6 Couples Halloween Costumes
Heading to a costume party this Halloween? Sure, you and your significant other could come up with your own costume—or you could put your heads together and think of a get-up that requires two people. And, let’s be honest: It’s always more fun (and a little less embarrassing) to dress up with someone else by your side. Worried your partner or friend won’t be on board with the costume you choose? These super-creative DIY ensembles are some of the funniest costumes for couples and are anything but cheesy. Some are easier to put together than others. All the stick figure costume requires is white clothes (we encourage you to pull something from your own closets) and black electrical or duct tape (really any color will do in a pinch, though). Most of the costumes fall somewhere in the middle of the difficulty scale, since they’re simple enough to execute but require a few craft supplies. (You’ll need an array of felt to make the Mr. and Mrs. Potato costumes, for example.) The only slightly more complicated costume is the French chef and the croquembouche, but the payoff is well worth the effort. All of your friends will be talking about how awesome—and original—your costume idea is.
If you’re on the hunt for a disguise you can put together at the last minute, consider heading out on Halloween as a pair of bank robbers. As long as you have a striped shirt, black pants, a tote bag, and tape, the only thing you’ll have to buy is a paper mask (though you could totally skip that if you’ve run out of time). But, remember, you’re only pretending to be a bank robber—don’t even think about stealing any extra sweet treats from the house with the full-size candy bars.
Photo and Idea courtesy of Say Yes.
Attach a thin line of black electrical tape (duct tape works, too) along the limbs and torso of an entirely white outfit (since tape is temporary, it’s easiest to grab items you already have in your closets), then draw a face onto a white paper plate to transform yourself and your significant other into a couple of stick figures. Don’t have an all white ensemble? Use a black T-shirt and pants with white tape instead. Alternatively, taping glow sticks to your clothing could make for a fun, glow in the dark upgrade, too.
Photo and Idea Courtesy of Adventures in Married Life.
French Chef and Croquembouche
It’ll take a little more time and effort to put together this clever handmade costume, but the results are so sweet that it’s totally worth spending an afternoon on. The chef costume can be assembled easily enough after a quick trip to your local restaurant supply store (you could use white clothing and make a paper chef’s hat in a pinch), while the croquembouche—a French dessert comprised of tiered caramelized cream puffs—is created using a hoop skirt, brown coffee filters (you could use brown paper bags, too!), tissue paper, and some glue.
Photo and idea courtesy of Studio DIY.
The Price Is Right
“Come on down, you’re the next contestant on The Price is Right!” Channel your inner game show host (yes, a booming, exaggerated voice is a necessary party of the costume) and contestant (this person must act silly and excited all night) with this simple Halloween DIY. You and your partner are sure to win the costume contest jackpot by playing the part of the iconic former game show host, Bob Barker, and “the next contestant” on everyone’s favorite daytime game show for the night. Even better? All you need is clothes you probably already own, cardboard, and some colored construction paper.
Photo and idea courtesy of Tixeertne.
Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head
Hit your Halloween parties dressed as one of the most iconic couples: Hasbro’s Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. This particular DIY does require a needle and a thread, but you can still make it work even if you don’t know how to sew. Instead, try flipping a brown paper bag upside down, cutting out holes for both your head and arms, and then gluing the felt faces on instead. You could also use an old brown sheet. No time to shop for felt? Try painting the faces onto the paper bag or sheet if you’re artistic.
Photo and idea courtesy of Seven Thirty Three.
This particular couples costume, which features two “Ghostbusters” and a tiny ghost, requires a third person, but you can easily turn it into a costume for two. You could both go as ghostbusters and pretend to spend the evening hunting for scary ghosts. Or, you could have one person dress in a white painter’s suit (available at your local hardware store) and a black backpack, while the other wears all white with a ghost’s face painted on the front. Flexible piping for ghost hunting accessories is optional, but does help complete the look.
Photo and idea courtesy of This Mommy Loves.