Every time Halloween rolls around, couples have to scramble to find costumes that work.
While everyone loves the idea of having a “couples” costume, not everyone is able to find one that works for them. That is where we hope to come in.
In this article, we are going to be going over exactly what you need to know to find a good couples’ costume. We will also be reviewing a few of the options that we could find that we think will do well at any Halloween party. If you want a super quick costume recommendation, we would say to the Adult Peanut Butter and Jelly Costume.
A Spotlight On Some of The Best Halloween Costume For Couples 2020:
Rasta Imposta Lightweight Plug and Socket Couples Costume
To start off our review list, let’s take a look at an undeniably quirky couples costume that is a natural fit and that is sure to make you stand out. We are talking about the Rasta Imposta Lightweight Plug and Socket Couples Costume.
As the name of the costume gives away, the theme of this costume is that the male partner is dressed up as a plug and the female is dressed up as a socket. However, we will say right off the bat that this is good as a gender neutral costume since there aren’t any “male” characters involved in the costume and anyone can dress up as the plug (however, the socket costume is a dress, which does limit to females).
Overall, the costumes are fairly standard. They aren’t going to blow you away with their comfort or anything like that, but they are fairly well-made overall. For example, the costumes are made of 100% imported polyester which is comfortable enough and breathable enough to get you through even the longest Halloween party unscathed.
Likewise, the costumes aren’t too difficult to get on, especially the socket portion, which is just a slip-on dress. So, we don’t really have much, if anything, to complain about when it comes to these costumes.
One possible issue with this particular costume is that it really requires you to be together to make much sense; this is especially true for the woman’s part of the costume as it just looks like a weird dress without the man nearby to ensure that people get what the costume combo is going for.
Also, the male part of the costume can get a bit annoying because it has those fabric prongs sticking out of and as we are sure you all know, having things sticking out of you at a crowded Halloween party is always a recipe for disaster.
- Fairly comfortable costumes.
- Not too difficult to put on.
- Made from 100% imported polyester.
- Relatively breathable.
- For the men, the plug sticking out can be annoying.
- Doesn’t make much sense if not together.
Adult Peanut Butter and Jelly Costume
Continuing on with our review list, we want to take a look at yet another really quirky and fun couples costume in the form of the Adult Peanut Butter and Jelly Costume.
There isn’t a whole lot that we have to say about the theme of this particular costume that you can’t get straight from the name. This is a simple costume that is shaped like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. A classic pairing that works as food and as a couples costume.
We will caution you ahead of time that a big issue with this particular costume is that it does need to be hand washed, which can be annoying. If you only plan to wear it once, it isn’t a big deal. If you plan on using this costume at multiple parties, it is something to be aware of.
- Classic pairing.
- Sure to get quite a few laughs.
- Very simple, hassle free costume.
- Has to be hand washed.
DreamWorks Shrek and Fiona Couples Costume
Of course, costumes from licensed properties are all the rage these days, especially from more popular movies. This includes things like superhero movies, horror movies, and even movies that are geared towards a younger audience. Part of the appeal of licensed costumes is that people will recognize the characters.
The costume that we are taking a look at next is one that will have absolutely no issues being recognized. The DreamWorks Shrek and Fiona Couples Costume is, as you can see, based on the popular characters of Shrek and Fiona from the popular movie. Now, everyone has seen Shrek, either on their own or with their kids, so these costumes will garner a lot of recognition at any party, especially if the crowder trends younger.
As far as intricate costumes go, this one isn’t too bad when it comes to putting it on. It is a bit more difficult to get on than most of the other entries on this list, but it isn’t nearly as bad as some other intricate costumes out there.
The Fiona part of the costume requires more work due to the wig and dress, but otherwise it isn’t too obnoxious. We should also say that the costumes look good. Sometimes these licensed costumes can be really bad looking, with only the bear minimum of effort put in to make the costumes look like the characters. However, that is definitely not the case here as each character’s costume has a surprising amount of detail put into the costume.
One thing that we will say about these costumes is that they are quite pricey. If you have been paying attention to the prices of other costumes on this list, then you no doubt noticed that your average costume costs around $40. These costumes are much pricier, so you may want to save buying these for when you really want to stand out.
- Fairly comfortable.
- Really looks like the characters.
- Very recognizable characters.
- Pricey as far as costumes go.
- Difficult to get on in a hurry.
- May get a bit uncomfortable during particularly long parties.
Average Joe’s Adult Yellow Jersey Costume Set
Continuing on with the theme of reviewing licensed costumes, we are going to be doing a review of a costume set inspired by the film Dodgeball. This was a very popular and much beloved comedy film, so it is a perfect option for a costume. We would also say that these costumes are very simple, they’re just a shirt and shorts, so there is minimal preparation needed.
One thing that we will say about this costume is that while it is good overall, the reference is getting a bit dated as Dodgeball was made in the early 2000s. Still, we imagine that most crowds will get it as it was a very popular movie with a big name cast.
- Extremely simplistic costumes.
- Can be gotten on in seconds.
- Very comfortable to wear.
- Reference is getting a bit dated.
Tigerdoe Puzzle Piece Costume
For the final review on our best Halloween costume for couples article, we are going to be taking a look at the Tigerdoe Puzzle Piece Costume. As with a lot of the other costumes on our list, the Tigerdoe’s name sort of gives away a lot of the mystery of what the costume is.
