It’s that time of the year again! Halloween is just around the corner, which means candy sales, scary movie marathons on TV, haunted houses, and of course, costumes!
If you and your boyfriend or girlfriend are looking for a cute couple costume for this year, then look no further! Here is some fun costume ideas are broken up by category!
10. Famous Pairs
A magician and a rabbit, an animal, and a zookeeper or a dog catcher and a dog, peanut butter and jelly, or you could be mac and cheese! The possibilities are pretty endless with this genre of the costume because you just have to think of two things that are commonly associated with one another.
9. Video Game Characters
Two classic video game couple’s costumes are Mario and Princess Peach or Mr. and Mrs. Pac Man. You could also dress as Link and Zelda from The Legend of Zelda or Master Chief and Cortana from Halo or Cloud and Eric from Final Fantasy.
8. Book Characters
If you’re looking for a cute and fun couples costume from a book, try something like Mr. and Mrs. Fox from The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat from Curious George, or Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter.
7. Movie Characters
Plenty of movies came out this year that would be great Halloween costumes: Baywatch, Rey, and Finn or Jyn Urso and Cassian Andor from The Force Awakens and Rogue One, respectively (or any Star Wars couple – Leia and Han, Anakin and Padme), or Baby and Debora from Baby Driver. There are also a few adorable costumes from older movies that you could wear as well like Buttercup and Wesley from The Princess Bride, Danny and Sandy from Grease, Mary Poppins and Burt from Mary Poppins, Bender, and Claire from The Breakfast Club, Marty McFly and Doc from Back to the Future.
6. Cartoon Characters
If you’re looking for a fun costume from a cartoon try Linda and Bob from Bob’s Burgers, Ash and Pikachu or Jessie and James from Pokemon, Boris and Natasha from Rocky and Bullwinkle, Tom and Jerry (or just cat and mouse), or Popeye and Olive Oyl from Popeye. You could also be Lois and Peter from Family Guy or Diane and Mr. Peanut Butter from the Netflix Original Series, BoJack Horseman!
5. Disney Characters
Disney costumes are easy! Choose a costume like Belle and Prince Adam Beauty and the Beast or any princess paired with her prince. If you’d rather not dress as a princess, dress as Mickey and Minnie or Daisy and Donald Duck… if you’re a 90s baby as Milo and Kida from Atlantis or Lilo and Stitch from Lilo and Stitch.
4. TV Show Characters
Dress up as characters from your favorite sitcoms like Jim and Pam from the Office, Ross, and Rachel or Monica and Chandler from Friends, Martin and Gina from Martin. Try out a costume from one of your favorite TV shows from this past year and be Betty and Jughead or Archie and Veronica from Riverdale (or the Archie Comics), Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, Lucious and Cookie from Empire, Jack and Rebecca Pearson from This is Us, Eleven and Mike from Stranger Things, Kelly and Yorkie from Black Mirror: San Junipero. Or, if you’re trying to capture a classic look, dress as Ernie and Bert from Sesame Street, Morticia and Gomez Addams from The Addams Family, or Lucy and Ricky from I Love Lucy.
3. Comic Book Characters
Lots of comic book characters that were relevant this year: Spiderman and MJ, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor, Harley Quinn and the Joker, Batman and Robin. Make your costume or buy one from the costume store.
2. Political Couples
There are a ton of options here: you could be Barack and Michelle Obama, Donald and Melania Trump, Hillary and Bill Clinton if you’re trying to be relevant in 2017! If you're rather going old school, dress like Jackie Kennedy or Marilyn Monroe and JFK.
1. Pop Culture Costumes
Dress as Kanye and Kim, Jay-Z and Beyonce, or Ellen and Portia! Pop culture couples are always easy to emulate because you can pick one standout outfit and wear that as your costume! If you’re dressing as Beyonce wear a fun leotard and if you’re dressing as Jay-Z try a Yankee baseball cap and a hoodie. Or if you’re looking for a more classic pop culture costume, try Bonnie and Clyde or Sunny and Cher.
The best part about a costume is going all out, so no matter what you pick, be ready to get creative!
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