Are you still looking for a costume for you and your S.O. this Halloween? Well, there's still time! Because while the prospect of going as Peanut Butter and Jelly has the cute and obviously delicious factor, it probably doesn’t have the pizzazz you were after, right? You want to be spook-tacular during the Halloween festivities, and there must be a couples costume that’s right for you and your pumpkin. Well, you needn’t look any further than Hollywood’s rich and famous, because if anyone would know how to wrangle glamour, costume, and theatricality into one, it would a celebrity couple — just look at Kim and Kanye.
What’s more, these costumes are easy to put together, they’re current, and, let’s be honest, you always secretly wanted to let your inner Bey or Kate Middleton out. So fan out hard and do some celeb cosplay with your boo!, because these costumes are pretty ghoul... I mean, cool. OK, enough with the puns. If you’re opting for a cool couples costume this year, try out one of these options. You can keep it classy like Will and Kate or throw things back to the old days of Britney and J.T.
1. The "On the Run" Couple: Beyoncé & Jay Z
Are you an outlaw? Do you have an outlaw chick? Then maybe the you can pull a Bey and Jay and dress in your best bank robber-chic threads and go on the run together.
2. The Throwback Couple: Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake
Nothing says a good costume like nostalgia, and who can't forget everyone's favorite late '90s couple Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears? While they might be kaputz, their best dressed denim moment at the 2001 American Music Awards will live on in our hearts and through your Halloween costume.
What You'll Need: Denim. Tons of faded denim. To be Britney, you'll need a floor-length patchwork denim dress with a low chain belt. To pull off Justin Timberlake you really need to find a denim cowboy hat (these can be hard to find, but any denim hat should work) and tan aviators. But you don't need the exact outfits. Just being decked in denim is enough for us to get this reference. For example, see Katy Perry at this year's MTV VMAs.
3. The Newly Married Couple: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Granted you can always do the typical Mr. and Mrs. Smith version of this super good-looking (it's almost not fair) couple, but where is the fun in that? Try being Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the altar. It's current and requires marker kid drawings, which is really all you need to make a good costume.
What You'll Need: Grab a floor-length white dress and veil. You can find old wedding dresses at your local thrift shop and you can make your own long veil with a headband and tulle. Then get a bag of markers and let your inner child out as you doodle all over the veil. Whoever is being Brad Pitt just needs to get a tux and bow tie.
4. The Expecting Couple: Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher
This one will need some work to make it super identifiable. You have a couple of options: You can go That '70s Show Jackie and Kelso, or just get a scrappy looking tall guy to be Ashton Kutcher and add a very, very pregnant-looking Mila Kunis.
What You'll Need: Mila Kunis was pregnant for about five years, so get two cushions and stuff them under your blouse. Spend the night going on about how annoying the phrase " we're pregnant" is. For Ashton, you just need normal clothes plus a hat — trucker, cowboy, you're choice of Ashton is up to you.
5. The Royal Couple: Prince William & Kate Middleton
Make everyone bow down and address you and your S.O. as your "highness" while you eat handfuls of Kit Kats and candy corn. I'm sure Kate Middleton would stuff her face with mini Snickers, so it's OK.
What You'll Need: Maybe you can't get your hands on your own Alexander McQueen wedding dress, but you can certainly sport your own Kate Middleton blow out and a fascinator. Get a pastel skirt suit to match too. Just be sure you have weighted hems as the Queen would like it. Prince William needs a dapper suit, a pocket square, and a Windsor knotted tie, of course.
6. The Posh Couple: Victoria & David Beckham
So you got a soccer ball during the World Cup frenzy this year and you don't know what to do with it. Well, put it to good use as a prop by dressing up as International soccer star David Beckham and the ever stylish Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice.
What You'll Need: Sleeked back hair, killer heels, sunglasses, a black dress, and a pout for Posh. Facial scruff and soccer kit for Becks. Remember you are an highly attractive International couple. Hold hands and ignore everyone when you have to pass through a room.
7. The Media Frenzy Couple: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Warning: This costume comes with great responsibility, like constant selfie taking, being very opinionated, possibly having to throw a lavish Italian wedding. That might take some getting used to, but it's all in a day's work for reality star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West.
What You'll Need: Again it might be a little bit difficult to get a Givenchy white wedding dress so last minute, but to get Kim K down, all you need is an all white tightly fitted outfit. Stuff a pillow to give you some junk in the trunk if need be and carry your iPhone all night taking booty-selfies. Give Kanye West a mic, dope sunglasses, and something fly to wear that matches his girl.
8. The Consciously Uncoupled Couple: Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin
"Consciously uncoupled" is the big phrase we're all taking away this year and we have ex-couple Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin to thank for that.
What You'll Need: Straight blonde wig and Paltrow's It's All Good cookbook. Wear all black and carry a Coldplay album. Sell the entire ensemble by holding his and her signs that point to each other that reads the famous phrase.
9. The In the News Couple: George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin
Fine, I admit that I might've put these two on here because I want to recreate Amal Alamuddin's courthouse look and finally have a reason to wear a big floppy white hat. Plus, who wouldn't want to be dapper George Clooney?
What You'll Need: White pants, white top, black belt, and top it off with a big, floppy chapeau. Introduce yourself as an internationally acclaimed barrister and point at "George Clooney" as your actor husband.
So what do you think? Are you going to be partners in crime like Jay and Bey? Or maybe you want to be consciously uncoupled for one night like Chris and Gwyn? Whatever you decide, just be prepared for the camera glare and possibly some eyebrow-raising tabloid headlines the next day.
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