Post # 1
I know there are multiple posts on this topic (I’ve already read all of this one), but I’m in kind of a unique situation.
I haven’t had a Halloween costume since I was 12. I’m not creative and can’t afford to spend a lot of money on this. But my best friend and her boyfriend have already told us we are required to come to their Halloween party, and I really want to go and to have a fun costume. The past two years, we gone to parties and been the only ones there without costumes, and I don’t think either of us wants to do that again.
My FI, on the other hand, is just not into dressing up. He has a beard (but not a bushy one) and wears glasses, and one of these seems to clash with every costume I suggest. I have to find something that doesn’t require a lot of effort on his part, because I very much want him to come to this party, too.
So…any fairly simple couples costume ideas?
Post # 3
DH and I went as Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal) and one of Howie’s lovely ladies last year. Would your FI shave his beard into a sole patch? 🙂
Edit: Oops, just realized that this wouldn’t work so well if your FI isn’t bald!
Post # 4
You two could be a pair of mummys! I know this one is simple because my man and I did it. My costume was a little more in depth than his, but it worked.
Here is what we did.
1) Found clothes that we could wear under the “mummy bandages” (mine was basically just a nude tank top and shorts, he wore a plain t-shirt and jeans…he doesnt like much effort!)
2) Took two plain white sheets from the thrift store and tore them into tons of strips to use for “mummy bandages.” To make them look more aged and halloweenish we soaked them in tea so they looked antiqued and stained.
3) I then wrapped us both up. In some places we just tied knots and in other we used pins. I wrapped around our whole bodies, arms and legs included. He even wrapped his head and I made a sort of braided ratty looking headband to match. (P.S. remember to make the costume bathroom accessible for the night!)
3) My man was done with the simple wrapping, but I stepped it up a level by really getting into the costume. I wanted to look like a mummy, but still be hot so I sprayed gold glitter spray all over my bandages and did some sexy smouldering eye makeup. I have short blonde hair so I teased it out and wore the matching “bandage” head band. I topped it all off with matching mettalic nude high heels. Sultry sand ghoul!!
Simple, but a sexy halloween duo!
Post # 6
I’ve done the nudest on strike before, and it was a huge hit. Got a lot of laughs. I just wore a sign around my neck that said “Nudist on Strike” because I was at work, but it would be super easy to make picketing signs.
You could also do togas with some random sheets and go with red beer cups in hand, as a frat boy and sorority girl (think how much fun you could have going overboard, haha).
I’ll try to think of more and get back to you. 🙂
Post # 7
put a sheet over you and be a ghost
Post # 8
You could pick up some thrift store fanny packs and wear your brightest clothes and comfy shoes and go as tourists; maybe throw on a visor for good measure.
http://www.essortment.com/hobbies/couplehalloween_sdsw.htm There are some good ones on this list (I like #1)
If you have access to a lot of flexible cardboard/posterboard, you could make tubes covered in tinfoil and go as burritos – use cloth or colored paper to make the insides like the top is open.
You could also go make sandwich boards if you have cardboard and one of you could be sudoku and the other word search or something like that. 🙂
Post # 9
just wear regular clothes and when people ask what you are say your a skitzo who thinks theyre invisible
Post # 10
I’m not sure if you and your FI play computer games, but a couple of my friends we’re Sims one year. All they did was make some little green cardboard diamonds, attatch tem to a dollar store headband, and showed up. Very minimal effort!
Post # 11
You could be hippies, it’s easy to find clothes at goodwill for cheap.
You can be Where’s Waldo. He doesn’t have a beard but it would still be cute, and easy. Just jeans and a red and white striped shirt and hat.
Post # 12
We’ve never even attempt to do couples costumes. My fiance hates dressing up and I love it. Last year I wanted to do Sally & Linus from Peanuts and he totally failed.
So, I do my own thing & we’ve learned that he is satisfied being a lamp . . . We literally tie a lampshade to his head & there he goes. We’ve decided to add one new component each year, last year we added the pull chain that turns the lamp on. This year we’re attaching a little light to the lampshade so he’s lit up.
Post # 13
A friend of mine once went as partly cloudy with a chance of rain. You just glue cotton balls to a blue outfit and carry around a squirt gun. Has been one of the best I have ever seen! 😀
You could go as salt and pepper. One of you wear all white and one all black.
Post # 14
I made my fiance the Geico Cave Man one year-he wore regular clothes, a wig, glued on facial hair, and I did his makeup to make stronger brow bones and thicken his eye brows. I went as Richard Simmons but now think that “Flo” from the progressive commercial would have been great. Maybe you could just wear all green and make a tail and be the geico lizard?
Another year we went as nerds-just wore stuff we owned in the nerdiest way possible-Pants Really High, white high socks, pig tails for me, comb-over cow lick for him, big framed glasses that were free at the town hall. We put calculators and pens in our shirt chest pockets, suspenders, whatever you have. We also painted red dots on our face for zits. super easy and cheap.
Post # 15
I have to give it up for the caveman suggestion for the beard.
You could look up famous couple and choose one with a beard. I have actually won a costume contest as a couple for Bonnie and Clyde. I also won “most Authentic ” costume for a retro outfit from my mom’ s closet. I just took it. It turned out to be the dress my grandmother were to my parent’s wedding in 1969!
It was a peach dress with matching pill box hat, white shoes, and long white gloves. Cost- $0.00. I have always made my own costumes. Last year my fiance and I went as Bill and Sooke, for all you True Blood fans. Good luck and have fun.
Post # 16
My mom told me about this one: the guy dresses like a football ref and the girl wears a yellow rain pancho. Every time he blows his whistle, the girl leaps up in the air and then falls to the ground…as the penalty flag! I thought it was hysterical!