Attending a Halloween costume party this year? If there are going to be best costume awards, “Best Couple” is often a category- so here are some tips to get you started on your way to Halloween fame!
History is a great couples costume theme, offering many creative choices of outfits through the ages. Adam and Eve, George and Martha Washington, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, gangster/flapper, Greek/Roman god/goddess, disco couple, é
’80s couple, ’50s couple, Bill and Hillary Clinton, or in modern history – Britney and K-Fed, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, or John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Consider Batman and Robin, the Flintstones, the Jetsons, the Simpsons, Charlie Brown and Lucy, Shrek and Fiona, Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty or Snow White and Prince Charming, Little Mermaid and Prince Eric, Peter Pan and Wendy or Captain Hook, Dora and Diego, Steve and Blue (from Blues Clues), characters from Spongebob, Barbie and Ken or Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Whether it is an old-fashioned TV couple like Lucy and Ricky, Herman and Lily Munster, Morticia and Gomez Addams, Star Trek characters, or Laverne and Shirley, or more modern TV couples like Dog the Bounty Hunter, Howie Mandel and a suitcase girl (Deal or no Deal), Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Simon and Paula (American Idol), or characters from other favorite TV shows, TV couples are always fun for a party.
Scarlett and Rhett from Gone With the Wind, Sandy and Danny from Grease, Jack and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, Victor and Victoria from Corpse Bride, gladiators from 300, pirates from Pirates of the Caribbean, adventurers from the Indiana Jones series, Austin Powers and Felicity Shagwell, or Star Wars characters are all cool ideas.
Ketchup and Mustard, Salt and Pepper, Cheerleader and Football Player, Bacon & Eggs or Washer & Dryer are cute ideas, and this year there are new costumes including a ball and chain, brick layer and brick house, and “tacky travelers”. Other ideas: doctor and nurse, prisoner and guard, nun and priest or angel and devil. Or, choose classic Halloween characters like vampires, Frankenstein monster & Bride of Frankenstein, mummy & deadie, witches, ghost, or zombies. Another fun, easy, cheap idea? Dress as each other!
Whatever you choose for your Halloween costume, you’re sure to have a frighteningly fun time at the party. Enjoy!