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Halloween Costumes for a Couple
October 26, 2009 8:23 PM   Subscribe

Please post some cool ideas for Halloween costumes for a couple!

Big brownie points if it's superhero-themed. (But this is just brownie points, please post anything that would be good for a couple!) PS if it matters, she's thin, I'm relatively athletic, she's 5'7" and I'm 5'9". But really, post without that as a concern -- even if we don't wear it, I am sure some MeFiers will get inspired :-)
posted by demagogue to Grab Bag (32 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've been trying for years, without success, to get my parents to go as Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
posted by Neofelis at 8:25 PM on October 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

Big brownie points if it's superhero-themed.

Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl.

Batman and Robin -- but the Carrie Kelly version of Robin.

John Steed and Emma Peel.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 8:28 PM on October 26, 2009

FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt.
posted by mynameisluka at 8:29 PM on October 26, 2009

Each should dress up as the other person.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:30 PM on October 26, 2009

Silk Spectre and a male character of your choice from Watchmen?
posted by mollymayhem at 8:33 PM on October 26, 2009

Jack Skellington and Sally
The Monarch and Doctor Girlfriend
Pregnant lady giving birth to a grown man (NSFAnyone, but funny in a "eeeeww!" sorta way!
Freud and daughter (she's on his lap, wearing a slip, of course!)
Siamese twins
The Mythbusters
He's a stripper, she's got a handful of monopoly money and a bald head, fat suit, cheesy moustache, etc...
Cheese and crackers
Film stars
Infamous/Famous couples
Movie/comic/pop characters
Angel Devil
Red Riding Hood and Wolf
Beer and Peanuts or other snack
Dish and spoon, running away, of course!
People from a famous painting - not necessarily American Gothic...

So many to choose... do you want the happy matching friendly pair, or the angsty pair with one chasing the other?
posted by Jinx of the 2nd Law at 8:33 PM on October 26, 2009

Dream and Death from Sandman.
posted by mollymayhem at 8:41 PM on October 26, 2009

One year my ex-bf and I went as Courtney Love and dead Kurt Cobain. The next year we were Ghostbusters (his, mine).
posted by Nolechick11 at 8:43 PM on October 26, 2009

Sam Adams and the St. Pauli Girl
posted by Miko at 8:47 PM on October 26, 2009 [3 favorites]

you might get some ideas here.
posted by gursky at 8:54 PM on October 26, 2009

Ms. Lutoslawski and I once went as Jean Paul Sartre and Simone DeBeauvoir, with varying success.
posted by Lutoslawski at 8:59 PM on October 26, 2009

Guessing this is a hetero relationship. How obscurely superhero-themed are you willing to go? 'Cause I personally love the B- and C- listers. Here a bunch of comics-inspired ideas.

There's Blue Beetle and Booster Gold (Both men, but it works just as well for women.)
Peter Parker and MJ.
Kyle Rayner and the Girlfriend-in-a-Fridge would be funny.

Searching around online, I also found:
Joker and Harley Quinn (I like this idea a lot.)
Mr Fantastic and Invisible Woman
Wolverine and Mariko (his Japanese wife who was killed.)
Peter Parker and MJ
Clark Kent and Lois Lane
Gambit and Rogue
Green Arrow and Black Canary
Ultimate Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
Batman and Catwoman (or Batgirl and Robin.)
Cyclops and Jean Grey - or Emma Frost, if you want to wear something ridiculous.
Deadpool and... female deadpool.

There's the whole current DC Blackest Night event, one or both of you could do the zombie counterparts of superheroes.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:13 PM on October 26, 2009

I know this is in really really bad taste but what about, Farra Fawcett and Michael Jackson?
posted by gypseefire at 9:28 PM on October 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

A couple of my friends are considering wearing Doctor Who and sexy Dalek costumes.
posted by painquale at 9:45 PM on October 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

Don and Betty Draper.
posted by special-k at 9:56 PM on October 26, 2009

Depends on how demented you are, but I have two friends who are going as John and Mackenzie Phillips this year.
posted by Kloryne at 10:08 PM on October 26, 2009

Octomom and giant syringe-wielding doctor. (get 8 nekkid baby-dolls and attach "umbilical cords" that gather under mom's giant moo-moo)
posted by Acacia at 10:14 PM on October 26, 2009

posted by Nameless at 10:24 PM on October 26, 2009

Kanye West and Taylor Swift.
posted by jgunsch at 11:27 PM on October 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

Chocolate bars: one with nuts and one without.
posted by ugf at 11:29 PM on October 26, 2009

Bender and Flexo. Essentially the same costume except one has a beard. You could swap this during the night to confuse people.
posted by drugstorefrog at 1:58 AM on October 27, 2009

Corny, maybe - but the idea of interlocking pieces of a puzzle is kind of interesting.
posted by watercarrier at 2:57 AM on October 27, 2009

I knew a couple who once went as a bible and a bible beater.
posted by jeffburdges at 4:54 AM on October 27, 2009

Zan and Jana from the Wondertwins. As Adults. Burnt out mormony-incestually married. Really all you need is the Z, J on a shirt, a robe, some witty banter and the 'sound'
posted by filmgeek at 5:26 AM on October 27, 2009

He's a plague doctor and I'm his plague victim. Creepy and gross, respectively.
posted by KathyK at 5:51 AM on October 27, 2009

He's going as Bob Ross; I'm going as a Happy Little Tree.
posted by Windigo at 6:33 AM on October 27, 2009

Rocky and Bullwinkle!
posted by sarahj at 7:00 AM on October 27, 2009

Beetlejuice and Lydia.
posted by kitkatcathy at 7:01 AM on October 27, 2009

Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.
posted by katie at 7:49 AM on October 27, 2009

Double Dare contestants!
posted by alice ayres at 8:21 AM on October 27, 2009

Our plan is Zombie JFK and Marilyn Monroe.
posted by craven_morhead at 8:56 AM on October 27, 2009

One man I know wore a shirt with a huge letter E on it, and his wife wore a shirt with a big picture of a paperclip. He was an "e-male" and she was the attachment.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 9:57 AM on October 27, 2009 [1 favorite]

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