So, you and your guy aren’t that into Halloween, but if you’re going to be forced to dress up, you want to do something original, relevant, and decidedly not hokey. Take a look below for 12 Halloween ideas for couples that honestly don’t suck—and that can be put together fairly quickly.
The “Blurred Lines” chick and Robin Thicke
She: A nude body stocking, white sneakers; red lipstick; long brown wig.
He: Black pants, white shirt, black blazer; aviators, a generally smug demeanor.
Nick Dunne and the “Missing” poster of Amy from “Gone Girl”
She: A blonde wig, a cool smile, a DIY frame with black text.
He: A rumpled shirt and jacket, a beauty mark on his right cheek, shifty eyes, a “find Amy Dunne” pin
Hedwig and Yitzhak from “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
She: Leather jacket, hoodie, oversized vest, black jeans; fingerless gloves; chain hanging from jeans, sideburns, thick eyebrows, a prosthetic penis (optional)
He: Gaudy denim jacket and denim skirt (feel free to DIY it with Sharpies—see a better view here and here); gold platform boots; ripped fishnets; big blonde wig; enough blue eyeshadow and glitter to last a lifetime, a mic, a German accent, plenty of latent anger, a homemade copy of a Tommy Gnosis CD.
Pregnant Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
She: long flowing blonde wig, a skin-tight long dress, a baby bump, an obnoxiously happy glow.
He: A dapper suit, one hand permanently in his pocket, smarmy-cute expression.
Beyoncé and Jay Z at the Versace mansion on New Year’s Eve
She: Some vintage Versace, of course (Okay fine, a black and gold print kimono and hot pants will do), a big statement necklace, fuschia lipstick, beachy hair.
He: A royal blue blazer, a bow-tie, a gold necklace, white shirt, navy pants.
Optional: A cute toddler you tote around all around
Photo: I Am Beyonce/Tumblr
Carrie Mathison and Saul Berenson from “Homeland”
She: A bootcut pants suit (preferably Theory) a silky button down, a messenger bag, an FBI ID, map of the Middle East, a bottle of pills, mascara-streaked tears optional.
He: A full salt-and-pepper beard, small glasses, plaid shirt tucked into pants, an FBI ID, a newsboy cap, a generally “over it” demeanor.
Agent Cooper and Audrey Horne from “Twin Peaks”
She: A tight short-sleeve sweater, a plaid schoolgirl skirt, saddle shoes, a mole near your left eye, a retro wavy bob, a breathy voice, beatnik-style music that follows you around.
He: White shirt, black suit, striped tie, FBI badge, super-slicked hair, a cup of coffee, a slice of cherry pie, a tape recorder, a penchant for highly esoteric statements.
She: black dress, white shirt, brooch, some sort of apron
He: Overalls, white mock turtleneck; black suit jacket, wire-framed glasses
Props: Large frame, pitchfork, a creepy pallor
Mary Poppins and Bert
She: A frilly white shirt, black skirt, red bowtie, black hat with flowers, white gloves, umbrella
He: A vest, suspenders, a conductor-style cap, a tie tied like a scarf, a broom.
Photo via keltieknight
Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler from “The Big Bang Theory”
She: A frumpy striped cardigan and skirt, opaque colored tights, glasses, long brown hair with one barrette.
He: A lightening bolt T-shirt, a long-sleeve shirt, khakis
Ygritte and John Snow from “Game of Thrones”
She: A red wig, distressed jeans, a fur, a spear or a bow and arrow.
He: Your ratty old fake Mongolian jacket you never wear draped over all black, leather gloves, a frizzy wig.
Optional: Douse yourself in baby powder and look cold.
Taylor Swift and her cat, Olivia Benson
She: Crop top and matching skirt, red lipstick, black aviators, a blonde bob, some One Direction paraphernalia.
He (or she): A white cat costume, a “get me out of here” expression.