10 British Halloween Costume Ideas For Couples

We might take Halloween a little less seriously than our American friends but there’s every chance you’ll be dressing up this weekend (no one’s seriously having a party on actual Halloween next Monday, are they?)

And, yes, we know everyone’s planning on going as Eleven from Stranger Things, Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad and – the scariest of them all – Donald Trump, but what if you want to rep something a little closer to home? It might be the ultimate American holiday but that doesn’t mean your costume can’t be a bit more splendidly British.

So grab a friend and flick through for some seriously relevant costume suggestions from our fair isle. There’s not a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap in sight.
















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Honey G and Sharon Osbourne

The most talked-about contestant on this year’s X-Factor also makes for one of the easiest costumes. Grab a satin bomber, a cap, some sunglasses, throw all your dignity out the window, and you’re all set to go. If you’re looking for a partner in crime (against music) then get a pal to dress up in some bat shit crazy gown and go as her mentor “Mrs O”.
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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn

Plenty of people will be donning a primary colour pant suit and going as Hillary for Halloween, but Theresa May is equally easy to copy: you'll just need a bright, directional two piece, some leopard print heels, and a dogged determination that "Brexit means Brexit".

Get a pal to don a beard, throw on a geography teacher jacket, do away with a tie and you’ve got the leader of the opposition. All available from your local Save the Children for under a fiver.
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Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

For her: a pastel jacket, neck scarf, and a plate of crunchy lemon biscuits. For him: a stick-on goatee and a t-shirt emblazoned with the word “TRAITOR”.
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Married at First Sight contestants

It’s the Channel 4 show that everyone’s talking about: a couple meet for the first time at the end of the aisle. All you’ll require is a standard wedding dress (the tackier, the better), a tux, and two blindfolds.
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Bridget Jones and her baby

One of Britain’s best-loved heroines is back in the public consciousness so why not use it as an excuse to wear one of her just-missing-the-mark outfits? And if you can’t convince someone to dress up as a giant baby then you can always just take along an old Cabbage Patch doll. Or stick a pillow up your shirt. So many options.
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Laura Trott and Jason Kenny

All you’ll need is some athleisure, a couple of bikes, a plethora of gold medals, and the look of love. Think of all the money you’ll save on taxis.
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David Bowies

Aside from Brexit, nothing rocked Britain in 2016 quite like the death of David Bowie back in January. Celebrate his life by paying tribute to his many, many alter egos. The Thin White Duke? Ziggy Stardust? He's a one-man gift to Halloween.
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte

OK this is a bit weird but they’re pretty much the most famous people in the country and, despite both being under four, already boast signature looks. Floral dresses with white collars and hairclips for Charlottes, and shorts and knee socks for wannabe Georges.
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