Drag duo for Halloween
September 9, 2016 6:04 PM   Subscribe

What are some well-known male character duos in pop culture? ...that would be fun to dress up as for Halloween??

So maybe it’s a little early for a Halloween-related question... but I want to be prepared! And I’m SO EXCITED!!! My girlfriend and I (also female) perform in drag and are planning to dress as a pair for Halloween. As two dudes, obviously. Looking for anything from fictional characters from books, movies or cartoons to real-life icons, figures or actors. Can be a more vaguely associated duo of comparable people (e.g. Freddie Mercury and David Bowie). Pretty open to wild ideas (e.g. Bert and Ernie), so anything goes. Bonus points for taller blonde / shorter brunette pairings.

Possibilities so far:
- Joker and Batman
- Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy
- Sherlock Holmes and John Watson
- Freddie Mercury and David Bowie
- Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer
- Charlie Chaplin and Harpo Marx
- Bert and Ernie

Thanks in advance!
posted by switcheroo to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (57 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Starsky and Hutch were the first two that came to mind when I read your question.
posted by sardonyx at 6:14 PM on September 9, 2016 [4 favorites]


Berty Wooster and Jeeves
posted by blob at 6:15 PM on September 9, 2016 [3 favorites]


Hans and Franz.
posted by Melismata at 6:17 PM on September 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


Abbot & Costello
Fry & Laurie (extra nerd points)
Penn & Teller (invert the tall/blonde shorter brunette thing)
Gilbert & Sullivan?
Pinky & the Brain
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 6:18 PM on September 9, 2016


Ace and Gary
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:20 PM on September 9, 2016 [3 favorites]


Wayne & Garth
Ponch & John
posted by vunder at 6:21 PM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Lenny & Squiqqy
posted by DizzyOnBugSpray at 6:24 PM on September 9, 2016 [4 favorites]


Jay & Silent Bob!
Also seconding Wayne & Garth
Bill & Ted
posted by nukacherry at 6:24 PM on September 9, 2016 [4 favorites]


Hall and Oates!
posted by heathrowga at 6:24 PM on September 9, 2016 [11 favorites]


Lenny and Squiggy
Thor and Loki
posted by mal de coucou at 6:24 PM on September 9, 2016


Lloyd and Harry from Dumb and Dumber, rocking orange and powder blue tuxedoes.
posted by amro at 6:28 PM on September 9, 2016 [3 favorites]


Simon & Garfunkel
posted by mal de coucou at 6:35 PM on September 9, 2016


Steve and Bucky from the MCU, either in civvies or suited up.
posted by current resident at 6:40 PM on September 9, 2016


Also:

Butch and Sundance
Robin Hood and Little John
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Legolas and Gimli
posted by current resident at 6:47 PM on September 9, 2016


Donald Trump and Chris Christie
posted by My Dad at 6:52 PM on September 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


Weirdest bromance in history:

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-Un
(you could have an absolute field day with the costumes)

2nd weirdest bromance in history

Larry Flynt and Jerry Falwell
posted by BadgerDoctor at 6:58 PM on September 9, 2016 [4 favorites]


The original Wham with George Michael and Andrew Ridgley if you want an 80's vibe though Andrew may be under recognized....

Kirk and Spock
posted by beaning at 7:00 PM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Homer Simpson and Ned Flanders
Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie")
Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne
Robert Redford and Paul Newman
Abe Lincoln and George Washington
Mozart and Salieri
Socrates and Plato
posted by a strong female character at 7:02 PM on September 9, 2016


Boss Hogg and Rosco P. Coltrane.
posted by bondcliff at 7:05 PM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Charlie Brown and Linus
Jean Luc Picard and William Riker (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Albert Einstein and Arthur Eddington
posted by Roger Pittman at 7:07 PM on September 9, 2016


Oh! Picard and Kirk
Kirk and Gorn!
posted by a strong female character at 7:10 PM on September 9, 2016


Sam and Dean Winchester!
posted by firei at 7:11 PM on September 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


Fry and Bender!
Zapp Brannigan and Kif!
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 7:13 PM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Johnny Carson & Ed McMahon (do a little Carnac)
posted by brookeb at 7:14 PM on September 9, 2016


Batman and Robin too obvious?
posted by metasarah at 7:19 PM on September 9, 2016


Came in to say Hall & Oates. It's the best couples costume I've ever seen at any Halloween Party.
posted by Sara C. at 7:20 PM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sigfried and Roy!
Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage
posted by andreapandrea at 7:21 PM on September 9, 2016


