Halloween is the favorite holiday of anyone who loves costuming. It's unique because it gives the opportunity for so much more creativity than any other event. Halloween is an all-inclusive theme which means any topic fits, from TV characters to kid's toys like Mr Potato Head. You can be anything you dreamed of as a child for the night. The possibilities are infinite, and there is no wrong idea! The costuming is double the fun when you try a couple's costume. It's a great chance to bond and experience revive some childhood memories to share with your sweetheart. So, this year, why not experiment with DIY Halloween costumes for couples?
To provide some inspiration for this vein, here are some creative couples costumes from our costume contest.
Whip and Nae Nae
Sent in by Jillian to our 2015 costume contest.
This couple went with a more humorous idea, taking the name of the dance and using its alternate meaning. It's a great idea to make a costume centered around a phrase with a double meaning, even something as simple as "peanut butter" or "deviled eggs". How "punny"!
Sent in by Natalie to our 2015 costume contest.
Garden Gnomes are a very simple, but still unique couple's costume. It's perfect because it;s so recognizable, yet leaves plenty of room for creativity. This couple certainly went all out with the mushroom and snail, but even a simpler outfit could be very effective. A universally recognized idea is great because it can be so easily suited to the resources and time available to you. They can be elaborate like these gnomes, or as simple as salt and pepper shakers!
Sent in by Kathleen to our 2015 costume contest.
This is another pun costume, and though it may take a second to catch on, this "French Kiss" costume ensures at least a chuckle. Of course they call on old stereotypes, simply to make sure everyone gets the joke. This costume is fairly simple to execute, and shows that a great idea doesn't always require as much time as you'd expect. This clever pun is a great, unique way to make a costume stand out from your friends'. Plus, they can have a snack whenever they like!
Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali
Sent in by Laura to our 2015 costume contest.
This costume is especially creative and even "surreal". (Get it? Surrealists?) This couple chose their favorite artists, Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali, as inspiration for their costumes; not only did they represent the artists themselves, they practically became their paintings. This is a great idea because it is so personalized and unique, and it could be applied to any genre of celebrities. You could pick a couple famous for anything from historic impact to today's pop stars, whatever interests you!
Middle-Aged Barbie and Mid-Life Crisis Ken
Sent in by Elisa to our 2015 costume contest.
Barbie dolls are absolutely iconic, and this couple took an interesting spin on the idea by adding a bit of humor. This costume set features beautifully constructed boxes, not to mention the commitment of sacrificing the use of your arms! This idea opens the door to a whole slew of toy-themed costumes, like Mr and Mrs Potato Head or Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. This would be a perfect way to connect to some memories of childhood fun!
These are some great examples of how much variety you can find in Halloween costumes. So, as you're planning this year's costume ideas, let your imagination run wild! Whether you're creating cool twists to old ideas or inventing totally new ones, there is absolutely no wrong idea. The possibilities are endless, so have fun with it! Happy costuming!
(Click on the images below for detail on each costume)
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