Fall has arrived and it’s almost time for one of our most favorite holidays. You’ve guessed it – we are talking about Halloween! Fun costumes, creepy stories, and lots of delicious candy – what’s not to love? In fact, the only thing that can make the spookiest celebration of the year even better, is enjoying it with your significant other. How, you may ask? Three words – couples Halloween costumes! Needless to say, they are a huge hit at the moment, loved by stars and ordinary folk alike. Channing Tatum, Fergie, Neil Patrick Harris, and Kylie Jenner, are just a few names on a very long list of celebs who’ve been spotted wearing coordinated outfits with their SOs on All Hallows Eve. And who can blame them? After all, couples costumes are a great way to show the world how well you and your partner complement each other. Not to mention that, when done right, they can be incredibly creative and even hilarious!
Check out this dynamic duo
Couples’ Halloween costume ideas
If you and your significant other would like to try some couple costumes for Halloween 2018, this article is your definitive go-to guide! We have selected over 70 different looks, ranging from sexy to funny, and from cheesy to… well just plain weird! We have also included several photo and video tutorials for you to enjoy. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
Couples Halloween Costumes – Pizza and Delivery Guy
Pizza and delivery guy – couples’ Halloween costumes
This idea is one of our favorites. After all, everyone loves pizza! In addition, it’s super easy to make, takes very little time, and is a great last minute idea. If you’d like to try it out for yourself, you will need:
- A large piece of beige cardboard
- Yellow tissue paper
- Red tissue paper
- A sheet of red card
- A sheet of white card
- A sheet of green card
- A stapler
- A piece of ribbon (preferably yellow)
- An empty (preferably unused) pizza box
The process itself is incredibly easy. First, take the piece of cardboard, and cut it into two symmetrical triangular shapes, using the scissors. Keep the top angles of the shapes sharp, but round the bottom ones a bit, to give them a more dough-like look. Now it’s time to create the “cheese”. Cut a strip of yellow tissue paper and fold it several times. Using the scissors, make several even incisions along the folded paper. When you unfold it, it should have a frayed look. Repeat the process, until you have enough yellow tissue paper to cover almost the entire surface of both cardboard pieces. Then, carefully stick the yellow paper on the two carboard triangles, leaving about 2,5 inches at the bottom of each blank. Next, cut two wavy strips of red tissue paper. These will be the “tomato sauce” for your pizza. Stick the strips at the bottom of the on pizza slices, over the last layer of yellow tissue paper. Then, cut out some round shapes from the red card (salami slices), some mushroom shapes from the white card, and some green strips (peppers) from the green card. Carefully stick them on top of the pizza slices. Finally, connect the two triangles with a piece of ribbon, using the stapler. Make sure the ribbon is long enough, since there needs to be enough space for your body between the two slices.
The pizza costume is ready to wear! We advise you to combine it with clothes in similar colors.
As your partner will play the role of the delivery guy, they will need casual clothes (jeans, a t-shirt and some sneakers), a baseball cap and, of course, an empty pizza box. A pair of big headphones is a nice extra touch.
Voila! Your couples Halloween costumes are ready! And to make things even easier, here is a photo step by step of the entire process:
Cut the cardboard into two triangles:
Round the two lower edges
Cut a strip of yellow tissue paper, fold it, and make some incisions:
Stick the yellow tissue paper on the two cardboard shapes, leaving the 2,5 inches at the bottom of each triangle bare:
Cut a wavy strip of red tissue paper:
Stick it near the bottom of your pizza slice, and then add card cutouts in the shape of salami slices, mushrooms and green pepper strips:
Attach the two triangles together using staplers and some ribbon:
The final result:
And here is an awesome video tutorial with the top 10 best couples Halloween costumes:
If you are not a big fan of DIY but need a last minute costume – have no fear! Our next suggestion is super easy and really effective. Plus, you won’t even need to buy anything – most people have the items required laying around in their wardrobes!
Punk rock couple
Punk rock couple Halloween costume
What you will need for this look:
- Black skinny jeans (plain are fine, but you’ll get bonus points if they are distressed or ripped)
- A black and white (or dark) t-shirt.
- High top Converse sneakers or combat boots
- Denim jacket
- Lots of assorted safety pins
- Black eyeliner
- Dark red lipstick
- Hair gel
- Optional – a selection of chunky bling chains
- Dark jeans (again, ripped are better but plain ones are fine too)
- Band t-shirt
- Denim jacket
- Assorted safety pins
- Black eyeliner
- Hair gel
Super easy and very cool
As you may have guessed, the most important features of this look are the hair, the makeup, and the accessories. First, outline your eyes using thick strokes of black eyeliner. Don’t worry if its uneven – this look is all about looking wild and messy! The red lipstick is next. As for the hair, use generous amounts of gel, and style it so it looks windswept and unruly. Once done, decorate your denim jackets with as many assorted safety pins as you can get your hands on! We used these amazing oversized novelty pins, which we highly recommend. Finally, if you have any chunky bling necklaces on hand, throw them on.
