- Jennifer Pike
DIY Couple Costume Ideas for Halloween
Halloween and costumes are a BIG deal around here. Each year our friends and family wait to see what costume we surprise everyone with on our social media platforms! It's so much fun. I mean. who doesn't want to pretend to be someone else for a few hours to escape reality lol--especially in 2020?!?
I was looking back on all of my Halloween photos and realized that my husband and I have really created a significant repertoire of costumes over the years. I thought I would put together a little blog post to help you get inspired for your next Halloween event or costume party (If we are ever allowed to be around people again lol).
Mary Poppins and Bert is my ALL TIME FAVORITE couple costume we have ever put together. We chose a combination of his chimney sweep look and Mary's traditional look. Most of the fun for me is starting early by pulling together thrift store finds, Ebay wigs and the home made touches that make our costumes 100% better than a prefab store bought one. BOR-ING!! lol....I glued the items onto the hat, and spray painted the "chimney broom" ends to make it look soot-ey. I know a costume is meant to be when I find almost everything we need in one thrift shop outing.
Here are are few more of our top favorites.
MARTY AND DOC- BACK TO THE FUTURE
I was able to find most of these costume looks on Amazon. The key is to start shopping at the end of August because most "cheaper" items come from China and take up to 8 weeks to arrive. Things like the red vest I wore in the winter again:
This one was a blast! My daughter even photo shopped us into the movie cover lol...EPIC!!!!
Plus, I got a good pair of white NIKE running shoes out of it (I added the red stripe myself with a sticker that I removed). I really try to get pieces I can reuse in our costumes. The shirt "Doc" aka my husband, Ken is wearing, later got worn on a trip to Mexico.
CRUELLA DEVILLE AND PATCH- 101 Dalmatians
So. Much. Fun. Maybe not for Ken lol, but definitely for me! It's exciting playing an evil villain for a night.
The dog costume Ken is wearing is actually an adult onesie, so that's definitely got worn again on these cold winter nights.
If you ever want to feel like a badass chic, go as Cruella...so fun! I still have this shawl...what to wear it with lol!!!? For the make-up, I watched some make up tutorials and it all came together perfectly.
ANGER AND SADNESS- INSIDE OUT
Oh my gosh, I had to be sad all night but I actually laughed my head off behind the scenes. When I laid on the floor like her character in the film, my family died laughing too. This costume came about when I found blue pants for $9 on clearance...the idea was skied and then we rolled with it. The wig is from Walmart and the face make up is from Michaels. I think we pretty much had all of the other elements already in our closets.
My husband NEVER EVER gets angry so it was hilarious to watch him during the evening hahaha
COWGIRL BARBIE AND METRO KEN
This one was almost ten years ago now...so the quality of the photo won't be as good so bear with me! Since my husband's name is actually KEN I have been called "Barbie" about 546 million times. So I figured I would give in and give the public what they've always wanted...a good old Ken and Barbie costume.
Here are some awkward poses for ya! We tried to look barbie-like...so funny! Most of the clothes were items we already had and I took a little trip to the dollar store for the accessories. Then I printed a name tag off the internet for Ken.