5 of the Best Power Couples to Dress Up as for Halloween 2023 That Are Easy to DIY

Grab your partner or a friend and get those creative juices flowing.
Halloween couple.

Halloween couple.

Spooky season is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for a themed costume to wear with another individual, you’ve come to the right place. We love a pop culture-themed Halloween costume here at SI Swimsuit (see our list of 10 cheap and easy costumes from popular TV shows here), and particularly enjoy when it involves dressing up with a friend or partner. 

If you’re ready for a scary good time but need a bit of inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Below, find a few suggestions for pop culture-themed couples costumes for all of your party needs this October.

Barbie and Ken

This may be an obvious choice, given the success of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie film, but it’s a classic. Plus, the idea allows room for creativity, since there are so many different versions of Barbie and Ken that you can interpret. Remember when SI Swimsuit star Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski absolutely nailed rollerskating Barbie and Ken last Halloween?!

Get the look:

See our list of easy-to-recreate Barbie Halloween costumes for shoppable ideas.

Vivian Ward and Edward Lewis From Pretty Woman

Despite being released 33 years ago, this rom-com still lends itself to a classic Halloween costume year after year. Take some inspiration from 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue cover star Brooks Nader and her hubby, Billy Haire, in costume below.

Get the rom-com look:

Forplay Women’s Still Pretty Sexy Movie Character Costume, $68 (amazon.com)

Velma Dinkley and Daphne Blake From Scooby-Doo

There’s always a new iteration of the Scooby-Doo gang to keep this costume culturally relevant. Take, for example, Velma, the animated series released earlier this year on Max. An adorable couple’s costume if we’ve ever seen one.

Get the complete Velma look:

FIHCH Velma Costume Adult Orange Halloween Costumes, $39.99 (amazon.com)

Martha Stewart and Brooks Nader

Remember when Barbara Corcoran iconically recreated Martha Stewart’s 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue cover photo shortly after it was released in May? Channel the businesswoman’s creativity into your own cover girl look. Your pal or partner can then channel Nader in a Baywatch-inspired red one-piece swimsuit.

Get the cover girl look:

Frankie’s Bikinis x PAMELA ANDERSON Pamela Cheeky One-Piece Swimsuit, $185 (frankiesbikinis.com)

Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega From Pulp Fiction

Despite the film being released in the early ’90s, this is another pair that stands the test of time and will always be culturally relevant. Uma Thurman’s character is also fairly easy to execute, as you really just need a white button-up, black pants and a blunt bob wig with bangs.

Get Mia’s look:

Women’s Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace Costume Pulp Fiction, $66.98 (amazon.com)

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.