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Great Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

Updated on July 29, 2013
A couple of Flashes!
A couple of Flashes! | Source

Couples Halloween Costume Ideas

There are tonnes of Halloween costume ideas out there, but if you want to make double the impact at a Halloween party, grab someone else and go as a couple. You don't necessarily need to team up with a partner, you can dress up with a friend, a family member or even the dog!

Whether you are aiming for a sexy, grown-up look, a cute and funny outfit, or something to scare the wits out of your friends, here are some ideas to get you started. There are some videos tutorials for a couple of costumes, plus links to where to buy costumes if you don't want to make your own. Happy Halloween!

Cute Character Couples Costumes

If you want to be instantly recognisable, dress up as a famous couple, whether it's a historical couple, cartoon character couple or a pair from a fairy story or legend. You can either buy a costume off-the-peg or make your own.

  • Julius Caesar or Mark Anthony and Cleopatra (see costume suggestion below)
  • Zeus and Hera, King and Queen of the Gods
  • Little Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Wolf
  • Robin Hood and Maid Marion
  • Shrek and Princess Fiona
  • Fred and Daphne from Scooby-Doo
  • Batman and Catwoman
  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse
  • Princess Leia and Han Solo
  • Devil and Angel
  • The Invincibles

How to Make a Toga!

Cleopatra Make-Up Tutorial for Halloween Costume

A Homemade Halloween Costume for a Couple

Time or money running short? Try making your own costume - here's a basic kit for a Julius Caesar/Mark Anthony and Cleopatra outfit.

You will need:

For him

  • 1 white tee shirt
  • 1 king size white sheet
  • Sandals
  • Purple ribbon (optional)
  • "Laurel leaf" crown

Cut the sheet in half. Make one half into a "skirt" - sew or pin depending on time. Put on the tee shirt then drape the other half of the sheet over the shoulder and tuck into the "skirt" - you have a toga! Still not sure - take a look at the video to the right! Trim it with an Imperial purple border if you have time. Wear sandals or lace-up boots.

For her:

  • White bra top or vest top
  • 1 smaller sheet
  • Gold scarf or belt
  • Gold braid
  • Make-up (see the video to the right for tips!)

Make a skirt from the sheet - keep it fairly long and tube shaped. Put on the bra top or vest. Tie a wide gold scarf or belt around your waist. Put some gold braid in a band around your head. Pile on the mascara and eye liner. Wear some sandals and an aloof expression!

Take Some Risks with Your Halloween Costume!

You don't need to be the perfect replica of the couple you are mimicking. Sometimes, it's far funnier when you look less than perfect - especially if it's intentional. For instance, a bearded man playing Red Riding Hood with a pretty wolf is more interesting than the traditional representation. Or go as the Grady Twins from The Shining even if you clearly aren't twins (or even the same gender).

Scary Halloween Couple Costumes

It's fine to want to look cute, but Halloween is, after all, about ghosts and ghouls, so perhaps a scary theme is more in order. There are plenty of dark characters to choose, whether you take your inspiration from iconic horror films or myths and legends.

  • Vampire and victim
  • Vampire and slayer
  • A zombie bride and groom
  • A zombie Prom king and queen
  • Witch and warlock
  • Gravedigger and corpse-bride
  • The Grady Twins ("The Shining")
  • Executioner (headsman) and victim
  • Werewolf and victim
  • Ghost bride and groom

A Funny Muppet Costume for Halloween

A couple with a simple but effective Halloween costume - Bert and Ernie from the Muppets
A couple with a simple but effective Halloween costume - Bert and Ernie from the Muppets | Source

Funny Halloween Costume Ideas

If you want people to die laughing at Halloween, then opt for a funny costume. There are plenty of quirky ideas for Halloween couples as well as witty ideas. You could either go for a comedy duo, a funny pairing or an unusual idea. Sending up a traditional costume by turning the tables (boy plays girl or vice versa), as described above, is another ploy. Your funny costumes could be:

  • Laurel and Hardy
  • Bert and Ernie from the Muppets
  • Cheech and Chong
  • Fred and Wilma Flintstone
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Eggs and Bacon
  • Plug and socket
  • Lock and key
  • Knife and fork
  • Ball and chain

Seriously Seductive Halloween Costumes for Couples

If you'd rather raise temperatures than a laugh, you and your partner could slip into something more seductive for Halloween. Almost all costumes can be given a sexy twist and there are many options on offer. Whether you want to be a lascivious vampire and buxom victim or saucy pair of devils, Halloween gives the perfect opportunity to get fired up. Here are some costume ideas that dare to bare.

