COSTUME IDEAS FOR COUPLES

Cute and funny couple costume ideas for any occasion. Join your loved one and make the perfect matching outfit with our easy DIY guides.

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The Best Couple Costumes (2024)

We love seeing how creative people can be when it comes to making amazing DIY outfits. But nothing warms our weary hearts quite so much as seeing the perfect couple costume.

These outfits are dedicated to the true romantics out there. Find inspiration with our favorite couple’s costume ideas from all the best movies and TV shows. Then recreate them for yourselves with our step-by-step outfit guides.

Because couples that costume together stay together.

SHREK COUPLE COSTUME

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We start our list of the best costume ideas for couples with one of our most surprising viral sensations: Why it’s female Lord Farquaad and Thelonious (obviously)!

Not your conventional couple’s costume, Shrek’s Farquaad and Thelonious is a funny and unique idea that has really resonated with our readers.

It does take a little DIY work (for the executioner hood, in particular) but it is totally worth it. We show you everything you need in both our detailed step-by-step outfit guides.

MILO AND KIDA COSTUME

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Milo and Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire are quite the unlikely pairing but that’s exactly what makes them such a cute couple’s costume idea.

Kida’s beautiful blue dress contrasts perfectly with Milo’s utilitarian adventurer gear. It also helps that although Milo might look like a bit of a nerd, he’s secretly a stone-cold hunk!

And Kida is, well, just look at her! Looking for the perfect excuse to go pure white with your hair? Perhaps you just found it…

This is a super popular duo outfit that is easy to make at home with a few fun accessories. Find out how with our dedicated Kida and Milo couple’s costume guide.

LINDSAY AND TOBIAS COSTUME

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Oops sorry, didn’t see you there, we were just busy bluing ourselves… Seriously though, how many never-nudes do we have in the house?

Arrested Development has to be one of the greatest sitcoms of the 21st century, even if it never did quite reach the mainstream success it deserved.

However, it certainly built a loyal and passionate cult following. The Lindsay and Tobias Funke couple’s costume proves this beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Tobias in full blue makeup and Lindsay with her iconic ‘slut’ T-shirt has become a TikTok sensation of late and we’re here for it. Let us show you how to make this unbelievably funny couple costume idea.

SCAR AND RAFIKI COSTUME

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What’s that, Rafiki and Scar would never date you say? Well, what if we told you that the duo were actually close at one point?

That’s right, in the canon comic Disney Villains: Scar #1, the two become friends after Rafiki heals Scar back to health following a wild wilder beast attack.

Okay, so maybe they weren’t exactly lovers, but its nice to dream. This is a super cute couple costume idea that is perfect for any Lion King or Disney-loving couple.

Eustace and Muriel couple costume

EUSTACE AND MURIEL COSTUME

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They just don’t make kid shows like Courage the Cowardly Dog anymore. You know the kind of shows that stay with you well into adulthood in some unrealized form of trauma? Simpler time…

Muriel and Eustace Bagge are a witless elderly couple who – blissfully unaware of the nightmare-inducing horrors that inhabit the rural town of Knowhere – only go on existing thanks to the bravery of their little pink dog, Courage.

This is a funny and cute costume for an old (at heart or in body) couple who don’t mind potentially triggering PTSD in a whole generation of young adults.

Grinch couple costume

GRINCH COUPLE COSTUME

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Sure, we might have hundreds of Halloween costume ideas for couples, but what about the most magical holiday of them all?

Martha May and the Mayor of Whoville are the perfect couple’s Christmas outfits. They’re glamorous, festive, and unique.

Sure they might not be the strongest couple in this list, relationship-wise, but what does that matter when you look this good?

Looking for more Christmas outfit ideas? Either for a costume party or some festive caroling? Check out some of our A Christmas Carol cosplays (e.g. Tiny Tim and Scrooge).

Daphne and Fred couple costume

SCOOBY-DOO COUPLE COSTUME

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Has there ever been a better-looking or more-suited couple than Fred and Daphne from Scooby Doo?

The on-again-off-again duo were a staple of many of our childhoods and they are one of the most popular couple costume ideas every year.

That’s why we decided to put our own spin on it. Sorry boys, but this one is strictly GIRLS ONLY.

This gender-bending LGBT+ couple costume is fun, it’s sexy, and it’s super easy to make with our step-by-step guides.

Aldo and Bridgett DIY outfit

ALDO AND BRIDGETT COSTUME

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Inglorious Basterds has to be up there with Pulp Fiction as some of Quentin Tarantino’s finest work.

The Nazi-fighting duo, Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) and Bridgett Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger), are the perfect couple costume idea if you’re looking for a touch of class and sophistication.

Seriously, any excuse to wear an all-white tuxedo suit and a glittering cocktail dress is one that needs to be taken. 

arrivederci, our fellow costume lovers!

MARGE AND HOMER SIMPSON COSTUME

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Homer and Marge Simpson might not have the traditional fairytale wedding but it seems to work just fine for them both.

The most famous American couple have been on our screens for close to 25 years and although there have been a few ups and downs, quality-wise, they are a beloved institution the world over.

