Couples costumes can easily skew tacky, but they don’t have to—when you’ve got a significant other or best friend you can’t resist pairing up with, all it takes is a little ingenuity to drum up a duo you’ll be proud to channel for Halloween. To aid in the process, we’ve gathered four of the coolest twosomes to emulate this year—from legendary rock ‘n’ roll lovebirds to an adorable team from a Wes Anderson flick. Shop the pieces you and your partner need for ensembles that’ll make everyone genuinely go, “Aww!”
The Perfect Couple
He's a rock legend. She's a supermodel. They were the reigning cool couple of the '70s and their 22-year relationship was all the goals. And it doesn't hurt that they both had (and continue to have) killer style.
Channel the Rolling Stones front man's flamboyant flair by rocking a plaid checked suit, satin shirt and edgy Chelsea boots.
Checked Burgundy Suit Trousers
Checked Burgundy Suit Blazer
Black Satin Muscle Fit Shirt
Deven Point-Toe Velvet Chelsea Boots
Emulate Jerry's glamorous '70s look with a scene-stealing sequin column dress with a faux fur stole and gold statement earrings. We suggest perusing the vintage-store racks to find one-of-a-kind versions for many of these costume essentials.
Nudistsong Ankle Strap Sandal
Faux Fur Stole Scarf Blue
Octavia Hoop Earrings
Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom won everyone's hearts with its quirky coming-of-age love story of precocious 12-year-olds Sam Shakusky and Suzy Bishop. Their adorable ensembles are just too good not to copy.
A Khaki Scout number is not complete without a badge-bedecked shirt, cargo shorts and a raccoon-tail hat.
Baker Short in Olive Drab
NYC Mens 8701 Vintaged Flying 10th Olive Military Shirt
Westhaven 6 Side Zip Boot
For Suzy's look, find a pink Peter Pan collar dress to wear with white knee socks, a red beret and sneakers.
Women’s Super Soft Pointelle Knee High Boot Socks
A New Day
Elegant Girl Peter Pan Collar Long Sleeves Dress
Nylite 2 Sneakers
Karl Lagerfeld and his cat Choupette are the power couple of fashion, if we do say so ourselves.
If one is going to emulate the Chanel designer, he or she shall abide by the uniform. A black blazer and pants with a button-down and silk tie are musts. Top them off with fingerless gloves and dark shades to emulate the genius' enigmatic look. Don't forget a white wig with ponytail.
Ludlow Slim-fit spread-collar shirt
Karl Lagerfeld Paris
Black Semi Tech Slim-Fit Shell Blazer
To pull off the look of fashion's chicest feline, opt for a white fuzzy sweater with a pencil skirt, gold choker and, of course, cat ears.
Cream Double Frill Panel Jersey Pencil Skirt
Ribbed Panels Sweater
M.Haskell for Gold-Tone Crystal Lace Choker Necklace
INC International Concepts
White Cat Ears
Their whirlwind and often turbulent romance was one for the books. Musicians Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were the '90s grunge couple du jour.
Channel Kurt's iconic Nirvana look with jeans, striped sweater and Chucks.
Chuck Taylor® Low Sneaker
Striped Cotton-Blend Sweater
Mid-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans
Equal parts saccharine and edge, Courtney's go-to outfits always consisted of a baby-doll dress and fishnet tights. Accessorize with a choker necklace and patent pumps.
Velvet Ring Choker Necklace
Chiffon Babydoll Dress