Halloween Costumes For Couples, Pt 1: Pop Culture


We’re just two weeks out from Halloween, which means it’s time to get serious about preparing your costume — especially if you and your lover are dressing up as a couple. After all, those costumes require time, effort, coordination and… occasionally, a fair amount of convincing.

Looking for some costume inspiration? Here’s some of our favorite pop culture-inspired costumes for couples. Stay tuned for next week, when we’ll round up some more classic couples costume ideas.

1. Walter White and Jesse Pinkman

Inspiration: Breaking Bad’s main men.

What you need: A yellow jumpsuit, something vaguely resembling a gas mask, and, if you’re dressing as Walter, a goatee and some glasses.


2. Margot and Richie Tenenbaum

Inspiration: The star-crossed lovers (and siblings) from The Royal Tenenbaums.

What you need: For Margot: Either a huge fur coat or a white colored short dress; a childish barrette; white gloves; a pin-straight blonde hairstyle; an endless supply of cigarettes. For Richie: A camel suit; a tennis windbreaker to wear underneath that suit; a sporty headband and wristbands; sunglasses; long, shaggy brown haircut.


3. Piper and Alex

Inspiration: Orange Is The New Black’s protagonist, Piper Chapman, and her former lover — with whom she hooks back up in prison.

What you need: For Piper: Tan scrubs; ugly black sneakers; a name badge; somewhat blondish hair. For Alex: Tan scrubs; ugly black sneakers; a name badge; black hair; glasses.


4. Daenerys + Viserys Targaryen

Inspiration: The exiled Targaryen siblings from Game of Thrones.

What you need: For Daenerys: Very long, very blonde hair; an old-timey (think summery Medieval) gown OR a leather crop top and long skirt.  For Viserys: Shoulder-length white-blonde hair; an old-timey tunic and pants; a mean expression.


5. Olivia Pope + President Fitzgerald Grant

Inspiration: Scandal’s most infuriatingly indecisive couple.

What you need: For Olivia Pope: Classy pantsuit in earthtones; pearls. For President Grant: A suit; a little flag pin.


6. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney)

Inspiration: Gravity’s embattled astronauts

What you need: The best possible astronaut costume you can come up with, and a white bungee cord to tie you together.


7. Tris and Four

Inspiration: The butt-kicking teen couple from Veronica Roth’s dystopian Divergent series

What you need: Black outfits; some tattoo art; possibly some fake weaponry.


14 thoughts on “Halloween Costumes For Couples, Pt 1: Pop Culture

  1. A few more ideas we’ve used are: Dr. Suess’s Thing One and Thing Two & from Doctor Who: The 10th or 11th Doctor and River Song.

    1. We didn’t write Game of Thrones– it just came that way! You could always go for the Khaal Drogo look, even though that particular story arc has a sad ending :*(

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