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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wubba lubba dub dub! We are LIVING for these Rick and Morty costumes!
9. Gambit and Rogue
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
© 2019 GCN (Gay Community News). All rights reserved.
For 30 years GCN has been a vital, free-of-charge information service for Ireland’s LGBT+ community. We want to go on providing this community hub in print and online, helping countless individuals across the country, but the revenue from advertising across the media is falling.
GCN needs your support. If you value having an independent LGBT+ media in Ireland, you can help from only €1.99 per month. Support Ireland’s free, independent LGBT+ media.