14 Movie Couple Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Make At The Last Minute

If you and your special someone are in need of a little inspiration this year, look no further than Hollywood for these iconic movie couple Halloween costume ideas. Take some sartorial direction from your favorite dynamic duos of the silver screen, whose throwback threads and unlikely romances are never outdated. From the '70s to the '00s and every decade in between, these cult classics provide a range of costume inspiration for every kind of couple.

Searching for something archetypically spooky? Tim Burton's aesthetic flair is always Halloween-appropriate. Wanting more of a fairytale romance? Do "as you wish" in Renaissance garb with your main squeeze incognito as the Dread Pirate Roberts. Seeking a little more sultriness? Go the neo-noir route with Quentin Tarantino's black comedy and slick styling. Can't convince your man friend to dress up at all? Throw a white sheet over him, and put on your best Demi Moore-in-mourning face. Whether your ideal is to go all out with head to toe gear (and makeup for him), or you're hoping that dressing up requires no more than a couple outfit tweaks with pieces you already own, this lineup of cinematic couple costumes has options of varying commitments for you and your partner.

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1. Edward Scissorhands & Kim Boggs from Edward Scissorhands

Scare suburbia as this pretty pair from Tim Burton's 1990 classic that's perfectly suited for the season.

For Edward:

For Kim:

2. Harold & Maude from Harold & Maude

Reenact this unlikely romance with your other half, proving love knows no boundaries, and Cat Stevens has a song for every occasion.

For Harold:

  • Vintage brown suit
  • Vintage brown corduroy coat (bonus for shearling collar)
  • Gaunt expression

For Maude:

3. Forrest Gump & Jenny Curran from Forrest Gump

Life is like a box of chocolates, especially on Halloween. Make sure to cross paths numerous times with your companion, because you'll go together like peas and carrots.

For Forrest:

For Jenny:

4. Joel Barish & Clementine Kruczynski from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Make some Halloween memories even Lacuna, Inc. couldn't erase, dressed as these star-crossed lovers whose costumes require little more than your cold weather wardrobe and some hair dye.

For Joel:

  • Basic, nondescript fall or winter attire
  • Beanie
  • Melancholy expression

For Clementine:

5. Vada Sultenfuss & Thomas J. Sennett from My Girl

Conjure up some '90s nostalgia as the tiny twosome from this classic tearjerker.

For Vada:

For Thomas J.:

6. Ferris Bueller & Sloane Peterson from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Play hooky for Halloween as the American teenage dream team. Bonus points if you have a third wheeler to play Cameron.

For Ferris:

For Sloane:

For Cameron:

7. William Miller & Penny Lane from Almost Famous

Throw on your '70s duds and rock out this Halloween as fresh-faced Rolling Stones journalist and beautiful groupie.

For William:

For Penny:

8. Frances "Baby" Houseman & Johnny Castle from Dirty Dancing

Have the time of your life as this dancing duo. Wherever you end up partying, you won't be left in the corner.

For Baby:

For Johnny:

9. Harry Burns & Sally Albright from When Harry Met Sally

If you're spending Halloween with your "just friends" friend, or simply want to be comfortable in some '80s autumn attire, this couple costume is for you.

For Harry:

For Sally:

10. Sandy Olsen & Danny Zuko from Grease

You can never go wrong with a classic, and this blast from the past is always a crowd pleaser.

For Sandy:

For Danny:

  • Black tee
  • Hair gel

11. Princess Buttercup & Westley from The Princess Bride

Recreate a storybook romance with your love this Halloween, and fight off any Humperdinks who stand in your way.

For Buttercup:

For Westley:

12. Cher Horowitz & Josh from Clueless

If your boyfriend doesn't want to dress up this year but you still, like, totally do, go as everyone's favorite teen queen, and have him tag along in his usual ensemble.

For Cher:

For Josh:

13. Molly Jensen & Sam Wheat from Ghost

Bring this blockbuster romance back to life with a simple white sheet and some splatters of clay.

For Molly:

For Sam:

  • White sheet with eye holes cut out

14. Vincent Vega & Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

Get ready to do the twist as this gruesome Tarantino twosome.

For Vincent:

For Mia:

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