Double the fun.
Halloween is weeks away, and for those who don’t plan their costumes months in advance, the pressure’s on to commit to a costume. If you’re struggling to come up with an idea on your own, you know what they say: Two is better than one. So if you’re in a relationship, situationship, or have a BFF who’d be down to brainstorm some couples’ Halloween costumes with you, there's no time like the present.
Time may be ticking, but the good news is there are plenty of couples' Halloween costumes to consider this year. If you’re scrounging for inspiration, according to Google search data collected by Slingo, the most popular Halloween costumes of 2023 are likely to come from this year’s pop culture phenomena, like the Barbie movie, Spider-Man, and Netflix’s Wednesday. That said, if none of these are your forte, there are plenty more couples to emulate come Halloween.
To narrow down your options, consider the genre of costumes you’d like to explore. Are you going for cutesy or spooky? Retro or modern? Would you rather portray fictional characters or a celebrity twosome? If you’ve answered all of the above and are still drawing a blank, no worries. Ahead, we’ve listed 22 couples Halloween costumes that will work for virtually any duo.
Barbie & Ken
Barbie and Ken are forecasted to be one of the biggest Halloween costumes for couples this year, thanks to Greta Gerwig’s record-breaking film. The pair wears so many iconic outfits throughout the movie (we especially love the yellow and pink roller skating ensembles), but if you’d prefer to go off script and channel a Barbie and Ken look from your doll collection, by all means!
Kylie & Timothée
Now that these two officially hard-launched their relationship, we’re hoping to see some Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet stans channeling the couple this Halloween.
Hailey & Justin
Recently, there was tons of buzz about the couple’s conflicting wardrobe choices at a launch event for Hailey’s new Rhode lip treatment. But one couple’s outfit oddness is another’s costume: Justin’s sweats and Hailey’s little red dress is the perfect choice for couples in which one half is very into Halloween, and the other not so much.
Ariel & Prince Eric from 'The Little Mermaid'
Another film-inspired couple Halloween costume experts are predicting will be especially popular for 2023 is Ariel and Prince Eric. Beyond cute for both of you.
Ross & Rachel from 'Friends'
Taylor Swift isn’t the only one with a few eras under her belt. There are many eras of Ross and Rachel There are the crushing eras (Ross on Rachel then Rachel on Ross), the “We were on a break!” era, the teenage Ross and Rachel era, and so on — all of which would be a blast to portray.
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If you don't want to wear matching aprons, we have a hunch that Flo has a thing for the bad boys, like Mayhem from Allstate. However, if your partner doesn’t want to wear a suit and tie on Halloween, he can always break out some khakis and go as Jake from State Farm.
Daisy Jones & Billy Dune from 'Daisy Jones & The Six'
Amazon nailed its adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel Daisy Jones & The Six and its costume department gave us some groovy Halloween costume inspiration to consider. If you dig the ‘70s aesthetic — floral prints, flowy sleeves, and a lot of denim — Daisy and Billy might be the It couple to embody this Halloween.
Mario & Peach from 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie'
As much as we love Mario and Luigi, it’s Mario and Peach that are truly endgame.
Cory & Topanga from 'Boy Meets World'
If you were a teen in the ‘90s or early 2000s, Cory and Topanga were the definition of #couplegoals. The show ran for a solid seven seasons, during which we watched the characters move from childhood to adulthood, so there are tons of monumental couple moments to choose from.
Betty & Veronica from 'Riverdale'
Fab frenemy duo: Betty and Veronica from Riverdale, but instead of school uniforms, you and your other half can play cheerleaders for a day.
Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift
If there’s not an ounce of bad blood between you and your BFF, show off your ride-or-die bond by channeling two women with one of the rarest friendships in the music industry: Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.
Peanut Butter & Jelly
If you and your person go together like peanut butter and jelly, why not take the concept literally for a couple’s Halloween costume? We love this idea because you can play with it. Get crafty and construct jars out of cardboard, or keep things simple with one person donning all purple, and the other all brown. Tote around a loaf of bread and everyone’s bound to get the reference.
Jules & Rue from 'Euphoria'
There’s a lot of darkness in Euphoria, but Jules and Rue’s relationship wasn’t always so tumultuous. If you’re a fan of the show and stan these two (whether they end up being endgame or not), they would make for a great couple’s Halloween costume.
Glinda & Elphaba from 'Wicked'
Even though the film adaptation of the hit Broadway show won’t hit theaters until 2024, we suspect to see at least some pairs channeling their good and bad sides as the Wicked Witch of the West and Good Witch of the South.
Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker
If you’re in your punk-emo era or are looking for an excuse to pack on the PDA at this year's festivities, who better to emulate on Halloween than Mr. and Mrs. Barker? You can choose between pregnant Kourt and daddy Trav or in-their-honeymoon, skeleton-onesies-wearing Kourt and Trav. Either way, have some lip balm handy — you’ll need it with all that kissing.
Jen and Ben officially tied the knot in July of 2022 and have continued to share their love story on social media. These two lovebirds look beautiful together, even when they’re not all dolled up and picking up some Dunkin’. Choose an off-duty snap to recreate, or go all-out with a red carpet-inspired costume.
Quincy & Monica from 'Love & Basketball'
Quincy and Monica from Love & Basketball are the real MVPs. Not just because their love story is cinematic gold, but also because their comfy couples costume can simply consist of basketball shorts and a tank top.
Freddy Krueger & Jason Voorhees
If you and your boo marathon slasher films every spooky season, this dynamic duo is the couple’s costume for you. Hey, you probably already have some version of Freddy’s striped sweater.
Gomez & Morticia Addams from 'The Addams Family'
We’ll likely see a handful of Wednesday Addams impersonators this Halloween, thanks to Jenna Ortega’s masterful performance in Netflix’s Wednesday, but let us not forget to show Mama and Papa Addams — Gomez and Morticia — some love this holiday. After all, the couple may be creepy and kooky, but their relationship is sizzling and sexy.
A Pilot & Flight Attendant
Is it the most original costume in the book? Perhaps not, but as Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber prove here, it’s pretty fire. And because it’s 2023 and not 1953, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be the pilot (ask your partner for peanuts the whole night, they’ll love it).
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