If you’re only figuring out what to wear the week before Halloween, it’s too late. The sooner you and your partner start thinking about funny couple’s Halloween costumes, the more likely you are to be able to get what you want and actually have something funny.
Though there are lots of ready-to-buy costumes out there, funny costume couple ideas are just that: all about the idea. And ideas need to be considered beforehand so you can buy the relevant Halloween costume components.
We enjoy funny costumes as much as the next guy, so we came up with a few funny couple’s Halloween costume ideas of our own and found useful pieces to bring them to life. If you’ve been following the news (or popular memes) closely, you’ll definitely recognize some of them below.
And if you don’t want to put your own costume together, we grabbed a few off-the-shelf funny couple’s Halloween costumes too. We don’t think they’re as funny, but they’re definitely a bit easier to put together.
Check them out below and, for once, be the funny couple at your friend’s Halloween party.
1. Free Britney – Britney Spears and Security Guard
We’re going to call this one the Free Britney. Since the princess of pop might be under actual lock and key amid her controversial conservatorship, this costume idea could be a fun way to show your support. Naturally, being under lock and key, she’s going to need a security guard to accompany her everywhere.
Both costumes are easy to pull off either piecemeal or purchased altogether and are bound to be among the funny couple’s Halloween costumes wherever your Halloween night takes you, especially if you go for the infamous Britney albino python angle from the Super Bowl XXXV halftime show.
Amscan Party City 90's School Girl Halloween Costume Kit
Security Hat & T-Shirt Bundle
Aurora Jungle 50-Inch Albino Burmese Python
2. March 2020 and March 2021
All you need to make this costume work are paper or cardboard signs identifying who is March and who is March 2021. If you’ve seen the memes, you know how to pull this one off: March 2020 should look extremely put together and March 2021 needs to look absolutely disheveled. Ideally, you would both wear similar clothing for maximum impact. Regardless, if you get the disheveled look right, we bet this one will hit close to home and warrant a chuckle for just about everyone.
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Grafix Medium Weight Acid-Free Chipboard Sheets
3. Judge and Not-A-Cat Lawyer
Courtrooms aren’t even half as dramatic as portrayed on film. That’s what made a lawyer appearing for a Zoom hearing with a cat filter so refreshing and so damn funny. Well, that and the lawyer’s candid admission, “I’m not a cat,” to the judge. The sheer confluence of absurdity — like, yeah, everyone knows you’re not a cat, sir — spread this story far and wide and is bound to be quickly recognized.
The judge’s side of the costume is straightforward. To be the not-a-cat lawyer, just cut a rectangle out of the cardboard, don the cat mask and hold the rectangle in front of your face to officially not be a cat on Zoom.
Rubie's Adult's Judge Costume
Cat Mask White Paper Blank Face Mask
4. Economic Inequality – Jeff Bezos and Rocket Ship
Intellectual, yes, leftist, yes, but we’re standing by this couple’s costume idea because of the hilarious bait and switch. Most people will be able to tell you’re an astronaut and rocket or, even better, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, who went to space this year and, for some reason, wore a cowboy hat afterward. (Cowboys were frontiersmen and cowboys wore hats, therefore he must wear a cowboy hat as a space frontiersman?)
But then you tell them that you’re actually the personification of economic inequality. While this likely won’t track for everyone, we promise anyone with politically left-leaning inclinations will say “Damn, why didn’t I think of that?”
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Kranchungel Men's Astronaut Costume
Enimay Western Cowboy & Cowgirl Hat
Bodysocks Jet Costume
5. COVID-19 Vaccine and Microchip
Fact: Vaccine science is real and reliable, but that hasn’t stopped conspiracy theories from having their way with the only real solution out of the COVID-19 pandemic. One pernicious theory suggests the government is using the vaccine to implant microchips into the population. This is verifiably wrong but also objectively hilarious because of its ridiculousness. What better way to laugh at the conspiracy than to make up a funny couple’s Halloween costume about it and get people to laugh at it?
All you need is a syringe prop and a piece or pieces of cardboard that you can color with a sharpie into microchips. You can even slap a label on the syringe that says COVID vaccine if you want to make it easier for folks to get the joke.
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BinaryABC Giant Toy Syringe
Grafix Medium Weight Acid-Free Chipboard Sheets
6. Wayne and Garth
Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World are as lovable as they are funny. With just a few choice items from Amazon, like Garth’s Aerosmith T-shirt and Wayne’s signature hat, some ripped jeans and a raggedy plaid shirt, you can be the couple that gives everyone at the party the permission to say “Schwing!” and “Party on!” any time anything fun happens.
Wayne's Embroidered Adjustable Black Baseball Hat
Impact Aerosmith Aero Force Men's White Short Sleeve Tee
90s Guitar Rocker Blonde Wig + Black Glasses
7. Hot Dog and Bun
People in hot dog costumes are just inherently absurd and funny. But separate the hot dog and the bun and you’ve got yourself a funny couple’s Halloween costume. Just be aware: No matter what kind of couple you are, every other adult will make highly sexualized remarks about the hot dog and the bun.
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Rasta Imposta Hot Dog and Bun Couples Costume
8. Bugs and Lola Bunny
There’s a new Space Jam out, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and that means it’s as good a time as ever to go as Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny. The classic wisecracking rabbit is always a funny option, especially if you know some of his lines from the movie and make sure to have the Michael’s Secret Stuff water bottle in tow.
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Bugs 1 Space Men's Movie Jersey Basketball Jersey
Lola #10 Bunny Space Mens Movie Jersey Looney Basketball Jersey
Michael's Secret Stuff Water Bottle
9. Mario and Princess Peach
An old go-to for couples, Mario and Peach are an easy always-fun couple’s costume. There are lots of pre-made versions to purchase, but there’s a good chance you could wrangle together the costumes with things you already have at home. For Mario, all you need are some blue overalls, a red shirt and red hat, which you can easily tape the letter “M” to. I did Mario for Halloween one year doing exactly this and everybody easily knew who I was, though I bought a hat because it was cheap and really the one piece guaranteed to ensure people knew who I was.
For Peach, you basically need a pink dress, blonde hair, a tiara and some long white gloves to complete the look. And if you really want to mix it up, male-female couples can switch up the roles.
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Mario Odyssey Red Snap Back Baseball Cap
Disguise Women's Nintendo Super Mario Bros. Princess Peach Adult Costume Accessory Kit
10. Peanut Butter and Jelly
Though peanut butter and jelly aren’t the funniest costumes around, they’re one of the simplest and, in our experience, always good for a chuckle for a few folks who appreciate its simplicity. After all, there’s no better way to say “we’re made for each other, even on Halloween” than showing up as the single greatest pairing of foods of all time.
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