85 Pop Culture Halloween Costume Ideas For Couples
If you and your other half are struggling to come up with fun, creative Halloween costumes and you’ve already exhausted solo ideas, we’ve rounded up some of the best pop culture couples for you two to channel. Our selections include everyone from iconic TV couples to recent movie duos along with essential tips to help you channel each and every look. Nineties ideas? Check. Newer options? Check. A Game of Thrones or comic book-inspired idea? Check and check. As you brainstorm what to wear for Halloween this year, take a peek at some of our favorite pop culture costumes for twosomes ahead.
– Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal Robson, Lauren Harano, and Becky Kirsch
Robin and Steve From Stranger Things
For Robin: Unless you want to be a total dingus, you should definitely dress up as Robin from Stranger Things. Her Scoops Ahoy outfit is the most notable, so we advise wearing a blue-and-white striped shirt with a navy vest and white collar on top.
For Steve: You’ll need Steve’s iconic Scoops Ahoy outfit, luscious brown hair, and probably a sexy stare, too. You can also add an ice cream scooper to finish off your look.
Adelaide and Gabe From Us
For Adelaide: A light tank top and jacket with a pair of capris pants.
For Gabe: A gray Howard University sweatshirt, shorts, and a pair of glasses.
Tethered Adelaide and Gabe From Us
For Tethered Adelaide: A red long-sleeve jumpsuit and a pair of scissors.
For Tethered Gabe: A red long-sleeve jumpsuit and a baseball bat.
Ramona and Destiny from Hustlers
For Ramona: A faux fur coat with a bodycon midi dress, high heels, and gaudy jewelry.
For Destiny: A one-shoulder animal print shirt with form-fitting pants, high heels, and hoop earrings.
Kate and Tom From Last Christmas
For Kate: A leopard print coat, knit sweater, and jeans.
For Tom: A gray sweater, trench coat, and cargo pants.
Gomez and Morticia Addams From The Addams Family
For Gomez: A pinstripe suit.
For Morticia: A long black gown with a deep V neckline.
Leilani and Jibran From The Lovebirds
For Leilani: A rainbow unicorn hoodie with bright purple leggings.
For Jibran: A gold bomber jacket with a graphic tee and camouflage cargo pants.
Aladdin and Princess Jasmine From Aladdin
For Aladdin: Commoner clothes with big dreams and a genie lamp are all you need to be this Aladdin character. Complete this costume with a red vest over a loose-fitting t-shirt, and get ready to be taken to a whole new world.
For Jasmine: You’ll want the finest jewels and tiaras in all the land for this Jasmine costume. Brightly colored dresses, glittering accessories, and a desire for endless adventure will turn you into this timeless princess. Don’t forget Rajah!
Will Smith and Lisa Wilkes From The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
For Will: A leather jacket over a colorful, ’90s-esque tee and jeans.
For Lisa: A stylish sweater with mom jeans.
Simba and Nala From The Lion King
For Simba: If you have a full, luscious wig and a determined attitude, being Simba for Halloween is right up your alley. Find as much fur and hair as you can, then put on a little face paint to add to the animalistic features.
For Nala: Lion ears and tasteful face paint are all you need to transform into Nala. Wear tan clothing, a fuzzy jacket, and whiskers if you want to give this look an added boost.
Barry and Iris West From The Flash
For Barry: The classic Flash costume.
For Iris: Anything stylish, honestly!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man and MJ From Spider-Man: Far From Home
For Peter Parker/Spider-Man: Brown khaki pants with a plain white t-shirt and blue flannel shirt will make this ordinary Spider-Man look come to life. Add a backpack and white sneakers to really get in character. Oh, and if you want to look like Spider-Man in action, that will require the head-to-toe ensemble.
For MJ: This character wears cute and casual outfits for most scenes. Copy her look by wearing a graphic tee, a black cardigan, and jeans.
Sasha Tran and Marcus Kim From Always Be My Maybe
For Sasha: A powerful celebrity chef, Sasha always looks stunning. From the lavish gowns and accessories she wears to restaurant openings to the trendy daytime outfits she wears with Marcus, this boss knows how to dress. Be sure to pair your look with chic and pronounced glasses and a bright beanie.
For Marcus: Marcus always liked to be casual and stay true to his humble roots. He can be seen wearing jeans and t-shirts to classy events along with a way-too-big suit jacket. Wear a button-up shirt with light-wash jeans and sneakers to complete his look.
Woody and Bo Peep From Toy Story 4
For Woody: Giddy up, partner! Get in the Toy Story 4 spirit by dressing up as everyone’s favorite sheriff. You’ll have to snag a yellow plaid shirt, a cowhide vest, blue jeans, and a big ole cowboy hat.
