The key to a dynamic duo costume is to base it on something that is easily recognizable by the majority. You can choose celebrity couples, cartoon characters, action heroes or well-paired food choices (think peanut butter and jelly). Personalize your dynamic duo costume by choosing a pair that goes well with your personality and the personality of your other half.
Famous celebrity duos are any that have made one or more memorable impressions in the media. Possibilities include Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy, Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Another possibility is to dress as a celebrity duo from within a movie or television series. Famous duo characters include Kate and Jack from "Lost," Skully and Mulder from "The X-Files," Starsky and Hutch from "Starsky and Hutch," and Bonnie and Clyde from "Bonnie and Clyde."
Dynamic cartoon duos are favorites from childhood or present day that made a lasting impression. Memorable character pairs include Batman and Robin, Beauty and the Beast, Calvin and Hobbes, Celeste and Babar, Doug and Skeeter (or Patti), Popeye and Olive Oil, Bert and Ernie or Mickey and Mini Mouse. Think of your favorite cartoon series, cartoon movie or comic book when planning and designing your costume.
When planning a dynamic duo costume relating to music, think of your favorite bands and songs, or a song that changed the course of musical history. Possibilities include Simon and Garfunkel, Ike and Tina Turner, Erik B. and Rakim, The Carpenters, Sonny and Cher, Kris Kross, the Blues Brothers, Hall and Oates, Steely Dan and the White Stripes. To choose a musical duo, think of your favorite time period for music and stage costumes as a starting point.
Food duos are those tasty treats we just cannot get enough of. Although these things may taste good enough alone, they just would not be the same without their complementary other half. Possibilities for dynamic duo food costumes include peanut butter and jelly, ketchup and mustard, hamburger and French fries, bread and butter, milk and cereal, and hot dogs and buns. You can even go out on a limb and attempt to make this duo odd and humorous, such as Tobasco sauce and fried chicken or pizza with ranch dressing.