Check out this post for some fun Halloween costume ideas for interracial couples!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, for real. I love all of the creepy Halloween decorations. I love going to haunted houses and haunted corn mazes (and this year I’ll be going to a haunted cave – what even?!). I also looooove dressing up in Halloween costumes.
Anyone who’s celebrated Halloween with me will tell you that I get really into Halloween costumes. So much so that I refuse to wear a Halloween costume more than once. If I’m going to multiple Halloween events, I make sure I have a different costume for every single one of them (like a few years ago when I wore five different costumes in one week and that time I wore two different costumes when I worked on a cruise ship). And now that Kyle and I are together, that means that he has to have a different costume for every event too.
Couples costumes are my fave because they’re double the fun. I love perusing Pinterest to see what kinds of couples costumes people have come up with. My biggest issue is that being in an interracial relationship, I don’t see too many couples costumes for people that are a different race than their partner. That makes my search double-y difficult. Luckily, I’ve found some costumes that were both fun and worked for Kyle and my diverse backgrounds.
If you’re in an interracial relationship and looking for some Halloween costume ideas, check out some of the ones Kyle and I have done in the past:
QUAILMAN AND QUAILDOG
Fans of the TV show, Doug, will love this 90s costume throwback. Even better, it’s super easy to put together. For Quailman, you need a green sweater, khaki shorts, tighty whiteys, a belt, and something to make a red Q. I recommend getting felt with a sticky back so you can easily cut out the Q and stick it onto your shirt. You should be able to find some at your local craft store. For Quaildog, you need a gray top and gray bottoms, a belt, gray dog ears, white sticky felt for the stomach, and red sticky felt for the Q.
These costumes took less than 20 minutes for us to put together, and we got compliments all night.
SCOOBY AND SHAGGY
Another TV classic, Scooby and Shaggy will be easily recognizable characters at any party or Halloween event. For Scooby, you’ll need a brown top and brown bottoms, some brown dog ears, and some black make-up for the dog nose and whiskers. For the collar, I used blue ribbon then printed out Scooby’s dog tag onto cardstock, cut it out, poked a hole in it then attached it to the ribbon. For Shaggy, you’ll need some khaki pants and a green shirt. Literally the easiest costume.
The only time-consuming part of this costume is putting Scooby Doo’s collar together, but it honestly doesn’t even take that long. Everything else is easy peasy, especially dressing up as Shaggy.
BOJACK HORSEMAN AND PRINCESS CAROLINE
If you’re a fan of the Netflix show, Bojack Horseman, you’ll love dressing up as Bojack and Princess Caroline. You may have to do a little more shopping for this one than the others, but it’s so fun and totally worth it. For Bojack, you’ll need a horse head, a blue shirt, and a blazer. For Princess Caroline, you’ll need a pink wig, a pink shirt, pink tights or leggings, a blue dress, a yellow cardigan, cat ears, and some black makeup for the cat nose and whiskers. You can also make her signature necklace using the same instructions I mentioned for Scooby’s collar above, except use a rounded triangle instead of Scooby’s dog tag. I opted to just tie a yellow ribbon around my neck and call it a day.
For photos, have Princess Caroline posing with multiple phones (because she’s always plugged in), and have Bojack drinking a beer. Admittedly, we spent some time explaining our costumes to people who had never seen the show, but the ones who had seen or heard of it loved our costumes.
This is definitely a popular costume for college-agers, and it’s relatively simple to put together. For beer, you just need a beer costume. Kyle had one on hand from when he lived in Japan. For pong, you’ll need a red shirt and a red tutu. I made a solo cup headband by buying a plastic headband from Dollar Tree and using super glue to attach a red solo cup to it. To add solo cups to the skirt, I poked a hole in the red cup and threaded red ribbon through it then I tied the ribbon around the string of the tutu.
These are a few costumes we’ve done in the past, but if you’re looking for more couples Halloween costumes for interracial couples, my friend, Christina, from Hugs and Lattes has some more fun ideas for you in this post.
What are some Halloween costumes you’ve warn in the past?