The Best Costumes Come In Pairs

Attending costume parties in groups of two can highlight your creativity when you choose outfits that are either identical or come in pairs with slight variation. The easy route is to go as a set of twins, even Siamese twins for that matter (joined at the hip) or well-known couples from TV, movies or celebrity news. On the other hand, if you feel up to challenge, create your own costume duos. Here are some complementary suggestions for costume pairs:

1. G.I. Joe & G.I. Jane – Wear military style jungle outfits and apply camouflage make-up to your face, you’ll be ready for action in no time.

2. The Blues Brothers – Go on a “mission from God” as Jake & Elwood Blues from movie The Blues Brothers. Wear matching dark (preferably black) suits, white shirts, sunglasses and dark colored thin neck ties, and top off the look with a fedora.

3. Barbie & Ken Go to College – For Barbie, wear a color-coordinated cheerleader uniform with pom poms; Ken gets the football uniform, helmet optional.

4. Tweedledee & Tweedledum – Place pillows on your tummies and wear loose pants or short pants with suspenders over them. You can also wear striped long sleeves tucked in your pants then wear caps on your heads. All of the clothes should be identical to mimic these characters from Alice in Wonderland.

5. Evil Twins – Wear matching black or devil style costumes.

6. The Bobbsey Twins – Wear children’s clothes and keep on imitating each other’s actions.

7. Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head – Wear brown sacks, and use fake big ears, big noses and bushy eyebrows. You can make a costume very similar to that of these characters. Refer to the animated film Toy Story for more Potato Head antics.

8. Dr. Evil & Mini-Me – Get a bald wig and wear identical grey Nehru suits as you attempt to defeat Austin Powers. This look is especially effective for parents and children.

9. Fred and George Weasley – From the Harry Potter film and book series, achieve this look with wizard’s clothes and make sure each carries a wand.

10. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Wear the costumes of a respected Victorian-era doctor and a hideously deformed monster.

11. Star WarsPrincess Leia & Luke Skywalker – Wear Jedi style clothes and imitate their respective hairdos, particularly the hair buns look of Princess Leia.

12. The Twins from The Matrix – Wear white all over, including your face make-up, the suits, trench coats; long dread lock wigs and matching pairs of cool black shades.

Other popular costumes for pairs include: ketchup & mustard, salt & pepper, bacon & eggs, The Mario Bros. Mario & Luigi, Batman & Robin, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin & Jasmine, Popeye & Olive Oyl, Shrek & Fiona, Neo & Trinity from The Matrix, Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble or Wilma Flintstone & Betty Rubble, Archie & Jughead, Winnie the Pooh & Piglet, Spongebob Squarepants & Patrick Star, the Statue of Liberty & Uncle Sam, among many others.


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