Fancy Dress Ideas for Couples

Updated April 17, 2017

Surprise guests at the office party by showing up in a fancy couples costume. Although most people would prefer to do this during Halloween, it isn't necessary. People love being entertained and wearing a fancy costume will make people smile and help break the ice. Famous couples costume parties don't always need to be held close to Halloween either. Spice up any time of year with an impromptu costume party for friends and family with a couples fancy dress theme.

Historical Couples

Historical costumes allow couples to the choice of real or fictional characters. Perhaps one or both of you have an interest in Medieval times or Arthurian legend. This is your opportunity to become your favourite historical characters for an evening. You could be Guinevere and Arthur or Robin Hood and Maid Marian. Bonnie and Clyde or John Lennon and Yoko Ono are more contemporary choices. George and Martha Washington would make a good choice for couples who love American history. Same sex couples could go as Abbot and Costello, Lewis and Clark, Laverne and Shirley or Lucy and Ethel. Most important is that the couple enjoys and feels confident about their costume.

Super Hero Couples

Probably the most popular traditional superhero couples costume is Superman and Loise Lane. Batman and Cat Woman make a good pair and also offer the opportunity for a sexy costume for both. If you want to really mix it up and show off, Beowulf and his Demon Woman would not only be sexy, but also stimulate conversation at a party. More modern versions of superhero couples costumes include Wolverine and Storm or Peter Parker (Spider Man) and Mary Jane. Put a twist on the superhero couple by dressing as super hero's and their nemesis. Batman and The Joker, Spider Man and "Dark" Spider Man or Mr. Incredible and Syndrome are modern choices that could easily be found online or at local costume shops.

Modern Famous (and Infamous) Couples

Modern famous couples costumes allow couples to dress in a more contemporary fashion. Some couples aren't comfortable in fancy historical dress or superhero gear. Dressing as modern famous couples give a couple room for individual personality as well as comfort. Some ideas for modern couples in the music industry are Garth Brooks and Trish Yearwood, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Brittney Spears and Justin Timberlake or Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. Popular famous couples in the movie industry include Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt or Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. Famous politicians to dress as could be Michelle and Barak Obama or Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinski. These types of costumes will break the ice at a party and open the floor for interesting conversation.

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Mary Johnson-Gerard began writing professionally in 1975 and expanded to writing online in 2003. She has been published on the Frenzyness Divorce Blog and on Neumind International Pte Ltd. Her book "When Divorce Hurts Too Long—Ouch" was published in 2009. Johnson-Gerard holds a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Missouri.