Creative Couples Costumes: Ideas for Halloween
There is something about couples costumes that makes the Halloween experience extra special. Dressing up for Halloween can be extremely fun, just ask anyone who (voluntarily) attends costume parties or goes trick-or-treating in full character with their kids. What makes it fun is not necessarily the dressing up part but the time you get to spend with friends, family and acquaintances that join you in acting silly for that one special day. Couples costumes help you maximize your enjoyment during Halloween because you get to team up with someone who feeds off your energy and vice-versa. Sometimes it’s not just couples but groups of people who decide to participate with matching costumes on Halloween.
Even though finding matching outfits is not a difficult task, we decided to share a few creative ideas for couples’ costumes based on 2016 trends. Even though our ‘couples’ category, for instance, features ready-made corresponding costumes, there are endless options throughout the site that make excellent outfits to pair up with others. They can be funny, raunchy, or even serious. Couples costumes are not just limited to the walking-with-hands-in-each-other’s-back-pocket type of love birds; they can also express matching sense of humor, fandom, political affiliation, and similar interests between friends and relatives. This is where creativity plays a role.
Let’s Get the Obvious Ones Out of the Way
As mentioned earlier, there are some couples costumes that come as ready-to-wear corresponding outfits. Buying these two-in-one packaged costumes has its advantages but there is also a down side. Somebody already did all the leg work and thought out some ideas for witty couples costume sets, but it is very likely that you will not be wearing something original. Some of these couples’ costume ideas are classic, which means they have existed for ages. Unless you are very familiar with the Halloween costume world, you won’t know until you are at a party and meet your doppelganger couple wearing your exact outfits. That’s definitely not going to win you the prize for the most creative costumes, but you can be sure that at least they will be clever. Below are the most popular couples’ costumes of 2016.
Become Foods, Fruits, Candies and Drinks for Halloween
Food themed couples costumes are definitely classic ideas and probably among the most popular ones. This is a safe option when attending an event that is family-oriented since the theme is pretty safe, but again, you are likely to encounter many other folks with similar food costumes. To make it interesting and original, you may want to try to mix and match individually sold outfits that can be paired up with others to make a unique “dish.” For example, pair up drinks with food outfits like a cheese slice with a wine bottle costume or pay tribute to rapper Ludacris with a chicken and beer combo. You may also mix and match endless possibilities with fruit and vegetable costumes, which make excellent group costume ideas by the way.
Classic Couples Costumes
You can never go wrong with classic themed costumes! After all, there is an obvious reason why they are classics. Couples costumes such those in the image above are ever so popular. The classic Munsters costumes, for example, were a hit in the 60s, but Herman and Lily Munster take after immortal Halloween themed characters—Frankenstein and Dracula—that are impossible to debunk as the most prominent of all time. And who could deny Adam and Even the status of classics? They have been popular from the dawn of man, literally! Couples costumes are way better when they have special meaning, and the classics always seem to have just that. Dress up as a couple of tacky tourists or the corresponding king and queen in a deck of cards; classic couples’ costumes are a safe option.
Trendy Outfit Ideas: Emojis
If you’re all about trends, there are couples costumes to make you the most up-to-date Halloweener. Just check out some of the new costumes that we have in store for some great ideas. We selected emoji costumes as an example because they represent a modern social trend that has managed to work its way into the costume world. Text messaging as we know it today would not be as entertaining as it is without emojis. That’s why the good folks over at Disguise Costumes created couples Halloween outfits that celebrate the most popular emojis. Emojis help you express yourself in text messages and now they help you express yourself in person too with emoji couples costumes.
Funny costumes make for perfect ideas among couples; that’s why there are many options that come pre-made with corresponding pieces for couples and groups. Some of them have ambiguous meanings and semi-vulgar undertones, but man do they sell! The USB drive and port, the plug and electric socket, the key and heart lock, and even a matching pair shoes—that look an awful lot like classic Chucks. These are all great random novelty couples costumes but the list doesn’t end there.
Supercouples: Superheroes and Villains
Supercouples are favorites among comic lovers and movie buffs. While superheroes often have mere mortal love interests, it would not make sense to include those in our list as they would cancel out the title of “super” couple. Because of that, we are pairing up each male superhero with his/her female equivalent—Superman and Supergirl, Batman and Batgirl, Spider-Man and Spidergirl, etc.—even if those are not necessarily romantic couples in the comics and movies. Likewise, we are pairing up related characters from their respective universes, like Wonder Woman with Superman, Batman or Aquaman, for example.
Superhero couples costumes are not limited to popular comics either. You can choose from alternate superhero franchises like The Incredibles or go with no name superhumans like “Supermom” and Superdad” costumes. You can get more ideas for supercouples in our superhero costumes section.
