30 Costumes For Couples That Are Gender-Norm Free

By Sarah Van Cleve

Halloween is upon us, and with it comes the overwhelming barrage of couples costumes. Barbie and Ken. Beyonce and Jay-Z. That uncomfortable plug and socket costume. It seems like every costume for adorable couples is incredibly heteronormative and/or rooted in gender roles. So, what’s a progressive, gender norm-eschewing couple to do?

Luckily, there are plenty of fun couples costumes that don’t rely on gender stereotypes to be cute. We’ve rounded up 30 of our favorites here.

PB and J

Your partner is already stuck with you. Show it with this classic pairing.

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Tinder

Pay homage to the app that brought you and bae together. Dress as a right and left swipe, or a right swipe and a superlike if you can’t bear the thought of not being a perfect match for the night.

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Tacky Tourist Couple

Hawaiian shirts and fanny-packs know no gender.

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Peter Pan and his shadow

We wouldn’t suggest actually sewing your partner to your shoe, but you can dress up as the classic Disney character and his counterpart. One partner wears Peter’s green outfit, while the other goes for an all-black version. Layer it over a black morphsuit to really look like a shadow.

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Your favorite cocktail

DIY shirts with the logos for Jack and Coke, Vodka and Sprite, or whatever other combination you’ll be sipping on all Halloween.

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Pokemon

Still playing Pokemon Go, even though the hype has died down? Dress up as inseparable pair Ash and Pikachu; or, for diehard Pokemon couples, each of you can dress up as your starter or your team.

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Groot and Rocket

Show your nerdy side by going as this Guardians of the Galaxy duo.

Photo: Courtesy of Marvel.

Google Maps Pins

Perfect for a long-distance couple or just those that love to adventure together.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Come out of your shell and each dress as your favorite, whether it’s Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, or Michelangelo.

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Guess Who? characters

We promise there’s a relatively easy way to DIY this.

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Nerds

Instead of just eating candy on Halloween, make it your outfit for a sweet costume.

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Bert and Ernie

Just think about how cozy you’ll be in those striped sweaters on Halloween.

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Your Harry Potter Houses

Pretend you got your Hogwarts letter after all and dress up in your house robes. Even Gryffindors and Slytherins can be together on Halloween.

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Pennywise and Babadook

Keep up with the trends and go as Twitter’s latest ridiculous meme couple.

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures.

Mike and Sully

If you’re looking for a pair of monsters that’s a little less scary than the last.

Photo: Courtesy of Pixar.

Aliens from Toy Story

Skip Buzz and Woody and go for a more unique costume as a couple of the adorable little green aliens.

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Salt and Pepper

You can’t go wrong with this classic pair.

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Thing 1 and Thing 2

For all the mischievous couples out there.

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Sims Couple

All you need is a pair of DIY Diamond Headbands.

Photo: Courtesy of The Sims Studio.

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

Channel your childhood nostalgia by rocking this costume.

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon.

R2D2 and BB8

If toy robots aren’t your style, how about some Star Wars ones instead?

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Spongebob and Patrick

If your partner is also your best friend, dress up as Bikini Bottom’s BFFs.

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Bacon and Egg

Celebrate your shared love of brunch with this costume.

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Puzzle Pieces

Because you and bae are a perfect fit.

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Tom and Jerry

All you need are some cat and mouse ears to become this iconic cartoon duo.

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Minions

Or go for a more modern cartoon pairing that’s just as easy to pull off, with some overalls, a yellow shirt, and goggles.

Photo: Courtesy of Universal Studios.

Milk and Cookie

You can’t go wrong with this delicious pairing.

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Cards Against Humanity cards

Team up as the funniest card combination you and your partner have seen or even make up your own.

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Big Bird and Elmo

This duo has stood the test of time. Dress as them, and hopefully your relationship will, too.

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Dancing Lobsters from The Amanda Show

Case closed. Bring in the adorable couple.

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