Store-bought kids' Halloween costumes can get expensive enough, but you might get actual sticker shock when you look at the price of most adult costumes in the store. Now double that for you and your partner's couples costume. Ouch. Not only that, but it can be difficult to come up with a good idea for a couples costume that doesn't require weeks and weeks of preparation. No one wants to start planning their costume in the height of summer (or maybe... you do?). There are cheap Halloween costumes for couples out there, however, you just have to know where to look. You also have to look at the prices of some couples costumes as relative to others when considering how much you want to spend and if the costume you're considering is actually an affordable one.
Buying your costume is, oftentimes, more expensive than going the DIY route, but — also oftentimes — infinitely easier. You don't have to know (or learn) how to sew, you don't have to run around to 12 different stores to find each individual component — all you have to do is pick out your costume, pay for it, and then put it on when you get home. These couples costumes bring to the table not just the convenience of a store-bought costume, but also the relatively small price tag of one you made yourself, so when it comes to affordable couples costumes, they're a good place to start.