His & Hers Costume Ideas

It's hard enough coming up with costume ideas for one person, much less inventing a great costume for a couple. This article will give you some overall guidelines to help you come up with great his and hers costume ideas, plus some specific examples to get you started.

Stand Out From The Crowd

When you're headed to a party, the last thing you want is someone else wearing the same costume. So with that in mind, here are a few his and hers costumes you might want to skip:

  • Sid and Nancy - Bert and Ernie - Bonnie and Clyde - Sonny and Cher - Pimp and Ho - Police Officer and Inmate - Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

If you do want to go with a more traditional pair, you can still mix it up. A guy dressed up like Cher with a female Sonny on his arm is always a funny twist. Or you could go as Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love: The Middle School years.

Things That Go Together

When you start thinking of ideas for your couple costume, take a few minutes and try to think of all the natural pairs that already exist in the world. Have fun with it and don't limit yourself. Some of the best costume ideas are the most random and obscure. Plus, brainstorming costume ideas is a fun couple's activity.

Here are a few to get you started:

  • Peanut butter and jelly - Beans and rice - Ebony and ivory - Hugs and kisses - Stars and stripes - Ketchup and mustard - Yin and yang - Chicken and egg - Pomp and circumstance

Opposites Attract

Another fun way to approach the his and hers costumes is to go as natural opposites. Try to come up with as many as you can. The fun really happens when you get beyond obvious costumes like angel and devil and into more unexpected pairs.

Here are a couple ideas to get you started:

  • Clean and dirty - Empty and full - Married and divorced - Plus and minus - Question and answer - Sweet and salty

The fun of this approach is coming up with a pairing that really highlights your different personalities. People who know you will appreciate how your costume reflects your relationship as a couple.

What Really Matters

No matter what his and hers costume you choose, the most important thing is picking something that appeals to both of you. The process of coming up with a costume idea and then making the costume together can be a fun bonding experience for a couple. Walking into a party knowing you both love your costumes and that it truly was a joint project makes the whole thing even better.