Every year Halloween comes around and many of us struggle to think of the perfect costume that resonates with us. If you have a partner and wish to do a couples costume, it is even harder! Trying to figure out something that fits two people is often more difficult than for just oneself. In light of this, here are some thoughts on creative couples costumes for this Halloween.
1) Popeye and Olive Oil
Bring yourself back to the good ole’ days of the Popeye cartoon. This pairing can be portrayed with one partner wearing a red shirt and black shirt and the other wearing a black T-shirt, red kerchief, sailors cap, and drawing an anchor tattoo on their upper arm.
2) Carrot and Hummus
Thinking about going vegetarian? (Or already are?) Maybe try repping your food lifestyle with your costume! Simply dressing in orange and beige will be the best way to start. Getting a fun headpiece to represent the carrot top or using the lid of a hummus container as a hat will drive your costume home.
3) Marvel Superheroes
With Marvel getting even more popular and DisneyPlus coming out, think about the most badass superhero pairing (in your eyes) and embody them! While this may be a little more difficult to DIY, dressing as a superhero is always a good idea.
4) Salt and Pepper
Salt and pepper is one of those classic pairings that people think of as being together, so why not rep them for Halloween? This is a simple costume that can be thrown together with a solid black and solid white t-shirt and writing the letters “S” and “P” on them.
5) Sailor and Mermaid
If you are a fan of the ocean, this might be a fun idea for you! Gear up for the open seas with a striped shirt and a hat, while your partner dons a crop top or bralette and long, sparkly skirt. Green is typically the color associated with mermaid tails because of Ariel, but if green is not your color do not be afraid to change things up!
6) Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat
This iconic best friend duo is a very cute pair to be. One can dress all in yellow, but don’t forget the yellow hat! The other can dress all in brown and get some monkey ears and a tail and violá!
7) Danny and Sandy from Grease
Another classic couple that makes for a great couples costume. Danny just requires a black leather jacket, tight jeans, and slicked back hair. Depending on which Sandy you prefer, you might go with poodle-skirt, good girl Sandy, or her attempt at being “cool” where she goes with a leather jumpsuit and heels.
8) Dentist and the Tooth Fairy
Since dentists pulls teeth, of course the tooth fairy would love the dentist! Pull out a blue coat, wear glasses, a light on your head, and slap a “Dentist” name tag on and your solid. For the tooth fairy, pull out a tutu, magic wand, and a tooth-shaped purse to put the teeth into.
Some of these are on the sillier side of the spectrum, but that is a side many people are into. It certainly is not about frightening people with your costumes and does not have to be specific characters necessarily. Thinking outside the box will get you creativity points with your friend and fun to share on social media (if you are into that).
If none of these float your boat, I hope they at least give you some inspiration for the perfect costume for you and your partner. Happy costume hunting and have a safe and enjoyable Halloween!