If you’re on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume for you and yours, this list of DIY couples costumes has you covered! The list includes everything from famous couples costumes to food costumes and everything in between. If you want more DIY adult costume ideas, don’t miss these 39 homemade Halloween costumes for adults!
Famous Couples Costumes
Famous couples costumes include characters from cartoons, tv shows, and movies. There is even a famous book couple that made the list.
1. Fred and Wilma Costumes
While wearing Fred and Wilma Flintstone costumes you are guaranteed to have a “yabba-dabba-doo time, a dabba-doo time, a gay old time” this Halloween! For more details about how to make the Wilma dress out of a t-shirt, check out C.R.A.F.T.
2. Waldo and Wenda
Waldo and Wenda costumes are cute for a couple, a family, or a large group! (How cute is this office of Waldo’s?!) If you happen to be pregnant, consider sneaking in a 4th Waldo on the belly, like below! For a complete tutorial hop on over to the Where’s Waldo costume DIY on C.R.A.F.T. If you’re looking for a last minute costume or lack sewing skills, you can buy the shirt, hat, socks and glasses on Amazon.
3. Thelma and Louise Costumes
The classic movie from 1991, Thelma and Louise, is the perfect Halloween costume for you and the bestie! Best part? You likely have most of the costume pieces in your closet! For the Louise costume, roll up a pair of light jeans and wear a sleeveless white shirt. Tie a bandana around your neck and wear big black sunglasses. Make sure and save time to craft up a giant cardboard blue car!
4. Bob Ross couple costume
Bob Ross is back! His iconic show “The Joy of Painting” is on Netflix and allowing kids of the 90’s to relive their painting dreams. (Oh wait, is that just me?) Either way, this DIY Bob Ross and Happy Tree costume is sure to win you first place in the Halloween costume contest. Also fun to note, I am pregnant in this costume, and the squirrel in my tree represents baby boy!
5. The Birds Costume
If you love classic horror movies, this DIY costume is for you! Costume essentials for Tippi include a blonde wig and one must perfect the perfect “bird attack” pose.
6. Indiana Jones Costumes
This couples costume comes with a fun accessory, an arc of the covenant! My friends crafted up a cardboard Arc of the Covenant and filled it with candy for people to raid.
7. Princess Bride Costumes
If you prefer romantic comedies, how about Princess Bride Buttercup and Westly costumes?!
8. Kenny and Dolly halloween costumes
If country music is more your thing, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers make the cutest couples costume. This one works perfectly for a man with a beard!
9. Moonrise Kingdom Costume
Young lovers flee to an isolated beach they call Moonrise Kingdom and wear outfits that make great Halloween costumes! Psst… Here’s a perfect dress to be Suzy!
10. DIY Wizard of Oz Costumes
The Wizard of Oz movie came out in 1939, who knew?! Andy and I debuted our Dorothy and tin man costume a few decades later in 2008! My Dorothy Wizard of Oz costume was made with mostly with thrifted items. I borrowed the blue and white checkered dress from a friend and raided my mom’s closet for the skinny white belt. The only thing I bought were red shoes. Andy’s tin man costume was store bought, although he did buy a new oil can and fill it with a substance to share, ha! (Here’s a similar tin man costume if you’re in the market!)
11. Space Jam Costumes
All you need for this Lola Bunny Space Jam costume is a simple jersey, bunny ears, white gloves, and, of course, a basketball! (Here is a perfect Lola Bunny jersey!) Also, can you believe Space Jam cam out in 1996, that is 23 years ago!
12. Doug and Patty Mayonnaise Costume
If you are a child of 90’s, I know you know Doug and Patty Mayonnaise. Do you remember Doug’s alter ego Quailman? Quailman and Patty make for a cute DIY couples costume by simply wearing underwear on top of your shorts and a red cape. Patty needs a polka dotted sweater, jean skirt, and short golden hair!
13. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
If your last name is Smith, this Mr. and Mrs. Smith movie costume from 2005 is an easy answer!