Batman v. Superman
Batman v. Superman was the most long-awaited superhero feature of 2016. Unfortunately, there was a lot of disappointment for DC fans because the movie did not live up to its expectations. However, that did not affect the popularity of costumes from the movie. The introduction of a new Batman and Superman universe and the big screen debut of Wonder Woman and Aquaman, make Batman v. Superman costumes a force to be reckoned with. This line-up creates various possibilities for superhero couples costumes based on the movie.
Captain America: Civil War
DC was not the only major comic book franchise to release a movie that would make for instant hit costumes on Halloween. Marvel’s obvious opponent to Batman v. Superman was Captain America: Civil War. No need to mention how popular Captain America, Iron man and Black Panther are, but Black Widow seems to be the only female character whose costume has been a Halloween icon. For Civil War couples costume ideas, you may have to stick to female versions of the main characters, even if they are not pre-existing characters like Superwoman or Batgirl.
There is only one Deadpool, no girl version. Except in the costume world; Deadpool costumes also break the 4th wall with in-your-face incarnations of Deadpool as a female in skimpy mini-dress or fully suited in the red and black bodysuit. These women’s Deadpool outfits are perfect couple’s costumes when paired up with the original men’s version. There is also an easy to wear pair for those couples who are not fully committed to the whole dress-up thing—a hoodie for men and that mini-dress we talked about earlier.
Harley Quinn and Joker
Harley Quinn and the Joker are probably the most liked super-villain couples in comic books and movies. Naturally, they are also one of the most popular cosplayed couples as well. After the release of Suicide Squad, the Margot Robbie and Jared Leto rendition of this villain couple made cosplayers take their fandom to a new level. Not only have the “Damaged” Joker and “Daddy’s Little Monster” Harley Quinn had incessant appearances at comic conventions, but fans have reincarnated the classic versions of the two as well. You can see some of the most popular versions of the Joker and Harley in our Batman collection (and of course, the image above).
Harley Quinn and the Joker got their own feature in our list because they are undeniably one of the most popular villain couples. However, we would not have even mentioned them if it wasn’t for the recent revival of the characters in DC/Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad. Aside from Harley and Joker, Suicide Squad introduced other characters that will make awesome couples costume ideas for this year. You can pair up Katana with Deadshot or Killer Croc, Harley Quinn with Deadshot or Joker with Katana. While no relationship bond is as strong as Harley and her puddin’, these other Suicide Squad couples will still be a hit.
Movie Couples Costumes
Nothing like a good movie to inspire couples costume ideas. With hundreds of new movies every year and protagonists with love interests as supporting cast, Hollywood never disappoints Halloween couples. Lovable couples from films like The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay and Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass are default options this year, but any movie can make the cut. Even Transformers costumes are available for men and women. Check out some other movie couples costumes that will be in high demand this year.
Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the top hits of the year, and along with it, costumes from the movie are expected to be quite popular. The great thing about the Ghostbusters is that they are considered classics since the success of the 1980s/90s original releases. The 2016 version maintains the familiarity of the originals, which means the costumes from the film will be just as iconic as the classics. Best of all, this version of the film includes male and female counterparts which will make for excellent couples costume ideas this Halloween.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been a great success at every level of their brand. From great results at the box office, high ratings on the TV shows and high demand for TMNT merchandise, the Ninja Turtles are a worldwide phenomenon. Ninja Turtle costumes are one of the many branded products that fly off the shelves every year. With the release of movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Into the Shadows, costumes from the film gain even more popularity and more choices are created for Ninja Turtles couples costumes. There are many versions of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael outfits for men and women that may be paired up, from classic comic book based styles to the latest cg movies. Even simple matching t-shirt costume kits are enough to make for an excellent couples costume idea.
Despicable Me introduced the Minions in 2010 and made them even more popular with the release of Despicable Me 2. The little runts were so popular and lovable from the start that they even earned their own movie title in 2015. Minions costumes are a hit on Halloween; even more, Minions couples costumes have become the latest trend. Stewart, Kevin and Bob costumes are made in different styles for men and women including overalls, dresses and t-shirt costume kits.
This is no surprise; Star Wars costumes are extremely popular every year, so the movies’ couples costumes make the list by default. Star Wars films have some of the most iconic pairs in sci-fi film history, though they are not all relationships of romantic nature. Starting with the original duo from the 1977 epic (not original in terms of story chronology), Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, were the heroic twin siblings that helped shape the popularity of the franchise. Luke and Leia costumes are perfect for friends and siblings because a romantic couple portraying themselves as bro and sis may get a little weird. However, you can always pair up a Princess Leia costume with a Han Solo outfit since they were actually married in the Star Wars story line.
Moving along—in the chronological order of the film releases—Anakin Skywalk and Padme Amidala were actually Luke and Leia’s biological parents. This is another important couple from The Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith. This is also one of Star Wars most important couples because their relationship gave way for a series of important in the story line; not to mention, Anakin turned out to be Darth Vader!
