15 '90s Halloween Couples Costume Ideas For 2016 That Are The Ultimate Throwback

If you and your significant other are stuck on coming up with a Halloween costume this year, there is no better source of inspiration than our favorite decade — the '90s. Brimming with the best fashion, trends, and pop culture icons, the '90s provide endless costume possibilities that are sure to impress and serve up a heavy dose of nostalgia. So take a trip down memory lane and revisit the idols of your youth to create winning '90s Halloween couples costumes.

Bring back your childhood favorites from after school television, Saturday morning cartoons, and the silver screen. Turn up the brightness with the most color-popping pieces from your wardrobe to recreate the iconic looks from '90s style stars like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and his main squeeze, Bayside High sweethearts Zack and Kelly, or the shamelessly sparkly Romy and Michele. Take a cue from the cartoon set, drawing inspiration from your favorite animated duos, like Doug and Patti Mayonnaise or Daria and Jane. Get seriously cinematic playing the part of Jack and Rose from Titanic or Forrest Gump and his girl, Jenny. Ready yourself for a totally '90s Halloween this year with the most missed blasts from the past. It's seriously the best way to celebrate.

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1. Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski from Saved By The Bell

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Be the hottest couple at Bayside High in bright '90s getups.

For Zack:

  • Bright color-block windbreaker ($79, Urban Outfitters)
  • Faded jeans ($198, Nordstrom)
  • White sneakers ($98, Style Bop)

For Kelly:

  • Floral crop top ($9, Chic Nova)
  • Bright high-waisted shorts ($24, Yoox)
  • Plastic jewelry ($18, Nasty Gal)
  • White sneakers ($49, Yoins)
  • Plenty of hairspray
  • Bayside Tigers sweater for good measure ($35, NBC Universal Store)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

2. Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World

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Get ready to take everyone back to "Wayne's World! Wayne's World! Party time! Excellent!"

For Wayne:

  • Black "Wayne's World" hat ($10, E tsy)
  • Black t-shirt ($4, H&M)
  • Faded ripped jeans ($37, Macy's)
  • White electric guitar ($150, Amazon)

For Garth:

  • Black rimmed glasses ($128, shadesdaddy)
  • Aerosmith t-shirt ($17, etsy)
  • Flannel ($35, LL Bean)
  • Faded ripped jeans ($37, Macy's)
  • Drumsticks ($7, Amazon)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

3. Romy and Michele from Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

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Step out as these sassy BFFs to break hearts, take names, and dance the night away.

For Romy:

  • Blue metallic mini dress ($44, ASOS)
  • Blue platform heels ($10, lollicouture)
  • Lots of glitzy jewelry (earrings, $27, Overstock)
  • Plenty of hairspray

For Michele:

  • Pink metallic mini dress ($23, Yoins)
  • Pink platform heels ($90, Top Shop)
  • Lots of glitzy jewelry (earrings, $17, Overstock)
  • Plenty of hairspray

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

4. Wendy Peffercorn and Squints from The Sandlot

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Relive this classic improbable romance that began with a sloppy poolside CPR-session-turned-kiss and blossomed years later into marriage.

For Wendy:

  • Red one-piece swimsuit ($78, Nasty Gal)
  • Red shorts ($6, Thred Up)
  • Red bow ($9, childrensalon)
  • White sunglasses ($50, Nordstrom)
  • Red lipstick

For Squints:

  • Black rimmed glasses ($13, popmap)
  • Black baseball cap worn backwards ($6, H&M)
  • White t-shirt ($6.99, H&M )
  • Beige short-sleeved button down ($22, Lands End)
  • Jeans
  • Baseball mitt ($27, Amazon)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

5. Fran Drescher and Mr. Sheffield from The Nanny

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This Cinderella romance between a fashion queen nanny and wealthy widower taught us everything we needed to know about love and playing with prints.

For Fran:

  • Bright blazer with shoulder pads ($44, etsy)
  • Bright top ($11, Macy's)
  • Bold pencil skirt ($80, JCrew)
  • Black stockings ($29, Selfridges)
  • Black heels ($34.99, Kohl's)
  • Red lipstick
  • Plenty of hairspray

For Mr. Sheffield:

  • Three-piece suit ($150, Macy's)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

6. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

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Head back to your teeny-bopper years as the decade's most powerful pop star couple. Their love didn't last but their fashion choices are forever seared in our '90s hearts.

For Britney:

  • White button down (tied) ($13, H&M)
  • Grey cardigan ($49.50, Loft)
  • Black pleated skirt ($20, Maykool)
  • Black knee-socks ($8, Aeropostale)
  • Pink feather hair ties ($5, Tillys)

For Justin:

  • Acid washed jean jacket ($35, ASOS)
  • Acid washed jeans ($99, Tradesy)
  • Purple aviators ($10, Amazon)
  • Hoop earrings ($8, Kohl's)
  • Ramen (for hair)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

7. Daria and Jane from Daria

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Be our favorite best friends Daria Morgendorffer and Jane Lane, taking on high school with plenty of attitude, smarts, and smug looks.

