ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Couple Costumes: Cool or Lame?

Updated on September 4, 2013
kerbev profile image

I love everything weird and colorful in this world and I try to live a life that will make the world a little better once I'm gone.

What is your honest opinion of couple Halloween costumes?

Every Halloween thousands of couples around the world enter the same argument: to do a couple costume or not. Some people love them, others hate them.

A successful couple costume has to be one that both people are committed to. It has to be something that appeals to both of them. This is often quite hard to find. Also, there is the issue of whether the costume makes sense when they aren't standing directly next to each other. Being one half of a visual joke, when the other half is across the room can make for some unpleasant explaining.

So, what do YOU think? Are couple costumes cool or lame?

Great Costumes for Couples

These are a few of the best ones I've seen. The key is to be good for both people. Some sets are great for one partner, but terrible for the other.

We especially like couples who dress for a time period. If you chose a time and place and history, and both nail it, it's an amazing costume together. For instance, the 1920s or 1940s, or Victorian Era, or Wild West. But not the 1960s. Enough with the hippie costumes already!

Come on....isn't that Dexter one just awesome?! And that amusement ride pair - so creative!

curated content from Flickr

Horrible Emasculating Costumes

"That Poor Guy..."

Often when I see people in couple costumes, I try to figure out whose idea it was. Sometimes it is so obvious the woman chose it, that I am a little sad for the guy involved. Did they try to put up a fight? Did they try to talk them out of it? Or were they so insecure in the relationship that they donned the outfit without argument?

If you do decide to dress as a pair, make sure you aren't totally emasculating the guy. Be fair. Choose a theme you can both be proud of.

Would You Participate in a pair costume? - Is this for you? Could you bring yourself to wear one? Would you be the one suggesting it? Do tell!

Would You Wear a Couple Costume?

See results

Links to More About Couple Costumes

Learn some tips on how to pull this off without looking like a total idiot.

This Years Costume: Sexual Inuendo

You've got to be kidding, right?

Costumes like this are the worst!

Don't do this, people. Don't be "that couple". Don't gross out a whole party with your ridiculously over the top sexual innuendo costume. Try to have a little class. At least try.

What's Your Opinion on Couple Costumes?

Now is your time to speak your mind! What's your opinion?

Is it cool or lame for to coordinate costumes at Halloween?

His & Her Ideas

Fred and Daphne from Scooby Doo would make for a nice costume...or even Fred and Velma. We love Velma!

The Star Wars costume pair is also a geeky classic. What girl doesn't want to be Princess Leia for Halloween at least once?

Which Type of Costume Are You Drawn To?

Take a look at the costume stereotypes and determine which costume type you usually opt for.

More Ideas

Need some more ideas to get you and your special one ready for the big day? Check out these other great pages:

What is your opinion on couple costumes? What do you think when you see people wearing them? What's the best you've seen? the worst?


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)