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Celeb-Inspired Halloween Costumes For You And Your Partner

The List 10/5/2022 Meg Walters
Woman dressed as skeleton © Studio Romantic/Shutterstock Woman dressed as skeleton

Yes, it's that time of year again. The pumpkins are coming out, the stores are filling with candy, and every kid in town is desperately trying to find the perfect outfit. Halloween is just around the corner, and, once again, adults and kids alike are all scrambling to find the best costume. Whether you've got a Halloween party to attend, you're taking the kids out trick-or-treating, or you want to dress up and post a picture on Instagram, it's always fun to have a creative, unique outfit lined up for the big day. And what could be more fun than teaming up with a partner or friend and pulling off a clever couple's costume? After all, a couple's outfit is always double the fun.

Are you trying to think of the perfect couple's costume? The best place to look for inspiration is your favorite celebrity couple. And we've got you covered. From Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's hilarious imitation of the Olsen twins to Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams' pun-tastic "Taco Belle" outfit, there are plenty of funny, cute, scary, iconic couple outfits to choose from. Read on to find the perfect one for you and your partner to try this Halloween.

In 2018, Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Dressed As Queen Elizabeth II And Prince Philip

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen © Instagram John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

Looking for a couple's outfit with a royal flair? Look no further than Chrissy Teigen and John Legend as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. In 2018, this celeb couple pulled out all the stops to bring us an amazing rendition of the famous royal couple. As reported by Harper's Bazaar, the couple chronicled the evening on Instagram stories. Apparently, after putting together their impressive costumes, they were too tired even to go out and show off their costumes in public. Instead, they "did it for the 'gram."

Even though these costumes were created purely for their online audience, the couple still went above and beyond. Teigen wore a grey curled wig, a blue coat dress, and a blue hat, while Legend wore an imitation of Philip's military uniform. They even had their friends dress up as Prince William, Princess Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle to complete the family.

We think this couple's outfit would be a great option to try this Halloween, especially as it would be an excellent way to pay tribute to Philip, who died in 2021, and Elizabeth, who died in 2022.

Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka Served LA Haute Couture As Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen

David Burtka and NPH © Taylor Hill/Getty Images David Burtka and NPH

Okay, it doesn't get more iconic than this. In recent years, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have become memefied thanks to the paparrazzi photos of them smoking and wearing all black — they are a total mood. While you might have thought it would be challenging to capture the essence of the twins, Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, David Burkta, will make you think again. In 2019, the celeb couple wowed us all at Heidi Klum's Halloween party when they appeared looking almost unrecognizable thanks to some high-quality blonde wigs and some very precise contour.

The couple pulled off the look by wearing all black, holding cigarettes, and contouring their cheeks and noses into a surprisingly good rendition of the Olsen twins' bone structure. According to Esquire, this iconic couple's outfit successfully bested Klum herself, who famously tries to wear the best costume every year. Pass a lighter and throw on your best minimalist L.A. couture because this look is a must-try.

Emily Ratajkowski And Jeff Magid Went As Marge And Homer Simpson

Emily Ratajkowski, Jeff Magid © Mike Coppola/Getty Images Emily Ratajkowski, Jeff Magid

D'oh! This couple's Halloween costume may not be easy to pull off. Still, with lots of yellow body paint and one very specific wig, you and your partner can transform into one of TV's favorite animated couples — Homer and Marge Simpson. In 2015, Emily Ratajkowski and her boyfriend Jeff Magid appeared as the famous yellow couple at Heidi Klum's Halloween party. Ratajkowski wore a mini tube dress in the perfect shade of lime green, a necklace of large red beads, and, of course, a very tall curly blue wig. Magic wore a white T-shirt and black jeans and painted a brown circle around his mouth to imitate Homer's famous stubble. And, naturally, he carried a doughnut.

While this look will potentially take a long time to execute (and the painting might be a little messy), we think it will be totally worth it.

Khloe Kardashian And Tristan Thompson Wowed As Daenerys Targaryen And Khal Drogo

Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson © Instagram Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson

For fantasy fans, this is an iconic Halloween couple's costume. In 2017, Khloe Kardashian and her partner Tristan Thompson dressed up as Daenerys Targaryen and her husband Khal Drogo from HBO's "Game of Thrones." The epic costume consisted of Kardashian wearing a fur and armor suit and a wavy blonde wig, while Thompson wore a feathered battle skirt and painted Drogo's tattoos all over his body. He also wore a wig and attached the iconic knotted beard to his chin. 

In one Instagram video, Kardashian showed off Thompson's look with the caption, "That's daddy." In another Instagram post, Kardashian wrote, "Moon of my life," quoting the famous couple on the show. If you and the moon of your life are looking for a unique couple's instantly recognizable costume, look no further than the Targaryen Queen and her Dothraki. Talk about couple goals!

