When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, couples costumes can very often be… well, the worst. A lot of the most popular ideas out there are cliche, sappy, and kind of boring, especially when they’re based on characters from pop culture. The bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein? Yawn. Mario and Luigi? Cool, you guys are “fun nerds,” we get it. Romeo and Juliet? Ugh, please don’t. Adam and Eve? Yes, we already know you guys are hot – you don’t need to cover yourself in only leaves to remind us. A ball and chain? How funny. Ha ha. Luke and Princess Leia? I’m sleeping. But what if you want to defy the odds and wear a matching couples costume based on a movie that isn’t tired? Are there any options left?
I’m happy to say that there are – it just takes a little bit of time and effort to make them unique and clever. It’s not that you suck at Halloween if you do or have done any of the above examples – it’s just that you’re so much better than that! Show off the connection between you and bae, get a great Instagram photo, AND become literal #RelationshipGoals with these cute DIY movie character couples costumes that no one else will think of. Or, okay, maybe some other people have thought of them, clearly, but you know what I mean.
Dying Jack and Rose from TitanicJack and Rose might have been one of the most popular couples costumes at one point in time, but this version of them is AMAZING. I am obsessed with it. The frost, the lifejacket, THE DOOR. It's perfection. Should I do this? I want to do this. Source: Buzzfeed
Harry and Marv from Home AloneOkay, wait, is this the best costume idea on this list? Harry and Marv might not have been a couple, technically, but hey, it's possible. Also, it's just really, really cute. Halloween costumes should be fun, and what is more fun than being dressed as two incompetent criminals who can't get past a little boy? Source: Instagram
Jim and Michelle from American PieIt's been a while since Jim and Michelle have been super popular, but they are basically iconic, so... Anyway, if you have a boyfriend who feels like carrying around an apple pie that he has to pretend he masturbated with, you've found a gem. This is so cute and funny, and I actually don't think I've ever seen it done before. Source; Instagram
Wile E. Coyote and The Road RunnerThe Road Runner is a really old cartoon, so this brings about some serious nostalgia. I've never seen this done, and I think it's so cute! It's a more fun way to go about being animals and characters at once, and the signs are a great addition. You can do this however you want, whether you want to be more casual or elaborate. Source: Instagram
The PurgeWant to dress as something terrifying but simple? Do a couple from The Purge. Okay, it might not be THE MOST unique, but it's fun, cute, and simple. It's also scary. Those masks are horrifying. I actually don't know why I described this as "cute." Source
Hiccup and Astrid from How To Train Your DragonPeople love dressing up as cartoon characters, but I've never seen a How To Train Your Dragon costume! This one is so cute, and seems like it could mostly be put together with stuff from your closet and a few other additions. Source: Instagram
Simba and Nala from The Lion KingUgh, I just love this idea so much. I saw a couples costume for this last year, but I like this one better. It's really simple and can be more elaborate if you want. Do your makeup like lions, put on some ears, and add a tail. Then roll around and play fight! Okay, don't do that at a party, that's weird. Source
Noah and Allie from The NotebookDespite its popularity, I've actually never seen anyone wearing a Noah and Allie costume. Is that true? Maybe I'm just forgetting. Anyway, this costume is pretty simple. You just need a vintage dress (or you can mimic what Allie wears in the book, like this girl did - you should be able to find items on Etsy, eBay, or in a thrift shop) and he just needs a white tee and an old hat like the one Noah wears. The best part is that you guys get to do this pose all night long, and everyone knows that is literal #goals. Source
Mr. and Mrs. Smith In WhiteOkay, so, considering the fact that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie just announced their divorce, this costume probably isn't going to be quite as clever as it normally would have been. Either people are going to be like, "Didn't you guys hear the news?" or they're going to be like, "Look, we're Mr. and Mrs. Smith too!" Regardless, I like this version of it, the one in which they are a complete mess because they just almost killed each other. Source
Mr. and Mrs. Smith In BlackIf you're committed to the idea of being Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but you want to dress up more, this is a good and easy costume (although, same note as before). You literally just need a black dress, black heels, and a black suit. You guys probably already have it. You also need guns, but please God make sure they are fake and LOOK fake. Source
Roger and Anita from 101 DalmationsThere are lots and lots of Disney couples costumes floating around out there, although I probably don't need to tell you that, but this is one of my favorites. It's sweet and innocent and not as popular as, say, Aladdin and Jasmine. Source: Instagram
Ron and Veronica from AnchormanWho wouldn't want to be Ron and Veronica? You just need a vintage dress and a vintage suit, a blonde wig and a fake mustache. And Ron Burgundy's voice! Source
Kronk and Yzma from The Emperor's New GrooveBecause of Pinterest, costumes from The Emperor's New Groove are becoming way more popular than they used to be. So, at this point, even Kronk and Yzma might seem a little tired. I, however, happen to think it's still adorable and super, super fun. Source
Lola Bunny and Bugs Bunny from Space JamSpace Jam is a classic, and you should pay tribute to it with these costumes. They're really costume, they're easy to make, and they're so cute. Bunnies! Who doesn't want to dress up as them? Source
Scooby Doo and Shaggy from Scooby DooIf you're set on dressing as a dog but you don't want to be boring, do Scooby Doo and force your boo to be Shaggy. You actually shouldn't have to force him, because Shaggy could not be an easier costume. Source
Andie and Duckie from Pretty In Pink'80s babies, you'll love this one: Andie and Duckie from Pretty In Pink! Sure, it might not be AS unique as some other items on this list, but it's still the cutest. Source
Forrest and Jenny from Forrest GumpUgh, this hurts my heart. Dressing as Jenny is really easy - boho style, some flowers in your hair, you're good to go. And Forrest is perhaps easier. You could go the button down route, or you could do the running Forrest, although it's not as accurate. Source
Megara and Hercules from HerculesOkay, fine, I guess this has been done a lot. I just really liked this version though! Source: Instagram
Which one of these couples costumes is your favorite idea? What did we forget to include? Tell us in the comments!