Don't let Halloween sneak up on you. Whether you like it or not, people can tell when you throw your costume together at the last minute. And when you do wait too long, the costume racks at your local party store are bound to be completely picked over.
Luckily, there's a better way! We found 12 celebrity-inspired costume ideas for couples that are clever and totally relevant.
And (phew!) there are options in here that require minimum effort, but don't worry, people will have no problem guessing who you are. And we can't help it if they get a little jealous of how clever and witty you are.
Kimye and baby North West
Put on your tightest bondage dress and darkest smokey eye in order to be the queen of reality TV. Then dress your man like Kanye, throw a blanket over baby North and you're all set for one of your first public appearances since giving birth back in July!
Orange is the New Black: Piper Chapman and Alex Vause
Whether you need a great costume for you and your girlfriend or you and your BFF, this one is witty and super affordable. Just hit up your local scrubs store for some khaki prison jumpsuits. Then draw some wicked winged eyeliner on Alex and, if you're really ambitious, get a shoulder-length blonde wig and cut a lock of hair off it in order to really pass as Piper.
Get ready to flaunt your best bedroom eyes and favorite pair of white hot pants, meanwhile all he needs is a sharp-looking suit and sunglasses. Bonus points if you carry around a #THICKE sign and occasionally dance around each other.
The Royal Family
For a relaxed yet glamorous costume, go royal. Pick your favorite magenta or blue-and-white polka dot empire waist dress, fit your guy in a blue button-down and dark jeans, and don't forget the little prince. In lieu of a real baby, just wrap a sack of flour in a white blanket and call it George. Now all that's left is perfecting that blow out and your princess wave.
Catching Fire: Katniss, Peeta and Gale
Can't choose just one date for Halloween? Bring them both! And since you'll be playing with fire, you might as well be characters from Catching Fire. Be sure to rub some dirt on your face, because even though you live in the Victors' Village now, you're still the same girl from the Seam.
LIVE with Kelly and Michael: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan
The best part about this couple costume is that you don't have to be in a relationship to pull it off. While Kelly and Michael are each others' "work spouse" and have great chemistry on their talk show, you could go with your best guy friend and spend the whole night bantering back and forth.
Justin Timberlake and Jay-z
If two guys have no other ideas, just put on matching suits and ties, carry around microphones, and walk around singing "I be on my suit and tie, suit and tie." No one will question who you are, and better yet, you may get the whole bar to start singing with you.
Don't want to worry about putting time and effort into the perfect Halloween hair and makeup? This costume was put on this list with you in mind. Just pop one of the iconic helmets on and you could 'Get Lucky' by the end of the night.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
If you're an on-again-off-again couple, take your cue from a celeb couple with the same descriptor. When you step out dressed like these two, people will understand your status: It's complicated.
Scandal: Olivia and Fitz
Ok, so this might not win for funniest couple, but they are drop dead sexy. Be careful though—if you're really playing the part, you won't be able to keep your hands off each other. Embrace it and follow your on-screen lead for some elicit intimacy.
Bonus! If you're single ...
Flying solo this Halloween? When you dress like T. Swift (don't forget the red lipstick and toy guitar), you also have a great pickup line. When a guy asks you who you're supposed to be, tell him you're Taylor Swift looking for your next boyfriend. Who knows, you might wind up with the other half of your celebrity couple before the end of the night!
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