In 2019, Darren Criss And Mia Swier Went As Cruella De Vil And A Dalmation

Darren Criss, Mia Swier © Vivien Killilea/Getty Images Darren Criss, Mia Swier

Dahling, this couple's outfit is nothing short of iconic. Take inspiration from Darren Criss and his wife Mia Swier, who rocked up to Podwall Entertainment's 2019 Halloween party dressed as this unexpected iconic duo from "101 Dalmatians." Swier dressed as the infamous villain Cruella De Vil (who is currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity thanks to the 2021 Emma Stone movie) by wearing a black evening dress, loads of jewelry, a fur shawl, a cigarette holder, and, of course, the famous black and white wig. On the other hand, Criss dressed as — well — a dalmatian! He wore a Dalmatian onesie and attached several small Dalmatian toys to the outfit. He completed the look with a set of Dalmatian ears and a cute black eyepatch.  

We think this is the perfect couple's Halloween costume for couples who want to go for different vibes while still coordinating. After all, as Cruella, you can go for old-school Hollywood glamour, while as a Dalmatian, you can go for cute and cuddly. We are obsessed with this couple's look!

Jerry And Jessica Seinfeld Dressed Up As Little Red Riding Hood And The Big Bad Wolf

Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld © Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld

Trying to think of a recognizable couple's outfit that is easy to recreate and still comes across as unique? Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld give us the perfect example with their rendition of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, which they wore at their annual GOOD + Halloween Bash in 2018. While this might not be the most obvious fairytale duo, it's undoubtedly one of the funniest. To dress as Little Red, wear a classic peasant-style dress with a red cape and grab a basket. 

For the wolf costume, buy a grandmother-style floral dress, matching bonnet, a grey wig, and some spectacles. Then, attach some fluffy wolf ears to the bonnet, and the look is complete. You could also invest in some furry paws, a furry tail, and some sharp vampire teeth to really make sure the look hits home. Plus, that way, you can do the whole "What big ears you have" bit with your partner!

In 2019, Freddie Prinze Jr. And Sarah Michelle Gellar Did Doc Brown And Marty McFly

Freddie Prinze, Sarah Gellar © Instagram Freddie Prinze, Sarah Gellar

We love an '80s throwback, and what could be more iconic than the classic sci-fi film "Back to the Future?" In 2019, '90s icons Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar pulled off an original couple's costume when they dressed as Doc Brown and Marty McFly from "Back to the Future." 

Gellar recreated Marty's signature look by wearing a jean shirt, a red puffer vest, a pair of jeans, Nike sneakers, and aviator sunglasses. She also carried Marty's skateboard. Prinze wore a white jumpsuit, radioactive gloves, a pair of huge goggles, and the famous frizzy white wig. In an Instagram post, Gellar wrote simply, "Great Scott!!" referencing Doc's catchphrase from the movie.

If you're a fan of retro movies (and retro style), we think this is a great Halloween costume to wear with your partner next Halloween.

Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner As Gomez And Morticia Addams

Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner © Instagram Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner

Ready to get creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky this Halloween? That's right; we're talking about the Addams Family. Not only is this famous couple stylish, but they're also very on-brand for a night like Halloween. In 2018, celeb couple Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner dressed as Morticia and Gomez Addams from the famous '90s movie. Jonas wore a pinstripe suit and a false mustache. He slicked back his black hair, carried a cigar, and placed a hand on his shoulder to emulate "Thing" to finish off his imitation of the sophisticated and spooky Gomez. Turner wore a sleek black wig and a long black dress with a slit. She carried a bouquet of roses and scissors in reference to the famous scene where Morticia cuts the heads off of roses before placing the stems back into the vase (via YouTube). 

In an Instagram post that featured a clip of the couple walking towards the camera as Turner cut the heads off of her roses, Turner wrote, "Happy Halloween from Morticia and Gomez Addams." 

Designer Christian Siriano And Brad Walsh Went As Picasso Paintings

Christian Siriano, Brad Walsh © Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images Christian Siriano, Brad Walsh

Looking for a couple's costume that will really turn heads this Halloween? Try thinking outside the box — or, rather, outside the frame. Instead of imitating your favorite TV or movie couple, why not imitate your favorite artist? Take a page from designer Christian Siriano's book and dress up as a Picasso painting. In 2015, Siriano and his husband, Brad Walsh, dressed up as "hand-painted lost living works of Pablo Picasso," as Siriano put it on Instagram.

The look featured broken old frames protruding from their bodies. The couple even painted their faces to look like the distorted faces of a Picasso painting.