Can't believe I'm the first to say the Blues Brothers!
posted by spelunkingplato at 7:24 PM on September 9, 2016 [3 favorites]


Woodward & Bernstein
posted by kapers at 7:33 PM on September 9, 2016


Freddy Krueger and Jason
posted by a strong female character at 7:36 PM on September 9, 2016


Spongebob and Patrick?
posted by janepanic at 7:38 PM on September 9, 2016


Hitler and Stalin
posted by a strong female character at 7:40 PM on September 9, 2016


Jake and Elwood Blues
posted by Daily Alice at 7:43 PM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Milli Vanilli

Jack Sparrow and Edward Scissorhands
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 7:51 PM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Marty McFly and Doc Brown
posted by roger ackroyd at 8:00 PM on September 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


Matt Damon and Ben Affleck when they wrote Good Will Hunting! The props will make it.
posted by c'mon sea legs at 8:00 PM on September 9, 2016


Magneto! And Professor X! You could play them from First Class, when Professor X had hair.
posted by Frowner at 8:06 PM on September 9, 2016


Gandalf and Frodo
posted by the webmistress at 8:09 PM on September 9, 2016


Tim burton and Edward scissorhands
Jack Skellington and The Mayor
posted by a strong female character at 8:11 PM on September 9, 2016


Geordi and Data
posted by a strong female character at 8:11 PM on September 9, 2016


The two guys from Dick in a Box.
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper at 8:14 PM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Depending on your crowd, perhaps Verlaine and Rimbaud? Costume ideas from Total Eclipse—you probably need to be born with the right attitude.
posted by she's not there at 8:35 PM on September 9, 2016


Rick and Morty
posted by a strong female character at 9:01 PM on September 9, 2016


Calvin and Hobbes
Aubrey and Maturin
posted by migurski at 9:06 PM on September 9, 2016


Crick & Watson
Tony Stark & Steve Rogers
Woodward & Bernstein (esp. as portrayed by Redford & Hoffman)
Air Supply
posted by Iris Gambol at 9:16 PM on September 9, 2016


Nthing Wayne & Garth. Pretty easy costumes, too.
posted by gnutron at 9:16 PM on September 9, 2016


Years ago on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans I saw a Space Cowboy & the Gangster of Love. The Gangster of Love wore a pinstriped zoot suit with a big, red, glittery heart on the lapel.
posted by BicycleFace at 9:23 PM on September 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


Smokey & the Bandit

Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill from ZZ Top

Slash and Axl Rose

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry

Ben & Jerry

Trapper John and Hawkeye Pierce

Frasier and Niles Crane

Abbott and Costello
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:26 PM on September 9, 2016


Danny devito and Charlie Day
Danny devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger
posted by a strong female character at 9:57 PM on September 9, 2016


J.D. and Turk from Scrubs
posted by kdar at 10:52 PM on September 9, 2016


Wigs/coloured hairspray, of course, but -- surely -- Tintin and Captain Haddock?
posted by kmennie at 11:04 PM on September 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


The Roxbury Guys
posted by curtains at 3:09 AM on September 10, 2016


Beavis and Butthead

Rogelio de la Vega / Michael Cordero (Jane the Virgin)

Angel and Spike

Siegfried and Roy
posted by Spathe Cadet at 9:40 AM on September 10, 2016


I think Blues Brothers is best, but spitballing:

Sherlock & Watson

Jekyll & Hyde

Tom & Jerry

Fred Flintstone & Barney

Kirk & Spock

Luke & Han Solo

Bill Gates/Steve Jobs?

Donald/Hillary (kidding! maybe Bill C?)

Lennon/McCartney

Mick/Keef (Rolling stones)

Any Looney Toons combo would be great but a lot of work (Bugs/Elmer, Roadrunner/Wile E, Sylvester/Tweety...)
posted by raider at 1:02 PM on September 10, 2016


Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Jamie McCrimmon and The Doctor
Hercules and Iolaus
Dr. Frankenstein and Igor
David Letterman and Paul Shaffer
Heat Miser and Cold Miser
Dracula and Renfield
Messrs. Croup and Vandemar
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza
posted by Mister Moofoo at 9:03 PM on September 10, 2016


Elvis and Nixon
posted by lore at 9:40 PM on September 10, 2016


My girlfriend and I were Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan one halloween. It was a hit.
posted by cmoj at 2:14 PM on September 11, 2016


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