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September 17, 2009 6:25 PM   Subscribe

What would be an amazing halloween costume idea for a couple that consists of: one white tall slender female with long blonde hair and one white tall brunette bearded slender boy?

Fictional characters or real life people. Ideas that have been considered and discarded:

-Alice in Wonderland and Mad Hatter
-Jesus and Mary Magdalene

Also, costumes should not involve wigs.

Bonus physical traits- Girl has very large eyes, boy is sometimes told he resembles john lennon. (John and Yoko costume unfeasible because of Yoko's black hair)/

Thank you so much hivemind!
posted by skjønn to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (26 answers total)
Margot and Ritchie Tenenbaum

My husband and I were Margot and Ritchie one year and it was a lot of fun. Fairly easy to do with thrift store clothes.
posted by doift at 6:35 PM on September 17, 2009 [3 favorites]

Half of Abba - or maybe two Abba members each, if you want to be creative - in appropriate 70s costumes.
posted by sueinnyc at 6:37 PM on September 17, 2009

Michael and Elise Keaton.

posted by Sys Rq at 7:02 PM on September 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

Michael Steven.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:05 PM on September 17, 2009

If the girl's long hair is really long: Rapunzel and her prince.
posted by amyms at 7:13 PM on September 17, 2009

Hmm.. this is going to be somewhat obscure but you could try Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. You'd have to wear crazy boots and let the crowd know that they were made for walkin'! He'd just occasionally grumble something in a deep voice and cough.

Or, in keeping with tragic recent events, you could be Mary, and he could be Peter. Find another bearded or mustachioed male and that person could be Paul. Grab a bunch of guitars, dress like hippies, and carry a stuffed dragon around with a sign that says, "Puff" around its neck.

Lastly, you could both cover yourselves in blue (he'd have to go topless), wear funny hats and you'd be Papa Smurf & Smurfette.
posted by Rewind at 7:19 PM on September 17, 2009

I was coming in to suggest Margot and Richie.

I'm going as Margot myself this year - sadly I have no Richie of my own.
posted by elsietheeel at 7:25 PM on September 17, 2009

Battlestar Galactica, Six and Baltar
posted by tuffbunny at 7:38 PM on September 17, 2009 [4 favorites]

I was going to suggest Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, but you would have to shave the beard for it to work well.
posted by drinkyclown at 7:54 PM on September 17, 2009

Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 8:12 PM on September 17, 2009

Salt and pepper shakers.

(okay, so they're not people, but....)
posted by Lucinda at 8:16 PM on September 17, 2009

Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley

(or if you prefer a pirate...Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake)
posted by Noon Under the Trees at 8:51 PM on September 17, 2009

Ann Coulter and Charles Manson.
posted by Daddy-O at 8:57 PM on September 17, 2009 [10 favorites]

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
posted by wayofthedodo at 9:01 PM on September 17, 2009

Six and Baltar is a total dead-on match for the physical traits you describe; Baltar wore a beard for a good portion of the series, even (such as here). If you guys swing toward "geeky" I'd totally second that suggestion from tuffbunny.
posted by churl at 9:50 PM on September 17, 2009

Adam and Eve?
posted by pised at 10:16 PM on September 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

Except Baltar, Manson and Cruise are all small men.
posted by tula at 11:55 PM on September 17, 2009

How about Ann Coulter and Osama bin Laden, secret lovers?
posted by tula at 12:22 AM on September 18, 2009 [4 favorites]

George Harrison and Pattie Boyd?
Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd?
posted by Sweetie Darling at 4:22 AM on September 18, 2009

American Gothic.
posted by Kangaroo at 5:10 AM on September 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

Doctor Who and Rose Tyler. You even have your choice of Ninth or Tenth Doctor.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:36 AM on September 18, 2009

Oooh, I like the Adam and Eve idea. Wear flesh colored body suits and attach some big artificial leaves where the naughty bits would show if you were really naked. Carry around an apple or two. Maybe Eve could have a rubber snake hanging around her neck/shoulders. And Adam could have a bloody spot indicating where his rib was removed to create Eve.
posted by marsha56 at 7:44 AM on September 18, 2009

The-man-with-a-beard-but-no-hair and The-woman-with-hair-but-no-beard from Lemony Snicket?

Of course, it only works if your guy doesn't have hair....
posted by zizzle at 8:31 AM on September 18, 2009

Angel and devil.
posted by jocelmeow at 9:27 AM on September 18, 2009

Aragorn and Legolas? Assuming you're not locked into the boy/girl thing.
posted by timepiece at 12:04 PM on September 19, 2009 [3 favorites]

So, ever going to update us on what the final decision was?
posted by timepiece at 9:42 AM on December 2, 2009

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