  • Adam and Eve
  • Sultan and harem girl
  • Vampires (but not werewolves!)
  • Gomez and Morticia Addams
  • Caveman and cavewoman
  • Viking and maiden

More Halloween Fun

Amaze your guests with your knowledge of this fascinating holiday - my fellow hubber Wilderness has written an excellent hub on the origins and history of Halloween.

Need some party ideas this Halloween? - Angela Michelle has a hub all about party games, or you can find some great Halloween Party Games for Kids from Chrissie Klinger. Simey C also has some fun Halloween Party Games for Adults.

If you have a family party, why not try some ideas for Halloween Costumes for the whole family from Brainy Bunny? Or, if you're a cartoon fan, try out GoodLady's cartoon character costumes.


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    5 years ago

    Happy halloween to all of you

  • Judi Bee profile imageAUTHOR

    Judi Brown 

    8 years ago from UK

    Hi Sharkye11 - togas are always great fun and relatively easy too. Shame your husband won't buy into it!

    Thanks so much for commenting, I appreciate it.

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    Jayme Kinsey 

    8 years ago from Oklahoma

    These are great ideas! Love the Caesar and Cleopatra idea! Too bad my husband would never go for that! The plug and socket are pretty funny too!

  • Judi Bee profile imageAUTHOR

    Judi Brown 

    8 years ago from UK

    Hi Armchair Builder - I remember them - Fantasy Island! Great idea!

    Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it.

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    Michael Luckado 

    8 years ago from Hawaii

    Great ideas. I liked the costumes on Modern Family last night...Mr. Rork and Tattoo. Good times.

  • Judi Bee profile imageAUTHOR

    Judi Brown 

    8 years ago from UK

    Hi jenbeach21 - hope you have a great Halloween, whatever costume you choose.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment, much appreciated.

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    8 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Great ideas!

  • Judi Bee profile imageAUTHOR

    Judi Brown 

    8 years ago from UK

    Hi iguidenetwork - there's something every appealing about Bert and Ernie, isn't there! My husband absolutely refuses to do anything "couple-y" so I guess if an invitation comes along I'll be looking for outfits for me and the dog!

    Thanks for commenting, I appreciate it.

  • iguidenetwork profile image


    8 years ago from Austin, TX

    Great suggestions, I rather like the Ernie and Bert one, though we might like to try them all! Thanks for posting them :)

  • Judi Bee profile imageAUTHOR

    Judi Brown 

    8 years ago from UK

    Hi Ken - you wear costumes for meetings - that's great, wish we did that where I work! Thanks very much for taking the time to comment, much appreciated.

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    ken blair 

    8 years ago

    When we hold company general meetings we always wear costumes. Halloween is one great time to dress up with the event's typical costume. It's fun to see everyone else wearing such. Couples definitely look hilarious yet sweet with the costume they wear.

  • Judi Bee profile imageAUTHOR

    Judi Brown 

    8 years ago from UK

    Hi Austinstar - doh! completely forgot Frankenstein and his bride! Like your other ideas too - particularly Mata Hari and the Unknown Soldier. Glad you enjoyed the other suggestions.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it.

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    8 years ago from Somewhere near the heart of Texas

    Frankenstein and Bride of

    Unknown soldier and Mata Hari

    President and First Lady

    ok, that's all I got. Cool hub and thanks for the suggestions.

  • Judi Bee profile imageAUTHOR

    Judi Brown 

    8 years ago from UK

    Hi GoodLady - our town has a huge fancy dress party every New Year (not so much at Halloween) and some of the outfits are fabulous. One year my husband dressed up as an alien and we found out that whilst silver body paint is a good idea when you go out it's not so great when you get home at 3 am, more than a bit squiffy, and have to have a shower to get it off before getting into bed!

    Thanks for your comments, always appreciated.

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    Penelope Hart 

    8 years ago from Rome, Italy

    Robin Hood with a beard and a pretty wolf sound sexy, as do plug and socket. Riotous ideas here. We'd like to go as 'devil and angel' - I'm the devil and my partner is the angel - he has the beard! Nice Hub. Thanks for some fun. Voting 'useful' and 'awesome' I think......


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