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Barbie & Ken Costume Ideas


Drawing with Barbie costume ideas

Regardless of whether you’ve been a fan of this classic doll duo for years or you’re a fan due to the recent movie release, either way, our minds are on all things Barbie and Ken this Halloween this year!

These Barbie and Ken fashion ideas are easy to recreate using items you probably already have in your closet. There’s no need to buy a completely new outfit when you can have fun searching your closet for the items needed to create a Barbie-themed Halloween costume that’s uniquely yours!

1959 Black and White Striped Barbie Model Costume

First off, this vintage Barbie costume has to be the easiest to recreate. Any black and white striped swimsuit will work. You can even wear a polka dot one if you have one! Grab a pair of high heels, your favorite pair of earrings, some sunglasses, and your Halloween costume is complete!

Doll images from Mattel, Inc. Image source and inspiration from Color me Courtney

Toy Story Barbie and Ken costume

For Barbie, instead of dancing clothes, get her favorite pair of shorts or leggings. A sporty top can be paired with a hot pink hair band. Tie a jacket around your waist and you can’t forget the 80s leg warmers! It’s very easy to create a Ken costume. Any blue animal print button-down can be worn with blue shorts and loafers or tennis shoes to match.

Doll images from Mattel, Inc. Image source and inspiration from Kate Killebrew

Barbie and Ken neon costume

This is a completely funky and fun look! This vibrant swimsuit and biker shorts set is another low-effort but super adorable Halloween costume idea for Barbie and Ken. For Ken, grab a hot pink t-shirt, a funky pink blazer, and matching shorts! If you don’t want to wear skate shoes, replace them with a pair of neon yellow tennis shoes and then tie them with hot pink laces!

Image source and inspiration from People.com And Sav_Marie-Cosplay Instagram

Singer Barbie costume

A long black sparkly dress with a neckerchief, pair of black gloves and a sparkly necklace creates the perfect Halloween costume for Diva Barbie.

Doll images from Mattel, Inc. Image source and inspiration from Margot Robbie on Instagram

Classic Barbie and Ken costume

The short pink outfit and high heels are classic Barbie, and Ken’s signature look is often a collared shirt and shorts. These are the simplest looks you can recreate from your closet, just find the right colors or silhouettes. And don’t forget the accessories!

Doll images from Mattel, Inc. Image source and inspiration from Francis Dominic on Instagram

Barbie flight attendant costume

This Barbie flight attendant Halloween costume can be created using a blue dress suit, vintage square hat and a duffle bag. Finish by pinning the plane wings, if you have them!

Doll images from Mattel, Inc. Image source and inspiration from directions.

Dress up as Barbie from day to night

Who doesn’t love a look that can be worn day or night? A pink dress, tuxedo or pantsuit can be teamed with your favorite jewelry and handbag to complete Barbie’s day and night outfit.

Doll images from Mattel, Inc. Image source and inspiration from HV Challenger – Instagram

Strange Barbie outfit

Probably one of the best characters in the Barbie movie: Weird Barbie. A patterned, colored, or stickered pink dress plus mismatched stockings, silly makeup, and crazy hair will help you recreate that Barbie Halloween look we’ve all had (and loved).

Doll image courtesy of Mattel, Inc., via Weird Barbie Costume Taylor Joel

Dream date barbie costume

Any chance to wear glitter and glitter and I’m down! If you have a sparkly, sparkly pink dress, pair it with some satin pink gloves and a hair ribbon or heart-shaped sunglasses for a sequin-filled Barbie fashion moment.

Doll images from Mattel, Inc. Image source and inspiration from Swanspo.

Designer denim barbie

This outfit can be recreated with your favorite pair of jeans, cowgirl boots, and a fun pink t-shirt. You can also decide to finish off this Barbie-inspired outfit with a soft pink blazer or jacket and a handbag.

Doll images from Mattel, Inc.

Glowing red Barbie costume

This Barbie costume is very stylish. If you have a favorite red coat or red dress with a hat and high heels to match this outfit is complete. Grab a pair of white gloves as well. If you don’t want to wear high heels, this outfit will look great with a pair of red sneakers or sandals!

Doll images from Mattel, Inc. Image source and inspiration from Unique vintage.

Gorgeous blue Barbie outfit

This Barbie is so adorable! Unlike most Barbie outfits, this one contains almost no pink. So it’s perfect if you want a more toned-down option for your Barbie Halloween costume. If you don’t have blue overalls, wear light or medium-colored jeans with a striped blouse and a beanie. Get a blonde wig and color a few pieces blue/silver to tie this outfit together.

Doll images from Mattel, Inc.Fashion idea via Studio DIY

Birthday wishes like Barbie

It’s Barbie’s birthday! The Barbie look you wish for this Christmas can be achieved with any fluffy pink dress and a sparkly headband or tiara. Super simple and fun.

Doll images from Mattel, Inc. Image source and inspiration from Tasha Police on Instagram.

Barbie and Ken western costume

Everyone’s favorite duo, but make it a Western! This look is easy to create with cute pink pants and silver cowgirl boots! Ken’s outfit is very easy to match with black jeans, casual shoes or cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. Don’t forget to finish your Barbie and Ken Halloween costume with a pair of bandanas to tie around your neck.

Doll images from Mattel, Inc. Image source and inspiration from People.com.

Barbie costume in the 90s

Relive this iconic ’90s Barbie doll wearing a bold, colorful or floral dress and cool accessories.

Doll images from Mattel, Inc. Image source and inspiration from Color me Courtney.

More fun costume ideas

If you can’t find pieces that fit perfectly with your Barbie or Ken dolls, that’s totally okay. I think most of the fun in trying to recreate these Barbie and Ken Halloween costumes is putting your own unique spin on them! Barbie’s wardrobe is endless, after all!





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