Scary Halloween Costumes For Couples – These ones are head turners

Halloween is our favourite day of the year. It is a terrific holiday to celebrate with family and friends. Dressing up and trick or treating isn’t just for kids, and for adults that want to participate in Halloween couple’s costumes are the best. The costumes can be cheeky, punny, or scary. In this list, we are looking at the scary Halloween Costumes for couples that are available online. Here are our picks for the best scary Halloween costumes for couples.

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1. Chucky and the Bride of Chucky Costumes

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Chucky and The Bride of Chucky are great horror flicks. They are kind of scary, and kind of campy, and the characters make for a fabulous and unexpected Halloween couple's costume.

Click here for the Bride costume.

Click here for the Chucky costume.

2. Zombie School Girl and School Boy Costumes

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This couple's costume combines the forbidden "sexiness" of the schoolgirl uniform with the variety of the zombie look. Zombies can be anything from pale-skinned bloody messes to rotting flesh and exposed bones. So have fun with the Halloween makeup and accessories and make it your own.

Click here for the Zombie School Girl costume.

Click here for the Zombie School Boy costume.

3. Mummy Couple or Mummy Family Costumes

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Mummies are another one of those adjustable Halloween costumes. You can cover or show as much "flesh" as you desire and the face makeup can be pale with bags under the eyes or glamourous if that is preferred.

Click here for the Women's Mummy costume.

Click here for the Men's Mummy costume.

4. Voodoo Witch and Voodoo Priest Costumes

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These Voodoo costumes are awesome. Part of what makes voodoo freaky is that it is real. The costumes can be accessorized and customized to make a scarier impact on Halloween. Add a voodoo doll or a headless chicken and take the authenticity even further.

Click here for the Voodoo Witch costume.

Click here for the Voodoo Priest Doctor costume.

5. Vampires of the Dreadful Sort Costumes

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Vampires are the living dead and not much is scarier than that. Plus they drink the blood of humans so they are actually predatory dead creatures. The costumes are extremely customizable as vampires have appeared in the literature and movies set in the middle ages, right up to present day. So have fun with it. Wearing a set of fangs dipped in blood is always a great way to spend Halloween.

Click here for the Dreadful Vampiress costume.

Click here for the Dreadful Vampire costume.

6. Jack Skellington and Sally Costumes

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Are you a fan of the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas? If so, you may want to dress as Jack Skellington and Sally with your significant other. These costumes are high quality and comfortable. Yes, even Jack's mask is comfy.

Click here for the Sally costume.

Click here for the Jack Skellington costume.

7. Countess and Gentleman Ghost Costumes

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Add a bit of sophistication to the celebrations of All Hallows Eve with these costumes. The Countess costume is elegant with her evening dress and optional Marie Antionette powdered wig. While the Gentleman's Ghost costume makes a statement with its top hat and tails. Take your Ghost Game up a notch with these costumes.

Click here for the Countess Ghost costume.

Click here for the Gentleman's Ghost costume.

8. Beetlejuice and Lydia Costumes

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Another costume set for the movie lovers out there. This time it is Beetlejuice and Lydia. Capture the essence of Lydia in this Red Wedding Dress costume, and of course, Beetlejuice should be dressed in his unique white and black striped suit. Don't forget the crazy wig!

Click here for the Lydia costume.

Click here for the Beetlejuice costume.

9. Angel and Devil Costumes

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Devils are scary. And it can be argued that both angels and the devil are real. This particular angel is a dark angel so she leans a little closer to the devil side than she does to the angel side. Have fun. Be mischevious and a bit evil this Halloween.

Click here for the Women's Dark Angel costume.

Click here for the Men's Devil costume.

10. Uncle Fester and Wednesday Addams Costumes

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Another costume set for the television and movie fans of The Addams Family, but with a twist. Instead of being the all-too-common Morticia and Gomez Addams costumes we chose the lesser known characters of Uncle Fester and Wednesday Addams. Wednesday Addams was the original Goth Girl and you can have fun with her pale deadpan face and the goofiness of Uncle Fester.

Click here for the Wednesday Addams costume.

Click here for the Uncle Fester costume.

Thanks for stopping buy and checking out these scary Halloween costumes for couples.

Have fun and Happy Halloween!

