12 DIY Halloween Costumes for Couples
Not just for the kids! You’ll love these DIY Halloween costumes for couples.
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1. Alice and the White Rabbit
The tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is captivating for both kids and adults. Grab a light blue frock, some bunny ears and an over-sized clock to recreate the characters of Alice and the White Rabbit.
2. Bonnie and Clyde
Take a cue from Hollywood and dress up as one of the most notorious couples of all time. A trip to the thrift store or your favorite vintage boutique should garner the appropriate attire for this DIY Halloween costume for couples.
3. Silent Film Stars
How creative and fun are these silent film star costumes? All you need to create this look is a black dress, suit, and white face paint. Add some fun signs to enhance the silent film vibe.
4. American Gothic Painting
This American Gothic painting costume will require a little bit more DIY elbow grease but you and your partner will certainly stand out in the crowd. Plus, Jennifer from Seakettle has step-by-step instructions on how to re-create this classic portrait.
5. Buttercup and the Dread Pirate Roberts
Buttercup and Wesley, AKA the Dread Pirate Roberts, from The Princess Bride are one of the most beloved couples of all time. Creating this Halloween costume for couples may take a little more effort than others but it’ll be worth it.
6. Forrest Gump and Jenny
Dressing up as Forrest Gump and Jenny is both unexpected and original. Plus, how can you resist the chance to wear a flower crown?
If you’re short on time, matching bandit costumes are a great way to go. Raid your closet for jeans, striped shirts, and beanies. Add pillowcases for stolen loot and black face masks to complete the ensemble.
8. Google Map
Not only is this Google Map costume unique and clever, it’s also easy to make. You’ll need construction paper, duct tape, markers, and scissors to get from point A to point B.
9. Wilson and Chuck
Wilson and Chuck from Cast Away is another easy DIY costume if you’re in a crunch for time. Grab two white t-shirts, a red marker or paint, and print out the FedEx logo and fasten it to a large envelope or manila folder for a clever and easy DIY Halloween Costume for a couple.
10. Peter Pan and his Shadow
Follow this couples’ example for a fun twist on the traditional Peter Pan costume. Have one person dress in all black as Peter’s shadow and then either order a Peter Pan outfit online or head to your local fabric store to pickup a pattern.
11. Sam and Suzy
Sam and Suzy from Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom has become a classic couples’ costume. You are sure to find an old scout shirt at the thrift store and maybe even a pink dress too.
Short on time? This DIY couples’ costume is easy to put together if you’ve waited until the last minute. Pull two old flannel shirts from your closet, throw on blue jeans, and use some dark eye shadow to give yourselves a weathered look.
Feature image via Mara Costa Photography
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( Originally published 10.02.2014 // Updated 10.14.2019 )