Halloween is the perfect time for couples to dress up as their favorite movie couple or to transform into cultural icons. Whether you’re going to a costume party or barhopping around State Street, try out these spooky and classic couple costumes this fall.
Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega
For true “Pulp Fiction” fans, this couple costume will unleash your inner dance moves like Uma Thurman. For Mia’s look, find a white button-down shirt and pair it with any black pants, including leggings. Throw on a lace bralette or camisole for under the shirt, and although her iconic look involves bare feet, it’s probably best you wear sneakers on State Street. Her black cropped haircut can easily be found as a wig, and you can even buy a cigarette to complete the look. For Vincent’s outfit, channel your inner John Travolta in your best suit, and the outfit wouldn’t be perfect without a bolo tie and cigarette prop.
Cleopatra and Julius Caesar
Stand out in the crowd with these ancient costumes. For Cleopatra, wear a long white dress and use gold fabric, which you can find at a craft store, to cut out a long belt for around the waist of the dress. Use the additional pieces of gold fabric for wristbands. You can wear a turquoise and gold statement necklace or cut black fabric and add pieces of turquoise and gold fabric to it, for around the neck of the dress. For the headpiece, you can wear a shiny gold headband and add additional jewelry pieces, such as a gold hand chain bracelet. For Julius Caesar, you can turn a white sheet into a toga. Drape a red sheet over one side of your shoulders and tuck it into a gold belt, made the same way as Cleopatra’s. Finish your look with gold wristbands and a gold headpiece, which can be easily made by cutting gold fabric into leaf shapes.
Gomez and Morticia Addams
This is the ultimate classic Halloween costume that is sure to win you style points. For Morticia, find your sleekest black dress with long bell sleeves. Keep your hair straight and apply red lipstick and dark eyeshadow. You can apply white powder or a lighter foundation to your skin to give it the necessary ghostly effect. Don’t forget that the best part of this costume is the pose — keep your arms crossed to capture the full Morticia effect. For Gomez’s look, you’ll need a pinstripe suit and a traditional tie or bowtie. If you don’t have a pinstripe suit, a black one will be fine as well. His mustache and cigar complete his iconic look, which you can easily buy as props from any Halloween store.
Siren and Sailor
If you want a costume that will make a splash on your Instagram feed, then this is the perfect one. For the mermaid, a green bodycon skirt is the perfect substitute for the tail, and you can wear a purple or white sequined cropped shirt or bralette. You can also glue on seashells and fishnet material onto a bra or cropped shirt. Add face gems and bright lipstick for a pop of color and curl your hair into majestic waves for the mystical effect of a siren. If you want to fully recreate the scales, you can brush on green, blue or purple eyeshadow onto your skin through the mesh of fishnets, which will imitate the finer details of the mermaid image. The sailor’s costume involves a navy and white striped T-shirt, white pants and boating shoes. You can easily find a sailor hat at any local Halloween store to finish the look.