I love playing dress-up so naturally I love Halloween. The past couple of years I’ve done my best to create a couple’s costume idea that still allowed my DH to not feel like he has a costume on, while still being creative. Here are my Halloween costume ideas from over the years:
Being 30 weeks pregnant I wanted to find an office friendly costume that was still relevant to my expectant mom status – this one was a hit!
- Shirt – Etsy – I pinned a flower to the baby’s head since I’m having a girl
- Black pants or skirt
- Face makeup (white and black makeup and pink lipstick)
Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin
That same year I wanted a different costume to wear to the Halloween party we were going to but also wanted to choose something that made sense with a big belly. This one has to be my all time favorite so far!
Winne the Pooh
- Dress in Mustard – you could also wear mustard colored leggings and a long mustard tee depending on the weather where you live.
10/23/17 Update: Looks like the original mustard colored dress I bought is no longer available. Here are a couple options that might work:
- Red tee shirt – I just used one I already had and tucked it under so it looked like a crop top.
- Plastic Flower Pot – wrote HUNNY (with the backwards N) with a sharpie and used yellow paint along the top. Then filled with yellow tissue paper.
- Pooh Ears – I borrowed these from a good friend but they have Winnie the Pooh headbands & clips out there or you could try to make your own!
- For a finishing touch I used brown/gold makeup and painted my nose black with eye shadow.
- Yellow Polo Shirt
- Blue Shorts
- Calf Socks
- Ideally red mary jane shoes would have been perfect but I told my husband he was fine in any sneakers he wanted to wear.
- A finishing touch would have been a red balloon but we didn’t have time to pick up.
Lumberjack and Tree
My husband already had a pretty solid beard and wasn’t a fan of an elaborate costume so this was a great masculine angle that still allowed me to be crafty!
- red and black flannel shirt
- Plastic Ax
- Beanie hat
- Beard (real is preferred!)
- Brown leggings
- Brown boots
- Hunter green tee
- Fake leaves
I glued leaves all over the tee with hot glue, then took a couple of stems and stuck them in my boots (no glue required). For the headband I took wire and twisted it around the leaves, then glued some leaves to bobby pins and pinned them into my hair as well for extra effect.
Birthday Boy and Pinata
This was a year that we didn’t have any set Halloween plans but I had the urge to be crafty regardless (of course) so I came up with a couples costume that literally required my husband to wear normal clothes with the addition of 3 simple props! We ended up going over a friends house for a casual Halloween get together.
- Any outfit
- Birthday hat
- Pinata stick
- Long camisole (long enough to be a dress)
- party streamers
- 2 party hats
- hot glue
First I cut the streamers into pieces all about the same length. Then hot glued the streamers on, starting at the bottom and working my way up. It’s really important to put some cardboard inside the dress before gluing on the streamers to stretch it out – otherwise they will tear when you put it on. If you can be super careful with the hot glue gun then you can glue them on while you wear the dress (this is what I ended up doing!). But again – be really careful not to burn yourself!
Then I glued smaller strips all around the party hats – and there you have it, a pinata!
Deviled Egg (not pictured)
This is one of the easiest office-friendly costumes that costs almost nothing. Cut an oval out of yellow felt. Then add glue to it in a balanced pattern and sprinkle red glitter on the glue while still wet. Once dry either glue the felt to the shirt or safety pin it if you want to be able to wear the shirt again. Then buy a cheap pair of devil ears and pitch fork and voila – you are a deviled egg!
Hope that helped spark some creativity- would love to hear your ideas in the comments!