With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to start costume planning. Many are well aware of all the possible hiccups that could go wrong with a costume, and if you're set on wow-ing everyone at the party or winning Best Costume, your outfit must be the best. Want to add some more cool factor to your ensemble? Pair it up with someone!
Costume Agent's Soap Loofah Bubbles Adult Costume Set, for example, is unique, creative, very comfortable to wear, and fits most sizes - it screams first prize. We've also included nine more great options and a buying guide if you want to continue your search for an award-winning Halloween costume.
Anyone considering a Halloween costume, especially one that screams awesome, knows they've got their work set out for them. Now, double that because you also need to find one for your costume partner. Here's a buying guide to assist you in what to look out for in a pair costume and a few ideas for your outfits' theme.
Let's tackle the theme of your pair costume, as this is the most crucial consideration to cover. Since you won't be going alone, you would need to go for concepts that match, go together by default, or are usually paired due to norms and traditions. This could apply to characters or material things.
Take a look around the house at items that are typically paired together, such as peanut butter and jelly, a bar of soap and loofa scrub, bacon and eggs, or salt and pepper shakers. A quick look online shows that these have become popular Halloween costumes.
By taking this approach, you get to add a witty touch to a costume because it's something everyone is much-acquainted with and would enjoy seeing blown up with humans reenacting the concepts.
Whether it's a couple from history, such as Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Johnny Cash and June Carter, or a fictional couple like Shrek and Fiona, going as famous characters is always a hit at Halloween parties.
Alternatively, there are tons of matching outfits of characters that aren't romantic partners, like Thing 1 and Thing 2 and Mario and Luigi. It's time to get creative!
For those with pets, you can also add your fur baby to the costume theme and go for pet-to-owner or pet-to-pet costumes. You could go as Daenerys Targaryen and transform your dog into a dragon (attach some wings), or you could be a cook and poke fun on your dog by making them into a hotdog.
Another approach would be getting into completely matching outfits with your furry friend, such as two dogs (popular Snapchat filter, anyone?), two bees - the possibilities are endless!
If you have multiple pets, you can pair them too, such as your dog in a black and white prisoner uniform while your cat assumes the role of a warden (who couldn't care less about its job).
It's not easy shopping for outfits online, mainly because of the sizing issue that could be a real hit-or-miss. The description could say "medium," but it could end up being more like a Small or Large! On top of going through the size specifications dutifully, glance through the reviews to get more confirmation on the actual fit.
Reviewers will often share if the sizing is accurate, suggesting whether you should go a size up or down even if you normally fit the manufacturer-specified size. When it comes to picking an outfit, getting the right size is crucial for your overall look, wow effect, and comfort.
A constricting costume will take too much of your attention and zap the fun out of the night. Another alternative would be going for an oversized theme. Onesies, for example, are usually better worn cozy and baggy.
You can also opt for a foam tunic type of costume that comes in a free size but fit small or large body frames. These are worn over the head with designated allotment for the arms and legs.
In case a costume turns out to be too small, check to see if the material can be altered so you can make the necessary adjustments, whether as a DIY project or at a professional tailor.
When it comes to costume material, check if it's comfortable to wear, stretchable, and durable. Breathability is also a critical consideration of an outfit. Cotton has been widely recommended as the best fabric to go for because it's lightweight, breathable, and holds itself well as costumes.
Most Halloween costumes use polyester because they're economical and hold dye very well, giving you that vivid design that isn't too heavy on the pocket.
Consider where you will be spending much of your Halloween time when choosing a particular costume material. Breathable and lightweight fabrics like cotton are great for keeping cool indoors, while wool or silk fabrics keep you nice and insulated as you go trick or treating outdoors.
Halloween tip for cold weather: You can choose a tunic-type costume with a thick sweater underneath!
Head on over to the reviews to confirm if the costume material is itchy, needs extra attention in terms of durability, and the like. More often than not, reviewers commenting on the costume will indicate an issue and how they found a workaround to get the most out of their purchase.
Costumes tend to be portrayed as a complete set online, leading to disappointments when the package arrives and the accessories aren't included. This is especially true for Amazon's pair costumes, where you see two individuals, but the products are sold separately.
Check if only the outfit is included, how many of them, or if there are other freebies to enjoy. If you're looking at pair costumes, it's crucial to know whether the product includes a single costume or the set!
The beauty with costumes, though, is customization. There is no right or wrong, and you can go all-out accessorizing and building on your base outfit. Wings, fangs, ears, horns, jewelry - the works! Props are important to any costume, and they give that final touches to complete the look.
Here are ten pair costume ideas for besties, human to furbaby, or perhaps a mother-daughter or father-son matchup to enjoy.
Soap Loofah Bubbles Adult Costume Set
Two Person Camel Costume
Peanut Butter and Jelly PBJ Costume Adult Couple Set
Baby Bodysuit Yummz
Unisex Adult Kid Flying Squirrel Pajamas
Nerds Candy Couples Costume
Couple's Avocado Costume
Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head Costume Kit
Chef & Spaghetti Baby & Me Costume
King & Queen of Hearts Costumes
A Squeaky Clean Pair Costume
The Perfect Costume For Hump Day
Becoming Everyone's Fave Snack is Now Possible
Witty Pair Costumes for Infants
A Cute Onesie That Fits the Whole Family
Go as Nerdy Nerds for Halloween
A Guac-Worthy Costume
A Versatile Pair Costume That You Can Customize
A Creative Halloween For Chef Parents
A Simple, No-Fuss Costume For Couples
|Sizes||One size||One size||One size||0-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-9 months, 10-12 months||4T to 10 years old (kids), S-XL||One size||One size||-||-||One size|
|Material||Polyester||Polyester||Polyester foam||Cotton||Polar fleece||Polyester||Polyester fabric and polyurethane foam||Sticker decal and polyester hat or cap||Polyester carrier cover, cotton chef's hat||Polyester foam|
|Includes||Soap bar costume, loofah costume, ten clear balloons||Headpiece, bodysuit, two pairs pants, two pairs foot covers||Peanut butter and jelly foam tunic and a PB and J plush accessories||Baby bodysuit||Complete costume||Two tunics, two pairs of glasses without lenses||Tunic with and without pit||Felt decal and hats||White chef's hat, pot carrier cover, spaghetti headpiece||King and Queen of Hearts tunics|
|Includes||Soap bar costume, loofah costume, ten clear balloons|
|Includes||Headpiece, bodysuit, two pairs pants, two pairs foot covers|
|Includes||Peanut butter and jelly foam tunic and a PB and J plush accessories|
|Sizes||0-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-9 months, 10-12 months|
|Sizes||4T to 10 years old (kids), S-XL|
|Includes||Two tunics, two pairs of glasses without lenses|
|Material||Polyester fabric and polyurethane foam|
|Includes||Tunic with and without pit|
|Material||Sticker decal and polyester hat or cap|
|Includes||Felt decal and hats|
|Material||Polyester carrier cover, cotton chef's hat|
|Includes||White chef's hat, pot carrier cover, spaghetti headpiece|
|Includes||King and Queen of Hearts tunics|
If one of the characters in your ideal pair costume is rather simple (like a red ribbon for your black cat to become Gigi from Kiki's Delivery Service, for example), consider buying additional props (such as an orange mailman bag to carry your cat or a broom). You can also try making the final touches on your own!
You might have existing costumes or materials from past Halloweens and have the knack of recreating them to minimize waste. You can purchase additional fabrics or accessories as needed.
This is especially helpful is you're including a family pet as finding costumes of the right size might be challenging. Grab those leftover materials and create a matching outfit for the furbaby.
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