For Bo Peep: A classic and beloved character, Bo Peep is one of the cutest costumes out there. You’ll need a baby blue jumpsuit with a violet shawl and big pink bow. Don’t forget your shepherd’s crook!
T'Challa and Nakia From Black Panther
For T’Challa: There are some adult-size Black Panther costumes floating around, but you can also DIY by wearing a long-sleeved black shirt and black pants and adding the silver designs around the neckline and forearms yourself. Tell everyone you’re already preparing for Black Panther 2.
For Nakia: Nakia is always in shades of green, so go with an olive-toned dress that has a high neck, cutouts, and long sleeves. Also bring along a gold clutch full of secret spy trinkets from Wakanda. With the sequel on the way, this costume couldn’t be more perfect.
Fleabag and The Priest From Fleabag
For Fleabag: Leave your filter at the door and throw on your favorite striped tee when you step into the character of Fleabag. This dry-witted woman keeps people on their toes, so be sure to do the same.
For The Priest: You’ll just need to wear a green priest costume over your clothes and add gold accents to it. Oh, try to be as hot as you can.
Lucy Stevens and Tim Goodman From Detective Pikachu
For Lucy: A red hoodie with black jeans and a pulled-back ponytail are the essentials for this Detective Pikachu costume. Wispy bangs and a determined ‘tude will get you all the way.
For Tim: To pull off the true Tim Goodman style, you will need a black leather jacket with fur trim and a white tee with the iconic design. Now get out there and save the day!
Agent H and Agent M From Men in Black: International
For both: If you want to be as bad as this team, you’ll need to find a partner in crime and the most dangerous suit you can. To really get into character, you’ll need to go cause mayhem on the streets.
Baby and Johnny From Dirty Dancing
For Baby: A white button-down knotted like a crop top and knee-high denim cutoffs will turn you into this movie icon.
For Johnny: A black tank top and pants are all you need to recreate Jonny’s look.
Daisy and Jay From The Great Gatsby
For Daisy: A glittery, 1920s-style dress with a jeweled headband. Don’t forget tons of jewelry.
For Jay: A tux, a Champagne glass, and a smile.
Ron and Hermione From Harry Potter
For Hermione: Go for a casual, tomboy-inspired look with jeans, a hooded sweatshirt, a quick ponytail, and – of course – a wand.
For Ron: Everyday clothes are fine, but the red hair is a must have, so invest in a short wig.
Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey From Fifty Shades of Grey
For Anastasia Steele: Jeans, a plain t-shirt, Converse sneakers, and your hair down with bangs. Bite your lip a lot.
For Christian Grey: For business Christian, go with a sleek business suit with a gray tie. Slick your hair back and look as intimidating as possible.
Beauty and the Beast
For Belle: A huge yellow ballgown. Curl your hair and pin it half up.
For the Beast: A blue velvet overcoat with a frilly white shirt over your beast headpiece. (You really need something with horns.)
Edward and Bella From Twilight
For Bella: Red contact lenses, fangs, and whitewashed makeup with her standard jeans-and-Converse attire. Don’t forget your giant ring.
For Edward: Tousle the hair, wear fangs, and go for a simple t-shirt and jeans.
Mia and Sebastian From La La Land
For Mia: A yellow dress that moves with you, tap shoes, and a red wig.
For Sebastian: Black pants with a white shirt and tie. And Ryan Gosling‘s face if you can find that anywhere.
Cinderella and Prince Charming From Cinderella
For Cinderella: A big blue princess dress and a blond wig.
For Prince Charming: An ivory brocade coat over pants and boots. Make sure your eyes and teeth sparkle.
The Joker and Harley Quinn From Suicide Squad
For Harley Quinn: You can either do Harley’s most well-known look in the movie, or wear a glittery dress similar to the one above. Just make sure your hair is dyed platinum blond with Harley’s signature blue and pink tips.
For the Joker: In addition to the green hair and white face makeup, you can get a red button-down shirt and pair it with a silver tie and blazer. Or go shirtless and throw on a long, sparkly purple jacket and blue jeans.
Sandy and Danny From Grease
For Sandy: A curly blond wig, tight black jeans, an off-the-shoulder black top, and red heels. Add red lipstick and hoop earrings to really nail it.
For Danny: Hair slicked back to the extreme, a tight black t-shirt, and tight black jeans.
Kristoff and Anna From Frozen
For Anna: You can take your pick from a couple of Anna’s outfits; be fancy in her green dress for Elsa’s coronation ceremony, go for pink winterwear Anna, or you can go with casual Anna. Whatever you do, make sure you’ve got two red braids.
