Oh, the '90s. What a time to grow up. I can't be the only one who still has boxes of stuff from this era lingering in the attic. Whether your toy of choice was a Furby or one those Neopets that were fun until they died because you kept forgetting to feed them, the '90s are the perfect time for you to reminisce on if you're still searching for the perfect Halloween costume idea. If you and your boo are looking for the perfect '90s couples costumes, then we've got you so covered.
However, be warned: All of these costumes may result in some serious nostalgia. But before you start calling your mom begging her to ship you a care package full of those thick, ruffly scrunchies, take a breath. Although the '90s may have been super amazing, you most definitely would not be sitting here right now combing the web for costume ideas because the internet was still super weird and way less fun. Plus, it took forever to log onto AOL. Remember that crazy sound that the computer used to make while it was connecting?
But luckily, Halloween is the perfect occasion to get your throwback on, so there's no need to get too down daydreaming about sippin' Capri Suns in your Heyday.
1. Reggie And Otto From Rocket Power
Few '90s kid shows will reach the glory of Rocket Power. At the time, it felt like there was nothing cooler than watching this group of awesome kids getting into all kinds of shenanigans. Now that I think about it, this show was also pretty diverse for its time. so kudos to Nickelodeon for that one.
If you decide to show up at this year's Halloween festivities dressed as brother and sister pair Otto and Reggie, then be prepared because you're gonna be dishing out some serious nostalgic realness. Naturally, whoever decides to go as Reggie is gonna need a medium-length purple wig. All she needs now is a magenta/pink shirt — brownie points if you have the time to cut out a yellow rocket design to glue on the shirt — red sunglasses, and army printed cargo pants. Otto is definitely gonna need some kind of gingery wig, sunglasses, green headband, yellow shirt, and athletic shorts. If you're feeling ambitious, then by all means, feel free to grab your skates and spend the evening rolling from venue to venue.
2. Tommy And Angelica From Rugrats
Rugrats was the bomb. The best part of this costume idea is that it is hilarious and pretty easy to throw together for all of my procrastinators out there who like to wait 'til the week of to start figuring their lives out.
All Tommy needs is an adult diaper and baby blue crop top. Can't find a crop top? No worries. You can also just buy a normal light blue shirt and cut it to give it that authentic baby look. Angelica could most definitely use a blond wig — although it's not totally necessary if you're in a pinch. Throw on an orange sweater and purple dress over it, and you're good to go. Just don't forget the matching purple hair bows for Angelica's pigtails and baby bottles, which can conveniently be used to hold some of your alcoholic refreshments for the evening. You can thank us later.
3. Corey And Topanga From Boy Meets World
Who could forget the adorable young lovebirds Corey and Topanga from the '90s sitcom Boy Meets World? This is another great throwback-inspired costume that requires pretty minimal planning.
First things first, Topanga needs a denim vest if you're going for the classic girl next door look — although if you want to get creative and spend some time browsing her other looks, then don't let us stop you. She's also gonna need a white shirt and a skirt; might I suggest corduroy? Now you have a perfect excuse to head on down to your local thrift store. If the Corey to your Topanga doesn't have naturally curly hair, then you should probably opt for a dark curly wig; it may give the costume more of a goofy vibe, but it will definitely help with recognizability factor. As far as clothes go, Corey has a ton of artistic freedom. A denim button-down, argyle sweater, or just about anything else will work as long as it's a bit oversized.
4. The Olsen Twins Then Or Now
Nothing screams the '90s quite like the Olsen twins. For better or worse, we watched them grow up right before our eyes. There are a ton of different routes you can go when trying to emulate these cuties. The easiest way is to invest in two identical blonde wigs to communicate the whole twin vibe. Next, you're going to need two matching dresses and accessories. If you're going for a more current Olsen twin look, then keep the wigs, add some oversized black sunglasses and all black clothes, and you're good to go.
5. Beanie Babies
Who doesn't remember the bizarre '90s kind-of-sort-of toy, Beanie Babies? The secret to pulling this costume off is one thing, and one thing only: that infamous "ty" tag that made millions of children's hearts beat a little faster. Grab some construction paper or poster board, and get to work. Don't forget to fill in the tag with your beanie name and information about yourself.
6. Wayne And Garth From Wayne's World
Ah, Wayne's World — a cult classic. Reminiscing about this goofy duo is just the thing to get all the '90s kids dreaming of a time when VHS tapes were a life source and Nintendo was your favorite pastime.
If you and your partner would like to pay homage to this super silly film, then I've got some really good news for you: This couples costume is available already assembled with all of the necessary costume components. That means you have absolutely zero excuses to not have your life together come October 31. If you're feeling like putting in the extra effort, then Garth is going to need a grungy white band tee, blue flannel, blonde wig, and large framed glasses. Wayne needs a Wayne's World hat and black tee — and voila.
7. Your Two Favorite Chipmunks From Alvin And The Chipmunks
Sometimes, cartoon animals are too cute. Like, straight up, if you look at them too long, you will definitely get weirded out by how adorable and symmetrical they are. Alvin and The Chipmunks were definitely too cute for their own good. That's why deciding to dress up as two of these little guys is a fantastic idea, and if you're a couple who loves the spotlight, here's your excuse to break out into spontaneous song and dance.
All you're gonna need is an oversized turtleneck sweater to match the color of your chosen Chipmunk — make sure if one of you decides to be Alvin that you spray paint a yellow "A" onto your sweater — and a red hat for Alvin and/or glasses for Simon.
8. Kim And Ron From Kim Possible
I can't be the only person who thought that the theme song to Kim Possible was actually a catchy pop song that I wish was a full four minutes. A '90s inspired Halloween roundup just wouldn't be complete without these two. Although the show technically didn't come out until the early 2000's, I was still all about it.
If either you or your partner is a red head, then it's settled; they're playing Kim. For the rest of you ginger-less couples, guess what? There's a wig for that. Kim is also going to need a black cropped turtleneck sweater and cargo joggers. Ron is also going to need a black turtleneck with matching black gloves and cargo pants.
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