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

Romantic Couples Fancy Dress Theme

Today, we are suggesting that you have a ‘romantic couples’ fancy dress theme.  As regular readers of this blog will know, we

Robin Hood & Maid Marion

Robin Hood & Maid Marion

 try and see what has happened on this date in history to give you inspiration for your next  costume theme. The cartoonist Charles Schulz, creator of ‘Peanuts’, was born on November 26th 1922. As we celebrated the Peanuts characters a few weeks back and although there was an unrequited ‘thing’ between Charlie Brown and the ‘Little Red-Haired Girl’, today we celebrate two of the most romantic films of all time. ‘Casablanca’ (1942 – US) and ‘Brief Encounter’ (1945 – UK) both had premieres on this day. As both films are set in the 1940s – not some people’s favourite era for obvious reasons – costuming for these specific films may be a problem, but this is an opportunity for a Romantic Couples event (even if things did not work as romantically as Rick had planned in ‘Casablanca’, he’ll always have Paris!)

As always, we welcome the couples costumes that you have worn in the past to a romantic couples fancy dress party – it really helps our other readers.

This is a huge theme and the costume list endless, but we have a short list of couples fancy dress ideas below:

  • Pretty Woman – an easy pair. The ladies wear a pretty 80’s style costume and the men can get away with wearing a dinner suit.
  • Cleopatra & Mark Antony – we stock a lovely Queen of The Nile that is ideal for a Cleopatra costume and a range of Roman soldier costumes that are suitable for a Mark Antony outfit
  • Scarlett O’Hara & Rhett Butler – use one of our lovely Southern Belle costumes for Scarlett
  • Nelson & Josephine
  • Henry VIII & one of his doomed wives!
  • Romeo & Juliet – we stock a lovely Juliet style costume
  • Queen Victoria & Prince Albert

Go on, we are sure that you can think of many more than that!