Two things about me: I love celebrities and I love a good rhyme (I’m an English major). Another thing about me is that all my creativity goes out the window when I try to come up with Halloween costumes. I tend to pull something together last minute based on what I already have in my closet. But this year, my best friends and I have decided to go all out for Halloween – and what better costume inspo than the iconic celebrities I think about 24/7?
A “rhyme without reason” party is the perfect opportunity for a pair of pop culture-obsessed besties, roomies, or lovers to let their fan flags fly. Whether you’re throwing the party or attending another stan’s soirée, these celeb-inspired duo costumes are guaranteed to make you stand out. For my last-minute costume girlies, don’t worry! Some of these can easily be recreated with basic pieces you probably wear all the time (hint hint, No. 4). It all comes down to how you style them. Roll out the red carpet this Halloween with these celebrity rhyme without reason costume ideas.
1. Britney & Pink Whitney
No college girl’s party is complete without Britney Spears and Pink Whitney. I’d recommend you dress up as Britney from the “Toxic” music video for a subtle, LOL-worthy shoutout to Pink Whitney’s power.
2. Daisy Jones & Post Malone
Throw it back to 1971 and 2017 with these rock star costumes.
3. Justin Bieber & A Beaver
Homophones can be tricky. Swoop your bangs to the side, rock an oversized purple hoodie under a white jean jacket while your partner carries around some logs – no one will be able to tell who’s who.
4. The Rock & A Jock
You know exactly which picture of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to recreate. As for the jock, just grab a jersey or varity jacket along with a ball of some sort.
5. Taylor & A Sailor
Ahoy, Swifties! Taylor Swift’s got a lot of eras for you to recreate, but a sailor costume never goes out of style.
6. Queen Bey & Queen Bee
Rule the beehive (AKA everyone at the party) with this clever duo. Pick up a pair of yellow wings for the Queen Bee and a microphone for the Queen Bey. If you’re going to dress up as Beyoncé, you’d better have the pipes to back it up!
7. Ariana Grande & Harambe
Pay homage to a viral, culture-shifting icon – and Ariana Grande.
8. Katy Perry & Guy Fieri
Sorry Guy: this whipped cream is strictly for wearing, not eating. Katy’s Teenage Dream era is the most recognizable (think blue hair and a candy cane bikini), but you can also recreate her fiery Super Bowl Halftime Show look to match the flames on Guy Fieri’s signature shirt.
9. Ice Spice & Human Sacrifice
This one’s for my horror lovers. Rip up a white sheet, add some fake blood, and boom: you’ve got the most creative yet terrifying costume of the night. Bonus points if your partner sips on the Ice Spice Munchkins drink from Dunkin’ all night long while wearing a curly red wig and a tracksuit.
10. Scarlet & Old Hollywood Starlet
Paint the town (and yourself) red this Halloween as Doja Cat’s alter ego, Scarlet. Your partner will get just as much attention with a red lip, elbow-length gloves, and a showstopping formal gown. You’ll be channeling “Agora Hills” and the Hollywood Hills at the same time!