If you and your plus one are stuck for ideas on what to wear this Halloween, then how about dressing up as your favorite duo?! This could include any characters from your favorite books, comics, games, TV shows, movies, adverts or even historical figures. The following famous couples costumes include cheap & easy DIY options, as well as other amazing costumes that you can buy in store or online!
Mario & Luigi
In the video game world, Mario & Luigi are definitely 2 of the most recognizable characters, making them a popular costume choice for gamer couples who love the classics! It’s also really easy to put together a DIY version of the Mario & Luigi costume. You’ll need both green and red T-Shirts to wear underneath a pair of a blue overalls. You can attach some large yellow buttons to the overalls, wear a pair of white gloves and even a fake mustache if you want. The hats shown in this pic can be bought here!
Axle Rose & Slash
Slash & Axel Rose are 2 of the most iconic rock stars to ever live, and can be characterized by their distinctive style. Axle typically wore the red bandana over his long ginger hair, and aviator shades. Luckily you can buy all 3 accessories as a kit! Slash on the other hand used to rock the long back locks, top hat and aviators… and you can get those here! And don’t forget the final touches, like Slash’s nose ring, cigarette and some neck bling to complete these 2 famous couples costumes.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
John Lennon and Yoko Ono are two of the most famous couples of the 20th century. In one of the most well known photos of the pair, they are dressed in all white with a sign that says ‘WAR IS OVER (If you want it)’. John’s wearing his trademark round sunglasses, white turtle neck, white blazer and has long hair & a beard. Yoko has large dark shades on, a white top, skirt and knee high socks. You can top it off with a wide brimmed hat!
Undead Bonnie & Clyde
Here’s another one to add to your list of famous couples costumes from the 20th century… Bonnie & Clyde! Clyde is easy – All you really need is an old fashioned looking suit and a fedora. Bonnie wears a long sleeved top, ankle length skirt, scarf and a beret. Tragically, the outlaw lovers were shot by police over 50 times, so you can add a scary twist to this idea by adding bloody bullet holes and turning them into zombies!
These Walter White and Jesse Pinkman costumes not only look awesome, but also require very little effort. First thing you’ll need are 2 yellow hazmat suits, and the bulk of the costume is complete! Full faced gas masks are expensive, but luckily there are some cool costume replicas available on Amazon. Then you’ll need to add the final touches. Walter’s costume might need a bald cap, fake goatee and some spectacles. You’ll also need a pair of toy guns and a couple of bags of the notorious Blue Sky (not the real stuff of course). This rock candy looks just like it though!
Bob Ross & Painting
Bob Ross was best known for The Joy of Painting, but in recent years he’s made a comeback in the world of memes. This unique costume idea includes Bob and one of his paintings! The trademark Afro hairstyle, in the form of a wig, is a must for Bob. Finish the costume off with an open collar dress shirt while holding a paint pallet & brush. For the painting, all you need is a painted canvas with a hole cut out for your face, and some face paint.
Aladdin & Jasmine
There are plenty of famous couples costumes within the Disney realm. Belle & the Beast, Pocahontas & John Smith, Mickey & Minnie, Tarzan & Jane and Simba & Nala are just a few. But in this example we’re going with Aladdin & Jasmine. As with many other Disney characters, the DIY version of this costume will most likely require sewing skills and material. If you aren’t up to the task, another option is to buy the complete Aladdin & Jasmine costumes, which are on Amazon for a decent price!
Darth Vader & R2-D2
While Darth Vader is one costume that’s easy to throw together, R2-D2 is a different story. Unless you’re able to craft a replica of the dome shaped droid, and then be able to fit inside it, you’re probably going to have to think outside the box! Luckily you can buy a cute R2-D2 tank top, or depending on the weather, you can also get a sweater version. Pair that with a matching blue skirt, metallic leggings and a headband, and you have yourself a DIY R2-D2 costume!
Link & Navi Famous Couples Costumes
In the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link is guided through the game by a fairy named Navi. While Link has long been a popular character to dress up as on Halloween, Navi is often overlooked, and would make the perfect plus one to your partners Link costume! Navi’s costume is nice & cheap, but you’ll need to get your hands dirty with some paper mache, painting and a bit of cardboard cutting. The rest of the costume is up to you, but blue or white should be the theme. You could also create your Link costume from scratch, but your best bet would be to purchase the full costume and the shield separately.
Calvin & Hobbes
From the classic comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes is an unlikely choice for a male & female couple. But this feminine spin on the Hobbes costume makes this idea both simple & original! This sexy Tigress costume is perfect for Hobbes. And all you need to complete the look is some face paint for your nose & whiskers. Calvin’s costume is easy – Just wear a yellow spiky wig, red & black striped T-Shirt, dark pants and some sneakers. If you want to see some famous couples costumes with a scary twist, click here!