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Halloween costumes for couples: Fun with famous people

Dressing as celebrities for Halloween is a popular choice among couples
Dressing as celebrities for Halloween is a popular choice among couples
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When planning your couples Halloween costumes, celebrities and fictional characters are always a good choice. Choosing a costume that is easily identifiable lets you enjoy instant recognition from friends at Halloween parties and may even result in people lining up to take pictures with you.

Keep in mind that Halloween costumes for couples don’t always have to reflect a real-life or fictional couple who were romantically involved. Choosing two costumes from the same theme, such as super heroes or popular tv show characters will still allow you to appear linked to one another. For instance, you could dress as Jasmine and the genie rather than Jasmine and Aladdin.

You can purchase ready-made costumes, but sometimes hunting through thrift stores to find the perfect leather jacket, sunglasses, wig, retro clothing or clothing you can upcycle into a costume garment is half the fun. Scouting out the best Halloween costume elements from resale shops can be a fun way to spend time together while also working on a project that will, in the end, show off how great you are together.

Check out the list below for some great starter ideas and feel free to leave your own ideas in the comments section. You never know, your “last year’s costume” might be the perfect fit for another couple this year.

Fictional Characters:

Harry Potter and Hermione
Superman and Lois Lane
George and Jane Jetson
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell
Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Legolas and Arwen - Lord of the Rings
Danny and Sandy - Grease
Herman and Lily Munster
Black Widow and Hawkeye - The Avengers
Popeye and Olive Oyl
Joker and Poison Ivy
Batman and Catwoman
Superman and Wonder Woman
Homer and Marge Simpson
Fred and Wilma Flintstone
Gomez and Morticia - The Addams Family
Pinky Tuscadero & The Fonz - Happy Days
Tarzan and Jane
Sheldon and Penny - Big Bang Theory
Prince Eric and Ariel - The Little Mermaid

Famous people:

Sonny and Cher
80s Madonna and Boy George
Prince Charles and Lady Diana
Johnny and June (Carter) Cash
Bonnie and Clyde
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Duck Dynasty couple
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Beyonce and Jay-Z
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Lady Gaga and a member of the paparazzi

Literature:

Romeo and Juliet
Gatsby and Daisy
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler
Lancelot and Guinevere
Antony & Cleopatra
Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter
Quasimodo and Esmeralda

Historical:

Adam and Eve
Samson and Delilah
George Washington and Betsy Ross
Pocahontas and John Smith
Napoleon and Josephine
Florence Nightingale and wounded soldier

What was your favorite couples Halloween costume? Don’t forget to share your thoughts or ideas in the comments below.

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