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7 Unique Couples Costumes From Your Fave TV Shows

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably scrambling to think of the best, most unique couples costume to both flex your fit and your SO at the party. 

If you’re looking for your basic, run-of-the-mill Greaser duo, Firefighter and Dalmation, or Hugh Heffner and Playboy Bunny couples costume, you’ve come to the wrong place. Here are five unique couples costumes that you and your boo can dress up as for Halloween, all inspired by fan-favorite television characters.

1. Jesse & Jane

Any Breaking Bad fans here? If you’re one of them, then you definitely know Jesse Pinkman and his infamous goth girlfriend, Jane. For Jesse, all you need to do to achieve this look is to hit your local thrift store and find some tacky zip-up hoodies that look like they’re from circa 2009 Hot Topic to layer and pair with some way-too-big jeans and a beanie. 

For Jane, an all-black fit with an off-the-shoulder top and skinny jeans will suffice. Just be sure to pair it with some leather and studded jewelry, boots, a belt, or all of the above. Or, if you have the pieces for it, you can go for this iconic look from her first appearance in season three. It truly goes without saying that Jane’s style holds up well in 2022. 

2. Tina & Jimmy Jr.

Easy Peasy! This one is definitely for those last-minute couples that just don’t “do” Halloween — of those couples who are huge fans of Bob’s Burgers. For Tina, all you need are some thick glasses, a navy skirt, and a light blue tee. For Jimmy Jr., all you need is a yellow tee, a navy vest (preferably one that color-matches perfectly with Tina’s skirt), and some black jeans or slacks. Funny, easy, and comfortable? Sign me up.

3. Insurance Agents, Except They’re Hot

Maybe dressing up as a television character isn’t your or your partner’s thing. Let me propose to you one better: a recurring television commercial character. Think, of the Geico Gecko, Jake from State Farm, Mayhem from Allstate, and even Flo from Progressive. All you need for these costumes are pretty basic polos with a name tag to match your selected character — for the Geico Gecko, you’ll need some green face paint. You can achieve the “sexy Flo” look by pairing a short white apron with an even shorter white mini dress. Don’t forget your nametag and blue headband, though!

4. Bob Ross & a Happy Tree

There are countless Bob Ross costumes online for all genders, but if you wanted to take a DIY route, all you need is a blue long-sleeved collared shirt, blue jeans, and a paintbrush. For the person assuming the “happy tree” role, you could wear all black and super glue some plastic vines and leaves in place at various points on your shirt, dress, or pants. Think of the tree as something similar to a Garden of Eden-esque costume. 

5. Diane & Mr. Peanutbutter 

Bojack Horseman stans, rise. It’s like the basic firefighter and dalmatian costume, but better. Or, maybe it’s not similar at all, except that one of you gets to dress up like a dog. For Mr. Peanutbutter, all you need is a pair of blue jeans, a gray v-neck tee, and a pair of dog ears. For Diane, you need a white tee, blue jeans, glasses, and a navy-green jacket.

6. Marceline & Princess Bubblegum

How cute! Something cool about these Adventure Time characters is that, unlike many other cartoon characters, they don’t have a uniform outfit for the duration of the show. Princess Bubblegum can be achieved by wearing a monochrome-pink outfit (think: dainty and hyper-feminine, like circa 2010 Ariana Grande) paired with her signature crown that you can easily DIY. for Marceline, you can dress up in your best gothic attire, or you can browse through the many Amazon Marceline costume lists to find inspiration! There are also many Amazon products for Princess Bubblegum, too!

7. Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy

We’ve all seen the basic Harley Quinn and the Joker costume (yawn). However, pairing this classic Batman Halloween costume with Poison Ivy instead makes for a unique and sexy twist. There are so many DIY Harley Quinn costumes on TikTok, and all you need for Poison Ivy are some faux foliage and a red wig. Thank me after you post the fire Instagram pics.

See any fictional pairs that pique your interest? Or do you just need to watch a bit more Netflix to actually get some of these? Either way, I hope this got your creative juices brewing!

Katelyn Haruko Schmisseur is a senior at Chapman University pursuing a BFA in Creative Writing and a minor in Integrated Educational Studies. When she's not gallivanting around her college town in Orange County, she spends her time thrifting with her mom in her hometown, Honolulu. Follow Katelyn on social media! @Katelynharuko on Instagram, Tiktok, and Depop
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