Let’s be real: A lot of couples costumes out there are corny AF. I had this sentiment when I was single, and I maintain this sentiment now, as somebody who has a boyfriend and plans to rock a couples costume this year. The penchant for cheesiness is just so high. Peas in a pod; wow, so original. Netflix and chill; that might have been cute like three years ago, I guess. Doctor and nurse; ‘sup, gendered BS? Oh, and then there’s whatever the hell this is. And if you’re not in straight up cringe worthy territory with couple’s costumes, you get the weirdly racist ones or the ones that make light of domestic violence. Great.
Luckily, there are some couples costumes out there that are actually cute and charming. Like, it’s sort of impossible not to gush over a couples costume of Suzy and Sam from Moonrise Kingdom. But I think that some of the coolest couples costumes go a step further and manage to be sort of subversive and interesting without being offensive or tacky. One of the easiest ways to do this is by dressing up as something on the spooky side, like a famous morbid couple or a couple of characters from a horror movie. If this sounds like it’s more your speed than–I don’t know–sexy Little Red Riding Hood and hunky wolf, then check out these 12 spooky couples costumes that you’ll actually want to rock this year with your boo (no pun intended).
What’s your take on couples costumes in general? Tell us in the comments!