Great couples costumes for Halloween!
Each year my sister and her husband come up with a new Halloween costume theme that works together as a couple. One year he was Batman and she was Batgirl, the year before he was a pirate and she was a wench. You get the idea. That got me thinking of all the different ways you can coordinate your get-ups together this Halloween. It's such a clever way to really get in the spirit of the holiday and you can have a lot of fun planning it together.
I've pulled together some terrific coordinating costumes here as well as providing an extensive list of additional suggestions that may help you find the perfect theme to express your individuality together!
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There are so many couples in this category from which to draw inspiration. Consider old television shows, classic and popular movies, toys or video game characters. Here's a few suggestions to get you started:
- Morticia and Gomez Addam
- Barbie and Ken
- Batman and Batgirl (or Catwoman)
- Super Mario and Princess Peach
- Hans Solo and Princess Leia
- Captain Jack Sparrow and Tavern Wench
- GI Joe and GI Jane
- Edward and Bella
- Miss America and a Nerd
- Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah-Fowler
- JFK and Jackie O
- JFK and Marilyn Monroe
- Fred and Wilma Flintstone
- Pebbles and Bam-Bam
- Ghostbuster and a Ghost
- Hugh Hefner and a Playboy Bunny
From The Addams Family
Gentlemen, all you need to do is don this suit, speak a little French and kiss her hand and up her arm - you'll drive her mad!
Captain Jack is quite a dashing fellow and has a keen eye for a bonny lass!
We all know she had a wicked crush on Captain Kirk and that Jim was a bit of a ladies man. I wonder if these two ever got together?
In honor of my sister and brother-in-law I just had to include this one - they were the greatest Batman and Batgirl.
Drawing inspiration from the world of fantasy and fairy tales can be a lot of fun. Think of old children's stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast. Or how about getting inspiration from a fantasy time period and basing your costumes on greek mythology, Middle Earth, a magical kingdom. Perhaps one of these themes are perfect for you:
- Little Red Riding Hood & the Wolf
- Goldilocks and the Bear
- Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland
- Cinderella and Prince
- Cinderella and a Mouse
- Princess and Frog
- King and Queen
- Beauty and the Beast
- Damsel and Knight
- Goddess and Gladiator
"My grandma, what big teeth you have!"
This one is just too funny - take a close look at the expression on the face of the wolf mask. It doesn't come with the granny glasses, but they really add a great touch.
A beautiful damsel and her charming knight, come to sweep her off her feet and ride off into the sunset together.
Ah, a girl can dream, can't she?
What women wouldn't want to take this gladiator home? Even a goddess gets lonely sometimes.
Perhaps not so historically accurate, but fun nonetheless!
There's just so many couple themes that go together perfectly and are always fun to make your own. Like these classics:
- Cowboy and Indian
- Gangster and Flapper
- Biker couple
- Butler and Maid
- Football player and Cheerleader
- Magician and Bunny
- Police Officer and Convict
- Priest and Nun
- Bride and Groom
- Adam and Eve
- Caveman and Cavewoman
Playing cowboys and indians was fun as kids, who says it can't be fun as adults?
Animals, food, and even more fun stuff
- Bullfighter and Bull
- Bee Keeper and Bee
- Bee and Flower
- Cat and Mouse
- Cat and Dog
- Chicken and an Egg
- Zookeeper and an Animal
- Bacon and Eggs
- Regular and Peanut M&Ms
- Ketchup and Mustard
Good and Evil Themes:
- Angel and Devil
- Vampire and Victim
There are so many ideas for coordinating a theme between a couple and these suggested costumes for couples should help spark your creativity.
To add a fun twist to your theme, consider doing a little dress-up role reversal and switching the genders - have the woman dressed in the man's costume and the man in the woman's costume - its sure to get you some laughs.