80 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 couples Halloween costumes will get the ideas flowing
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Couples Halloween costumes guaranteed to turn heads
With summer in the rearview mirror, we once again find ourselves in the season 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 couples Halloween costumes, scary Halloween costumes, easy Halloween costumes, Halloween costumes for women or something in between, you’ll end the night with a lifetime of memories.
Coming up with the best Halloween costume is an exercise in creativity, which is what all the fun is about. And that’s doubly true when you’re planning a costume with your significant other. The list of cute couple costume ideas 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 couples Halloween costumes for 2023.
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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 or even one of these rare Barbie dolls. For an even dreamier doll look, think inside the box.
Vampire couple Halloween costume
Spooky and romantic! This is one of those couple Halloween costumes that’s easy to throw together. One of you gets a cape and fake fangs, the other puts on a black getup with bat wings. Easy, effective and festive for the Halloween party.
Bridgerton Halloween costume
Can’t get enough of Bridgerton, the hit Netflix series? Dress up as the star characters of Season 2: Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sharma. This tailcoat and pair of trousers help complete Anthony’s look, and Kate’s look can be created with a beautiful Regency-themed dress.
Joyce Byers and Hopper Halloween costume
Season 4 of Stranger Things gave us something many fans have been waiting for since the first season (spoiler ahead): a Hopper and Joyce Byers kiss! Pay homage to Hawkins’s newest couple by dressing up as Joyce and Hopper this Halloween. For Joyce, choose a blue smock shirt and a necklace of Christmas lights. For Hopper, dress as a sheriff with a wide brim hat and tan shirt. Dressing up as the whole Stranger Things gang is a great group Halloween costume idea too.
Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Halloween costume
Couple of scarecrows Halloween costume
Winifred Sanderson and Billy Butcherson Halloween costume
Now, this couples Halloween costume idea is anything but a bunch of hocus-pocus. Dress up as head-witch-in-charge Winifred Sanderson and her scorned boyfriend, Billy Butcherson, for a fun and popular Halloween look. And don’t forget to stream Hocus Pocus 2 for some inspiration!
Pac-Man Halloween costume
This is a low-key duo costume that’s still loads of fun, especially for the gamer couple. Snag these Pac-Man shirts for a retro tribute to the classic arcade game. Throw them on with some jeans and you’re good to go!
Corpse Bride Halloween costume
Now this is a scary-good couples costume idea. Dress up as Emily and Victor from Tim Burton’s beloved Corpse Bride to bring the party to life (even if Emily is, well, dead). Grab a blue wig to complete Emily’s look—and don’t forget to watch Corpse Bride during Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween.”
Barbenheimer Halloween costume
Pay tribute to the movies of the summer with this Barbie-Oppenheimer joint costume. Barbie wears her iconic cowgirl outfit, while J. Robert Oppenheimer pairs a brown suit with his trademark turquoise belt, pipe and brown porkpie hat. Talk about a double feature!
Gomez and Morticia Addams Halloween costume
Want a creepy and kooky look for you and your beau this Halloween? Dress up as Gomez and Morticia Addams, the heads of the Addams family, a mysterious brood that has their own TV show and movie series. Grab a black lace dress and black wig for Morticia and a black suit for Gomez. Then, stream the classic family movie to get in the spooky spirit.
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Nandor the Relentless and Guillermo de la Cruz Halloween costume
Fans of What We Do in the Shadows (which should be everyone!) will love this opposites-attract couples Halloween costume. Go full vampire with Nandor’s cloak, fangs and man bun, while Guillermo can get away with a sensible sweater (perfect if Halloween isn’t exactly warm where you live!) and a stake or two.
Princess Bride Halloween costume
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Daria Morgendorffer and Jane Lane Halloween costume
Is Halloween standing on your neck? Dress appropriately for this sick sad world with a classic (and easy to DIY) Daria and Jane couples Halloween costume. Jane needs a red shirt and a side parting, Daria a green jacket and glasses, and both of them need combat boots (of course!).
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. You can choose men’s mime costumes separately from women’s, or wear the exact same thing!
Yellowstone Halloween costume
Our favorite couple on the show? Beth and Rip, of course! Who could resist a decades-long slow burn like this one? Even better, they both have totally iconic looks that will help you and your boo win best couples Halloween costume at any party. Beth needs a leopard print coat and cowboy boots, while Rip’s aviators, black shirt and black cowboy hat go great with regular blue jeans.
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. Wear Marilyn’s iconic white dress, or go for a dress similar to her “Happy Birthday” dress.
Silent film stars Halloween costume
Are you secret film buffs? Play it old-school with this classic couples Halloween costume. Talk about easy Halloween face paint—and with a super cool effect. Go recognizable with a Charlie Chaplin costume, or keep it simple with a flapper-style ensemble.
