Sure, sometimes it's fun to go all-out for Halloween with elaborate, Hollywood-worthy costumes. And other times, you just want to throw together a cute and clever costume without a ton of effort. This goes double when you're looking to pair up a couple's costume. Fortunately, there are some easy Halloween costumes for couples that you and your boo can whip up in no time.
Whether you want to draw inspiration from pop culture, TV shows, or movies, there are plenty of costumes that won't take professional tailoring skills or tons of time to create. Even better, you can consider these ideas as a starting point and add your own creative flair — this holiday is all about imagination, after all. Or, at the very least, making the best of what's already in your closets.
Whatever costumes you and your SO go with, you can get ready for the Halloween party or night of trick-or-treating in no time. I mean, couple costumes are inherently adorable, so you don't have to try too hard to make a great impact. Plus, these easy costumes give you the time and resources you need to focus on what's really important this holiday season: the candy.
1. Archer & Lana
If you'd like to take your holiday into the danger zone, why not dress up as Archer and Lana? They're both funny, fierce, and dead sexy.
For Archer, you'll need a sharp suit ($71) to look polished all night.
Lana's getup calls for a sweater dress ($32) that you can accessorize with a big belt. Then add some over-the-knee boots ($35). You and your partner can carry around drink glasses all night for maximum effect.
2. Barista & PSL
This costume duo is anything but basic, and there are a bunch of ways to customize it for your own tastes. But don't blame me if you want a pumpkin spice latte for the rest of the night.
Partner one starts with a green apron ($3). You can add a mermaid logo (or your own variation of it) to the center. This can be designed on a scrap piece of fabric or straight-up printed from your computer if you're in a hurry. To really commit, carry around a bunch of coffee cups all night.
Partner two begins with a basic beige dress ($12). Then stick a larger version of your logo to the center of it. Again, a printed-out paper logo is fine. This is all about keeping things easy. Throw on some pumpkin earrings ($18) or other accessories to really drive the point home. Voila! You and your SO are ready to go.
3. Yin & Yang
If you're really pressed for time, then you can probably throw together this look from things you already have in your closet. And it fits in with the whole '90s revival going on.
4. Piper & Alex
5. Waldo & Wenda
6. Summer Camp Counselors
Keep the summer spirit going well into autumn. If you and your SO haven't stowed away all of your warm-weather clothes, than you can put them to good use now.
This is another costume where you and your SO can double up on one fantastic look. You'll need a bold polo shirt ($14), khaki shorts ($11), and tube socks ($7). Throw in a whistle ($5) for extra credit.
7. Judy & Nick
Have you watched Zootopia more than a few times? You're not alone. Why not go as Judy and Nick this year?
8. King & Queen Of Hearts
OK, so you could pick any suit you like, but hearts are appropriate for most any couple. This is veering dangerously into the cheesy category, but sometimes it's fun to embrace the silliness.
Queen Of Hearts
King Of Hearts
9. Bob & Linda Belcher
So you should only choose this costume pair if you want to be the most awesome people at your entire Halloween party. Bonus points if you spend the whole night making silly burger puns.
10. Birds & Bees
Why not go super literal? It's G-rated enough to pass for most Halloween parties, but still clever and fun.
A black-and-yellow striped top ($19) is all you need. Or, if you're really strapped for time, a yellow top and some electrical tape.
11. Blair & Chuck
Get ready to party like it's 2007. Blair has a lot of copy-worthy looks, of course, but as long as you have a headband, you're all set.
Pull out the best suit ($110) you've got (or something passable picked up from a thrift store). Affect an attitude of superiority all evening. You're golden.
12. Dracula & Mina
OK, so this one can be as elaborate — or as simple — as you please. Just use whatever formal wear you have and go from there. A broody mood is also helpful.
13. Stars & Stripes
Yes, this is another of those ideas you can pull together even after the costume store has closed. Plus it can add a nice little dash of patriotism to Halloween, and who expects that?