Marge and Homer are a classic couple’s costume idea; funny, cute, and super easy to make at home, even last minute.

There’s also plenty of scope to get the entire family or friendship group involved with a staggering cast of colorful (mainly yellow) characters to choose from. Find them all in our complete Simpsons costume roundup.

Bob and Charlotte (Lost in Translation) costume

BOB HARRIS AND CHARLOTTE COSTUME

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Lost in Translation is a modern-day love story about the struggle to find meaning and connection in a world that never sleeps.

It’s beautiful and heartwrenching and we aren’t ashamed to admit it makes us cry each and every time we watch it. Will somebody just tell us what they said to each other?!

Bob Harris and Charlotte is one of our favorite Couple costume ideas of all time. This one is for the star-crossed lovers, the long-distance relationships, the true romantics among us.

Miguel and Tulio costume

MIGUEL AND TULIO COSTUME

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Don’t worry boys, we haven’t forgotten about you. Road to El Dorado is one of Dreamwork’s most underrated animated movies and Miguel and Tulio have perhaps one of the greatest bromances we have ever seen too.

So electric was their chemistry that many fans wonder whether they were ever meant actually to be a gay couple.

These costumes are fun and easy to make; Great for any fans of Rennaisance fashion; And could there be a cuter fictional romance?

Percy and Annabeth costume

ANNABETH CHASE AND PERCY JACKSON

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Which couple most encapsulated your teenage relationship goals? For some, it might be Ron and Hermione. Or maybe Bella and Edward. For us, there is only one King and Queen of young adult fiction: Annabeth Chase and Percy Jackson.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians might not have been the most commercially successful series of its kind; It also took something of a shaky first step into the world beyond the page. But it holds a special place in the hearts of countless adults who fell in love with the mythology and romance of Rick Riordan’s mythological world.

This Annabeth and Percy couple costume (based on the latest Disney+ series) is adorable and super easy to make for fans of the series.

Vincent and Mia costume

VINCENT AND MIA COSTUME

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What is the most popular couple costume idea of all time? A compelling argument could certainly be made for Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction.

When Danny and Sandy are a little too “PG” for your taste, Vincent and Mia are the rebel couple that everyone loves to see rocking up to parties. 

Effortlessly cool, with the best dance moves and buckets of physical chemistry, this remains one of our biggest couple’s costumes year on year. 

Nymphadora and Lupin costume

NYMPHADORA AND REMUS COSTUME

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Harry Potter fans are spoiled for choice when it comes to romantic couple’s costume ideas. Sure, you could go for the obvious Hermione and Ron or Harry and Ginny pairing. But what if you want something a little different?

Committed lovers until the very end, Nymphadora Tonks and Remus Lupin were two misfits in many ways who found the love and acceptance they needed in each other.

As members of the Order of the Phoenix, Tonks and Lupin were instrumental in defeating the Dark Lord. Even giving their lives to ensure the wizarding world was safe for their son to grow up in.

Princess Buttercup and Westley costume

PRINCESS BUTTERCUP AND WESTLEY

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The Princess Bride is a beautiful modern fairytale made to tug on the heartstrings of anyone who grew up with tales of knights and princesses, evil forces and soul mates, epic journeys and fantastical battles.

At its heart, this movie is a tale about true love and its ability to overcome even the most impossible of odds. Encapsulated by the unbreakable relationship between Princess Buttercup and “The Man in Black” (A.K.A Westley).

Cynics need not enter. This couple’s costume is strictly for the true romantics among us.

Spongebob and Sandy costume

SPONGEBOB AND SANDY COSTUME

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS.

A favorite childhood show for an entire generation of children, a Spongebob Squarepants costume is a nostalgia-filled romp down memory lane.

Sandy and Spongebob were the two we all wanted to see get together in the end. Now you can make your childhood dreams come true with these extra-cute cosplay ideas.

Are you looking for a sexy couple’s costume idea? The complete Spongebob roundup also includes our steamy DIY guide for ‘bikini’ Sandy…

Pacha and Chicha costume

PACHA AND CHICHA COSTUME

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Pacha and Chicha are the ideal couple. Loving and supporting, with two beautiful children. Despite the relative hardships of their modest life, their love for each other is unconditional and feels like it could get them both through anything.

Both of these homemade outfits are easy for you and your partner to make.

And while Yzma and Kronk might be the most popular couple’s costume idea from The Emperor’s New Groove at the moment, we would certainly love to see more from these two.

Tyler Durden and Marla Singer costume

TYLER DURDEN AND MARLA SINGER

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Everybody’s favorite anarchy-driven couple, Marla Singer and Tyler Durden costumes just exude punk confidence, effortless style, and a devil-may-care attitude.

Pulp Fiction captures the sense of feeling untethered and lost in a world that seems to value all the most superficial aspects of life. 

As some of our most popular DIY costumes, we have a couple of ideas for both Marla and Tyler. Or, if you are looking for something a little more unique, be sure to check out our guides for The Narrator and Marla. All are found in our complete Pulp Fiction roundup.

Toad and Toadette costume

TOAD AND TOADETTE COSTUME

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The real prince and princess of Mushroom Kingdom, Toad and Toadette are one of the most adorable couple’s costume ideas on this list!

