Collaborative costumes can be clever and creative. Have fun exploring various options and themes for you and your date. Ideas to play with are numerous when it comes to couples costumes. From superheroes to movie stars, find a costume that you and your date can have fun with. Once you have agreed on memorable costumes, you may be the hit of the party.
One of you can be Batman, while the other can dress as Catwoman, Batgirl or Robin. If you want to be Superman, then have Supergirl or a pin-up version of Lois Lane by your side. If you are arriving to an event as Spider-Man, your date can show up as Spider-Girl or Mary Jane. Fight crime as Austin Powers, accompanied by a Fembot. Be Super Mario, with Princess Peach by your side.
Historical and Cultural Icons
Have the look of the past, including ancient Greeks, Egyptians or Romans. You can also choose specific characters from history. Arrive at a party as Egyptian Cleopatra and Roman Marc Antony.
For a Renaissance look, arrive as Romeo and Juliet. For characters in supernatural classic literature, be Dracula and his bride, or Frankenstein's monster and his bride.
Pick a costume according to era. Dress as a cave couple, and the man can be George of the Jungle or Tarzan. Another popular option is cowboy and saloon girl. A gangster and flapper are each popular for the roaring 1920s. If you choose to represent the 1970s, play with disco, funk and hippie looks.
Pick a culture. Be Viking warriors. Show up as a belly dancer or harem girl arriving with a sultan or sheik. Gypsies are another fun costume. A pirate and wench can be equally as entertaining.
Film and Sitcom Characters
Pick a movie or TV show.
For a "Flintstones" look, Fred and Wilma can double date with Barney and Betty. For a more futuristic look, show up as "Jetsons" George and Jane.
For sci-fi appeal, arrive as "Matrix" couple Neo and Trinity. Be "Star Wars" icons Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker or Han Solo.
Choose a fantasy couple, such as Dorothy and the Scarecrow from "The Wizard of Oz." Show up as Harry Potter and a naughty Hogwarts schoolgirl.
Some couples in film had costumes that were greatly influenced by the decade they portrayed. Make an impression as 1930s criminal couple "Bonnie and Clyde." Represent the 1950s by dressing as Sandy and Danny from "Grease."
Look to fairy tales and Disney for inspiration. Cinderella and Prince Charming are one of the most iconic fairy-tale couples. Other classics include the Little Mermaid and Prince Eric, or Peter Pan and Tinker Bell.
Religious figures are always interesting. Choose from Adam and Eve, an angel and a devil, or a nun and a priest.
You can also choose an occupation, such as a doctor and nurse, or pimp and prostitute.
Design a funny costume, such as a plug and socket, bacon and eggs, or nut and bolt.
Be a famous couple, such as Sonny and Cher. Show up as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis. Or, dress up as today's modern power couple, but hurry before they head to splitsville.
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