17 Easy Couples Costume Ideas to Copy This Halloween

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Halloween, AKA the spooky-lover’s Christmas, can often come with a lot of stress and pressure due to all the decision-making and creative efforts that go into it. Sadly, since the best aspect of Halloween—the good ol’ days of trick-or-treating—are no longer a viable option for most of us (sorry age restrictions, but I will never not want those king-size Kit-Kat bars from a random neighbor), costumes and costume parties are where it’s at now. It is truly best celebrated when you coordinate couples costumes with others and make it an ensemble rather than a solo venture. 

We’ve come up with 17 fun and easy couples costumes that you can replicate with your significant other, best friend, child, or any other favorite noteworthy person in your life. The options range from low-key makeup looks to fun movie characters to timeless duos. Scroll through the options to find the one that speaks to your relationship the best!

 

1. Andie and Duckie from Pretty in Pink

 

 
 
 
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Starting off with the most adorable celeb couple and their even more adorable costume, the simple yet iconic embodiment of these BFFs from the cult classic Pretty in Pink is one we love. It’s a great couple or friend costume and is easy to replicate! For Andie, you just need a short, red-haired wig and flowy pink dress. For Duckie, you need a simple fedora, bolo tie, and some layered sweaters with a blazer.

 

2. Competitors in Squid Game

After Squid Game took over everyone’s TVs this month, there’s no more relevant (or more comfortable) costume than a couple of competitors in the Squid Game. With two matching tracksuits and white sneakers, it’s the easiest and most recognizable costume you’ll ever throw together.

 

3. Roy Kent and Keeley Jones

In a nod to one of the greatest pop culture moments of 2021: Roy Kent and Keeley Jones are the perfect couples costume. With an all-black ensemble and pink power suit, you’re bound to be the best-dressed couple.

 

4. Shaggy and Scooby Doo

There likely isn’t a more classic comic duo than Shaggy and Scooby. You can totally wear this costume as a couple, friends, with your child, your pet—the list goes on. To replicate this symbiotic pet/owner bond, you just need a solid green T-shirt with brown pants for Shaggy. For Scooby, you could definitely go all out with a whole official Scooby Doo suit, but if you want to keep it a bit more low-key, we recommend a brown sweater with matching pants/skirt and socks, a dog-ear headband, green choker necklace, and some simple face paint!

 

5. The Flintstones

 

 
 
 
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Another easy-to-replicate and iconic couples look: Fred and Wilma Flintstone. This stone-age couple ended up ironically being quite timeless, which is something that we’ve noticed is also the case for this costume. To achieve Wilma’s look, you could opt for a red wig to match the cartoon or, like we see above, just toss your hair up in a top knot and get a solid white skirt that can be cut into zig-zags at the bottom and paired with a matching crop top. For Fred, you can easily find a branded costume or go a slightly more voguish route (like pictured) with a faux-fur getup!

 

6. Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang from Grey’s Anatomy

 

 
 
 
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Get ready to wholeheartedly dance the night away with your S.O. or bestie in scrubs (with possibly some tequila involved—if you know you know). A super inexpensive option is to go to your local thrift shop to find some matching blue scrubs, but they are also easily available online and at your favorite big-box stores. Have fun accessorizing with fake beepers, name tags, stethoscopes, and/or some surgical masks, and you are good to go!

 

7. Retro Pilot and Flight Attendant

 

 
 
 
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When I first saw the photo of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber in their chic retro airline ensembles, my jaw literally dropped (yes, to the ground). This couple does absolutely no wrong with any of their looks, and Halloween is no exception. It makes me want to drink all the Casamigos while listening to The Supremes as I stare out at sparkly city views through the plane window, but I digress. For a Cindy-inspired look, opt for an A-line minidress with patent leather tall boots, a name tag, and a lovely little pillbox hat. For Rande’s look, dig up your favorite dark-colored suit with a tie, pilot’s hat, and some classic aviators.

