Couples Fancy Dress Costumes

Today we are promoting couples fancy dress ideas as on this day in 1937, the Margaret Mitchell novel ‘Gone With The Wind’ won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, joining an elite group of1950s Costumes ‘one-hit wonder’ literary classics (‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is another). Nowadays, it’s probably fair to say that most people are familiar with the GWTW story through the film (which itself won 8 Oscars and made British actress Vivien Leigh an international star) and the resulting ‘homages’ – we did hear of a ‘Frankly My Deer Park‘, but cannot find whether it actually exists. The Gone With The Wind pairing of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler (or any other couple costumes) forms the potential costume theme for today.

Now you probably have single friends as well ‘couple’ friends, so it would be unfair to have a purely couples fancy dress party. Why not write down a list of all the couples fancy dress costumes that you can think of (they do not need to be male and female based) and then at some point in the evening, your guests have to find their relevant partner costume – a great way to get your guests to mix. The only down side is that your guests may feel restricted if you actually allocate them a costume, so it is better to let them decide who they will dress up as, and this will leave the actual pairings a bit more to chance and has the potential for some laughs.

Some examples of couples fancy dress costumes include:

  • Bill, Ben (& weed) – ideal unisex costumes
  • Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Mr Potato Head – all the Toy Story Costumes
  • Laurel & Hardy
  • Blues Brothers
  • Cleopatra & Caesar or Mark Anthony
  • Gangster & Gangster’s Moll
  • Cowboy, Saloon Girl, Indian, Sheriff, Outlaw – take a look at all of our western costumes
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Henry VIII & 1 of his wives
  • Fred & Wilma Flintstone
  • Barney & Betty Rubble
  • Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday – any of The Addams Family
  • Policewoman & Convict
  • Noddy & Big Ears
  • Freddy Krueger & Miss Krueger
  • Princess Leia & Darth Vader, and the other Star Wars costumes
  • Alice in Wonderland & Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts
  • Red Riding Hood & Wolf
  • Snow white, 7 Dwarfs, Prince Charming, Wicked Queen
  • Cinderella, Prince Charming, Ugly Sisters
  • Batman & Robin, The Joker, Riddler
  • Supergirl & Superman
  • Andy Pandy & Loopy Lou
  • Neo & Trinity – Matrix Costumes
  • Scooby Doo & rest of the gang
  • Dorothy & Scarecrow, Wicked witch of The West, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man,
  • Sandy & Danny from Grease
  • Robin Hood & Maid Marion (& Friar Tuck, Merry Men etc…)
  • Doctors & Nurse
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell
  • Belly Dancer & Arab
  • Santa & Miss Christmas or Elf
  • Devil & Angel
  • Ringmaster & Clown
  • Jack Sparrow & Elizabeth Swann
  • Vicar & tart (or other religious costumes)
  • Dead Bride & Groom
  • Dracula & Dracula’s Bride
  • Penelope Pitstop & Dick Darstardly
  • Popeye & Olve Oyl
  • Arwen & Gandalf
  • King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlin
  • Minnie & Mickey Mouse
  • Beauty & The Beast
  • Mr & Mrs Incredible


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