DIY Food Costumes
Who doesn’t love food? There are so many fun options for couples costumes with food. Peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, wine and cheese, milk and cookies, salt and pepper, or you can go off the grid with list of silly DIY food costumes including a double stuffed Oreo!
14. Oreo couple costume
Who doesn’t love double stuffed Oreo’s? All you need for this costume is black poster board, cardboard, and string to make the Oreo a giant necklace. The milk headbands are extra fun and surprisingly easy to make.
15. Crown Royal and Coke
I made the Crown Royal bag out of a few yards of purple fabric and hand stitched Crown Royal into the fabric with gold yarn. The coke costume is super easy to make with a simple red strapless dress, duct tape, and a cutting machine. The pop top headband is a fun prop too! You can find a detailed crown and coke costume tutorial on C.R.A.F.T.
16. Soy Sauce and Sushi
Love sushi? Why not dress up as your favorite food! Buy a Kikkoman t-shirt, red beret and make a DIY sushi costume out of out packing peanuts and colored foam.
17. Pizza slice and pizza delivery costumes
Who doesn’t love pizza?! For a complete tutorial and tons more pictures check out Studio DIY.
18. Sriracha bottle costume and Rooster
If you’re spicy and you know it, this costume is for you! There are 4 key elements to the Sriracha bottle and rooster couples costume:
19. Dunkin’ Donuts
This punny food costume could not be any cuter! Best part? All you need are basketball jerseys and donut pool floats, ha!
Funny Couples Costumes
Funny costumes are always a winner! In 2016, my husband and I went as the Anthony Weiner text scandal. Andy wore underwear over his jeans, ha! Here are 5 more funny couples costumes that are not political, you’re welcome!
20. Filter/ No Filter Costume
The snapchat/instagram filter costumes for couples or besties is one of those DIY costumes that can be super simple or awesomely complicated. Check out this post for five versions of the Snapchat filter costume.
21. Clean and dirty
Who is going to be clean and who is going to be dirty in your relationship?! Eleah made her shower poof out of decorative wreath mesh and a white string to act as the holder! The dirty costume is easy peasy! (She used this wreath mesh!)
22. DIY Piñata Costume and Piñata Hitter
Can you believe this DIY piñata costume was made with Post It notes! It looks amazing, right? The piñata hitter can basically wear anything, but must carry around a baseball bat, ha!
23. Chrsitmas Story Costumes
If you think Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, then these Christmas Story costumes are for perfect for you for Halloween! The beloved leg lamp and Ralphie in his pink bunny pajamas will get everyone at the Halloween party in the Christmas spirit (whether they like it or not)!
24. Dancing Girl Emoji Costume
Nothing better than the dancing girl emoji unless it is a dancing boy and girl emoji! Best part? All you need are black leotards and a black bow headband! You also need to work up the bravery to wear leotards in public!
(Image found via Twitter)
25. Tooth fairy costume and tooth
Here’s a clever couples costume idea, dress up as a tooth and a tooth fairy! For a detailed tutorial about how to make these costumes, check out Julie Ann Art.
26. Home Alone costumes
A red iron to the face and bird feathers stuck to your coat are essentials for this Harry and Marv robbers from Home Alone costume!
27. Operation Game and Surgeon costumes
This DIY couples costume is funny for the Doctor or nurses! It’s also fun for the board game lovers.
28. iPhone and Genius Bar Costume
Felt So Cute whipped up this DIY felt iPhone costume and paired it with an Apple Genius Bar to assist with all technical difficulties throughout the evening.
29. Forrest Gump and Jenny
The Forrest Gump and Jenny costume is perfect for a couple or add a few more Forrests for a group costume!
What’s your favorite DIY couples costume on the list? I’d love to hear…
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Comments & Reviews
Riya Sen says
This is a great idea for a couples costume!
Jean Marmidon says
Love them all, Jaime, but my favorite for a laugh has to be the Filter/No Filter one!!! So flippin’ cute!!!