9 DIY Couples Halloween Costume Ideas

A big part of the fun of dressing up as a couple for Halloween is creating your costume together. DIY costumes are great because they’re original and you can often spend much less on all you need. From copying Netflix’s popular ‘Tiger King’ characters of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin to choosing something a bit more timeless like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, we’ve got all of the ideas that will inspire you this Halloween.

With magical treasures arriving daily, you never know what you’ll find at your local thrift store. And, with Halloween just around the corner, head over to your neighborhood Goodwill store today to begin your hunt for that perfect couples Halloween costume.

Joe Exotic & Carole Baskin

Few TV shows were as popular this year as Netflix’s streaming sensation “Tiger King.” Dress up as the two colorful main stars, Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. If you have kids, you can make this into a family costume by having them wear tiger outfits.

Goodwill shopping list: Animal print long sleeve tops, large belt buckle, blonde wigs, floral headpiece, kids tiger costumes.

Harry Potter & Hermione

This is a great option for friends or newly dating couples who like the Harry Potter series. We love this costume because it’s an easy one to create on your own. All you need is a maroon and gold tie and his signature glasses to finish off this look.

Goodwill shopping list: Grey sweater, black skirt, black vest.

Barbie & Ken

Barbie and Ken have been around for many years, giving you lots of different outfits to choose from. Do a quick search online and pick your favorite outfits of theirs to copy. Our stores are stocked with plenty of tops and bottoms that could work for both men and women.

Goodwill shopping list: Hawaiian shirt and leg warmers.

Skeleton Bride & Groom

diy halloween costumes | skeleton bride and groom

This creepy costume is perfect for those who want to showcase their face painting or makeup skills. You can either add touches of red to your costume or stick to all black and white.

Goodwill shopping list: Red dress, and black sport coat.

Witch & Scarecrow

diy halloween couples costume | witch and scarecrow

Costumes inspired by the Wizard of Oz will never get old. These classic costumes are always a good go-to for Halloween parties.

Goodwill shopping list: A flannel shirt for him and a black dress for her.


diy halloween couples costumes | bandits

As kids, we all liked to pretend to be the “bad guys” at some point during playtime. Live out your wildest imagination by dressing up as bandits with your favorite partner in crime.

Goodwill shopping list: Striped shirts and black pants.


diy halloween couples costumes | clowns

Go wild with this option that includes lots of fun layers. Couples with humorous personalities will do well with this costume idea. You can even make it into a competition to see who can look the silliest!

Goodwill shopping list: Colorful hair accessories and oversized red tie.

Mickey & Minnie

For all the Disney lovers out there, dressing up as Mickey and Minnie is one of the easiest costumes to DIY. You can even make your own paper plate ears if you’re in a time crunch or on a tight budget.

Goodwill shopping list: Red pants, red tutu, suspenders, and yellow shoes.

Zombie Bride & Groom

Zombie bride and groom costumes can get pretty spooky. Start with collecting the basics–a used wedding dress and an old suit–and then splatter red paint all over each other.

Goodwill shopping list: Wedding dress and suit.

When you shop at Goodwill, you can embrace your inner creativity to make your own couples Halloween costumes for less. Come check out what unexpected items you can find at a Goodwill location near you this year. For more craft ideas and shopping inspiration, follow us on Facebook!

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