13 Homemade Halloween Costumes for Couples

Here’s a list of homemade Halloween costume ideas for couples, plus links to Halloween accessories and ideas on Amazon. If you need couples Halloween costumes on October 31, look no further.

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Bruce and Laurie at a Goth Halloween Party

You don’t need to be crafty or creative to make a costume for two! Bruce and I went to a Goth Halloween Party a few years ago. We scraped together costumes from our closet. We weren’t the most creatively dressed Goth couple at the Halloween party, but we had a blast!

If you’re a bookish couple, read Literature and Book Character Costumes for Halloween. The costume ideas in that article go beyond Romeo and Juliet, or Scarlett and Rhett.

These Halloween costumes for couples are creative, easy, and fun – and only the beginning. I have lots and lots of other Halloween costume articles and ideas for couples costumes! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, let me know in the comments section below.

13 Homemade Halloween Costumes for Couples

The most creative and unique couples’ costume idea isn’t the most politically correct, but it’s a mind twister. One of you dresses up as a shaker of salt, and the other dresses up like a battery. What are you? Assault and battery! (A salt and battery).

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Homemade Halloween Costumes for Couples

13 Homemade Halloween Costumes for Couples

If you don’t have time to make your own couples’ costume, check out FunWorld’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Halloween costume for couples. It’s creative and easy (because you just click and buy it 🙂 ).

Baker and A Bun-In-The-Oven

This is great Halloween costume for couples if she really is pregnant! The woman makes a stove out of a cardboard box and hangs it around her neck. Cut a big hole out of the centre of the box, for your belly to stick out. Then but a bun in the middle of the box, to represent the “bun” in the oven. The man can dress up as a chef, and be the baker of the bun in her oven.

Batman and Robin

This isn’t your traditional Batman and Robin couples costume. In this version, you pin or glue fake bats all over your body (wear a black body suit), and he pins or glues fake robins all over his body. Does he have a turquoise body suit? Even better!

Blind Leading the Blind

This is the easiest homemade Halloween costume for couples on October 31. Both halves of the couple wear dark sunglasses and carry canes. Who leads who? You duke it out!

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Cardiac Arrest

This isn’t the medical type of cardiac arrest. You dress up as a red heart, with your hands cuffed. Your partner dresses up like a police officer – he’s arresting you! Of course, this homemade Halloween costume can be switched so the woman is the cop.

Miss Piggy & Kermit Halloween Costume for Couples

Couples Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

Rubie’s Costume Company has an awesome “The Muppets” Miss Piggy Ears, Wig, and Tiara set that would go perfectly with a Kermit the Frog costume.

It’s not homemade, but you can riff off the wig, ears, and tiara – and you can wear whatever dress you like. That’s the “do it yourself” part of this couples costume idea 🙂

Cat Got Your Tongue

Have you heard of this phrase? It’s a weird one. This costume for couples consists of her wearing a black leotard, tail, and cat ears (a cat costume), holding a tongue made of rubber. He wears his normal clothes, but has blood on his lips and dripping down his chin. When people try to talk to him, you wave his tongue in the air. Cat has his tongue!

If you still can’t find the right Halloween costume for couples, read 20 Unique DIY Halloween Costumes for Women.

Clue Characters

This is your traditional Halloween costume from the traditional Clue game:

Mrs. White wears a French maid outfit from the game. Mrs. Peacock wears a long blue dress and feathered hat, also in blue. Miss Scarlett wears a sexy red dress with a long cigarette holder. Professor Plum wears a purple suit, top hat, and glasses – and of course he carries a cane from the Clue game. Mr. Green wears a green suit. Colonel Mustard wears a yellow shirt, safari suit, monocle, and safari hat. Everyone carries a different prop from the game of Clue: rope, knife, candle stick, lead pipe, revolver, wrench.

How is this a homemade Halloween costume for couples on October 31? Your guess is as good as mine!

Medieval Halloween Costume for Couples

Homemade Halloween Costumes for CouplesThe Renaissance Lady Costume is my favorite costume for women on Amazon, and it can easily be paired with a Men’s Robin Hood Costume.

eMail and Attachment

One of you dresses in your regular work clothes – office wear is the best. The other wears a body suit covered in paper clips. The paper clip person is the attachment, and the regular person is the email! O yes, the regular office person should carry something that symbolizes email.

Corpse and Widower

This is a macabre Halloween costume for couples, but what is October 31 for but gore and gloom? She should wear a black suit and look like death. He should wear a black dress, black veil, black gloves, black shoes, etc. He’s the widower in a black dress, and she’s the corpse who just rose form the grave.

For more costume ideas for you and your partner, read Turkey Costume Ideas and Tips for Thanksgiving.

Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!
~ Elizabeth Akers Allen

Become a child again – and take your sweetheart along for the ride this Halloween.

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10 thoughts on “13 Homemade Halloween Costumes for Couples

  • Laurie Post author

    Hey, thanks for your comments! October 31 will be here before we know it, so it’s not too early to start thinking about Halloween costumes for couples 🙂

  • Larry

    Last year my wife and I went as Beevis and Butthead, even though she didn’t really want to . She wants a more romantic Halloween costume for couples, like Romeo and Juliet. But that’s not romance, I said, they both died! Anyway thanks for these costume ideas, they’re pretty good.

  • ruthb the houseparty babe

    Your Princess and the P inspired me. I want to be a Princess for Fancy Dress Halloween Party 2011… but I prefer the Frog Prince fairytale so I think I have to convince my boyfriend to come as a frog! 😀

  • science nerd

    just fyi….pi is actually 3.14159265. You will get no respect from a nerd if you attempt the pi joke and get the digits wrong….use however many digits as you want, but make them correct.

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    Thanks for stopping by, Corey — and for posting the links to my Halloween articles on your Green Halloween blog!

  • Corey

    Love these! What great ways to be creatively green together. We’ll place a link to this article on our Green Halloween website.

  • Racy Costumes

    Those are some great couples costume ideas. It just goes to show that getting done up for Halloween doesn’t have to be expensive… many would cost next to nothing.

    I never would have thought of the Raisin’ Hell costume idea… Nice.