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64 Best Couples Halloween Costumes That Are Clever and Cute

If you're looking to take your Halloween game to the next level this year, these cute couple costumes will get the ideas flowing.

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Couples costumes

With summer in our rear-view mirrors, we once again find ourselves in a season full of pumpkin recipes, cool and crisp days, falling leaves, and, of course, candy and costumes. Because what is Halloween if not an excuse for adults to play dress-up? Whether you’re wearing cute couple costumes, scary Halloween costumes, or something in between, you’ll end the night with a lifetime of memories.

Coming up with Halloween costume ideas is an exercise in creativity, which is what all the fun is about. That’s doubly true when you’re planning a costume with your significant other. The list of cute couple costumes is practically endless, with ideas ranging from your favorite TV show characters and celebrities to culinary staples that go together like peanut butter and jelly. Seeking family Halloween costumes? You’re in luck because there are plenty of those to choose from as well. (They’ll pair nicely with one of the dozens of baby costume ideas.)

Ready to get the spooky party started? Check out this list of cute couple costumes for Halloween 2022.

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Jasmine and Aladdin Halloween Costume

The 2019 live-action adaptation of the Walt Disney classic stoked fans’ excitement for these fated-for-each-other characters. The fervor hasn’t let up, making Jasmine and Aladdin two of the best DIY Disney costumes. Bonus: If you have a fur baby, it can dress up like Aladdin’s sidekick, the monkey Abu.

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Matching Mimes Halloween Costume

Whether you’re losing your voice due to a cough (fall allergies are a thing) or simply don’t feel like saying too much this Halloween, dressing up as matching mimes is one way to avoid having to clear your throat. These are the best memes of 2022 by far.

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio Halloween Costume

They may not have worked out in the end, but few Hollywood couples are more iconic than blond bombshell Marilyn Monroe and Yankees player Joe DiMaggio. More than two of you going out? Check out these group Halloween costumes.

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Silent Film Stars Halloween Costume

Are you secret film buffs? Play it old-school with this classic costume idea. Talk about easy Halloween face paint—and for a super-cool effect.

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Taco Belle Halloween Costume

It might not be a costume as “old as time,” but it’s certainly a punny Halloween costume the crowd will appreciate. Plus, it’s a win-win solution for you and your partner: You get to dress up as a Disney princess (don’t mind if you do!) and he gets to emulate the late-night food he’ll end up craving before you head home.

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Captain America and Black Widow Halloween Costume

Is there anything more romantic than your significant other dressing up as a superhero and you playing his kick-ass partner? We didn’t think so. Before you hit the Halloween party, brush up on some surprising superhero facts so you can flex your nerd cred.

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Comic Book Characters Halloween Costume

Looking for an original costume that’s not too hard on your budget or energy level? This look only requires two things: some artsy makeup and a YouTube tutorial to help you get it right! It’s a great last-minute Halloween costume for all the procrastinators out there.

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Skeletons Halloween Costume

Go the classic route with good old-fashioned women’s and men’s skeletons. If you and your partner have it in you, get creative by adding some fun makeup to your bony costume. You’ll want to master these easy Halloween makeup ideas before the big night.

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Netflix and Chill Halloween Costume

Turn your favorite activity into a fun costume. It’s super easy, everyone will understand what you are, and you’ll get a lot of laughs. Plus, after you’ve partied the night away, you can come home and watch one of the best Halloween movies on Netflix.

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Pokémon Go Characters Halloween Costume

If you and your partner are into gaming, consider this playful costume idea. The toughest part will be choosing which Pokémon characters to dress up as. Gotta catch ’em all! Wow your party guests with these fascinating facts about your favorite games.

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Dirty Dancing Halloween Costume

Nobody puts this couples Halloween costume in the corner. If you have the dancing skills, you can easily pull off this 1987 hit movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. He’ll need a black shirt and pants, and she’ll need a swishy pink dress.

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Maleficent Halloween Costume

Disney Halloween celebrations are epic. Channel their festive spirit (and your inner evil fairy) by dressing up as this Disney villain with a decorative skull-and-bones character to match her wickedness.