For Kristoff: Wear some gray, fur-lined clothes and a red belt, plus a little cap (and you get to wear UGGs!). Bonus points if you bring a stuffed Sven.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch From the Avengers
For Scarlet Witch: A black miniskirt and tank under a red leather jacket, black knee socks, boots, and leather arm warmers.
For Quicksilver: A skintight, blue, long-sleeved shirt and pants (think: a wetsuit). Wear a blond wig, and add a little mustache.
George and Peppy From The Artist
For Peppy: Go all-out talkies era with a glamorous dress, a flapper hairdo, pearls, and heels.
For George: It’s all about the suit, the bow tie, the slicked-back hair, and the mustache. If you have a Jack Russell Terrier, all the better!
Claire and Owen From Jurassic World
For Claire: A white blouse, skirt, blazer, and heels, which are totally impractical for running from danger.
For Owen: A tan henley shirt and gray pants.
Katniss and Peeta From The Hunger Games
For Katniss: Going for the Games look? Sport the signature side braid, green cargo pants, boots, an anorak, and a backpack filled with arrows.
For Peeta: A t-shirt, work pants, boots, and maybe a bit of ruddy face paint on the cheeks, and you’re good to go.
Suzy and Sam From Moonrise Kingdom
For Suzy: Go retro with a pink long-sleeved shift dress, knee-high socks, and a vintage suitcase.
For Sam: Top off a standard Boy Scout uniform with glasses and a furry raccoon cap.
Iron Man and Pepper Potts
For Pepper Potts: A shoulder-length strawberry-blond wig with bangs and a professional gray business suit with a skirt.
For Iron Man: If you don’t want to spend time building an elaborate Iron Man costume, go for the regular Tony Stark. A black t-shirt and jeans will work so long as you have that glowing hole in your chest that’s keeping you alive.
Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy From The Amazing Spider-Man
For Gwen Stacy: A feminine outfit, a classic trench, and a neat ponytail will help you channel Gwen Stacy.
For Spider-Man: Invest in a traditional Spider-Man suit – done and done.
R and Julie From Warm Bodies
For Julie: Wear a green cargo jacket over a tank top, jeans, and boots. Put on a blond wig, and pack some (fake) heavy artillery.
For R: A red hoodie zipped over a worn t-shirt. Gray zombie makeup. Stare at your Julie and grunt approvingly.
Gamora and Star-Lord From Guardians of the Galaxy
For Gamora: The most important thing here is the green full-body paint. Beyond that, any tight-fitting futuristic leather outfit will do, along with a utility belt for your weapons.
For Star-Lord: Wear a leather jacket or vest, some facial scruff, an old-school Walkman with headphones, and a smile. Bonus points if you can fashion or buy his mask.
Black Widow and the Hulk From Avengers: Age of Ultron
For Black Widow: A skintight black catsuit and a short red wig.
For the Hulk: A green muscle-bound top and jeans.
Tris and Four From the Divergent Series
For Tris: You’ll need lots of tight-fitting black leather, especially a jacket. Wear your hair in a ponytail, and tattoo some fake birds on your collarbone.
For Four: Pretty much the same; wear all-black everything and carry a gun.
Tarzan and Jane From The Legend of Tarzan
For Jane: A torn-up white or light yellow dress, smeared with dirt. Get yourself a wavy blond wig if you can, and paint a few scratches on your arms so it looks like you’ve been swinging through the jungle.
For Tarzan: A pair of dirty, khaki-colored pants, and . . . that’s it.
Captain America and Sharon Carter From Captain America: Civil War
For Sharon Carter: Since she’s an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., wear a professional pair of black pants and a light blue button-down. Feel free to add a blond wig and a gun holster.
For Captain America: Since he’s such an iconic character, just pick up his trademark costume (you can always just wear a t-shirt with the Captain America logo on it, too!).
Trey and Abbi From Broad City
For Abbi: You might as well wear matching outfits from Soulstice, right? Get a black Nike tank top, write the word “Trainer” across the front, and wrap a blue bandana around your ponytail.
For Trey: A black Nike tank top with the word “Trainer” like Abbi’s, with a blue bandana and some eye black. Make sure you pair the top with athletic shorts and sneakers.
Wade and Vanessa From Deadpool
For Vanessa: Either a short, spiky brunette wig with streaks of color or a long, curly brunette wig. Add a tiny and tight black miniskirt, a skimpy tank top, and thigh-high stockings with black booties. If you get cold, throw on a red plaid jacket.
For Wade: Rock Deadpool’s classic red and black costume, obviously (or jeans, a white tank top, and a red plaid coat).
Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps From Zootopia
For Judy: Gray bunny ears, a bunny tail, and a blue cop uniform.
For Nick: A pair of orange fox ears and a bushy tail, a green button-down, khakis, and a striped tie.