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10 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

Do you know what you’re going to be for Halloween? If you’re still looking for costume ideas, then you may like to do a DIY costume. DIY costumes are great for when you need to make a few changes to the original costume. For instance, if you want to put your own spin on a costume idea or if you don’t have the exact pieces you need. 

To help with my search for DIY costume ideas, I turned to a consultant who is a mastermind at DIY crafts and projects— Pinterest!

I searched and searched through Pinterest and was able to narrow my search down to ten costumes I really like. What do you think of my list?

Also, you can follow me on Pinterest here. 🙂


10 DIY Halloween Costumes for Couples


I created a round-up of DIY Halloween costumes for couples.
Photo by Abby Savage

I know for a fact Travis and I could pull this costume off. He already has a black and red plaid shirt and he has a beard to complete the look! We don’t have a dog to be the ox, though. Maybe we could dress the baby up as Blue Babe?

This costume is pretty easy to pull off. More than likely, you have all you need right in your closet!

plaid flannel shirt



prop ax (you can get that here)

fake beard (just in case you don’t have one…you can get it here)



Photo courtesy Brit + Co

Travis and I could pull this one off pretty easy. All we’d need are denim clothes (check) and giant horse heads. I saw at Walmart they sell giant horse heads for under $12.



Brenda and Dylan from Beverly Hills, 90210 | Photo courtesy I Am Not a Stalker

I chose this costume idea because I LOVE 90210! When I was a teen, I had the biggest crush on Luke Perry. In fact, I still watch the show on Hulu!

I think it’d be pretty easy to find a prom dress and suit from Goodwill or Salvation Army. Not sure if I’d be able to find one just like Brenda’s, but I could certainly get creative in recreating the look.

Here’s a black and white evening dress for $29.99 on Amazon. You can easily get some white fabric or a white scarf to add a bow if you want.

women’s long black gloves

men’s suit 



Photo courtesy Pinterest

This costume looks like a pretty easy DIY idea. Just get a Detroit Red Wings hockey jersey or your favorite hockey team’s jersey. Don’t forget the silver dress to go with it. Add the NHL sign to the dress and voilà!



Photo courtesy Pinterest

Everyone knows the famous kiss photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt of a sailor kissing a woman in NYC. It’s also known as “V-J Day”— Victory Over Japan Day. I think this would be a cute costume idea for couples.

What you’ll need:

sailor costume

nurse’s dress with a nurse hat headband



Lois Lane and Clark Kent | Photo courtesy Pinterest

What a fun costume idea, right! All you need is a Superman shirt, dress shirt, and dress pants. For Lois Lane, you’ll need a blouse and skirt. And don’t forget the glasses! This costume would probably be super cheap, too, because you probably already own most of the items.



Photo courtesy Stay Glam via IG @driftdesignco

I love this costume idea! Find an apron and pair it with a dress. For the guy, get a blazer to wear over a pair of overalls. If you don’t have overalls, then a white t-shirt with blue jeans would work just fine.



Photo courtesy Pinterest

Travis really loves this Forrest Gump costume. He thinks it’s very creative. He already has a shirt and a pair of khakis similar to this. Only thing is with his beard, he may make a better Forrest who was running across the country. Remember that scene when Forrest had a beard? LOL! Also, the 10 Best Beards in Movie History is a fun read.

A few fun accessories:

Bubba Gump shrimp hat

ping pong paddle

women’s flower headband


Forrest Gump, 1994 | Photo courtesy Fendrihan


Photo courtesy POPSUGAR

“No one puts Baby in a corner.” This looks like a really fun costume for couples. The guy wears all black and the girl wears a pink dress.

I think Travis and I could pull this one off. Not too sure about his dancing skills, though, because he’s not much of a dancer. 😉

Women’s pink dress

Men’s black tee and black pants



Photo courtesy Your Tango

Let’s see, I’ll need a striped collared shirt with a long sleeve white shirt to go underneath. Fold my skinny jeans and pair it with some sneakers.

Travis will need a “Vote for Pedro” tee and tuck his jeans inside of his boots. Oh yeah, and a fanny pack, can’t forget that. Yeah, I think we got this one covered!


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