INTERPRETATION of what we CHOOSE to wear.
We have ladies opting for “sexy/crazy” anything (teachers, nurses, witches, etc) and men flaunting their (fake) abs as they live out their heroic, Avenger dreams. But what can we expect from couples? Here are the top 10 suggested Halloween getups for all the couples ready to leave a statement.
Here are your Top 10 Couples Halloween Costumes
1.) ERIK and CHRISTINE (Phantom of the Opera)
LADIES: Any lacy, long white gown. And it’s not just about the dress, make sure hair comes down in soft curls to complete the classic look.
GENTLEMEN: Any deep black suit and a half mask. Make sure hair is sleek and pulled back.
2.) AUSTIN POWERS and FELICITY
LADIES: The key is to look like the seductive, blonde decoy. Essentials: A sexy one-piece suit, knee length boots and big, blonde locks for a wig.
GENTLEMEN: It’s all about being flashy. To be easily distinguished, go for the trademark red suit (improvise with red pants and a red collared jacket) with a white, ruffled long sleeved polo inside. Don’t forget the big-rimmed eyeglasses and the shaggy hair to complete the look.
3.) KING and QUEEN of HEARTS
Like a typical royal costume, wear “his” and “her” crowns and capes. To make sure it comes across as the king and queen of hearts, dress in shades of red, blue and yellow / gold. It would be better as well to put heart images all over. For men, you can opt for a chin-length straight cut wig. For women, keep your hair long and straight underneath the crown. Batons / scepters will add a nice touch.
4.) ADAM's FAMILY (Gomez and Morticia)
Ladies: Channeling Morticia is quite simple. She usually dresses in an all-black ensemble (opt for a one-piece flowing black gown and a matching shawl). Keep hair straight and framing the face (or get a wig). The drama is on the makeup. Put layers and layers of foundation for a stark white look and highlight with dark red lipstick, dark arched eyebrows and smoky eyes.
Gentlemen: Pin striped suit with a bowtie. Keep hair sleek and sport a mustache. Carry around a pipe / cigar as accessory.
5.) DARTH VADER and PRINCESS LEIA
Ladies: It’s a known fact that men drool over Princess Leia in her iconic “metal” bikini, but the all white ensemble is equally attractive (and less exposed). Opt for a long-sleeved white dress or a white top/A-line skirt. Clinch with a silver belt. Hair is divided and pulled back into buns at ear point.
Gentlemen: To pull this off, you’ll need: armor and padding (to look really buff), dark clothing (preferably dark black), black boots, black gloves, black cape. The highlights: black helmet and a lightsaber. It takes tremendous commitment and willpower to pull of this heat-inducing costume. Not really advisable for outdoor parties with humid weather.
6.) ALADDIN and JASMINE
Ladies: Get matching blue green top and loose-fitting pants. Top should emphasize a bare, midriff area (or opt for a bikini top). Accessorize belly area with a gold belt or a colorful shawl. Go for gold hoop earrings and bangles. Jasmine has long, jet black hair so unless you have it, go for a wig. Put on a blue green , jeweled hairband. Wear blue flats / sandals.
Gentlemen: Basics would be a brightly- colored vest and loose, breathable white pants. You may opt to throw a long-sleeved white polo under the vest if the weather is chilly. Get a colored cloth and tie around the waist. Wear a red cap or improvise with a colored cup / container lid. Walk around in a pair of open-toed sandals.
7.) CAESAR and CLEOPATRA
Ladies: Hailed as one of the most beautiful, Cleopatra was the embodiment of what an Egyptian queen should be. Dawn a simple yet elegant white dress (or a white tank top and matching loose pants, whichever’s more comfortable and convenient). Adorn the collar area with an extravagant collarpiece (improvise with a cardboard --- draw abstract patterns and place gold embellishments). Put on gold cuffs at each wrist and a long cape. Secure hair with a gold headpiece, and waist with a gold belt. Accessorize with gold earrings and bracelets.
Gentlemen: If you’re not comfortable wearing a loose, white dress, opt for a loose fitting white top and matching loose pants. Or find a long, white cloth that can simply be pinned down on sides to create form. Get a bright colored cloth to serve as cape and tie one end on the shoulder. Place a head garland made of leaves / embellishments that mimic a crown. Wear sandals / slippers.
8.) THING 1 and 2 (Dr Seuss Book)
Essentials: Curly, electric blue wig. Red jumpsuit (or red top + loose red pants). White rubber shoes / sneakers. Cut out cardboard pieces with “thing 1” and “thing 2” labels. Simple yet cute, catchy and dynamic.
9.) NEWLY WED ZOMBIE COUPLE
Just like any wedding couple, it comes with a bridal dress, a veil and a suit. Make it apt for Halloween by splattering red food coloring, put charcoal to soil the dress or stick an artificial, handcrafted axe / knife at the back.
10.) LOIS LANE AND CLARK KENT (Superman)
Ladies: Lois Lane is your ordinary human --- a damsel in distress. Any office attire will work.
Gentlemen: The easiest would be to sport a ready-made Superman T-shirt that’s available in most department / specialty stores. Pair this with matching tights or a unitard. Put on red trunks, clasped with a gold belt. Complete the look with a pair of boots and a cape. Keep hair waxed and sleek.