Couples Fancy Dress Ideas

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Having a ‘couples ‘ Fancy Dress Theme is okay if you have lots of couples who are your friends. However, if you are planning a fancy dress party, why not ban any couples actually attending as a couple (as in a pair of costumes such as Batman & Robin) and throughout the night, your guests have to see if they can find a couple for their costume? A great idea if you have loads of single friends, but also a great way to get your friends to mix and get chatting.

Okay, for all of you who actually want to go to a fancy dress party as a couple, you are not forgotten, we will give you some couples costume ideas

  • Scarlett O’Hara & Rhett Butler – Gone With The Wind
  • Batman & Robin (or The Joker, or any other Villain)
  • Morticia & Gomez Addams (or Uncle Fester or Wednesday)
  • Freddy Krueger & Miss Krueger
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • Bill & Ben
  • Noddy & Big Ears
  • Doctors & Nurses
  • Nun & Vicar (or other religious costumes)
  • Cleopatra & Mark Antony, or Caesar
  • Cowboy & Indian squaw, or saloon girl
  • Gangster & Charleston (Moll)
  • Robin Hood & Maid Marion
  • Henry VII & one of his wives
  • Santa & Mrs Christmas, or Miss Xmas or Elf
  • Superman & Supergirl
  • American GI Man & Lady
  • Captain & Sailor Girl
  • Alice & the Mad Hatter
  • Andy Pandy & Loppy Loo

Our costume theme & ideas section has a huge list of great couple costumes and we add to the list constantly. We’d love to hear of your couples ideas so we can add them…

Couples Fancy Dress Costume ideas

After our observations yesterday about the male of the species getting a little more adventurous when itIdeas Fancy Dress Couples comes to wearing a fancy dress costume, we thought we would spend a little time on the complexities of Couples costumes.

It’s really a question of the relationship. In the true Mr & Mrs field, we’ve got The Flintstones and the Rubbles, Shrek and Fiona, Frankenstein and Bride (they were made for each other) and Dracula and his Bride (or consort) – even Mr and Mrs Potato Head! If you’re aiming for the ‘just good friends’ approach, it’s the complementary costumes that can be useful – famous couples like Robin Hood and Maid Marian, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and Mary Poppins and Bert the Chimney Sweep, and there can also be less obvious matches such as Miss Muffet and a Spider, a Ringmaster/mistress and a Lion/Tiger and a Rabbit/Bunny Girl and a carrot!

You may need a same sex couple, so don’t forget Batman & Robin (or The Joker), Noddy & Big Ears to give you just a couple of ideas.

Here are some great couple costume ideas:

  • Captain & Sailor – Male and female versions are available for both
  • Abba – a great idea for two ladies
  • Silk Spectre & Rorschach, Night Owl (Watchmen Costumes)
  • Cruella & Dalmation
  • Super Mario Brothers – ideal for two men
  • Sexy Referee & Footballer
  • Male & female Spanish Dancers
  • Scooby Doo & Daphne, Velma, Shaggy or Fred
  • Headteacher & Schoolgirl
  • Shrek & Princess Fiona, or one of the other many characters featured in the films
  • Columbia & Riff Raff, Magenta & Frank n Furta (Rocky Horror)
  • Teddy Boy & Teddy Girl
  • Austin Powers & Felicity Shagwell, Fat Barstead, Dr Evil
  • French Maid & French Tart, French Man
  • Indian Brave & Indian Squaw
  • Knight & Damsel
  • Vicky Pollard & Andy, Daffyd (Little Britain)
  • Cowboy &  Saloon Girl
  • Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers – Dinner suit and a long dress – very glamorous!
  • Nun & Vicar, Pope, Cardinal, Monk
  • Witch & Wizard
  • 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 (Flapper dress)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hansel & Gretel

We are sure that you can think of some more couple costumes, so why not drop us a line, and we’ll add them on?

Problems may arise where one partner finds a costume which doesn’t have an obvious counterpart, but given our wide repertoire here at Props n Frocks, we are sure we can help. Pop along and see what we have to offer.

 

Romantic Couples Fancy Dress Ideas…

Today’s blog is all about costume ideas for romantic couples. Now, we get asked all the time for couples costumes and it can be harder than you think to get 2 people in costumes that they both like and fit them both equally.

On 23rd March 1990, in the US the film ‘Pretty Woman’ premiered (it was released June 1st in Britain). A variation on the Cinderella story, it tells of a ruthless businessman (Richard Gere) who hires a street-girl (Julia Roberts) as an escort but ends up falling for her (bit of a spoiler there, but most people know the Cinderella story anyway). The film was Roberts’ breakthrough role and although she has not been as active in the movies recently, we are told she is soon to play the Wicked Stepmother in a remake of Snow White – Pretty Woman to Wicked Queen-cum-Old Crone in twenty-one years.

Anyway, under the circumstances we thought a good suggestion for today’s theme would be ‘Romantic Couples’.  Aside from Cinderella and her Prince Charming, we have other fairytale and storybook characters including Shrek and Princess Fiona, King and Queen of Hearts, or what about looking at our historical costumes such as Romeo and Juliet, Robin Hood and Maid Marion or Cleopatra and Caesar (or Mark Anthony).

