Halloween is coming and you are probably on the look for new inspiration. This is definitely one of the funniest celebrations of the year, and embracing it properly is worth it, there’s no question about that. So let’s walk through some practical costume ideas, most of which are homemade. So in case you’ve spent the past few weeks swapping ideas with your significant other, and you’re still no closer to landing on something that you both agree on, perhaps we can help. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best two-person costumes that we’ve seen floating around the Internet. Here are 10 couples Halloween costumes you’ll be proud to wear on the big night.
1.The Fred & Wilma costumes
It’s hard to not be able to find some material in order to scrape these two. Everybody will start singing, “Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, they’re the modern stone-age family….” Making the Wilma and Fred costumes is basically self-explanatory. You’ll only have to work on your attitude and definitely on Fred’s dinosaur appetite.
2. Pacman & Ms. Pacman
For this one just go to Home Depot and get some huge pieces of foam board. Then take the lid of a garbage can from the store and bring it outside to trace the circle shape onto the foam board. Use a box cutter to cut out the shape, and add a triangular mouth as well. Then just get scissors, yellow felt, black felt, red felt, yellow embroidery thread, needles, glue, and thick bands to use for the straps. Glue the yellow felt onto the foam circles first (it’s better to cover both sides of the foam). Seam yellow felt rectangles to each circle in order to connect them. This is probably the most difficult step, as you have to be sure your bodies would fit between. Connect the triangular mouth using black felt. Then add the straps at the top that would help the costume hang from our shoulders. It seems more difficult than it really is, trust me.
3. Mr. & Mrs. Fox
The main thing you’ll need for this one are some face painting colors and one or two brushes. You can use painting brushes in case you don’t have make-up ones. And find a party shop to get those adorable fox years from. And that’s basically it. You’ll just have to wear some matching clothes and you’re done. This is the most stylish costume by far.
4. Google Maps X2
This one is pretty famous on the Internet, so you’ve probably come across it before. But it’s good not to forget about it. Doing it like the guys in the picture is probably a bit risky, as you may be called copycats, but nevertheless you can find your own favorite app and unleash your talents and imagination. The result might surprise you, too.
5. The Ghost Busters costume
You can either build your red sign from foam, or just use a thick cardboard and cut it accordingly, making sure it fits you, so you won’t have to hold it in your hand for the rest of the night. Or since it’s couples we are talking about here, one can be the ghost, and one the red forbidden sign.
6. John Lennon and Yoko Ono
These two iconic crooners are easy to recreate with a few trips to the thrift shop. Just be fashionable and wear the perfect sunglasses. The rest doesn’t matter.
7. The Grady Twins
Remember The Shining? Recreating the The Grady Twins isn’t much of a problem. Just grab two light blue dresses and some artificial blood. And you’re good to go. It’s even funnier for both of you to be the creepy twins. Sex doesn’t matter, but presence and attitude.
8. The Struck by Lightning Idea
This combo of lightning and someone struck by lightning is pure genius. They’re adorable.
9. Popeye & Olive
This is always a great idea to always reconsider in case you lack inspiration. But the results can be surprising every time. So it’s always an option you can return to.
10. The LEGO couple
This is fantastic. They definitely don’t seem to have been homemade. Here is how their creators described the building process. The following words are theirs, not mine, but getting it straight from the source is always the simplest way: “The head: Made to be fully functional, so there are eye and mouth holes, but our vision is quite limited. The base shape is just some plant potter we found at a local hardware store. The top edge was already slightly rounded, so we just finished it off with rolling up some paper towel and taping it down to make a nicer edge. The bottom edge was made round by cutting up a Pringles can into 4 strips, and with some more paper towel, bent and taped onto the bottom edge. Then the whole thing was covered with yellow Bristol board to help make a smooth layer, with multiple cuts at the top and bottom so it would fold over the curved edges. Then we did a layer of yellow duct tape for that shiny plastic look. The eyes and mouth were then cut out and the details added over top; the details were made by laying down strips of black/yellow duct tape on bristol board, and then traced and cut out. Then they were hot glued/taped onto the head. Thin black/red fabric that we could see through was then glued on the inside of the head to hide the holes. The fabric covering the mouth is only glued at the top edge (the bottom edge was loose) so when we tried to drink, the bottle would push the fabric out of the way.The hands: Also made to be fully functional. These are made from those foam beer can/bottle holders (perfect shape and size for what we needed!). We got them from a local craft store and cut them up, and hot glued them back together in the shape we wanted, with a gap in the middle for our hands to fit in. Then we covered them a few layers of yellow duct tape. The arm/wrist part is just some yellow fabric I sewed up into a sleeve with a thumb hole, so that it would stay inside the hands.”