For Daria:

  • Rounded black glasses ($5, A mazon)
  • Mustard yellow shirt ($6, Target)
  • Army green jacket ($35, With Chic)
  • Black pleated skirt ($20, Maykool)
  • Black lace-up boots ($45, 6pm )

For Jane:

  • Red blazer ($30, Macy's)
  • Black v-neck sweater ($47, ChicWish)
  • Grey shorts ($35, JCrew)
  • Black tights ($12, dailylook)
  • Black lace-up boots ($45, 6pm )

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

8. Will and Lisa from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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This dynamic duo didn't have staying power but they certainly had unbeatable style.

For Will:

  • Bright striped sweater or t-shirt (sweater, $90, JCrew)
  • Faded overalls ($22, Emma Cloth)
  • Bright blue baseball cap ($4, gravitytrading)
  • Sport sunglasses ($20, 6pm)
  • Air Jordans ($309, Tradesy)

For Lisa:

  • Bright crop top ($17, WearAll)
  • Faded high-waisted jeans ($35, Top Shop)
  • Black booties ($49, With Chic)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

9. Mark Wahlberg and Kate Moss from those Calvin Klein ads

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Recreate those iconic black and white Calvin ads sporting this low-key laid back ensemble.

For Mark:

  • Calvin Klein underwear ($33, Coggles)
  • Baggy jeans ($45, Kohls)

For Kate:

  • Calvin Klein underwear ($44, L uisaviaroma )
  • Baggy jeans ($25, H&M)
  • Tank top or leotard that matches your skin color ($58, Macy's)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

10. Doug and Patti Mayonnaise from Doug

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Dress up as good old Doug and his high school crush Patti.

For Doug:

  • Dark green sweater vest ($118, Brooks Brothers)
  • White t-shirt ($4, H&M)
  • Khaki shorts ($39, travelsmith.com)
  • White crew socks ($8, overstock.com)
  • Red sneakers ($65, zappos )

For Patti:

  • Polka dot sweater ($54, ASOS)
  • Dark skirt ($19.99, maykool)
  • White crew socks ($2, Top Shop)
  • Red sneakers ($75, zappos)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

11. Dionne and Murray from Clueless

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Suit up to be the most fashionable sweethearts at Bronson Alcott High School in Beverly Hills.

For Dionne:

  • Black and white top hat ($3, Party Supplies)
  • Black and white checkered blazer ($124, Tradesy)
  • Black and white checkered skirt ($26, Hot Topic)
  • Red top ($17, Wear All)
  • Black knee-high socks ($8, Aeropostale)

For Murray:

  • Bucket hat ($24, Bealls Florida)
  • Silver chain ($25, Target)
  • Bright yellow windbreaker ($83, trouva.com)
  • Bright yellow shorts ($65, JCrew)
  • White Adidas high tops ($56, Zappos)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

12. Phil and Lil from Rugrats

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Take a turn as these adorable twin tots.

For Phil:

  • Pink shirt ($25, With Chic)
  • Green overalls ($37, Amazon)
  • Blue sneakers ($39.99, 6pm.com)

For Lil:

  • Pink bow ($3, Etsy)
  • Pink shirt ($25, With Chic)
  • Green overalls ($37, Amazon)
  • Pink sneakers ($40, 6pm)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

13. Jack and Rose from Titanic

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"Never let go" of this epic romance while playing Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater during those passionate few days before that fateful night in April, 1912.

For Jack:

For Rose:

  • Blue stone heart necklace ($16, ramadeals.com)
  • Pale gown ($25, H&M)
  • Lace shawl ($9, New Chic)
  • Engagement ring ($20, Overstock)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

14. Forrest Gump & Jenny from Forrest Gump

Take a tour through history recreating this love story.

For Forrest:

For Jenny:

  • Bohemian dress ($70, Chic Wish)
  • Fringed suede vest ($26, Wrangler)
  • Flower crown ($23, Lipsy)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

15. Cher and Josh from Clueless

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They may have been step-siblings but they somehow made their romance seem like, totally sweet.

For Cher:

  • Cell phone
  • Yellow plaid blazer and matching skirt ($82, Etsy)
  • Yellow cardigan ($30, JCrew)
  • White knee socks ($16, Nordstrom)
  • White platform heels ($42, With Chic)

For Josh:

  • Grey plaid button down ($25, Rue21)
  • Faded jeans ($50, Levi)

Costume tutorial: Polyvore

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