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It’s a new year, so you want to check out some couples costume ideas. 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 LGBTQ+ couple, pregnant, 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 different?

I compiled all of these suggestions to cover all of these ideas, and more, suitable for all occasions. If you think I’ve missed some crucial couples costumes ideas, 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 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 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 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 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, Halloween makes me corny).
  • Lady and the Tramp – okay, so there’s another way to take this costume. Let’s 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 couple’s costume. She dresses as Pooh Bear (see Pinterest for an idea, this is the cutoff red top, and this is the long, yellowish orange form-fitting dress), he dresses as the Honey Pot. Simple and easy. Or… he’s the bear and her belly is the honey pot?
  • 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 a string to wear around your neck, and then, two cards, one for each of you: “I drink to forget____” and “Me”.
  • Voodoo Rag Doll Couple – admittedly, this one is a bit work. Still, it’s a stunning result, and the author / creator has explained in great detail how she made these two matching couples costumes.
  • 99 Problems – A simple DIY couples costume, where you either create your own personalized t-shirts, or you have them printed. One of you wears a jersey that reads the number 99, with the name “Problems,” while the other wears jersey number 1, with the name “Aint”.

Celebrity Couples Costume Ideas 

Couples Costume Ideas 2017

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.

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…

  • Adam and Eve (trust me, this belongs in the silly category – just click on the link to see what I’m talking about)
  • Bacon and Eggs

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.

  • The Avengers: Hulk & Black Widow
  • Batman and Catwoman
  • Batman and Robin
  • Black Panther: Nakia and T’Challa
  • Captain 6 Pack & The Refreshinator – yea, yea this isn’t technically a superhero…
  • Captain America and Female
  • Captain America & Peggy Carter (t-shirts on Etsy)
  • Green Arrow & Black Canary
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Gamora & Star Lord
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Groot & Rocket
  • The Incredibles: Mom and Dad
  • Iron Man & Pepper
  • Joker & Harley Quinn
  • The Riddler & Poison Ivy
  • Scorpion & Kitana
  • Superman and Wonder Woman
  • Superman and Supergirl
  • Superman: Clark Kent and Lois Lane
  • Thor and Loki
  • Watchmen: Silk Spectre & Dr. Manhattan (okay, I guess Dr. Manhattan could just go naked…)
  • Watchmen: Silk Spectre & Night Owl

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 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) – this was a DIY costume, and it isn’t terribly difficult to recreate. Tinfoil over a bowl for the bowl/hat, this sequined silver dress, the NHL jersey of your choosing, and a printed NHL logo attached to cardboard and then to the dress. Voila!
  • Zorro and the Spanish Fly (yes, the pills!)

Even More Couples Costumes Ideas

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.

  • shannon lampman says:

    Do you know where to get the NHL Stanley Cup dress?