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Halloween calls for months of rigorous planning for costumes, especially if you happen to be part of a couple. Because hunting for costumes as a couple is always difficult, owing to the fact that it is much more difficult to agree on a theme that both the parties equally like.
Of course, the possibilities are quite exhausting. There is so much to choose from- folklore, movies, classics, music, pop culture, etc. But, and there is a but, a good couples costume always has that instant recognizability, an effortless tandem and most of all, good chemistry.
Yes, just like a real couple.
With this idea in mind, here is a pretty extensive list of 32 halloween costume ideas for couples that can be easily recreated.
32 Halloween Couple Costume Ideas
1. Ketchup and Mustard
Arguably the most popular condiments one can think of (especially when there is a hamburger involved!), Ketchup and Mustard make for a quirky and fun Halloween costume ensemble.
You have the contrasting colors of red and yellow, which might remind the onlooker of the vastly different tastes the two garnishes possess- you get my drift, right?
2. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson
The clever detective and his faithful sidekick- a very successful pairing that has inspired many other fictional pairings (think Poirot and Hastings, Wolfe and Goodwin, Strike and Robin).
Warning, the costumes will feature a LOT of tweeds.
3. Yin and Yang
Black and white, these are the two sides of the psyche, the two manifestations of being- Amon and Lisa.
Fun fact, this costume ensemble can quite easily be DIY-ed for it involves a lot of black and white clothing.
Tip: Wear contrasting makeup, too.
4. Peter Pan and Wendy
Bring alive your inner child with this inspired couples costume idea- one that embodies the magic and motto of Neverland, never growing up.
5. Jafar and Iago
What better occasion than Halloween to indulge in feeling deliciously evil? A couple’s costume that never fails to impress, Jafar, and Iago from Aladdin are two characters who are unabashedly, unapologetically evil.
What’s more, their garb( if you decide to don it) is both festive and striking- long robes of vibrant red and a pencil-thin mustache for the corrupt courtier and orange for his talking parrot.
6. Cinderella and Prince Charming
Another Disney movie-inspired costume idea, this one is far more grand and benign than the last.
7. Walter White and Jesse Pinkman
If the names are not enough to spark recognition, let me elucidate a little more. The iconic duo from the hit TV series, Breaking Bad- this ensemble idea is sure to get all the applause.
It is pretty easy to recreate, as well- all you need is yellow jackets and sullen glares.
8. Salt and Pepper
Basic, indispensable condiments. Just like your partner and you!
9. Cher & Sonny
Iconic rock duo of the 80s, it does help if you are blessed with long, silky tresses. If not, a wig is never too hard to procure. Quite an intricate cosplaying process, this, but one with excellent results.
10. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo
A giant cowardly dog and his bedraggled owner- is there a better day than Halloween to effectively conceal one’s cowardice in the garb of a costume? I think not!
11. Thelma and Louise
1991 America. A female buddy road trip film, interspersed with a healthy dose of action, adventure and crime. Iconic then, iconic now.
Super easy to recreate, too- think tank tops, sunglasses, boot-cut jeans, and disheveled hair.
12. Timon and Pumba
The fun-loving jungle creatures from the Lion King, they taught a lesson to every movie-goer with their screen presence.
13. Lizzy and Mr.Darcy
A sojourn into the Victorian era, this Halloween couples costume is a nod to fiction’s best-loved couple and Austen’s contribution to feminist prose.
14. Danny and Sandy
Danny and Sandy. Yes, from Grease. The best part? The ensemble is pretty easy to put together, given how most of the clothing is likely to be owned by one already.
15. ‘Men in Black’
Iconic looks, very easily put together with the everyday formals- a dark suit and dark glasses. Props, too, might help elevate the look. Try and get your hands on an inflatable alien.
16. Hot Dog and Relish
Another food-based Halloween costume, and one that is open to interpretation, as long as you get the basics down.
Earth tones for the hot dog, while red and orange colors are primary contenders for the relish.
17. Joker and Harley Quinn
The most popular Halloween costume three years in a row now. Need I say more?
18. Batman and Robin
Extending our foray into comic book territory, this costume idea features the masked crusader and his loyal sidekick. Enough incentive for comic book lovers or DC fans, wouldn’t you agree?
19. Tintin and Captain Haddock
Sprightly boy adventurer and inebriated but lovable sea-faring captain, bring Belgian author Herge’s enduring creations to life in this Halloween costume idea.
Perfect for comic book enthusiasts and lovers of the written word.
20. ‘Stranger Things’
A Stranger Things- inspired couple’s costume is full of possibilities- you could dress up as El and Mike, Nancy and Steve, or even, hear me out, like Hopper and Demigorgon.
21. Bonnie and Clyde
Don a garb that is so commonplace that it does not raise even the faintest suspicion that the characters in question are actually bank robbers.
Don’t forget your best poker faces.
22. Balu and Bagheera
The bear and panther that dominated silver screens over the years, dress up as Mowgli’s closest friends.
23. Chucky and his Bride
Horror inspiration for a holiday that is a celebration of horror. Chucky and his Bride costumes are easy to replicate, thanks to the ordinary garb these supernatural dolls don. Makeup, of course, has to take an upper hand here.
24. Clark Kent and Lois Lane
Instantly recognisable and certainly a popular costume idea among Halloween-lovers of all ages.
25. Gomez and Morticia Addams
The sullen and mysterious couple from Addams Family, this couple’s costume idea immediately lends itself to the spirit of Halloween, enmeshed as it is in black clothing, dark makeup, and swinging, luxuriant hair.
26. Milk and Cookies
A little old-fashioned Christmas morning cheer to brighten up your Halloween night.
No better way to ring in the season of spooks than by dressing up as these beloved ghost-hunting scientists.
It also helps to sing the theme song as you march your way to a party.
28. Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper
Take inspiration from beloved comic, and dress up as the resident goofball and his blonde-haired best friend.
29. Magician and Rabbit
The perfect Halloween costume idea to inject a fair bit of frivolity into the proceedings, dress up as a magician and his rabbit.
The best part? You can work with the clothing you already own, although the bunny costume might need some purchases.
30. Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace
The perfect DIY costume for movie buffs. Helps to have killer moves, too.
31. Jack and Sally
A spooky love story for the ages, take inspiration from The Nightmare Before Christmas and dress up as the Pumpkin King and his ragdoll sweetheart.
32. Alice and The Mad Hatter
Classic, eclectic, eccentric, colorful, cool. Too many adjectives to describe an ensemble idea, perhaps, but well deserved all the same.
We have reached the end of the list, but only seemingly so. The realm of possibilities extends far beyond the supposed end- to distant horizons where whimsy reigns. In simpler terms, costume ideas are open to customization, always!