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12 Cheap Halloween Couples Costumes That Won't Break The Bank

Your wallet will thank you.

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If you and your partner are still pondering different types of Halloween costumes, then consider taking inspiration from some of your favorite on-screen couples from TV shows. There are so many couples you could take cues from, such as High School Musical’s Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez and Veronica Lodge and Archie Andrews from Riverdale, or even newer ones like Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring from Heartstopper. And if you aren’t into pop culture, but want to be instantly recognizable, food costumes are always crowd-pleasing hits. Whatever you and your partner gravitate toward, there are tons of cheap couples costumes out there to choose from.

The best thing about Halloween is that you don’t need to break the bank to look good. Below, you’ll find cheap costumes that will put you and partner in first place in the costume contest. You and your signifcant other can achieve every single look here — all you need is a little bit of cash and a dose of creativity.

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Harley Quinn & The Joker

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Ever since Margot Robbie and Jared Leto made their debut as Harley Quinn and the Joker in Suicide Squad, fans have been trying to recreate their look. To be fair, this comic book duo has been a source of Halloween inspo for years before the movie, anyway. For Harley’s ensemble, you’ll just need neon pink suspender shorts, a fuzzy crop top, and a pair of stockings that’ll make you look like you have her tattoos (DIY or buy a costume set), as well as her signature two-toned hair (be it a wig or hair chalk).

Now for the Joker. The most important thing you need to do to get his look is to replicate his iconic tattoos and makeup — and with the below set, you can get as creative as you want. Plus, it also comes with temporary Harley Quinn tattoos so you and your partner can look like Gotham’s most-wanted couple.

Ruby & Sapphire

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From Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe, Ruby and Sapphire are a super cute couple to dress up as with your partner come Halloween. The two animated lead characters are beloved for being an on-screen lesbian couple (they even get married!) and are just a generally fun choice, given that they’re monochromatic “Gems” and all. To dress up as Ruby, you’ll need an athletic maroon tank top and some black bike shorts paired with a maroon tie headband.

And for a Sapphire costume, you’ll need a long light blue wig, a blue ballgown (or puffy sleeved maxi dress), and a white pair of gloves.

Nick Nelson & Charlie Spring


From graphic novel series-turned-Netflix hit, Heartstopper’s protagonists Nick and Charlie are a perfect pop culture couples costume for this Halloween. Their blossoming on-screen queer romance from friends warmed hearts, and it’s surprisingly easy to recreate with costumes. Simply find some dark and light blue striped rugby shirts, navy shorts, and navy tall socks — and perhaps even a rugby ball to toss around between you two.

Dwight Schrute & Angela Martin

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Dressing up as Dwight and Angela from The Office is a Halloween classic for a good reason. This Scranton couple has had fans laughing since the TV show first debuted in 2005 and they’re still a riot today. To look like Dwight, who was once Assistant Regional Manager — or should I say, Assistant to the Regional Manager, you’ll need a mustard-yellow shirt, a bland tie, and of course, his square glasses. And if you can find a pager to wear on your hip, people will definitely think you frequent Schrute Farms.

As for Angela, this bona fide cat lady is all about wearing modest clothes. Since Oscar likes to set the temperature at Dunder Mifflin at 66 degrees, Angela always wears a sweater or dons layers underneath a light jacket. Not sure if a turtleneck and pencil skirt will make it clear you’re Angela? Well, throw a lanyard around your neck and people will get it right away.

Edward Cullen & Bella Swan

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Your human life is over but your vampire life is just beginning. These Twilight-inspired costume ideas will let everyone know that your love is endless, just like Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s. Bella was never really into fashion, so you could basically reach into your closet and find any old flannel, long sleeve T-shirt, and blue jeans.

Like Bella, Edward’s style is pretty low-key. He doesn’t like to draw a lot of attention to himself with loud clothing. But his gold eyes, signature hair, and fangs will make you look like Forks’ dreamiest undead high school student.

Troy Bolton & Gabriella Montez


It’s not a Halloween party without Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez. This iconic duo sang their way into our hearts in 2006’s High School Musical, and they left fans crying when they graduated as seniors from East High School and went their separate ways. Get your head in the game with a Wildcats jersey, and once you throw it on, you’ll feel like the star of the basketball team.

Gabriella’s most iconic outfit was the red dress that she wore at the end of High School Musical. A simple red mini will have you all in this together.

Brittany Pierce & Santana Lopez

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Brittany Pierce and Santana Lopez practically ruled the halls at William McKinley High School. When they weren’t busy throwing slushies in Rachel’s face, they sang love songs to one another in Glee club. If you watched Glee, then you know just how hard it is to get a cheerleading uniform from Coach Sylvester. Luckily for you, they’re easy to buy for Halloween. And don’t forget to throw your hair up into a high pony.

Tokyo & Rio

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Whoever said that love and crime don’t mix obviously hasn’t met Tokyo and Rio. You and your partner will give everyone a run for their money with these iconic Money Heist jumpsuits and masks. Dressed like this, you’re in danger of being mistaken for the crew who held up the Royal Mint of Spain — and got away with it.

Veronica Lodge & Archie Andrews

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It’s time to transport to Riverdale with this cute Veronica Lodge and Archie Andrews couples costume. And getting an outfit that resembles the duo is pretty easy. First off, nothing screams Archie like his varsity football jacket. From there you’ll just need a plain white tee and some jeans — oh, and a red haired wig, of course.

If you know Veronica, then you know that she loves wearing a cute A-line skirt just as much as she loves Archie. Go for a general preppy style (hello, Peter Pan collars) and you’re good to go.

Food Pairings Couples Halloween Costumes

Sometimes you just have to go with a classic. With all of the great pop culture couples costumes out there, we’ve drifted away from simple Halloween getups. Plus, food-related costumes tend to be cheap and easy — and especially good choices for the pairs who don’t plan ahead and are left searching for costumes right before the holiday.

Khaleesi & Khal Drogo


The mother of dragons has arrived! And she’s ready to take over Westeros with her husband, Khal Drogo. Even though Daenerys Targaryen’s icy blonde hair wasn’t the reason why she got the Unsullied to follow her, it sure was the reason why she looked so fierce on-screen. Opt for a wig and and ice blue dress, and you can’t go wrong.

Khal Drogo didn’t last long in Game of Thrones, but he sure did become a memorable character when he wed Khalessi and followed her across the Narrow Sea. Become a true Dothraki warrior with a long-braided wig and some warrior pants (aka suede bellbottoms).

Beauty & The Beast


Your love with your partner is like a song as old as time. Celebrate it with some affordable Beauty and the Beast costumes. If you don’t want a store-bought costume for Belle, then try finding any yellow maxi dress full of tulle and pair it with some long yellow gloves.

For the beast, go full DIY mode and craft a mask to wear — or just pick a pre-made hood with horns up! The beast is known for his sophisticated blue and gold suits, but you can easily recreate his presumably expensive look with a basic tailcoat.

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