We have written some other blogs with loads of couple fancy dress ideas, take a look, and live happily ever after…

Couples Fancy Dress

For February 22nd we get up close and personal with our ‘Couples fancy dress theme’ as today celebrates the 125th anniversary since the first Western Outfitsappearance of a personal column in the Times newspaper. Of course the personal column has many functions, one of the main ones being the ‘lonely hearts’ search for a soul-mate. The trick here is to sum yourself up in a few concise sentences with the help of a ‘shorthand’ that pre-dates text-speak by years, a ‘gsoh’ (good sense of humour) often being a requirement. Of course the object of dressing-up (or ‘cosplaying’, as some now call it) is to seize the opportunity to adopt an alter-ego and be someone/thing else for a change, but a gsoh can still help. So even if you are taking the chance to make a good first impression as someone completely different (so you can have a second chance as your real self later), come and see us here at Props n Frocks, where we have been known to make quite an impression ourselves.

Having a ‘couples ‘ Fancy Dress Theme is okay if you have lots of couples who are your friends. However, if you are planning a fancy dress party, why not ban any couples actually attending as a couple (as in a pair of costumes such as Batman & Robin) and throughout the night, your guests have to see if they can find a couple for their costume? A great idea if you have loads of single friends, but also a great way to get your friends to mix and get chatting.

Okay, for all of you who actually want to go to a fancy dress party as a couple, you are not forgotten, we will give you some couples costume ideas…

  • Scarlett O’Hara & Rhett Butler – Gone With The Wind
  • Batman & Robin (or The Joker, or any other Villain)
  • Morticia & Gomez Addams (or Uncle Fester or Wednesday)
  • Freddy Krueger & Miss Krueger
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • Bill & Ben
  • Noddy & Big Ears
  • Doctors & Nurses
  • Nun & Vicar (or other religious costumes)
  • Cleopatra & Mark Antony, or Caesar
  • Cowboy & Indian squaw, or saloon girl
  • Gangster & Charleston (Moll)
  • Robin Hood & Maid Marion
  • Henry VII & one of his wives
  • Santa & Mrs Christmas, or Miss Xmas or Elf
  • Superman & Supergirl
  • American GI Man & Lady
  • Captain & Sailor Girl
  • Alice & the Mad Hatter
  • Andy Pandy & Loppy Loo

Couples Fancy Dress Costume Ideas

Today’s Fancy Dress Theme is couples – aah how romantic!

Ladies Juliet Fancy Dress

Ladies Juliet Fancy Dress

We mentioned the 80’s a few days ago and of course Julia Roberts who was born on October 28th 1967, had her first teenage debut in 1988 in the film ‘Mystic Pizza’.  However, probably her most popular role to date is that of Vivian Ward in the 1990 romantic film ‘Pretty Woman’. We might suggest that Romantic Couples could be the theme today. But, if the role of a ‘ho’ is not for you, there are hundreds of others we could mention. For a start there is the original fairy tale behind the Pretty Woman theme; Cinderella and her Prince Charming, or other popular pantomime and literary characters such as Romeo and Juliet or Heathcliff and Cathy from ‘Wuthering Heights’.

 Alternatively you might choose to look at Films and Musicals which are often peppered with Romance, such as Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara from ‘Gone with the Wind’ (we stock some lovely costumes that are ideal for a Scarlett O’Hara costume).; or Christine and the Phantom of the Opera, or Princess Fiona and Shrek. 

 History and mythology also have some great romantic couples, from Cleopatra and Mark Anthony to Helen of Troy and Paris, to Lancelot and Guinevere; Maid Marian and Robin Hood to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the list is endless.  We’re sure you will have some great ideas for this theme and naturally Props ’n’ Frocks is the place to help you make your dreams come true.

Couples Fancy dress

Often we are asked for fancy dress costumes suitable for couples to dress up in and do we have a great choice of costumes at Props n Frocks. There have been so many famous couples that it is releatively easy to find great costumes. For example, what about a Robin Hood costume, either paired with Friar Tuck, or a Maid Marion costume. As Halloween approaches how about a Morticia Addams & Uncle Fester costume
August 23rd – Romance is on our mind today as we mark the passing in 1926 of Rudolph Valentino and the birth of Gene Kelly in 1912. Best known for his smouldering Latino looks in silent screen roles such as ‘The Sheik’ (add a ladies belly dancer costume for a great couples fancy dress idea) and ‘Blood and Sand’ (where he played a matador – just add a ladies Spanish costume for another couples costume), Valentino was arguably the first movie ’heart-throb’. Such was the impact of his death that he had to have two funerals. The first, in New York, where he actually died, was marked with thousands lining the streets as the funeral vehicles passed, and reports of suicides by despondent fans. The body was then transported by train to the West Coast for a funeral held at Beverly Hills and his eventual burial in a crypt at Hollywood.

Gene Kelly is, of course best known for that dance routine from ‘Singing in the Rain’ but had a long and distinguished career in films and musicals. His last big screen appearance was with Olivia Newton John in the rollerdrome movie ‘Xanadu’ (1980). In honour of these two screen idols, we suggest that a Romantic Couples event could prove quite popular.

Why not let us know all of your couple fancy dress ideas?