Halloween may be months away, but if you're serious about spooky season, it's never too early to begin brainstorming costume ideas. Especially when planning couples costumes — meaning you and your partner will need to agree on a Halloween costume idea that suits both of your personalities — getting a head start ensures you'll have plenty of time to create the perfect look for October 31. Our list of the best couples Halloween costumes has all of the inspiration you need, whether you're a duo known for your scary couple Halloween costumes, you want to emulate one of the hottest celebrity couples of 2023, or you're looking for the best pop culture costumes for pairs. There are Disney couples costumes, punny costumes, plus-size couple costumes, and costumes that can be added to for trios or larger groups.
Many of these costumes can be purchased online as a complete set, so you can simply order now and put them aside until the fall. If you enjoy the creative process of making your own costumes (date night, anyone?), these ideas are a great jumping off point. We've included links so you can shop for some of the basic materials online, then get crafty at home to really make these outfits your own.
If you plan to celebrate Halloween all weekend long, you might need more than one costume on hand. For additional ideas, check out our roundups of the best Halloween costume ideas for women, work-appropriate Halloween costumes, plus-size costumes, and family Halloween costumes.
Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling Promoting the 'Barbie' Movie
As one of the most-hyped movies of the year, we're confident that Barbie costumes will be everywhere for Halloween 2023. Stand out in a sea of Barbies and Kens by taking inspiration from these immediately iconic photos of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, where Gosling is sporting a shirt that reads "From Director Greta Gerwig" in the Barbie font.
Shiv Roy and Tom Wambsgans from 'Succession'
Their relationship may be complicated (to put it lightly), but there's no denying the effect that this polarizing pair had on our Sunday nights. Plus, if it's cold this Halloween, you can stay warm while channeling the Succession characters in your finest turtleneck.
Midge and Joel Maisel from 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
Alice and Jasper from the 'Twilight' Baseball Scene
Ellie and Joel from 'The Last of Us'
Ellie and Joel don't have a romantic relationship, of course, but if you and your partner (or BFF!) loved season one of The Last of Us, dressing up as this dynamic duo just make sense. Use makeup to make it look like you've got dirt on your bodies and clothing, and don't forget to carry flashlights.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 from 'The Cat in the Hat'
Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals. Prior to this role, she was an Editorial Assistant for Woman’s Day where she covered everything from gift guides to recipes. She also has experience fact checking commerce articles and holds a B.A. in English and Italian Studies from Connecticut College.
Jamie Kravitz (she/her) is the digital editor at Woman's Day, where she oversees the brand's digital platforms and covers holidays, food, and more. Before joining WD in 2021, she was a digital editor at the Rachael Ray Show. Jamie has over five years of experience writing relationship, entertainment, home, and gifting content for publications including The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, Insider, and Elite Daily. She graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing and lives in Brooklyn with her cats, Lumos and Linus.
100 Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Women
45 Best Dog Halloween Costume Ideas of 2023
65 Super Cute Family Halloween Costumes
100 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Adults