon

What better matching costume than the sun and the moon? Especially if the two people wearing the outfits are a bit of opposites, it will work out even better! For a group costume consider having some people dress up as the stars!

Purim Halloween Costumes Ideas


3. Two Birds

Now this one is definitely going to cause you to use all of your creativity to create. Any two birds will do, but we re-created two famous birds of Israel – the national bird of Israel called the Hoopoe and a Little Green Bee Eater.

Purim Halloween Costumes Ideas

View the full post: PURIM ON THE PLANTATION

4. Two Trees in the Forest

Simple and yet whimsical at the same time. Dressing up as two tall trees is certainly going to turn heads. If you have a group of people, this can be perfect to create an entire forest!


5. Poppies/Wildflowers

Who doesn’t want to dress up as a flower? These representational costumes make for the perfect artistic rendition of beautiful wild poppies.

Pictures coming soon!!

Each year we make a new creative costume for the festivities so we’ll certainly be adding some more ideas here as the years pass!

Lots of Love,

Danielle and Brooke, Colorful Sisters

Join the discussion

  1. trumstravels

    You two are so talented! I love your outfits 😊

  2. Bon Repos Gites

    Very glamorous outfits!! And face masks that I would like to see again as opposed to the ones that I can’t wait to be rid of!! πŸ™‚

  3. MissBluw

    Really cute costumes… Sounds like a really fun celebration

    • Colorful Sisters

      Thanks so much! It really is the best celebration πŸ™‚

  4. jbcowgill

    Le amazing outfits.

  5. oldbirdtravels

    I am in Mexico!! Hooray!

    • Colorful Sisters

      Yayy amazing!! So happy for you πŸ™‚

  6. oldbirdtravels

    Loving the PROPER masks!

    • Colorful Sisters

      Hahahahha wish that could be the option!

  7. Michele Lee

    Colorful Creative Sisters! I love the bird-inspired costumes. It looks like you had a wonderful time in your beautiful dresses.

    • Colorful Sisters

      Thanks so much!! We definetly had a wonderful time πŸ™‚

  8. sheetalbravon

    Loved your post . The costumes were so creative and the thought of a whole nation dressing up in costumes for a festival I hadn’t heard of earlier is brilliant. Thanks to your post , discovering a whole new part of the world each time. Awesome !

    • Colorful Sisters

      Thanks so much! Happy you enjoyed πŸ™‚ It really is something super unique and such a fun holiday!!

  9. vaniheart

    So cute and very artistic πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  10. VeroC Fashion

    I like the cheetah costume πŸ™‚

  11. Kat Br

    How I love the “Two Birds” <3

    • Colorful Sisters

      Thanks!! That’s our favorite as well just from a creativity aspect!

  12. Chameli B

    These are great!

  13. nikkidiscovers

    I love every outfit. You both have style for days.

  14. oldbirdtravels

    What is happening in Israel?!!

  15. 18cinemalane

    Hello! I came to let you know that I nominated you for the the Sunshine Blogger Award and the Blogger Recognition Award! Here’s the link to my award post:

  16. Aebin

    This looks so awesome. Thank you for sharing with us about this beautiful festival of which I wasn’t aware of.

  17. Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji

    Wow beautiful outfits guys

  18. Nancy Wolitzer

    Thanks so much for following my blog and liking my artwork. I love your Purim costumes–especially the tree ones.

  19. sefania2021

    wow ! I like the cheetah costume

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  21. sefania2021

    who and how made these costumes!

  22. Girl in Niagara

    Very creative post you two. Thank you for your follow and liking my posts. Nice to meet you.

    • Colorful Sisters

      Thanks so much as well! Lovely to meet you too πŸ™‚

  23. Candy H Speight

    Thanks so much for perusing our posts at Finding Order in Chaos! I hope that you will continue to stop by from time to time…

  24. Abhilasha Chowdhury

    Thanks for finding my Blogs among thousands of others… Thanks for stopping by and following my blog and liking my posts… BTW I love the costumes of the sun and the moon. LOL (Lots of Love)πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ’–

  25. Anna

    Really creative and thanks for telling the story behind that holiday. I never heard about it before.

  26. sharmishtha basu

    fabulous. share some face-masks in covid-19 season! πŸ™‚

    • Colorful Sisters

      Hahahah we might have to make some slight alterations to make them covid appropriate πŸ™‚


    Great fun! I love the two birds. Fabulous costumes.

    • Colorful Sisters

      Thanks so much!! Those are probably our favorites as well!

  28. thedropeditors: Zara and Lauren

    Such creative and fun ideas!

  29. Roy Cameron

    The Catholic school I attended as a boy did a very good job on the Old Testament. The nuns were good story tellers and I got to hear the story of Esther more than once. I didn’t know it was celebrated as you have described in modern-day Israel. Your whole post here is well-done. Thumbs up!

    • Colorful Sisters

      Yess! Such a fun celebration! Come and experience it in Israel one day if you can!

  30. Roy Cameron

    Yes. Without a doubt.

  31. Kim Mckenzie

    Thank you for the inspiration. I think the metaphor of being a tugboat is extremely helpful. I will remember this next time I feel behind or lost in my writing.

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