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A Brief History Of Halloween

The name Halloween was shortened from “All Hallows’ Evening”. It is also known as “All Saints Eve” and “AllHalloween” Halloween is celebrated in many countries, mostly, in the western world.  Different countries and cultures celebrate in different ways. Let’s learn about how it is done.

Mexico, Spain, and Latin America

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In the cultures of Spain, Mexico, and Latin America the celebration is not referred to as Halloween but rather it is the Day of the Dead or All Soul’s Day. The population of those countries are predominantly Catholic. During the yearly three-day-long celebration that starts on the evening of October 31 and lasts until November 2 many things need to happen to honour the loved ones and ancestors that have passed away.  The family will build an altar for the dead in their home and decorate it with flowers, candy, drinks, and the favourite food of the deceased. The family will also have a wash basin and towel left out for the deceased to freshen up with before they attend the feast. The way to the home is lit by candles and lanterns.

It is also important to clean, paint, trim the grass, and plant flowers at the graves of the dead family members at the start of the celebration. On November 2nd the family will gather in the graveyard for a picnic and drinks with their dearly departed. I admire this celebration as it looks at death head on and makes it something worth celebrating and less feared. I also appreciate that this celebration makes people remember, speak of, and honour those that have passed away. North Americans could learn something from this culture.

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Ireland and North America-A brief history of Halloween

Did you know that Halloween or rather All Saints Eve began in Ireland? News to me. In Ireland, Canada, and the United States Halloween happens on October 31st. It is celebrated in much the same fashion within these countries and is known for costume parties, decorating, and trick-or-treating. The children get dressed in costumes (and depending on the temperature the costume may have a snowsuit underneath it) and go door-to-door asking for candy from their neighbours. Yes, we teach our children to take candy from strangers! Parenting is confusing.

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England

Okay, remember that thing about Catholics that I mentioned earlier? Well, England is not known for having a huge Catholic population. Historically it is known for persecuting them. Thanks to good old King Henry VIII and his desire to divorce his first wife in order to wed and bed Anne Boleyn in the hopes of creating a male heir, England broke away from the Pope and the Catholic Church. This means that although their close (and Catholic) neighbours in Ireland were celebrating All Saints Eve the English had to poo-poo it.

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On November 5, 1606, Guy Fawkes was executed for his attempt to blow up the British Parliament Building. Guy Fawkes was a traitor and the English people lit bonfires and celebrated his death that night. This has become a yearly tradition. All over England on the evening of November 5th bonfires are lit, effigies are burnt, and fireworks and firecrackers go off. It is called Guy Fawkes Day and children will make effigies of a man and carry them around town knocking on doors while asking for a “penny for Guy” which the children keep for themselves. Sounds strange. Well in England there is no better reason needed to start a neighbourhood bonfire and celebrate the death of an English traitor with all your friends.

All over England on the evening of November 5th bonfires are lit, effigies are burnt, and fireworks and firecrackers go off. It is called Guy Fawkes Day and children will make effigies of a man and carry them around town knocking on doors while asking for a “penny for Guy” which the children keep for themselves. Sounds strange. But in England, there is no better reason needed to start a neighbourhood bonfire and celebrate the death of an English traitor with all your friends.

Decorations

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The Halloween decoration of the Jack-o-lantern comes from an old Irish folk tale. It represents a soul denied entry into both Hell and Heaven. It is just plain freaky looking to me.

The folktale goes like this: A man named Jack came across the devil and Jack tricked him into climbing a tree. Jack then cut the sign of the cross into the tree and trapped the devil. Jack made a deal with the devil that the devil would never take his soul if Jack let him go. After a life of sin and drinking, Jack was not allowed into Heaven. Keeping his promise the devil did not allow him into Hell and throws a live coal at him. It was a cold night so Jack put the live coal in a hollowed out turnip to stop it from going out. Since then Jack and his lantern have been looking for a place to rest. Poor Jack, he should have made better choices when he was alive. Like all folk tales, this Jack-O-Lantern story is a cautionary tale.

Halloween Safety

  • Let’s all keep safety in mind on Halloween night:
    -Slow down while driving and keep an eye out for those trick-or-treaters.
    -Consider using face makeup instead of masks for the young ones.
    -Trick or treat in groups.
    -Kids costumes should be the right size to avoid tripping.

Now you have had a brief history of Halloween. We wish you all a Happy Halloween. Have fun and be safe. We would love to know about your best costume ideas. Comment below.

Cheers,

Bill and the Other Half

 

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