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Oktoberfest Halloween Costume

As the historic festival rages on in Munich, Germany, you can partake from afar by dressing up in lederhosen and dirndls. We won’t blame you if you ditch the pretzels and chase your beer with Halloween candy instead.

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Partygoers Halloween Costume

Pressed for time when deciding what to dress up as for Halloween? Go easy on yourself by gathering your greatest party-going garb. Complete the outfit by bringing along some outrageously fun adult party games.

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Mario & Luigi Halloween Costume

Not only is dressing up like everyone’s favorite video game characters totally adorable, but it takes little to no prep. Just dig up green and red shirts, a couple of suspenders, and green and red hats. Don’t forget to write the big “M” and “L” on the front!

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Jack and Rose from Titanic Halloween Costume

Few love stories are more romantic than that of Jack and Rose. If you’re fascinated by the Titanic, channel the lovebirds from the 1992 movie. Bonus: You get to dress up like you’re from the early 1900s. Just don’t forget Jack’s trademark suspenders!

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Rick and Carl from The Walking Dead Halloween Costume

If gruesome is your thing, you can’t get much better than the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse with this Walking Dead-inspired costume. After all, covering yourself in fake blood and gore is a favorite Halloween tradition.

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Game of Thrones Halloween Costume

Here’s a duo for die-hard Game of Thrones fans—aka those who love the books and pretend the last (and panned) season of HBO’s epic series never happened. Go as Jaime and Cersei or, if you never jumped on the GOT bandwagon, dress as lovers from the Middle Ages.

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Soap and Loofah Halloween Costume

Get clean this Halloween and dress up as a bar of soap and a loofah. These costumes can easily be made with things you find around the house (tissue paper makes for a great loofah). This works for couples, but it’s also a great best friend Halloween costume.

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Mary Poppins and Bert Halloween Costume

Grab your giant tote, a large umbrella, and a spoonful of sugar for this costume. When the theme is Mary Poppins, you can get the whole family involved!

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Pumpkin Pie Halloween Costume

Nerdy and autumnal? This easy costume is festive and guaranteed to make everyone chuckle.

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Jake and Amy from Brooklyn Nine-Nine Halloween Costume

You and your partner in crime can mimic Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s fictional detectives. These two are super competitive and have a tendency to bicker, so getting into character shouldn’t be too difficult!

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Queen Bee Halloween Costume

Just a friendly reminder of who is really in charge. You can use these bee puns while you’re in costume!

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Pennywise and Georgie Halloween Costume

Fans of It, the classic horror novel by Stephen King, can really show off their makeup skills for this one. Bonus points if you actually scare your partner.

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Tooth Fairy and Tooth Halloween Costume

You want a costume that lets you dress up like a fairy (a wand never hurts either), and you love giving people a good laugh. This clever pairing does the trick for you both—and you look so darn cute standing together! Read up on these funny tooth fairy stories to get in the mood.

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Chip and Joanna Gaines Halloween Costume

Are you a fan of the HGTV show Fixer Upper and looking for work-appropriate Halloween costumes? Dress up as the show’s stars, married couple Joanna and Chip Gaines. He can wear a pair of jeans, flannels, and a trucker hat, while she wears jeans, tees, and a middle part to her hair.

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Danny and Sandy Halloween Costume

Grease may have been released more than 40 years ago, but Danny and Sandy are still favorites when it comes to Halloween. Lucky for you, it’s easy to pull off the costume. Sandy will need a pair of leather pants and a black top, while Danny will use black jeans, a belt, and a ton of hair grease.

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Hades and Hercules Halloween Costume

Another classic Disney pair that’s super easy to DIY is Hades and Hercules. Or here’s a fun alternative: Go with the most popular Halloween costume from the year you were born.

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Sulley and Boo from Monsters, Inc. Halloween Costume

Love comes in all forms, and nothing is more heartwarming than the protective relationship between this big, friendly monster and a toddler. Sulley certainly isn’t one of the spookiest Halloween monsters, making him a great option if you have little kids.