Lastly, we have Finn and Rey, a newer but just as memorable Star Wars couple from The Force Awakens. Finn, an ex-Stormtrooper who left the First order to join the Rebel Alliance and Rey, an independent scavenger who discovered she possessed “The Force,” went into uncharted territory together to carry on the storyline to the prequel of Star Wars: A New Hope. Though there was speculation about the nature of their relationship in the film, all signs point to it being a friendly exchange. But who’s to say that it won’t develop into something more in future films? You can dress up as Finn and Rey and turn the relationship into anything you want.
TV Show Couples Costumes
Like the movies, classic TV shows are a great platform for couples’ costumes. It’s hard to think of a TV series that does not have a lovable couple; as a matter of fact, couples are very often the reason many shows exist in the first place. From the days of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo to Homer and Marge Simpson, TV couples costumes have come a long way. In our TV show costumes section, you can see examples like the Power Rangers and Star Trek costumes from the image above. Nonetheless, below you will find the ones that we find to be the best for the coming Halloween season.
Do not be surprised about this one. The Flintstones are not the Jetsons but they are definitely still relevant in “the future” despite their Stone Age status. You can attribute the popularity the special couples that captured hearts children and adults alike. Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their best friends, Barney and Betty Rubble are some of the most beloved TV couples. Flintstones couples costumes can also include the “little ones,” Bam Bam and Pebbles. The offspring of the two bestie couples make an adorable pair on television and a great TV couples costume idea.
It must be the ‘90s because Seinfeld is as popular as ever. We could not leave the costumes from Seinfeld out of a lineup of TV couples costumes. Sure, it seems as though the only potential couple here is Jerry and Elaine, but they actually make excellent group costumes, which is pretty much an extended couple. Our collection of officially licensed Seinfeld costumes includes Jerry, Elaine, Cosmo and of course, Geoorgy Boy! To add a fun twist to your group, add a fifth wheel dressed as the Soup Nazi—one of Seinfeld’s most popular characters.
Once Upon A Time
Once Upon a Time is a show about classic fairy tales come to life in our dimension. That means princesses, princes and villains mingling—the perfect recipe for clichéd couples costumes. That’s right, we purposely excluded Disney princess couples costumes because that is a topic immense enough to have its own full entry. However, Once Upon a Time provides an opportunity to show you some of the possibilities. Pair up Robin Hood and Belle, Snow White and Prince Charming, or Villains like the Evil Queen and Captain Hook. There are other character costumes that you can play with, like Emma Swann, Rumplestiltskin and Zelena the Witch.
For the most family friendly (more like toddler friendly) Halloween events, there is always Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Tinky Winky and Po. Couples costumes from Teletubbies are actually pretty fun despite being laser targeted toward little kids. Even if you are not attending a kiddie event, dressing up as the Teletubbies can be a fun and funny alternative to the types of costumes adults are expected to wear.
Famous Video Game Couples
Video games are the underdog of favorite American pastimes. Sports always seem to get the credit for being that, but the reality that more people probably play video games than sports. Couples costumes from your favorite video games will remind the world of the true most popular pastime; not only in the U.S. but in the whole world. Classic game couples like Link and Princess Zelda, or modern day game characters from Angry Birds and World of Warcraft are going to be quite popular this year. See the other couples’ video game costumes that will be among this year’s favorites.
Assassins Creed has been the craze in the past few years because of its cool gameplay and stealthy ninja-like characters. Another aspect that has been quite popular—especially in the cosplay scene—is the design of the character costumes. The outfits from the video game have become so popular that they are making versions of the main characters for men and women. Edward, Ezio, Connor and Arno are available to be paired with their counter part for awesome Assassin’s Creed couples costumes. In addition, an Aveline costume made exclusively for women has been added to the lineup.
Fighter Video Games
Fighter games have been gaming fan favorites since the ‘90s. Games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat set the bar for what would become one of the most popular video game genres of all time. Fighter game couples costumes are also among the most popular today and still, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat are the most prominent. Pair up Chun Li with Ryu or Ken and Katana with Scorpion or Sub-Zero.
Super Mario Bros.
We will close our list with one of the most popular couples costume ideas, not just in video games, but in general! Super Mario couples costumes are special because of the emotional attachment most people who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s have to the game. Super Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toadstool, Yoshi and Bowser! All of these characters are available in versions for men and women, providing endless fun options for couples looking to dress up in something classic but still trendy. As a video game, Super Mario is a total success; one that defined the Nintendo brand as the most prominent in the history of video games.
Buying Couples’ Matching Costumes
This list only covers the most popular trends of the year but there are way too many possibilities to mention all in one article. If you would like more information on the costumes from this list or would like to know of other creative couples costumes not posted, please contact Wonder Costumes at 1-800-288-9916 or e-mail email@example.com; we will love to help. Happy Halloween!