When you think about it, there’s no reason it should be hard to find a unique couples costume for Halloween. There are thousands of fictional couples from movies, books, and television shows you can take inspiration from – so why do most couples rely on the basics? Every Halloween, you’re guaranteed to see at least one Danny and Sandy from Grease, Micky and Minnie Mouse, or a classic Disney couple. It gets kind of tiring after a while. Why not pick something different this year?
Let’s focus on movie couple costumes for a minute, since there are so many of those to choose from, whether you want to go for a cartoon, something kind of scary, or something more romantic. And don’t let the genders of the characters stop you, either – a dude can dress as a girl, a girl can dress as a guy… there are no rules! This is 2017! Get creative this Halloween and get unique with your boo. Here are a few cute couples costumes based on movie characters that no one else at the party will be wearing.
The Babadook and Amelia from The BabadookThe Babdook may have become a gay icon this past year, but before that, he was a scary movie character who scared the hell out of everyone. You can be a mix of something nostalgic and trendy by dressing as the Babadook this year - and have your boo be Amelia to make it extra unique. Source
Mathilda and Leon from Leon The ProfessionalIf you want to do something REALLY unique and extremely cool, then dress as Mathilda and Leon from Leon: The Professional. It's a French thriller that was translated to English, so it is automatically more chic and trendy than any other couples costume ever. Source: Instagram
The Whomping Willow and Flying Car from Harry PotterI have seen too many Harry Potter costumes to count, but this has to be one of the most unique: the Whomping Willow and the flying car. This involves a whole lot of crafting and creativity, but honestly, it's awesome. Source: Instagram
Matila and Ms. Trunchbull from MatlidaThis is a really cute costume with just the right amount of nostalgic appeal without being something everyone is going to dress up as. One of you can be sweet Matilda in a dress, the other can be crazy Ms. Trunchbull. Source
Zenon and Proto from Zenon: Girl Of The Twenty First CenturyYes, this was a Disney Channel Original Movie, but it still counts! Plus, it was the best DCOM out there. Dressing as Zenon is so much fun, and your partner can go as Proto - both are creative and will make everyone relive their childhood in the best way. Source
The Princess Bride and Westley from The Princess BrideFor another dose of nostalgia, dress as The Princess Bride and Westley. It's not that hard to get into character and it's a really cute idea that won't be something everyone else is doing. Source
Ace Ventura and Snowflake The Dolphin from Ace Ventura: Pet DetectiveIf you guys want to have fun with your costumes, dress as Ace Ventura and Snowflake the Dolphin. I haven't seen Pet Detective, so I don't have a lot of comments on this, but it definitely is, uh, interesting. Source
M. Gustave and Agatha from The Grand Budapest HotelIf you want to do something a little bit more obscure that is still recognizable and will score you cool points, dress as M. Gustave and Agatha from The Grand Budapest Hotel. It's fun and will definitely make an impression. Source: Instagram
Dennis Nedry and a Dilophosaurus from Jurassic ParkI don't think I've ever seen anyone dress up as characters from Jurassic Park - probably because it's tough to be a dinosaur. That's part of what makes these costumes so good. Just get a little crafty and you guys will win any costume party! Source
Mugatu and Derek from ZoolanderHonestly, this Zoolander costume set is too good to pass up. One of you gets to be Derek, so you can make funny faces all night, and the other gets to be crazy, amazing Mugatu. You're going to get laughs out of everyone you walk by. Source
Remy and Linguini from RatatouilleHow adorable is this Remy and Linguini couples costume? It's not that hard to pull off, and it's a cartoon movie that won't be used by literally everyone else you know for costume inspiration. Source
Lady and The TrampThis has to be the cutest version of the Lady and the Tramp costume I've ever seen - and it doesn't even look that difficult to put together. Plus, this is a great excuse to eat spaghetti all night long. Source
Max and Roxanne from A Goofy MovieDressing as Max and Roxanne isn't that tough, especially if one of you already has red hair! You can find Goofy props in most costumes stores or websites. Source
Austin Powers and a Fembot from Austin Powers: International Man Of MysteryWhen I was younger, Austin Powers was everyone's favorite character and movie. Go for a nostalgic twist by dressing as Austin and one of the fembots. It manages to be sexy and hilarious at the same time. Source
Coraline and Wybie from CoralineEven as someone who hasn't seen Coraline, I knew what this couples costume was. This is really cute and it's a fun cartoon to copy for costumes! Source
Alice and The Mad Hatter from Alice In WonderlandOkay, so Alice and the Mad Hatter are probably the most popular couples costume on this list, but... I couldn't resist. It's always a good look! Get creative with your makeup and have fun with your look with this set. Source
Chuck and Wilson from CastawayThis costume has gained a little popularity too, mainly thanks to Pinterest, but it's still so good. One of you can dress as Chuck, and the other as Wilson from Castaway. The cutest/saddest couples costume ever! Source
Chucky and Tiffany from The Bride Of ChuckyAnother popular choice, but one that is so great for the vibes of Halloween. Dressing as Chucky and Tiffany is just a lot of fun - and definitely not that hard to pull off. Source
Elliot and Gertie from E.T.True story: I was terrified of E.T. when I was a kid. I'm not sure why. And yes, I do believe Elliot and Gertie are brother and sister, but it's fine... this still makes for a really cute couples costume. Source
Troy and Gabriella from High School MusicalShow your love for Disney in a slightly different way - dress as Troy and Gabriella instead of a classic Disney prince and princess. It's a lot easier, and it's really adorable. Source
The Grinch and Cindy Loo-Hoo from The GrinchBring a little Christmas to Halloween with these costumes. They're super elaborate and definitely not on the easier side, but look how cute they are! Source
Which one of these couples costumes is your favorite? What did we forget to include? Share in the comments!