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23 Adorable (and Clever!) Halloween Costumes Every Couple Has to Try

You'll be a real power pair this Halloween.

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Jasmine and Aladdin

With the release of the live-action adaptation of the Walt Disney classics earlier this year, there’s no better time to dress up as the two main, and fated-for-each-other, characters, Jasmine and Aladdin. And, if you have a fur baby, he or she can dress up as Aladdin’s sidekick: the monkey Abu!

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Chip and Joanna Gaines

Fans of the HGTV show Fixer Upper and looking for an easy Halloween costume? Dress up as the show’s stars, married couple Joanna and Chip Gaines. He can wear a pair of jeans, flannels, a trucker hat, and she can part her hair down the middle like Joanna.

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The Lion King

Let another Disney classic that came to life on the big screen earlier this year, The Lion King, serve as your inspiration. From Simba and Nala to Rafiki and Scar, there are enough characters to involve the whole family!


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Danny and Sandy from Grease

If there are two star-crossed lovers who never get old (even though the movie was made more than 40 years ago), it’s Danny and Sandy from Grease. Lucky for you it’s easy to pull off the costume—all you need are a pair of leather pants and a black top for Sandy and a ton of hair grease along with a pair of jeans and a belt for Danny. Guess which came first: Grease the movie or Grease the play?


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Matching mimes

Whether you’re losing your voice due to a cough, or simply don’t feel like saying too much this Halloween, dressing up as matching mimes is one way to avoid having to clear your throat!

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio

They may not have worked out in the end, but few Hollywood couples are more beloved than blond bombshell Marilyn Monroe and Yankees star Joe DiMaggio. More than two of you going out? Try these 12 clever group costumes.

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Tooth and Tooth Fairy

You want a costume that lets you dress up like a princess (hey, a wand never hurts either) and your beau loves giving people a good laugh. This clever pairing does the trick for you both—and you look so darn cute standing together! These charming vintage Halloween costumes prove that some looks are timeless.

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Silent film stars

Are you secret film buffs? Play it old-school with this classic costume idea. Get more details on the look at

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Superhero family

Your kid wants to be a superhero; why not join in the fun with this superhero family get-up? Get in the spirit with these silly, spooky Halloween books for kids.

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Taco Belle

It might not be a costume as “old as time,” but it’s certainly one that the crowd can appreciate. Plus, it’s a win, win for you and your partner, as you get to dress up as a Disney princess (don’t mind if you do!) and he gets to emulate the late-night food he’s probably going to wind up wanting before you head home.

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Captain America and Black Widow

Is there anything more romantic and adorable than your hubby dressing up as a superhero and you playing his beautiful, steamy love interest? We didn’t think so.

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Comic book characters

Looking for something cute, easy to identify, but not too hard on your budget or energy level? This costume only requires two things: Some artsy makeup and maybe a few YouTube tutorials to help you get it right! You’ll want to master these easy Halloween makeup ideas before the big night.

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Netflix and chill

Turn your favorite activity into a fun costume. It’s super easy, everyone will get what you are, and you’ll get a lot of laughs. What are you watching? One of these 20 Halloween movies that will scare you senseless, of course!



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Egyptian queen and her king

One way to hit the streets in style? Dress up like a king and queen or, better yet, one from the Egyptian times when nearly all attire was made from gold. You and your beau will certainly feel like the King and Queen of the night. Find out the truth behind these Halloween superstitions.

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Pokémon Go characters

If you and your partner are into gaming and having a good old time, consider this playful costume idea. The toughest part will be choosing which Pokémon characters to dress up as. Gotta catch ’em all!

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In anticipation of the release of the upcoming fantasy sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, dress up as the evil fairy and a decorative skull-and-bones character to match her wickedness.


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Oktoberfest attendees

As the historic festival rages on in Munich, Germany, you too can partake from afar by dressing up in lederhosen and dirndls. Bottoms up! Didn’t plan ahead? These last-minute Halloween costumes can be whipped together in minutes.


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Pressed for time when deciding what to dress up as for Halloween? Make it easy on yourself and your partner by gathering your greatest party-going garb. You’ll certainly be dressed for fun!


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Mario & Luigi

Not only is dressing up like everyone’s favorite Nintendo-game characters totally adorable, but it takes little-to-no prep! Just dig up green and red shirts, a pair of suspenders, and red and green hats. Don’t forget to write the big “M” and “L” on the front!

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Festa Junina celebrators

Also known as festas de São João, the Brazilian celebration of the nativity of St. John the Baptist happens every June, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up as traditional rural farmers, known as caipiras, who coined the festive holiday. More options to consider are these 25 punny Halloween costumes.

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Rick and Carl from The Walking Dead

If gruesome is your thing, you can’t get much better than the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse with this Walking Dead-inspired costume.

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Game of Thrones characters

Even if you haven’t seen every episode of this epic HBO series, you can still jump on the GOT bandwagon by dressing up as lovers from the Medieval Age. No one even needs to know exactly which characters you’re portraying (although you can just say Jaime and Cersei)!

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Soap and loofah

Get clean this Halloween and dress up as a bar of soap and a loofah. These costumes can easily be made with things you find around the house. Use tissue paper to dress yourself up as a loofah. Throwing a Halloween party? Make these cheap Halloween decorations for a spooky bash.


Originally Published in Reader's Digest