Skip to main content

The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

The Best Couples Halloween Costumes in 2022

So, your partner wants to do a couple’s costume for Halloween. Deep breathe in, Deep breathe out. We know, paired get-ups can be kind of cringey, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be super fun.

To help you on your matching quest, we’ve rounded up some of the best couples costumes floating around on the internet. They range from the topical to the timeless and are guaranteed to be anything but boring, so you can stand out during your socially distanced Halloween parties.


Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Iman and David Bowie, peanut butter and jelly —  some pairings truly do stand the test of time. And though you and your beau may not be able to pull off either of the first couples (I mean, who could?), the latter one is surely in your wheelhouse. Make your own PB&J look or buy it pre-made, but whatever you do, leave the crusts on, you monster!

Bob Ross and Painting

If you and your partner want to bring some chill vibes to your Halloween party, consider going as Bob Ross and one of his nature paintings. The get-up is instantly recognizable and guaranteed to earn some nostalgic chuckles from your fellow revelers. Bonus points if you stuff your denim shirt with a squirrel a la the late artist himself.


An easy-peasy look for couples who don’t mind being joined at the hips, this Nerds costume is simple and effective. We also like that the costume is unisex, which makes it easier for folks of all genders to get in on the fun. Our expert opinion? Take things up a notch by passing out actual Nerds candy to everyone you see.

Better Half

Not into costumes, but still want to put in a little effort? Then you should snag these shirts from Etsy. The “better half” trope is kind of tired, but the avocado motif puts a fresh spin on the joke, and it doesn’t hurt that these tops are actually pretty cute.

Beetlejuice and Lydia

There are a lot of famous Halloween movie pairs to choose from, but our favorite has got to be Beetlejuice and Lydia. These characters are spooky, outrageous, quirky, and perfectly suited to a night of horrors and screams. Or, you know, Halloween cocktails.

Tacky Tourists

A gold standard for as long as couples costumes have existed (probably), “tacky tourists” is a fun and goofy option for folks who don’t do the whole costume-as-pun thing. Simply buy a pair of matching Hawaiian shirts, throw on a fanny pack, and get ready to dance the night away. Accessories could include exaggerated sunscreen, straw hats, and drinks in pineapples.

Steve and Robin

For those who like to be up on the latest pop culture references, this Stranger Things costume certainly fits the bill. Though Steve and Robin weren’t a couple in the show, this could still be a great look for pals who personify all the qualities of this dynamic duo, i.e. acceptance, grade A snark, and, of course, adventure.

Editors' Recommendations

Cody Gohl
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Cody Gohl is a Brooklyn-based writer who enjoys covering a wide range of topics, including travel, fashion, literature, LGBT…
What is the best mattress thickness for exceptional sleep?
Finding the ideal mattress thickness is crucial for quality sleep
thick mattress on a bed frame in the bedroom

Mattress thickness is something that you may be overlooked when shopping for a mattress, but it can play a vital role in overall sleep quality. The thickness of the mattress you want to buy is important because if you select a bed with the wrong mattress depth, it could have the same effects as buying a mattress that is too soft or too firm. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a mattress that could be slowly impacting your overall health in a negative way. So, you need to know what mattress thickness is best for you and your partner. We put together a mattress depth guide to help you determine what is the best mattress thickness for you.

People come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their beds. We've discussed mattresses that have the best pricing, mattresses that are good for certain types of sleepers, and the best cooling mattresses that wick away heat and moisture.

Read more
The 11 best Amazon original movies you can stream anytime
From a Borat sequel to Catherine Called Birdy, these are the best Amazon original movies you can watch right now
best amazon prime original movies report

If you know anything about Amazon (and let's be honest, who doesn't), you probably know it as one of the biggest retailers in the world. As that retail business continues to grow, though, Amazon has also gotten into the streaming game in a major way. There are lots of movies on Amazon Prime movies as well as plenty of shows, but this list is focusing on the streaming films that have been produced by Amazon as a studio. These Amazon original movies clearly prove they want to be a dominant player in Hollywood, in addition to the dominance it already has in the world of retail, and based on this list, it's well on its way.

Because Amazon is such a new studio, all of the movies on this list are quite recent. Hopefully, that means that they feel vibrant and relevant, and will continue to hold up for years to come.

Read more
The best James Bond books by Ian Fleming
Want the thrill of adventure from the safety of your couch? Then crack open any of these James Bond books
best ian fleming james bond books ranked flemming book tour getty images

We all have our favorite version of the iconic British secret agent that is Bond, James Bond. But before we thank Connery or Craig for their on-screen portrayals of the spy, we need to bow to Ian Fleming, a naval intelligence officer turned novelist who gained literary acclaim for being the author of the James Bond books.

He wrote “thrillers designed to be read as literature” and, while publishing over a dozen books, cracked open a world of exotic adventure, ultimate babes, gadgets, and gear, ultimately shaping the spy genre as we know it. When you want to dive into the thrill and adventure of working for the MI6 - while in your pjs on the couch - we've put together a list of Ian Fleming’s best James Bond books, and what makes them live and let die.

Read more