Flintstones Halloween costume
Yabba-dabba-doo! Keep Halloween rockin’ with super cute Flintstones costumes. Fred and Wilma are the iconic couple of the prehistoric era. Wilma needs a red wig and white dress, while Fred’s classic orange tunic will make him easy to spot in a crowd.
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 everyone will end up craving before you head home.
Wayne and Garth Halloween costume
This couples Halloween costume is excellent. Zang! If you and your boo know all the words to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, these are the perfect outfits for you. The Wayne and Garth wigs do most of the work here, so dress in ’90s-inspired jeans and flannel shirts and you’ll be good to go.
Captain America and Black Widow Halloween costume
Is there anything more romantic than your significant other dressing up as Captain America and you playing his assassin 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.
Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf Halloween costume
A luxe grown-up take on the classic fairytale makes this the perfect couples Halloween costume. In her long velvet cape Little Red is more independent woodswoman than lost girl, and the wolf is a bit more of a gentleman in his dapper suit.
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 Halloween makeup and a YouTube tutorial to help you get the face paint right!
Skeletons Halloween costume
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. All you need are Netflix and Chill shirts and some accessories (like a red tutu). Plus, after you’ve partied the night away, you can come home and watch one of the best Halloween movies on Netflix.
Pokémon Go characters Halloween costume
If you and your partner are into gaming, consider this playful couples costume idea—a Pokémon trainer and character. The toughest part will be choosing which Pokémon characters to dress up as (might we suggest Eevee?). Gotta catch ’em all!
Dirty Dancing Halloween costume
Nobody puts this couples Halloween costume in a corner. If you have the dancing skills, you can easily pull off this 1987 hit romantic movie moment starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. One of you will need a black shirt and pants, and the other a swishy pink dress.
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.
Partygoers Halloween costume
Mario & Luigi Halloween costume
Not only is dressing up like everyone’s favorite video game characters totally adorable, it takes little to no prep. Just dig up green and red shirts, a couple of suspenders and green and red hats. Just don’t forget to write the big “M” and “L” on the front! You can also find pre-made Mario and Luigi hats, gloves and mustaches.
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!
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. Just pair your favorite jeans with a white tee, an army-green flannel and a sheriff’s hat. Cover yourself in fake blood and gore to complete the look.
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 with a knight’s tunic and a flowing gown.
Soap and loofah Halloween costume
This is one of the cleanest couples Halloween costumes out there! These soap and loofah costumes are available online, or you can easily make them with things you find around the house (tissue paper makes for a great loofah). This works for couples, but it also makes a good best friend Halloween costume.
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! Your partner can put on their chimney sweep finest to portray Bert.
Jake and Amy from Brooklyn Nine-Nine Halloween costume
You and your partner can mimic the fictional detectives from the silly crime TV show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. These two are super competitive and have a tendency to bicker, so getting into character shouldn’t be too difficult! For Amy, grab your best pantsuit, and for Jake, a button-up under a hoodie. Plus detective’s badges for both!
Queen Bee Halloween costume
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. There are both men’s Pennywise costumes and women’s Pennywise costumes, so choose which of you wants to be scarier. The other partner just has to wear a rain coat and fold some paper boats to portray Georgie.
Tooth fairy and tooth Halloween costume
If you want a couples Halloween costume that lets you dress up like a fairy and you love giving people a good laugh, this clever pairing does the trick for both. One of you dresses as a giant tooth and the other gets their best fairy on.
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. Chip can wear a pair of jeans, a flannel and a trucker hat (preferably with lots of red hair poking out), while Joanna wears jeans, tees and a middle part to her long, dark hair (or wig!).
Danny and Sandy Halloween costume
The beloved musical 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 black shirt, a belt and a ton of hair gel. Or get Danny’s whole T-Birds look in one go.
Hades and Hercules Halloween costume
Another classic Disney pair that’s super easy to pull off is Hades and Hercules. Or here’s a fun alternative: Go with what you should be for Halloween, based on your zodiac sign.
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. And all Boo needs is a pink nightshirt and some pigtails.
Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable Halloween costume
No last-minute panic necessary! This is a quick and easy couples Halloween costume to throw together with some black shirts and cargo pants (unless you want to include the naked mole rat like these two). Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable for the Halloween win.
Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat Halloween costume
If you and your partner are always monkeying around, this Curious George costume will work well this Halloween. Plus, everyone will know who you are—especially in that Man with the Yellow Hat getup. Don’t have an adult sidekick? A monkey makes a perfect pet or child’s costume too.
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. One of you dresses as the iconic candy maker and the other breaks out the orange face paint to become an Oompa Loompa.
Milk and cereal Halloween costume
You and your love go together like cereal and milk. This costume is a nod to everyone’s favorite breakfast, and whoever is dressing as cereal can wear their favorite cereal brand logo shirt and a pair of cereal-print leggings.
