15 amazing LGBT+ couples Halloween costumes to inspire you

Looking for inspiration for Halloween costumes for you and your partner? We've put together some awesome ideas to make sure you'll serve killer lewks.

Three sets of people dressed up in Halloween costumes as Gambit and Rogue from X-Men, Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy, Finn & Jack the Dog from Adventure Time

Halloween is approaching faster than you can say Beetlejuice three times and, as usual, we’re here to help make this holiday spooktacular (see what we did there?)! We’ve got the 7 most iconic LGBT characters in horror movies for you to enjoy, tips on how to throw an epic queer Halloween party so now it’s time to talk about the most important thing: Halloween costumes!

Costumes are the perfect chance to show your fun and creative side. Picking a costume can be a bit daunting, especially if you are planning to dress up with your partner or a friend.

Some people put a lot of time, effort and money to create incredible looks. But who says you can’t put together a couple’s costume that’s both original and relatively easy?

So, without further ado, here’s a fresh brand new list of awesome same-sex costumes to get you inspired!


1. Calvin & Hobbes

Two men dressed up in Calvin and Hobbes Halloween costumes

This is one of the go-tos when it comes to couples’ Halloween costumes and we can see why: it’s both adorable and extremely easy to put together. All you need is a stripey red and black top for Calvin and a tiger onesie for Hobbes. You can get the onesie here.


2. Daria and Jane

Two women dressed up as Daria and Jane

The sassy best friends Daria and Jane are Halloween classics. Different colour blazers, a pair of glasses et voilà, you got your costumes!


3. Ash and Pikachu

Two men dressed as Ash and Pikachu, one is kissing the other one

This is just TOO cute! Who needs to catch them all when you’ve already caught the one?


4. Janis and Damian from Mean Girls

Two women dressed up as characters from Mean Girls

Go to Penneys. Grab a green jacket, a white hoodie, black nail polish (I mean, it’s Halloween, you really should have this one already), hair clips and there you have it! Oh, and don’t forget the ‘She doesn’t even go there’ sign, that’s what really makes both costumes!


5. Jake and Finn

Two men dressed up in Jake and Finn Halloween costumes

Another couple’s costume that doesn’t require a lot of effort and looks great is Jack and Finn from Adventure Time! Bonus point for creativity if you do your own DIY version of Finn’s sword.


6. Grace and Frankie

Two women dressed up in Grace and Frankie Halloween costumes

The things you can come up with simply by using every-day clothes! Just make sure you include a bottle of wine for Grace and some big quirky jewellery for Frankie to re-create Netflix‘s OG OAP’s.


7. Harley Quinn and Joker

Two men dressed up in Harley and Joker Halloween costumes

Name a more iconic duo than Harley Quinn and the Joker. Ok, both of these have been done to death but we can’t but love how cute they look together… despite the fact that they are sociopaths.


8. Rick and Morty

Two women dressed up in Rick and Morty Halloween costumes

Wubba lubba dub dub! We are LIVING for these Rick and Morty costumes!


9. Gambit and Rogue

Two men dressed up in Gambit and Rogue Halloween costumes

These might not be the easier outfits to assemble, unless you buy the bodysuits online, but they are such an iconic superhero couple and the final result is SO good we had to include them! ***Insert hearts eyes emoji***


10. Good Janet and Bad Janet

Two women dressed up in good Janet and Bad Janet Halloween costumes

If you haven’t watched ‘The Good Place’ yet, go check it out! It’s amazing!… And so are these Good and Bad Janet costumes! Pro-tip for Good Janet: bring a fake succulent to carry around. Pro-tip for Bad Janet: you need to spend a lot of time fake-texting. Sure, it might not be the most socially acceptable way to behave at a party, but that’s how you get in character.


11. Riddler and Joker

Ridler and Joker

These ones don’t require a lot of effort… or clothes. Mostly bodypaint and make-up. You can also decide to go for a more clothed option – it is autumn, after all!


12. Marceline and Bubblegum

Halloween costumes

Not only is this an adorable couple’s costume but it’s easier to create than what you might think – as long as you don’t mind bodypaint. If you don’t have a pink dress you can use bedsheets as material.


13. Fred Flintstone and Barney

Two men dressed up as Fred Flintstone and Barney from 'The Flinstones'

Get two large pieces of fabric for the tunics and one for Fred’s tight. Fleece for this is a good option for this as it’s pretty cosy and warm which is a bonus for skimpy costumes like these. You can also switch it up and go as Wilma and Betty.


14. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy

The DC Cinematic Universe movie we deserve! Fan favourites Gotham City Sirens, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, make two amazing Halloween costumes!


15. Double Divine

Two men dressed up as Devine

This is technically not a couples’ costume but these were way too cool not to include in our list! Fair enough, they require a bit of work between the matching dresses, nails, wigs and make-up but it will all be worth it as you are both going to look AMAZING!

This concludes our list. Seen anything you like? Do you have more suggestions? Let us know in the comments!

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