Emojis. You can't get enough of them, and neither can your significant other. Which is why, if you're going to dress up like an emoji for Halloween, the two of you might as well dress up together. That's right — I'm talking about emoji Halloween costumes for couples.
Because I get it. Really, I do. I mean, it's almost more fun to send the kiss face emoji to your partner than it is to actually kiss them. (Hey, I said almost.) And when it comes to sending love, emojis have that front covered as well. Forget the primitive “less than three” messages you were using in the 10th grade, because now you can send actual hearts. Basically, these colorful characters were made for a pair of young lovers.
Even if you aren't dating anyone at the moment, grab your bestie and start planning. From the famous dancing girls to the cutest purple devils you've ever laid eyes on, these costume options are truly one-of-a-kind, and you should have fun with them. Gender roles are boring, so don't feel obligated to dress traditionally. And remember, clothing, props, and paint might make you and your boy/girl/friend look like emojis, but your attitudes are what will bring the costumes to life.
1. The Standard Emoji Couple
Girl—girl, guy—guy, girl—guy. Take your pick. Dress the part. Ladies, go with a short red or pink dress that has a little bit of movement at the bottom. Buckle up with a brown or purple belt, and finish the look off with black shoes. Guys, go with brown pants and a bright blue shirt, or put on simple blue jeans and a bright orange shirt.
2. The Purple Devils
Purple Footed Pajamas, $40, Fun Sleepwear
The purple emoji devil is a nice take on the classic Halloween devil look. Both you and your partner in crime can dress up in purple onesies, and paint your faces a similar hue to build the base of this costume. For the final touches, draw in thick black eyebrows, dark black lips, and get yourselves some purple horns. If you can't find anything in stores that works well (which... let's be real... is likely), make your own by following in the emoji cat costume's footsteps and gluing stiff felt to a cat ear headband.
3. The Dancing Girls
Probably the most recognizable of all the group emojis, this costume is always a hit. While this is a great option for two girls, guys who are brave enough to dawn the skimpy black leotards are sure to get some attention, too. Don't forget to add blonde wigs, black shoes, and black antennae. To make your antennae (I refuse to call them anything but antennae), check out the headband/red bull can method mentioned here.
4. The Monkey Trio
Monkey Costume, $42, Fanatasy Toyland
Monkey see, monkey do... monkey get in trouble too. This is the costume for the "couple plus one" group. No one wants to be a third wheel, so if you're hanging with a friend on Halloween, get him or her included in the action! There's a lot of flexibility with this costume, whether you want to go in full-on monkey suits, brown tutus and tails, or whatever else you can think up. The key to pulling this look off is being ready to use your "hear no," "see no," and "speak no" poses on command.
5. The Lovebirds
The emoji lovebirds. So sweet. So easy to replicate in costume. Pink shirt, blue shirt, and a heart-shaped balloon. Really, it's that simple.