Shaggy and Scooby Halloween costume
Shaggy and Scooby are the best of friends, just like you and your partner. (Psst! Both men’s and women’s Scooby costumes are available.) You can get your own pup involved with these dog Halloween costume ideas.
Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat Halloween costume
They may not be a couple, but they’re a couple of characters everyone 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.
Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz Halloween costume
Say Beetlejuice three times fast and the magical trickster may appear before you, along with this super cute Halloween costume for couples. Grab a striped suit for one of you and a gauzy red gown for the other. After the party, catch Beetlejuice and others on this list of best Halloween movies for kids.
The Simpsons Halloween costume
This husband and wife from the long-running animated comedy are always a crowd favorite. Homer masks and outfits are readily available, as are sky-high Marge wigs and green tube dresses. For more beloved television, check out the best sitcoms of all time.
Freddie Mercury and David Bowie Halloween costume
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 with a purple pleather trench coat for the Joker and blue and pink pigtails for Harley.
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!). This version of the duo features Tiana’s yellow dress (just add a white apron!) and Prince Naveen’s plain clothes and tan pageboy hat.
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. Talk about a cute couples Halloween costume!
Claire and Jamie from Outlander Halloween costume
The two main characters from Outlander, the 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, Jamie and Claire make for one super romantic couples Halloween costume. Just grab a shirt and kilt for Jamie and a dress for Claire.
Gift bag and birthday boy Halloween costume
Everyone loves a birthday, but there are few things we love more than the presents a birthday brings. Dress up as this duo, and you’re sure to get lots of smiles sent your way. Grab some rainbow suspenders for the birthday boy, and don’t forget the birthday hat. For the gift, cut open a large gift bag and wear it like a top, complete with tissue paper and ribbon.
Bob Ross and a tree Halloween costume
You don’t have to love painting to dress up as artist and TV host Bob Ross. You just need a clever costume to pull it off. You’ll need a Bob Ross costume for the iconic hair, but the tree can wear a long brown shirt with a string of autumn leaves. Once you’re dressed, wow the crowd with a factoid about why Bob Ross made three copies of every painting on his show.
Operation game Halloween costume
This fun board game probably makes you nostalgic for your childhood. It’s a cute couple costume too—and it’s not hard to pull off. For the doctor, all you need is a pair of scrubs and a stethoscope. For the patient, a pair of gray sweats, some felt and a little creativity.
Mickey and Minnie Halloween costume
America’s two favorite mice make for a versatile and cute couples costume for Halloween. All you need is a pair of mouse ears to transform into retro Mickey and Minnie, superhero Mickey and Minnie and more. This version features a poodle skirt for Minnie and a letterman jacket for Mickey.
Milk and cookies Halloween costume
Nothing goes together better than this favorite dessert, which makes for a cute couple costume for those whose love language is baking. Don’t forget the Milkman hat and milk mustache to accompany the cookie costume!
Tina and Jimmy Junior from Bob’s Burgers Halloween costume
If you’re looking for a funny yet charming couples costume, you can’t beat dressing up as Tina Belcher and Jimmy Junior from Bob’s Burgers. Jimmy’s costume is a combo of a blue vest, yellow shirt and over-the-ear headphones. Tina‘s is knee socks, a blue skirt and a black bob. Need something else to watch? Press play on one of the spookiest Halloween movies on Hulu.
Bonnie and Clyde Halloween costume
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Halloween costume
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 couples Halloween costumes. Whether you DIY or opt for store-bought costumes, you can’t go wrong with Dorothy and the Tin Man.
Carl and Ellie from Up Halloween costume
Whether young or old, the sweet couple from the movie Up makes a heartwarming pair to dress up 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. For Ellie, put on a pair of classic overalls and an aviator hat with goggles. This is also a great family Halloween costume if you have a child and dog.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Halloween costume
Stranger Things Halloween costume
There are so many characters to dress up as from Stranger Things, but Mike and Eleven are definitely two of the best. All you need is some ’80s clothing and a pink dress for Eleven, though if you want to go above and beyond, you can add fake blood for Eleven’s bleeding nose. For Mike, grab a striped, collared shirt and beige jacket.
Trixie Tang and Timmy Turner Halloween costume
This Nickelodeon couple from The Fairly OddParents was never actually a couple, but they still make a great pair. 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.
Cosmo and Wanda Halloween costume
Speaking of The Fairly OddParents, if you don’t want to go as Timmy and Trixie, go as Cosmo and Wanda! For Wanda, you’ll need 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 crowns and wands as the finishing touches.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith Halloween costume
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 a baby bump.
Additional reporting by Emma Taubenfeld and Kelly Kuehn.