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Belle and the Beast Halloween Costume

Not into the punny “Taco Belle” costume? Go with the classic Disney pair: Beauty and her Beast.

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Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable Halloween Costume

No last-minute panic necessary! This is a quick and easy costume to throw together (unless you want to include the naked mole rat like these two).

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Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat Halloween Costume

If you and your partner are always monkeying around, this silly costume will work well this Halloween. Plus, everyone will know who you are. Don’t have an adult sidekick? Dress a child or pet as Curious George.

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Willy Wonka and Oompa Loompa Halloween Costume

You and your partner will be everyone’s favorite pair this Halloween—as long as you come prepared with candy, of course.

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Milk and Cereal Halloween Costume

You and your partner go together like cereal and milk. This costume is a nod to everyone’s favorite breakfast.

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Shaggy and Scooby Halloween Costume

Shaggy and Scooby are the best of friends, just like you and your partner. Get your own pup involved with these dog Halloween costume ideas.

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The Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat Halloween Costume

They may not be a couple, but they’re a couple of characters everybody loves and recognizes. When it comes to cat Halloween costumes, this one makes it easy: include your feline friend as the Cheshire cat, while you and your partner go as Alice and the Mad Hatter.

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Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz Halloween Costume

Say Beetlejuice three times fast, and the magical trickster may appear before you, along with a super-cute Halloween costume. Catch Beetlejuice and 24 others on this list of best Halloween movies for kids.

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The Simpsons Halloween Costume

This husband and wife from the long-running animated comedy are always a crowd favorite. For more beloved television, check out these classic shows you can watch on Netflix.

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Mr. and Mrs. Incredible Halloween Costume

You already are incredible, so why not remind everyone of this very important fact?

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Freddie Mercury and David Bowie Halloween Costume

Feeling “Under Pressure” about finding the perfect Halloween costume? Try recreating two of the most iconic singers in music history.

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Harley Quinn and the Joker Halloween Costume

Whether you’re a comic book junkie or superhero movie fan, this is one couples Halloween costume that is bound to please ’em all. Get in character by laughing at these funny cartoons.

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Tiana and Prince Naveen Halloween Costume

The 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog is the ultimate romance, and it makes for one cute couple costume. The best part: No one has to dress up like a frog (unless they want to, of course!).

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Mario and Princess Peach Halloween Costume

If you were a fan of this classic Nintendo game, you’ll love getting the chance to dress up like two of its most famous characters, Mario and Princess Peach.

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Lucy and Ricky Halloween Costume

The real-life romantic duo from the hit 1950s TV show I Love Lucy is a classic couples Halloween costume that transcends time. Here’s hoping you can pull off some of Lucy and Ricky‘s funny jokes about married life!

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Claire and Jamie from Outlander Halloween Costume

The two main characters from Outlander, a hit TV show based on a bestselling book, are so visibly in love that you won’t be able to resist imitating their sweet and sensitive romance. Simply put, they make for one super-romantic couples Halloween costume.

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Captain Marvel and Captain America Halloween Costume

Superheroes unite with this cute couples costume idea. Team up as the two captains from the Marvel cinematic universe.

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Gift Bag and Birthday Boy Halloween Costume

Everyone loves a birthday boy or girl, but there are few things that a birthday boy or girl loves more than the presents that their guests bring. Dress up as this duo, and you’re sure to get lots of smiles sent your way.

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Bob Ross and a Tree Halloween Costume

You don’t have to love painting to dress up as this Afroed artist and TV host. You just need a clever costume to pull it off. Add an easel to really sell it. Wow the crowd with a factoid about why Bob Ross made three copies of every painting on his show.

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Operation Game Halloween Costume

This fun board game probably makes you nostalgic for your childhood. It’s a cute couple costume too—and not too hard to pull off. All you need is a doctor’s costume, some felt, and a little creativity.

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Mickey and Minnie Halloween Costume

America’s two favorite mice make for versatile and cute couple costumes for Halloween. All you need is a pair of mouse ears to transform into retro Mickey and Minnie, superhero Mickey and Minnie, and more.