Are you and your partner basically twins at this point? Then this is the look for you.

Both outfits are super easy to make at home (seriously, you could make both with as few as 4 accessories) so they are perfect for those Super Mario fans who always leave planning until the last minute.

Find out how to make both now with our step-by-step guides.

Neo and Trinity couple costume

NEO AND TRINITY COUPLE COSTUME

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Oh man, does a cooler couple costume exist than Neo and Trinity from The Matrix?

In our humble opinion, there just aren’t enough socially acceptable opportunities to dress head to toe in shiny spandex and wear badass shades while walking in slow motion.

These might not be the easiest homemade outfits in this roundup but boy does that extra legwork payoff. Forget all those cute and cuddly PG costume ideas, this is all about cool and sexy AF couple goals.

Sonic and Amy Rose costume

SONIC AND AMY ROSE COSTUME

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There’s only one woman that could hope to keep up with the world’s fastest hedgehog and that’s the hammer-wielding badass that is Amy Rose.

Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most popular video game franchises of all time. With the brilliant live-action movies, that hype has reached new stratospheric levels over the past few years.

Amy and Sonic are the perfect couple and you can be too with this super cute matching costume. This is for all you boys and girls who like to live life in the fast lane!

Alternatively, for a more edgy and sexy Sonic couple’s costume, might we suggest Knuckles the Echidna and Rouge the Bat?

Rick and Morty couple costume

RICK AND MORTY COUPLE COSTUME

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Rick and Morty is without a doubt one of the funniest and most original animated shows of the past decade.

With too many whacky and hilarious escapades to count, there are endless opportunities here for funny and unique couple costume ideas.

We have DIY guides for Rick Sanchez (in both human and pickle form), Morty Smith, and the whole family.

This is a great costume idea for two guys or as part of a gender-bending couple outfit.

JERRY SEINFELD AND ELAINE BENES

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If Seinfeld wasn’t a show about absolutely nothing then we definitely would have seen these two rekindle their long-dormant romance.

As it is, we are simply left to speculate on whether Jerry Seinfeld and Elaine Benes ever finally got back together.

This is a unique but instantly recognizable couple’s costume idea. And, as massive Seinfeld fans, this is also one of our favorites.

Very easy to make at home with the help of an iconic puffy shirt and stylish summer dress, Seinfeld and Dreyfus’s chance for love might be up but that doesn’t mean ours has to be.

Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy costume

LUCIUS AND NARCISSA MALFOY

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The second Harry Potter couple costume on our list, Narcissa and Lucius Malfoy are two of the most nuanced and fascinating characters of the wizarding world.

As members of the pureblood Black and Malfoy families respectively, their disdain for muggles and muggle-born wizards made them natural allies of Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. However, their love for each other and their family often leaves them conflicted.

Although morally ambiguous to the end, Lucius and Narcissa are a testament to the ability of love to conquer all. This is a true power couple in every sense of the word.

Prince Eric and Ariel costume

ARIEL AND PRINCE ERIC

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One of the most romantic Disney pairings ever (and that really is saying a lot), Prince Eric and Ariel are a quintessential couple’s costume idea for anyone who grew up watching classic Disney movies.

The Little Mermaid has everything that makes Disney so special. An evil stepmother, high stakes, and true love powerful enough to overcome even the most insurmountable of odds.

Both our Ariel and Prince Eric outfits are incredibly straightforward to make at home, making them ideal for an under-the-sea or Disney-themed costume party!

Finding The Perfect Couple’s Costume Idea

Above are just some of our favorite couple costume ideas but we have hundreds more DIY outfit guides just waiting to be combined in any number of fun and unique ways. Making the perfect matching outfit is all about letting your creativity fly, sharing your mutual interests with others, and showing off exactly what makes you such a ride-or-die couple.

Not sure where to start? Here are our recommendations:

Funny Couple Costume

Do you prefer to walk on the lighter side of life? Be sure to check out our funny cosplay ideas and get inspiration for what is sure to be your most hilarious couple’s costume to date.

As well as the looks featured here, we also have guides covering all our favorite movies and TV shows. From South Park to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Back to the Future to Harry Potter, there is something for every couple, no matter what kind of humor tickles your funny bone.

Sexy Couple Costume

You are the best looking couple and everyone knows it. Show off what the gods gave you with these provocative yet tasteful (occasionally), sexy costume ideas.

For Halloween we have all the classic villains and antagonists from the big and small screen. We even have a few sexy Christmas outfits for all you naughty boys and girls. If you believe that humor is one of the biggest aphrodisiacs then we also have weird and whacky cosplay ideas from the likes of Shrek, Scooby Doo, and Toy Story.

Easy Couple Costume

Are you and your partner basically the same person? That can be the best combination when you’re together but it can also be less than ideal when you’re both terrible at planning.

Our easy costume guides are designed for those couples that always seem to leave things until the last-minute. Get creative with easy step-by-step guides which typically require fewer than five accessories (many of which you might already own). Just because you live busy lives, that doesn’t mean you can’t be the best dressed couple in the room.