7 Non-Lame Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

We’ve covered the best group costumes, chicest costumes, and easy costumes, and even got the Queen of Halloween, Lauren Conrad, to weigh in on her favorite costume ideas. So what’s left? The classic couples costume. But we’re not talking about the predictable, mindless costumes that we see year after year (sorry, Mickey and Minnie). These Halloween couples ideas are more original and memorable by a mile, and we found exactly what you need to re-create them with your partner in crime.

The beauty of a couples costume, aside from making the planning process much more fun, is that it gives your Halloween look context. A costume that would’ve been much more subtle on its own makes a huge impact with a partner to complement it, so without further ado...

Whether you prefer an artsy approach or something that’s guaranteed to get a laugh, click through to find the dynamic duo you two are going to emulate this Halloween.

Sloane Peterson and Ferris Bueller
Sloane Peterson & Ferris Bueller Halloween costume idea.


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What You’ll Need:

For Sloane:

• White fringe leather jacket: Maykool White Fringe Zipper Decor Pu Moto Jacket ($55)

• Cuffed shorts: Shein Pleated Waist Cuffed Hem Tailored Shorts ($16)

For Ferris:

• Jacket and Vest: Ferris Bueller Costume ($50)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono at Their Bed-In for Peace
John Lennon & Yoko Ono Halloween costume.


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What You’ll Need:

For John:

• Round glasses: ZeroUV Retro-Vintage Sunglasses ($10)

• Pajamas: RK Classical Sleepwear Broadcloth Woven Pajama Set ($27)

• Flowers

For Yoko:

• Long black wig: California Costumes Long Flowing Wig ($8)

• Pajamas: Del Rossa Two Piece Button Up Fleece Pajama Set ($28)

• Flowers

Johnny Cash and June Carter
Johnny Cash & June Carter Halloween costume.


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What You’ll Need:

For Johnny:

• Wig: Fun World Greaser Wig ($12)

• Suit

For June:

• Wrap Around Satin Dress ($1175)

• Prop microphone: Black Plastic Microphone ($4)

Jenny Curran and Forrest Gump
Jenny Curran & Forrest Gump Halloween costumes.


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What You’ll Need:

For Jenny:

• Boho jacket: Charlotte Russe Faux Suede Sherpa Wrap Jacket ($35)

• Maxi dress: Vero Moda Floral Print Maxi Dress ($60)

For Forrest:

• Bubba Gump Shrimp Baseball Cap ($21)

• Plaid shirt

Pablo Picasso and His Abstract Painting
Pablo Picasso & His Abstract Painting Halloween costumes.


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What You’ll Need:

For Picasso:

• Striped tee: Saint James Unisex Meridien II Nautical T-Shirt ($95)

• Paintbrush: Osborn Paint Brush With Long Wood Handle ($7)

For the painting:

• Face paint: CCBeauty Professional Face Paint Oil Set ($17)

• Wooden picture frame (to wear around neck): Frame USA Unfinished Wood Frames ($32)

Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace From Pulp Fiction
Vincent Vega & Mia Wallace From Pulp Fiction Halloween costumes.


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What You’ll Need:

For Vincent:

• Black wig (pull it into ponytail): Rubie’s Costume Long Straight Wig ($12)

• Suit

For Mia:

• Black bob wig with bangs: Rubie’s Costume Black Super Model Wig ($10)

• Oversize white button-down shirt: J.Crew Three-Quarter-Sleeve Stretch Perfect Shirt ($64)

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie & Clyde Halloween costumes.


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What You’ll Need:

For Bonnie:

• Beret: Dorfman Pacific Wool Beret ($17)

• Prop gun: Detective Cap Pistol ($8)

• Silk scarf: Ayurvastram Paisley Silk Square Scarf ($10)

For Clyde:

• Suit

• Fedora: Forum Fedora Hat ($8)

• Prop gun: Detective Cap Pistol ($8)

What were you for Halloween last year? Let us know in the comments below, then check out the most popular Halloween costume of 2016.

This post has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.