It’s all about the “I just got out of bed” hair and the “I put my eyeliner in the dark” make up
A fun last minute Halloween costume
Speaking of last minute costume ideas, this video has some amazing suggestions that take literally minutes to complete:
And now – a special little something for the more romantic souls among our readers, who would rather choose a look out of a fairytale:
The Mermaid and Merman costumes!
Mermaid and Merman costumes
This is an absolutely gorgeous idea. We love the soft peachy hues of the female part of the outfit. Plus, it can be assembled with things you have around the house (save for a few small exceptions). You will need:
- A sheer maxi dress in peach/pale pink.
- A skirt or shorts in a similar hue (to wear underneath)
- A pale pink/peach crop top
- Several pieces of felt in pink and gold
- Some silver pipe cleaners (fuzzy wire)
- A glue gun
- A selection of seashells
- Gold-colored string
- Gold-colored crochet lace for arts and crafts
Begin by cutting out two identical seashell shapes from pink felt. They should be about as big as your hand. Then, using the glue gun, decorate them with strips of gold felt and silver pipe cleaners. When ready, stick them on your top. Now, it’s time to create the mermaid necklace. First, cut a 6-inch piece of gold crochet lace and 4 3-inch pieces of gold string. Using the glue gun, stick two pieces of string to each end of the strip of lace. Next, cut two more pieces of string (about 1,5 inches each), and a longer one (about 4,5 inches). Tie all of them into loops, and stick them to the crochet lace, ensuring that the longer piece is in the middle. Finally, stick a shell on each of the three pieces of string. While the porcess might sound a tad confusing, it’s actually much easier than it seems. Don’t believe us? See for yourself in the photos bellow show:
Beautiful mermaid top and necklace
How to create the top:
Making the necklace:
The merman costume is even easier to recreate! You will need:
- A pair of swimming trunks
- 5 x 2 ft. of silver fabric
- 3 x 2 ft. of gold fabric
- Some gold arts and crafts crochet lace
- 2 large seashells
- Some smaller seashells
- A glue gun
- A trident toy
Start off by making the cape. Cut a strip of gold crochet lace (about 10 – 11 inches long) and stick a large shell on each of its ends. Then, take the silver fabric and glue the shells to its top corners. Put your swimming trunks on and wrap the gold fabric around them, hiding them completely. Secure the fabric in place, by tucking its upper corners into your trunks. If you have some leftover silver fabric, you can add it on top. Next, take the trident toy and stick some seashells on it. Your merman costume is ready!
More fun last minute couples Halloween costumes!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our tutorials! We have many more funny, cute and romantic ideas. Check them out!
Milkman and cookie – a match made in (snack) heaven!
How about dressing up as James Bond and one of his Bond girls?
This elderly couple wins the internet with their adorable “I Love Lucy” costumes
Harley Quinn and The Joker – one of the most popular couples Halloween costumes:
Any fans of Baz Luhrman’s Romeo+Juliet?
These Grease costumes are super easy to put together
A look inspired by Wes Anderson’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox adaptation
Magicians and bunnies:
Three funny and incredibly cute couple Halloween costumes!
Alice and the Mad Hatter
How about dressing as Popeye and Olive Oyl?
Fans of Dr. Seuss will appreciate this Lorax and Cat in the Hat duo
Remember when Britney and Justin showed up in matching denim outfits? We do! And so does, it seems, this couple:
These love birds are taking Halloween on another level, with amazingly realistic costumes, inspired by Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride:
The Mask and Tina or undead bride and groom inspired by Dia de los Muertos?
We love these ideas, because they are suitable for couples, siblings, and best friends!
Eleven and Mike from Stranger Things
Couples Halloween costumes, suitable for the whole family:
Alice and the White Rabbit, plus a pint-sized Queen of Hearts!
Here is our favorite couple again, dressed like Gomez and Morticia…
Popeye and Olive (with baby Swee’Pea)…
Bonnie and Clyde…
...and even Cruella de Vil and Horace!
How creative is this Roy Lichtenstein inspired look?
Kermit and Miss Piggy – relationship goals
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More cool couples Halloween costumes: spaghetti and parmesan!
How about this French chef and cake duo?
Russel and the flying house from Pixar’s UP
Sam and Suzy from Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom
Dexter and Deedee from Dexter’s Laboratory
And, finally, one of our favorite couples Halloween costumes: Marty McFly and the Professor from Back to the Future!