If you’re planning on going to a party, festival or carnival as a couple, and you’re looking for some great couples fancy dress ideas, then you’ve definitely arrived on the right page!
it can be difficult coming up with some half decent ideas, and sometimes your mind just goes blank! Well, fear not, as I am going to give you some great ideas right now, so read on.
1. Robin Hood and Maid Marian
Firstly, can there be anyone who hasn’t heard of the legendary Robin Hood and Maid Marian? Those matching costumes above really look the part and will go down a storm at a fancy dress party. This theme is particularly ideal for historic and British/English themed dress-up. However, you may want to forget about robbing from the rich to give to the poor, unless you enjoy spending the night in a cell, of course!
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2. Bacon and Eggs
Almost everyone loves bacon and eggs, and what could be more British? Become breakfast buddies with these simple, one size costumes just slip over your head and are comfortable and light, making for quick and easy dress-up. This idea is ideal for food and British themed dress-up.
3. Plug and Socket
Now this is an electrifying idea! The socket costume is for the male (obviously!) and the plug costume is worn like a dress. It’s a fun idea for any time of year, and there are sure to be lots of innuendos in the conversation with fellow party guests!
4. Fred and Wilma Flintstone
I used to love watching the Flintstones cartoon back in the day, and these officially licensed outfits would be ideal for retro, cartoon and American themed dress-up. Fred’s costume is a simple tunic and neck tie and light and easy to wear. Wilma’s outfits consists of a dress, wig and necklace. They look fantastic and you’ll be instantly recognisable as the cartoon couple.
5. Cowboy and Cowgirl
Yee-haw! Now these are nice-looking outfits (I do love a bit of cow print!), and this idea would be perfect for a wild west or American theme. The Men’s costume is complete with a Hat, Waistcoat, Bandana and Cow Print Chaps. The Ladies costume includes a skirt, vest, hat, belt and bandana.
6. 70s Disco Couple
Disco was king back in the 1970s, and now you can relive this era where flared trousers and jumpsuits were the norm. The hardest part will be choosing your outfits as there are just so many available! The couples costume set is pretty expensive, so you may prefer to purchase separate costumes. Here are the links;
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7. Bill and Ben The Flowerpot Men
This was a very popular children’s TV programme that was first shown in the 1950s, and the series was rebooted in 2001. If you’re looking for a retro or gay theme, then this is ideal. Both characters looked virtually identical apart from the colour of their bow ties. A Bill and Ben costume is available at Amazon, which comes in three sizes, but you will need to order two, as they are sold singularly.
8. Shell Suit Couple
Those crinkly and garish shell suits were just about the most ghastly fashion fad ever, and became popular in the late 80s and early 90s. This is a fun idea, and particularly ideal for fun runs.
9. Popeye and Olive Oyl
Well, I love a cartoon couple, and these two are fondly remembered by those of us of a certain age. Although it’s not one of the cheaper options, this is certainly a unique idea, and ideal for retro dress-up, or for anyone who enjoyed Popeye’s spinach-fuelled fights with Bluto. Not all costumes include the corncob pipe, which I recommend for completing your look.
10. Wine and Cheese
Well, who doesn’t enjoy wine and cheese, and these fun outfits are guaranteed to raise a smile. This idea is ideal for a food and drink themed event, carnivals etc.
11. Gangster and Flapper Girl
Go back to the roaring twenties with this highly rated double costume set by I Love Fancy Dress. Included is a Spiv/Gangster style pin striped suit with trilby hat, fake cigar and moustache. The black flapper dress includes fringes and a feather headband. Dozens of size combinations are available.
12. Mario and Luigi
Become one of the best-known video game characters, Mario, and his twin brother, Luigi. This idea is suitable for both men and women, but bear in mind that Luigi is the taller of the two brothers.
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13. Greek God and Goddess
This is a excellent idea for couples, especially as the togas are easy to wear and will fit most sizes. This costume set is good value and is especially suitable for the summer months.
14. Native American Couple
The indigenous Americans were always portrayed as the baddies (Indians) in the Hollywood cowboy films, and many kids used to play Cowboys and Indians in the playground back in the day. Of course, we now know different, so we now prefer to celebrate Native American culture. This costume set represents excellent value.
15. Tomato Ketchup and Mustard
Another nice food themed idea and a low cost, quick and easy dress-up option – couples fancy dress doesn’t come much easier than this! The outfits are one size fits all and a good choice for fun runs, given that they are light and airy.
16. Zombie Surgeon and Nurse
This is a good choice for Halloween and also a low cost, easy fit option. You will need to buy some white face paint if you want to zombify your faces, but these blood-stained outfits could also just be used for a gory horror theme without the zombie look.
17. Adult Baby Couple
18. French Mime Artists
Ooh la la! Here’s an idea you may not have even considered, and no words are needed to describe these costumes! Of course, this is an ideal theme for Bastille Day on 14th July, or just a unique dress-up idea for any day of the year.
19. Laurel and Hardy
Become the funniest comedy double-act of all time. The duo brought joy to millions back in the day, and their timeless comedies continue to entertain fans both new and old. This theme is ideal for 1920s, 30s and comedy themed dress-up, and with the critically acclaimed Stan and Ollie film released in 2018, the duo have seen a resurgence is their popularity.
20. Royal Vampire Couple
Now these gothic vampire horror costumes are gorgeously spine-chilling, and perfect if you want to look awesome for Halloween. Several sizes are available and the price is pretty decent for two high quality costumes.
This idea is a good all-rounder, and the theme can be used at any time of the year. These outfits could also be used as demon hunters at Halloween. I’ve picked this set as it comes in 19 size combinations, and it represents great value for money.
So here endeth my post for 21 Best Couples Fancy Dress Costume Ideas. I hope you have found it useful. Have fun with your dressing-up!