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.
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.
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.
For Suzy's look, find a pink Peter Pan collar dress to wear with white knee socks, a red beret and 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.
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.
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.
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.