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Milk and Cookies Halloween Costume

Nothing goes together better than this favorite dessert, which makes for cute couple costumes for those whose love language is baking.

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Tina and Jimmy Junior from Bob’s Burgers Halloween Costume

If you’re looking for funny yet charming cute couple costumes, you can’t beat dressing up as Tina Belcher and Jimmy Junior from the show Bob’s Burgers. Need something else to watch? Press play on one of the spookiest Halloween movies on Hulu.

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Barbie and Ken Halloween Costume

There are few more dynamic duos than Barbie and Ken, which is why they make such a great couples Halloween costume. You can choose from so many different types of Barbie: athletic, date-night, even one of these rare Barbie dolls. Just add the box!

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Popcorn and Candy Halloween Costume

Make Halloween movie night. Dress as everyone’s favorite concessions, popcorn, and candy.

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Bonnie and Clyde Halloween Costume

There’s no more infamous a couple than Bonnie and Clyde, two American gangsters who happened to be madly in love.

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Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Halloween Costume

Chances are, you loved these children’s books (and the television show) when you were little. Winnie the Pooh and Tigger make for a photo-worthy cute couple costume. If you’re attending a costume party, arrived armed with interesting facts about Winnie the Pooh.

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Dorothy and Tin Man Halloween Costume

The Wizard of Oz is a classic movie with so many fun characters to choose from, making it an ideal movie from which to pull both group Halloween costumes and cute couple costumes. Whether you DIY or opt for store-bought costumes, you can’t go wrong.

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Carl and Ellie from Up Halloween Costume

Whether young or old, the sweet couple from the movie Up is a heartwarming pair to dress as for Halloween. If you’re going as an older Carl, don’t forget the suspenders and bow tie, and add some balloons to your look. This is also a great family Halloween costume if you have a child and dog.

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Thing 1 and Thing 2 Halloween Costume

If you’re looking for low-maintenance yet cute couple costumes, you can simply purchase fun shirts that say “Thing 1” and “Thing 2,” both characters in Dr. Seuss’s Cat In the Hat.

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Cowboy and Cowgirl Halloween Costume

All you really need to pull off this cowgirl and cowboy costume is a cowboy hat and some matching leather boots. (Though you can add a lasso for good measure.)

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Stranger Things Halloween Costume

There are so many character choices to dress up as from Stranger Things, but Mike and Eleven are definitely two of the best. All you need is some ’80 clothing, though if you want to go above and beyond, you can learn how to make fake blood for Eleven’s bleeding nose.

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Trixie Tang and Timmy Turner Halloween Costume

This may be my personal favorite Nickelodeon couple that was never actually a couple. Plus, Timmy Turner and Trixie Tang is a super simple Halloween costume idea for you and your partner. For Timmy, all you need is a pink t-shirt and a pink baseball cap. And for Trixie, a violet turtleneck and a matching headband will get the job done. And if you’re really invested, you can even add the wig.

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Cosmo and Wanda Halloween Costume

If you’re a Fairly Oddparents fan but don’t want to go as Timmy and Trixie, just go as Cosmo and Wanda! All you need for Wanda is a pink wig and a yellow shirt. For Cosmo, you can use a white button-down and a tie that you likely already own, paired with a green wig. Don’t forget to add a crown and a wand as the finishing touches that will bring it all together.

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith Halloween Costume

Time to channel your inner Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Mr. Smith is an easy one as you can just wear the black suit that is collecting dust in your closet. Mrs. Smith wears that classic black dress with a long slit up the side, although any black dress will do. Now that you know what couples costume you’re going to wear, check out these top pregnant Halloween costume ideas that will help show off your baby bump.

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Emma Taubenfeld
Emma Taubenfeld is an assistant editor for Reader’s Digest who focuses on digital lifestyle topics such as memes, social media captions, pick-up lines, and cute pets. When she’s not working, you can find Emma reading corny young adult novels, creating carefully curated playlists, and figuring out how to spice up boxed mac and cheese.