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.

 

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

 

Couples Fancy Dress Ideas

Today we take a look at some popular couple costumes. We are constantly asked for ideas for couples when they comeBaby Outfits into our fancy dress shop. It can be difficult getting 2 people, of different sizes both in costumes that they like and fits both of them.

We spent much of last week bemoaning the lack of female costumes for some types of themes and events. Today we are on safer ground as the birthday of the Egyptian actor and sometime heart-throb Omar Sharif gives us a chance to celebrate ‘Romantic Couples’. Arguably Sharif’s breakthrough role was in Dr Zhivago (1965), the film that also helped launch the career of Julie Christie. (Remember that line in the Kinks’ ‘Waterloo Sunset’ about ‘Terry and Julie’? It referenced Miss Christie and Terence Stamp, another star of the day). It could also be said the TV adaptation of the Zhivago story in 2002 helped rising starlet Keira Knightley upward and onward to better things – Pirates of the Caribbean, for example.

Meanwhile, back in Britain, on this date in 1912, a certain ship was leaving Southampton on a fateful voyage which would give rise to one of the biggest blockbuster films and love stories of all time, namely Titanic.

So, let have a look at some popular costume ideas for couples…

  • Morticia & Gomez Addams – you could also use some of the other characters
  • Bill & Ben
  • Noddy & Big Ears
  • Batman & Robin – yes, we do supply female Robin costumes
  • Gangster & his moll – take a look at our great 20s flapper dresses
  • Priest & Nun – you can also use other religious costumes
  • Doctor & Nurse
  • Wizard & Witch
  • Devil & Angel
  • Belly Dancer & Arab
  • Cowboy & Indian (or Saloon Girl etc…)
  • Marge & Homer Simpson
  • Fred & Wilma Flintstone
  • Betty & Barney Rubble
  • Trinity & Neo – Matrix costumes
  • 2 man costumes – choose from cow, horse, camel – toss a coin for who is the back end!
  • Knight & Medieval Damsel
  • Convict & Police Woman

It may also be worth your time looking at this other blog that we wrote on some other romantic couple costume ideas