The Best Couples Costume Ideas 2017 Edition

It's a new year, so of course you want to check out some couples costume ideas 2017 edition. No same old, boring dress-up here!

While dressing up is one of the best parts of Halloween, sometimes coming up with the perfect couples' costume idea can be a chore. What if you're a gay couple, or a couple with a dog? (Don't worry, I've got you covered). 

To decide on the best costume for you and your sweetie, think about your shared interests and passions: are you superheroes or medieval characters from a romantic play? Matched opposites, wannabe celebrities, fantasy role players or something completely different?

All of these suggestions were compiled to try and cover all of these ideas, and more, suitable for all occasions. If you think I've missed some crucial couples costumes ideas 2017, or want to share something you and your partner concocted, I'd love to hear from you in the comments. 

DIY Couples Costumes

Bob Ross Artist Couples Costume Ideas 2017

Not all the items on this list will offer up specific how-to instructions (but if they do, I'll mention it). Instead, I've collected a list of ideas that, in my opinion, would be relatively easy to re-create with some time and ingenuity. No time? All the links go to a site where you can buy the costume . 

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's: Holly Golightly and Paul Varjak - this one is pretty simple if you know the movie well. Holly needs a black dress, crinoline, white gloves and a tiara, while Paul only needs a suit with a thin tie. 
  • Netflix and Chill - literally as simple as two adult onesies with the names 'Netflix' and 'Chill" written on the front.
  • Bob Ross and Bob Ross Painting Costume - one of the more inventive ideas, this would be pretty easy to recreate on your own with an impressive wig, a paintbrush, a large sheet and someone with awesome painting skills.
  • Lock & Key - Okay, this is a bit silly, but so easy to do. Hit up the dollar store and some crazy string to put these around your necks, and you've got a subtle costume that folks will have to put together. (Yea, Hallowe'en makes me corny).
  • Lady and the Tramp - okay, so there's another way to take this costume. Let's just assume this version (see a great Pinterest shot) is tame. Two puppy costumes with one holding a plate full of spaghetti (string) and the two connected by your mouths? Genius. 
  • Pooh and Honey Pot - amazing if you need a pregnant couples costume. She dresses as Pooh Bear (see Pinterest for an idea, you could easily find these crazy colors in a thrift store), he dresses as the Honey Pot. Simple and easy.
  • Cards Against Humanity - the simplest of all the costumes, especially if you own a deck (or like me, made one from scratch). Two pieces of cardboard, one painted white, one painted black. Holes around the tops for string to wear around your neck, and then, the cards: "I drink to forget____" and "Me". 

Celebrity Couples Costume Ideas 

Couples Costume Ideas 2017

I'm not too sure if all of these are 2017-friendly, but I'll do my best. Some, we all know and love (sort of). Others, you might be all... huh? That's okay, I felt the same way with a handful of them. 

80s Couples Costumes

ET 80s Couples Costume - How Original!

Okay, I love the 80s. Truly. I kind of miss them.... and thus why this section is likely the the most fleshed out of the bunch. You've been warned! 

90s Couples Costumes

I'm not as huge of a fan of the 90s, but, there are some really solid costume offerings from this era. A recent "I Love the 90s" concert I attended (seriously) gave me some great ideas...

Fairytale Couples Costumes

C'mon. You know you want to. Really, really want to. Be the Prince Charming your partner always wanted!

Or, perhaps Snow White? (Bro White? Yea, it's an option...)


Movie Couples Costumes

A quick dinner and a movie date night will help with your idea creation here, but in case you're still wondering...

'Old' Couples Costume Ideas

You know, 'old'. From a former time, but all lumped into one. 😉 I know, I'm so scientific. Just go with it. 


Silly Couples Costume Ideas

Some of my favorites in this entire article sit in this section. Honestly, I laugh every year at some of the options here. Without further ado...

Scary Couples Costumes

This is the whole point of Halloween, right? To scare each other? Well, here's a few suggestions for particularly spooky dress up options. 

Did I not link to an option? Check the pictures next to this blurb for most of the options.


Superhero Couples Costumes

A long-standing favorite among readers, the superheros make some, uh, really fun combinations. 

TV Couples Costumes

Yep, there are lots of options here, too. Some new, some not-so-new, some just plain weird. I love you, readers... you've added some really fun suggestions to this specific list that I'd never heard of!

  • The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon and Amy, or Penny and Leonard, or Bernadette and Howard, or (please!) Howard and Raj.
  • The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon and Will Wheaton - I beg you, if you do this, post pictures in the comments. 
  • Chips: Ponch and John
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter: Dog & Beth
  • Flintstones: Fred & Wilma
  • Flintstones: Betty & Barney Rubble
  • GI Joe: Baroness and Duke
  • I Dream of Jeannie: Jeannie & Major Nelson
  • I Love Lucy: Ricky and Lucy
  • Magic School Bus: Mrs. Frizzle and the Bus
  • The Muppets: Kermit and Miss Piggy
  • The Muppets: Fozzie Bear (female) and Kermit
  • Orange is the New Black: Alex and Piper (really, any of the characters...)
  • Phil & Lil
  • Reno 911: Deputy Johnson & Lt. Dangle
  • Rick and Morty
  • Rocko's Modern Life: The Heads
  • Rugrats: Stu and Deedee Pickles
  • Rugrats: Angelica and Reptar
  • Saturday Night Live: Spartan Cheerleaders
  • Sesame Street: Bert & Ernie
  • Sesame Street: Oscar and the Cookie Monster
  • Sesame Street: The Count and the Cookie Monster
  • Sesame Street: Big Bird and Snuffalufagus
  • Simpsons: Marge and Homer
  • Simpsons: Duffman & Duff Woman
  • Star Trek: Klingon Male & Klingon Female
  • Teletubbies - any combination of the 4 of them
  • Walking Dead: Rick Grimes & Pajama Zombie

Unique Couples Costumes

Couples Costume Ideas 2017

Stanley Cup and Winning Team Couples Costume

Need something a bit... different? These options will leave you wondering, "why didn't I think of that?!" Or possibly, "Uh, I could never do that..." 

  • CSI: CSI Agent and Lady Heather (Dominatrix) - if you ever watched the original CSI, you remember Lady Heather. Oh my goodness. Any CSI lover will remember these episodes, and the relationship she had with some of the main characters. 
  • Cougar and a piece of meat - hilariously, this was suggested by a man whose wife is 16 years older than him
  • Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat
  • Ghoulidolocks and Psycho Teddy Bear
  • Hunter and the Hunted (so, a hunter with a deer, etc - great Pinterest picture here), or a Great White Hunter and a Tiger. 
  • Naughty fairy tales - Pimp Nocchio and Little Bo Peep Show
  • Paper Bag Princess and the Dragon
  • Stanley Cup and Winning Team (see pictured above)
  • Zorro and the Spanish Fly (yes, the pills!)

Even More Couples Costumes Ideas 2017

I realize this is a massive list, and it'll take some time to go through. I hope you used the handy navigation list up there at the top! 

Have more suggestions to add to this list? Post your photos, links to photos and ideas in the comments, or the ideas you used from this list. 

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