Okay, we admit it — this look might not be easy to pull off. It will require lots of time, artistic ability, and creativity. But if you can create an imitation of a Picasso painting, you will definitely blow all of your friends away!

Camila Mendes And Lili Reinhart As Napoleon Dynamite And Pedro

Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart © Instagram Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart

Name a more iconic duo than Napolean Dynamite and Pedro — we'll wait. When "Napolean Dynamite" was released in 2004, the story of the awkward teen who tries to help his friend win the class presidency made us all laugh. We all remember that interpretive dance, right? 

In 2018, "Riverdale" stars Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart pulled off a hilarious rendition of the Napolean and Pedro, which they documented on Instagram. As Mendes wrote on Instagram at the time, quoting the movie, "Vote for me, and all your wildest dreams will come true." Mendes wore a white button-up shirt with a string tie and added a fake mustache to complete her look as Pedro, while Reinhart wore the famous "Vote for Pedro" shirt and large glasses.

We absolutely love this celeb-inspired couples costume idea, especially if you're looking for a niche movie reference that's a little off the beaten track. Just make sure you learn the moves to "Canned Heat" that Napolean busts out as part of Pedro's campaign.

Jessica Biel And Justin Timberlake Did Dumbledore And McGonagall

Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake © Instagram Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake

Okay, we admit it — "Harry Potter" costumes are overdone on Halloween, and we've all gone as Hermione Granger or the Boy Who Lived at least once, haven't we? But some "Harry Potter" characters are underrated and deserve some Halloween attention — that's right, we're talking about the most excellent teachers: Dumbledore and McGonagall. 

Wondering if dressing up as an ancient wizard and witch might be a bit — well — lame? Just take a look at Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake. This celeb power couple pulled off the "Potter" themed couple's costume in 2021. Of course, as Today reported, the couple chose their outfits to match their children, who dressed up as Harry and Hedwig while they were trick-or-treating. Could this family be any cuter?

If you're looking for a great couple's outfit that offers magical matching opportunities with your kids, look no further.

Ryan Seacrest And Shayna Taylor As Anna Wintour And Karl Lagerfeld

Ryan Seacrest, Shayna Taylor © Instagram Ryan Seacrest, Shayna Taylor

Fashion fans, this one is for you. Looking for a couple's costume idea that slays? Go ahead and try emulating fashion icons Anna Wintour, Vogue's long-time editor, and Karl Lagerfeld, just like Ryan Seacrest and his girlfriend Shayna Taylor did in 2018 at the Casamigos Halloween Party (via Just Jared).

This unusual costume will be instantly recognizable to people in the know in the fashion world. And for people who aren't, don't worry — you'll still look fabulous, darling. 

To pull off this haute couture look, go for a textured jacket (preferably designer), a matching textured dress, a chunky statement necklace, oversized sunglasses, and a brown bob wig with bangs if you're dressing as Wintour. As Lagerfeld, you'll need a silver slicked-back wig, sunglasses, a sparkly suit, and the designer's signature fluffy white cat. It doesn't get more iconic than this.

In 2018, Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr. Went As Margot And Richie Tenenbaum

Sarah Gellar, Freddie Prinze © Instagram Sarah Gellar, Freddie Prinze

Once again, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have proven to be huge movie buffs with some seriously great taste. In 2018, the couple chose Margot and Richie Tenenbaum as their Halloween muses. These quirky characters are lifted straight out of the 2001 cult classic by Wes Anderson, "The Royal Tenenbaums," and were initially played by Gwyneth Paltrow and Luke Wilson. As they posted on Instagram at the time, "Anybody interested in grabbing some burgers, and hittin' the cemetery."

To copy this couple's costume, you'll need a fur coat, a blonde bob wig, a fake cigarette, and lots of eyeliner for Margot. For Richie, you'll need a brown suit jacket, sunglasses, a very long false beard, and the signature sweatband. And voila! You'll look like you stepped straight out of this arthouse classic's colorful, strange world.

Sarah Hyland And Wells Adams Dressed As Taco Belle

Sarah Hyland, Wells Adams © Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images Sarah Hyland, Wells Adams

Okay, every Halloween party needs at least one couple who build their entire costume around a silly pun. Whether these costumes make you laugh out loud or roll your eyes, there's no denying that they're fun, memorable and usually steal the show. 

If you want to try a pun-based Halloween couple's costume, why not copy Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams' infamous "Taco Belle" look. In 2018, Hyland dressed as a taco, while her boyfriend was Belle from "Beauty and the Beast." Together that makes Taco Belle — get it?

This is a super fun Halloween costume to try if you're feeling extra creative — let's face it, dressing up as a taco probably won't be easy! Plus, it's a great opportunity to switch up the gender roles in your relationship as Hyland and Adams did. The best part about this couple's outfit? It will make sense whether you're apart or together!

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