 

8. Gomez and Morticia Addams

 

 
 
 
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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner might just be the most adorable celeb couple. In this Halloween look, they show their darker side by emulating the best creepy-chic pair to ever grace our screens. Also, all-black looks are so fun to play with, so the pieces you find could certainly be used for many other looks later on (Halloween or not)! For Gomez, you’ll need a pinstripe blazer and pants, fake mustache, and a fake hand “Thing.” For Morticia, you can find a long-sleeved black maxi dress with a slit (that you could also add in yourself), a long black wig, some bold eyeshadow, and bright red lipstick. There are endless ways to play around with her character by adding in various props as well.

 

9. Joyce and Hopper from Stranger Things

 

 
 
 
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We love this will-they-or-won’t-they pair, and this is definitely one of those couples looks that can easily be achieved with stuff you already have hidden somewhere in your wardrobe. To get Joyce’s look, all you need is an orange tee with a flannel shirt tied around your waist, and for Hopper, you’ll need some light-wash denim and a Hawaiian shirt (and, of course, a big ol’ fake mustache). 

 

10. Matching Half-Face Skull Makeup

 

 
 
 
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For all the couples who feel the Halloween spirit but don’t want to deal with any of the fuss of buying a whole outfit for a night, this one’s for y’all. To start off, just put on your favorite all-black outfit. Now for a dose of creativity, use some white and black face paint and paint opposite halves of your faces as fun skeletons, sugar skulls, or anything similar so that it creates the whole “two parts of a whole” look! People will 100 percent applaud your innovation and edginess.

 

11. Toni Topaz and Cheryl Blossom from Riverdale

 

 
 
 
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Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Archie might get all the attention when it comes to common couples costumes, but if you want to step it up and take on the most fun personas from this show, Toni Topaz and Cheryl Blossom are where it’s at. To get Toni’s look, you’ll need a cool black leather jacket with dark jeans, heeled ankle boots, and some pink faux hair extensions. For Cheryl’s look, opt for an all-black or all-red (or a combo of them) look with thigh-high boots and the brightest red lipstick you can find. 

 

12. Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs

 

 
 
 
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These famed tennis players were known by generations before us but really got their popularity back with the Battle of the Sexes film that came out in 2017, appealing to mass audiences and younger crowds as well. It’s a really fun couples look to take on, with the retro athletic getups from the ‘70s. To make achieving this look as easy as possible, grab a miniskirt and matching top for Billie’s tennis outfit (made complete with an old-school pair of eyeglass frames), and for Bobby, it’s basically the same idea except with shorts and a collared shirt. Grab some tennis racket props, and you’ll be set!  

 

13. Sherlock Holmes and Watson

 

 
 
 
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Now here’s a truly timeless duo that would be so much fun to copy for Halloween (especially if you talk with British accents all night long to really take it to the next level—I so would). Sherlock and Watson, the investigating twosome, have featured fashion ensembles from the 19th century to the 21st century over the years of their existence, so essentially, the options are limitless. However, to get the look for the newer versions of these characters, you can pull ideas from the BBC show Sherlock and easily find pieces to class up any party. For Sherlock, dress in a sharp outfit made complete by a long overcoat and wool scarf, and for his pal Watson, wear a patterned shirt tucked into pants, and top it off with a utility jacket!

 

14. Mary Poppins and Bert

A classic costume made relevant again by Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Poppins and Bert are the original #couplegoals. Utilize your white button-up and go-to black skirt, and add a hat and umbrella to complete the look. Have your S.O. mimic the dirty look of a chimney sweep by using one of your old beauty blenders to dab black eyeshadow around their face, and dress in a blazer and button-up.

 

15. Troop Beverly Hills

We love this costume for being an out-of-the-box choice, and it’s perfect to execute in either a couple or a group. Dress head to toe in beige and Amazon-Prime you and your partner each a green beret for a simple, adorable costume.

 

16. A ’20s Couple

A flapper is usually thought of as a solo last-minute costume, but it can easily be turned into a couples costume too. Wear a beaded dress and feathered headband, and have your S.O. don a trench and hat for an easy, cute costume.

 

17. Rihanna and ASAP Rocky at the Met Gala

Perfect for a particularly chilly night, Rihanna and ASAP’s Met Gala look is easy and, dare we say, will be a guaranteed hit. Have one half of your couple duo wrapped up in a colorful quilt and the other in an all-black puffer, beanie, and faux-diamond choker (or the real thing, if you’re Rihanna). 

 

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