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12 Rhyme Without Reason Ideas That Make Great Halloween Costumes

Halloween 2023 is right around the corner, and if you’re struggling to figure out what you’re going to be for Halloween, don’t worry! Why not just use TikTok’s Rhyme Without Reason trend for costume ideas

Rhyme Without Reason can help you find a costume idea that’s unique if you’re going as a pair, either with a partner or a friend. Instead of going for the usual witch or dressing up as Mike Myers or Freddie Krueger from the classic Halloween movies, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street, Rhyme Without Reason costumes let you mix two things, people, or characters that have rhyming names but are completely different otherwise. It’s a great way to be creative, and you and your friend can combine two things that absolutely make no sense but will have you — and everyone who asks you about your costume — laughing about it afterwards. There are even ideas to make costumes  out of rhyming trios, if you’re in a friend group of three. 

So if you’re struggling to find a costume idea yet, don’t worry. I’ve got 12 cool ideas to share on what you can wear this Halloween as a Rhyme Without Reason pair.

Tinkerbell + Taco Bell

You can dress in the traditional Tinkerbell outfit with the fairy wings and green dress, but this duo wouldn’t be as exciting without a taco from Taco Bell costume!

Cinderella + Umbrella

You’ll be feeling like an absolute princess wearing a blue poofy dress just like Cinderella. As for the other costume, wear an umbrella hat or, for a less literal interpretation, emulate Rihanna’s outfit in the “Umbrella” music video.

Pumpkin Pie + Butterfly

Dress yourself up in a pumpkin pie outfit and pair it with your butterfly-winged partner.

Darth Vader + Cheese Grater

Go all out in a Darth Vader costume while your partner dresses as a cheese grater.

Ramp + Lamp

A hat that’s shaped like a lamp will have fellow Halloween partygoers laughing for ages. 

Spiderman + Cider Can

Celebrate superheroes and cider — the perfect pairing.

Gummy + Mummy

This one’s self-explanatory.

Whale + Snail

Dress in a whale costume and have your partner wear a snail shell and a headpiece with snail eyes.

Fairy + Strawberry

This is an option for the besties who want something simple, cute, and glittery (you’ll need fairy dust, after all!).

Phoenix + Kleenex

Phoenix is a hot city filled with cacti — or a mythical bird. Whichever interpretation you take, your partner can be dressed in Kleenex tissues easy-peasy.

Joker + Poker

Wear the makeup of the Joker and pair it with your friend’s poker dealer costume. This one works on a meta level too, since there’s always a Joker or two in a deck of cards.

Wizard + Lizard

Dress in a lizard costume from head to toe, with a partner dressed in a wizard costume with a wand and hat!

Fiona Hernandez is a national writer for Her Campus. Her writing focuses on life and career. Fiona just graduated from the University at Albany, SUNY with a bachelors' degree in journalism in May 2023. She currently works at the university as the Assistant Director of Outreach and Promotion where she is doing marketing and communications. Writing is something she's passionate about and she is very happy to continue putting her creative energy to work. Much of her hobbies include reading, writing, painting, and drinking green tea.