As you can clearly tell for yourself, this costume has 2 puzzle pieces that fit together. The man’s puzzle piece says something nice about the woman’s and vice versa. On the one hand, the concept is incredibly cheesy, which we know a lot of couples love. On the other hand, it also works very well as a couples costume and it is very creative as well. So, all-in-all, it is a great option for ending off this list.
The comfort of these costumes isn’t really relevant since they don’t actually go on you like a typical costume. Instead, you simply pull the puzzle pieces over you. On that note, we should probably say how much we love that particular aspect because it really is good for getting ready in a jam.
There are no annoying things that you have to put on, just slip the costume over your regular clothes and you are good to go. It helps to make long parties a lot more bearable because you aren’t lugging around a hot, complex costume.
There are two issues with the Tigerdoe Puzzle Piece Costume that we feel bear mentioning. First off, more so than really any other costume on our list, the Tigerdoe really doesn’t make sense if you aren’t together.
People will likely be able to guess based on the writing on the front, but you have to be prepared for a bevy of “why are you dressed like that” questions when not together. Secondly, the costume, much like the first one that we reviewed, does have things sticking out of the costume, which can end up being a bit of a liability in more cramped party settings.
- Slips on very easily.
- Nothing too complex.
- Not hot or bulky.
- Cheesy but sweet concept.
- Costume really doesn’t make sense if you aren’t together.
- Sides sticking out can be a bit of a hinderance.
Buying A Costume For You And Your Partner
Buying Halloween costumes is not something that anybody would consider difficult in the slightest. However, as is the case with a lot of seemingly simple products, there are a surprising number of factors that can and should go into a decision about whether to buy a specific costume or not.
In this article, we are going to be going over said factors and explaining exactly why they are important. We will also be giving you some tips that will help you with finding the absolute best Halloween costume for couples.
So, to start off this guide, we are going to give you some advice that we think most would acknowledge as being common sense. However, for completeness’ sake, we are going to go over it one last time just to ensure that we are all on the same page.
It goes without saying that the earlier that you buy a Halloween costume, the better; this also happens to be true regardless of whether you are buying in a big box store like Walmart, in a smaller costume shop, or on an online retailer like Amazon.
Simply put, the earlier you buy, the easier the process will be, the bigger the selection, and you will have some cushion to return it and buy a new one if the costume ends up not fitting or being too uncomfortable.
Ability to Breathe
While Halloween isn’t typically during a hot period, the specific conditions of the Halloween party can cause you to become hot very quickly. The fact that there are so many people smashed into a small area and the fact that you are usually wearing a pretty stifling costume means that things get hot pretty quickly.
No one wants to spend hours in a hot costume while trying to have fun, so we would recommend making sure that you get a costume that is breathable. You don’t want to feel too suffocated when wearing your costume, so make sure the costume or costumes are made out of a soft, light material.
It obviously goes without saying that a big thing that you want to do when buying any costume is determine if it is comfortable or not. While this isn’t quite as important when it comes to buying a costume (since you aren’t wearing it all day), we still don’t think you should completely ignore comfort considerations when buying a costume.
Ideally, you want something that isn’t too constricting and something that is made from relatively soft material like cotton or polyester. The more comfortable your costume is, the easier your life will be and the more fun you will have.
While people tend to gravitate towards more complex costumes because they tend to look cooler and will probably draw more attention (which is the point of a good Halloween costume we concede), but we would personally encourage you to seriously consider more simplistic costumes.
There are some really good, but also simple options out there that we would really push you to consider. Having a simpler costume that is easier to throw on and off can be a massive lifesaver, especially if you are attending multiple Halloween parties in the span of a week (which people tend to do, since they often have both work and personal parties to attend).
Types of Couples Costumes
As you saw from our best Halloween costume for couples list, costumes designed for couples can be roughly divided into one of two groups. The first group is costumes that obviously compliment each other, but that still work even if you aren’t standing right beside each other.
A good example of this would be the Shrek and Fiona costumes that we reviewed above. Even if you aren’t actively standing beside each other, you can still get and appreciate the costume.
It just becomes even better if you are together. The other category would be costumes that really don’t make any sense if you aren’t actively together (like the puzzle piece costume). These types of costumes aren’t any worse, but they can cause lots of people to bug you regarding what your costume is, which some might not like.
A Note About Making Your Own Halloween Costume
One thing that a lot of couples think about doing is making their own costume. There are a lot of reasons why couples might consider this. It could be more economical than buying a potentially expensive couples’ costume.
It could also allow them to be more creative as well, since rather than having to rely on whatever themes the costume designers are offering, you can instead choose to make any costume type that you want; the possibilities are basically endless.
However, we would really recommend against making your own costume unless you have extensive sewing experience. Why would we recommend against making your own costumes exactly? Well, unless you already have the materials laying around your house, then it isn’t going to end up being much cheaper, if it is cheaper at all (in some cases it could be pricier).
Secondly, it is one of those projects that sounds really cool when you think about it weeks before Halloween. However, the closer Halloween gets, the more work gets put on your plate and before you know it, Halloween has arrived, and the costumes aren’t done. Also, if something goes wrong, you are left struggling to find something the day before your big Halloween party.
So, we personally think that you should just avoid the hassle of making a costume by buying one yourself. Buying a costume may not have the same sort of wow factor attached to it, but you are going to be saving yourself a massive heartache.
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