Couples costumes are the perfect way to remind everyone you’re cuffed and put your creativity on display. But if locking down your most recent Bumble match feels more like a trick than a treat, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with couples costume ideas that will still work even if your relationship shuts down like a Halloween store on November 1.
A GHOST + A GHOST (like an actual ghost and someone getting ghosted via text)
Love may be dead but their phone is definitely not, so it sounds like you’re getting good old-fashioned ghosted. This pair of ghosts is a great summation of how most of our Bumble interactions end: haunting their Instagram stories, re-reading the triple text we sent two days ago, and convincing ourselves that if we had used “lmao” instead of “lol” everything would have been different. Don’t worry, misery loves company, and that mascara running down your face will secure you a new Snapchat best friend before the night is over.
AN OLD CAMPUS FAVORITE + A WRECKING BALL
Whether you were a loyalist to The O, Too’s, or Mama’s Pasta and Brew, we’ve all experienced heartbreak as we watched construction equipment tear down our second homes. This costume sums up the feeling of an entire student body. If we couldn’t even save Too’s, don’t feel bad about not being able to save your relationship.
MILEY + LIAM
Just like Miley and Liam, you two have been the perfect on-again-off-again couple for years! When things are good they’re really good, and when things are bad, they’re bad. (I mean bad like, crush his Xbox controllers and post the video on Youtube just to be belittled for disrespecting someone else’s private property as if Carrie Underwood didn’t already give us permission with “Before He Cheats”. That kind of bad.) You could break up on the way there and be getting married in someone else’s living room before the Uber shows up to take your drunk ass home. It may feel like love doesn’t exist right now, but take a deep breath and watch “The Last Song.” Things will be better soon.
A JUUL + A POD
Forget peas in a pod. On the heels of all the very public cases of lung disease due to vaping, we’re all breaking up with our Juuls. Together, you’re everyone’s favorite bad habit: broken up and riding solo, you’re a scary reminder of all of our new nicotine addictions.
ROMEO + JULIET
I hate to spoil the ending, but this love story didn’t work out either. Almost nothing says hopeless romantic like showing up to your org’s event dressed as the most tragic couple who has ever graced the stage. Lady Luck may be on your side, though. You could walk in with your Juliet and leave with your Rosaline. You know, the girl who actually survives the play.
GO AS EACH OTHER
If you’re together, it’s a cute way to show everyone how well you know your partner. Close enough to nail their style, walk, and weird slang. If your relationship doesn’t survive the trick or treating trail, you can easily rebrand and say you’re dressed as trash.
STEVE IRWIN + A STINGRAY
The romance might have felt like a walk on the wildside, but you can’t change nature. Sometimes the things we love the most can hurt us. Don’t worry about being alone during spooky season, though. There are plenty of fish in the sea! Maybe just avoid the ones that sting. (Too soon?)
A FOUR LOKO + A BLACKOUT
Four Lokos and blackouts go together like peanut butter and jelly. Just like the lustful romance that came to a hard end in the middle of cuffing season, blackouts have a way of reminding us why the Four Loko wasn’t a good idea in the first place.
JIM HARBAUGH + URBAN MEYER
I can’t be the only one who feels the sexual tension between these two rivals. If you own a pair of khakis, you’re already halfway there. Just pull the trigger with your former romantic bestie and make a bet. Whoever stays out the longest without puking on the first night of college Halloween (the weekend before, duh) has to be Harbaugh.
JUST DON’T EVEN WEAR A COUPLES COSTUME!
No one has ever seen a couple’s costume and not been annoyed. To avoid rolling eyes all night and the danger of looking like one-half of a costume gone wrong, just go as whatever you want and tell your on-again-off-again to do the same.