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The Best Low-Key Halloween Costumes for Couples

Dressing up with your partner on Halloween can be so much fun! It’s a great way to be connected, intimate and strengthens your bond with one another. A lot of the costume couples out there are fun, corny and often a play on words. Other times, they are just tacky, ostentatious and loud. For some people, these types of costumes are great but might not be for everybody. Usually, these costumes make reference to sex in some way or another. And let’s face it, it’s usually geared toward straight couples as well. It can be hard to find a cute way to dress up during Halloween with your partner that doesn’t make you want to turn red in the face. Here are the best Halloween costumes for lowkey couples.

Sun and Moon

This is a great Halloween costume for lowkey couples! It can be used for any type of couple, and it is not based on sex, sexual orientation or gender. You can play as much into it as you want. Some people view the sun and moon as feminine and masculine, but really there is a definitive way of saying which one is which. You can look in your closet and see if you own more yellow or blue, then let that be the deciding factor to who dresses up as what. You can always dress this up or down as much as you and your partner are comfortable with. All you need is some sun and moon themed jewelry and accessories. It’s also great for couples that are super into astrology!

Cupid and Psyche

This one is great for couples who are into history and mythology. Cupid and Psyche are a known couple with one of the best romance stories to date. Again, you can mix up the gender on this one as the costume is not gender specific. One person just needs to wear red of some kind, have an arrow, wings and be adorned with some hearts. The other just needs to dress up as someone from ancient Greece. You can make a toga out of bedsheets if it’s last-minute as well. Better yet, each aspect of the costume can be a stand-alone, so it is great together and takes off the pressure of it being a couple costume. Overall, this costume has the potential to be super cute!

Pacman and Ghost

If you are into video games, a super cute costume is Pacman and a ghost. It doesn’t play upon the fact that you’re a couple, but it is within the same world. You can again go as big or as little as you want with this. One can wear yellow and stick a cut out of Pacman onto yourselves, and the other can either do the same with a ghost or wear a sheet and be a ghost girl. It’s an iconic reference everyone will get and will be a super fun way to showcase a shared interest of yours.

Fire and Ice

Finally, one that has been done repeatedly, but if you are in a pinch or just want something that doesn’t stand out too much, it’s great. Because it’s been done, it is not going to draw too much attention to yourself while still being absolutely adorable. This costume would be simple to find, and if you really want to make it a little more unique, you can try and recreate the fire and ice ice-skating costumes from Blades of Glory. This one again can be used for any type of couple and it doesn’t play up the fact that you are in a relationship. It’s super lowkey and a great way to be connected through a costume without it being too overwhelming.

All and all, Halloween is supposed to be a fun time. There is no need to force yourself to abide by cultural norms that don’t suit you. If you don’t want to dress up in a way that makes you and your partner stand out, you don’t have to! You can still dress up if you so choose to, and you can make it as high-key or low-key as you want! Make sure to respect yourself and your boundaries this Halloween so that you can have the best time possible.

Adrianna Pater

Wilfrid Laurier '21

Adrianna - 4th year Film and Management student at Wilfrid Laurier University. You will probably find me at the library. Instagram @AddiePater
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