So you’ve got a plus one for Halloween?
Well, congratulations, you’ve just made your last minute costume doubly hard. Whether you’re going to a generic Halloween bash or have gotten roped into your friend’s super narrow famous couples party, these costume ideas provide you with a range of easy to difficult looks that, no matter their complexity, will have you both lookin’ fly:
The trick is finding costumes that other people can recognize, but are obscure enough that not everyone is going to come dressed as the same thing. And it’s okay to keep people guessing. How many people do you think are going to show up as Forrest Gump and Jenny, Danny and Sandy from Grease, or Margot and Richie Tenenbaum? And don’t forget about your favorite Disney characters, which are a great option because there are tons of them, so the chances of repeat costumes at the soiree are somewhat slim.
Think you and your honey have a legendary kind of love going on? Put it to the test and arrive as a couple whose love has been known through centuries. Easy options here are Pocahontas and John Smith or Robin Hood and Maid Marian, which are simple enough to convey without the hassle of having to completely buy an outfit. And whatever you do, don’t show up as Adam and Eve. No matter how many hours you spend at the gym, it’s still not okay.
From Real Life
They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, so go ahead and pay homage to your favorite famous real-life couple. How easy is it to portray grungy Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love or to help the beat go on with Sonny and Cher? …Pretty easy. But don’t think that you have to opt for simple costumes. Try to keep the love alive with John and Yoko, Lucy and Ricky, Napoleon and Josephine, or Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
From Pop Culture
Want everyone to know who you’re showing up as? Go as someone that everyone loves. Keep crime under wraps as Batman and Wonder Woman. Or, show up fashionably late as Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big. Who’s the epitome of pop culture romance? See them in their pink Malibu convertible? Oh, hey Barbie and Ken. (Yep, you can do that too.)
Undoubtedly, some couples from literature are going to be tricky to pull off, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Be creative. Get jazzy dressed as Gatsby and Daisy or embrace your inner children as Peter Pan and Wendy (or Tinkerbell). Besides the ever classic costumes of Romeo and Juliet, don’t forget about the lovers from basically every Jane Austen and Bronte sisters’ book, which are all pretty iconic too (people might not know who you are, but you’ll look fabulous).
About the Author:
"Katie Straw" is the Gourmet Scribe at GourmetGiftBaskets.com, one of the top suppliers of gift baskets in the nation, and currently resides in Manchester, New Hampshire.