Whether you are a new couple or newly married, you may wish to incorporate your significant other into your Halloween costume. There are plenty of costumes for couples that are better than the old stand by of the head and tail of a horse. Check out the ideas below for some inspiration and then get to work putting together your twosome costume for an upcoming Halloween party.
Step 1: Let brand names serve as your inspiration. Create a costume for two that is Almond Joy on one side (“I feel like a nut”) and Mounds on the other (I don’t). Or, one person can dress as a FedEx or UPS delivery person and the other can be the package. For a play on words, dress as a container of salt and have your partner dress as a battery for “assault and battery.”
Step 2: Toy characters are as relatable to adults as they are to children. Dress as the classics- Barbie and Ken or Raggedy Ann and Andy. For interactive fun, make Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head costumes with face and body parts that remove and restick with Velcro.
Step 3: Cartoon couples can be comical or beautiful so take your pick. Pebbles and Bam-Bam from The Flintstones, Calvin and Hobbes, Alice and Wonderland and her sidekick Rabbit, or Belle and her Beast. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum costumes are perfect for an inseparable couple. Peter Pan and Wendy are suitable for a couple who just cannot seem to get things right.
Step 4: History serves as inspiration for some costumes for couples. Adam and Eve, Antony and Cleopatra, and Napoleon and Josephine are some classic couples. Bring things to the modern age by dressing as Laurel and Hardy, Sonny and Cher, or Jack and Jackie Kennedy. With Christmas just around the corner, Mr. and Mrs. Claus costumes will also be big hits.