9 Musical Costumes Couples Should Avoid This Halloween

The other day, a friend of ours asked us for our opinion on some ideas for "couple costumes," as in Halloween, including Han Solo and Princess Leia. Ugh. Do you happy couples really start this early in September?

Rocks Off thinks we kind of understand the seriousness of the couple costume planning process, though. With all of the naughty nurses and scantily dressed school girls drinking vodka from Styrofoam cups, we'd want to make sure our man was unmistakably attached to us the whole night too.

If you choose to dress as a couple this Halloween, there are a few costumes you should do your best to avoid: No "ball and chain" getups or Sookie Stackhouse and that old vampire dude from True Blood. No more vampires, please.

And certainly no cliché musician couples. Below are nine ill-fated or way-too-obvious musical duos that we hope we don't see at any parties this year.

9. Donny and Marie Osmond

First of all, they're still brother and sister regardless of any rumors suggesting that they've had sex. Second of all, look at them. There's no way you can buy that much tooth from Halloween Express.

8. Johnny & June Carter Cash

To us, the late Cashes' love was eternal and the realest of real. You just can't live up to that, no matter how many picnics you've had together or how many photos you've taken together... or whatever it is you couples spend your time doing.

7. Ike & Tina Turner

This one goes without saying, right?

6. Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungen

We dig the Sex Pistols. A lot. We just have a slight problem with people romanticizing Sid and Nancy's tumultuous love affair. Their relationship was only two years long and it was pretty fucked up, from what we've learned. But what the hell? If you're going for the traditional '70s punk look for the night, they'd be a great couple to impersonate. Plus, you won't have to worry about wardrobe malfunctions or party fouls.

5. Danny Zuko & Sandy Olson

If you must go with Grease-themed Halloween costumes, at least pick the couple that was badass from the beginning: Rizzo and Kenickie.

4. The Blues Brothers

This isn't even acceptable if you're over 40.

3. George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley

Save Wham! for (last) Christmas. The duo is more suitable for Christmas-card pictures anyway. No need to thank us.

2. T.a.T.u.

Resale Concert Tickets

Powered By
powered by Seats For Everyone SEE MORE

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 / 7:00pm @ House Of Blues - Houston 1204 Caroline St Houston TX 77002
    1204 Caroline St, Houston TX 77002

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 / 7:30pm @ Revention Music Center 520 Texas Ave. Houston TX 77002
    520 Texas Ave., Houston TX 77002

  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 / 7:00pm @ White Oak Music Hall - Downstairs 2915 N. Main Houston TX 77009
    2915 N. Main, Houston TX 77009

Much thanks to our Twitter friend, Pedro, who reminded us of how incorrigible T.a.T.u was. The Russian duo released the song "All The Things She Said" in 2002, "shocking" everyone with some sexy girl-on-girl visuals in the music video. The problem is that they were, like, 14 and not actually same-sex-oriented. This might be a weird trend to revisit.

1. Simon & Garfunkel

During the duo's prime, Art Garfunkel did have the coolest hair, but unless you're going to a party where more than a few people will understand the reference, skip this idea.

Our Ideas for This Year: Birdman & Mannie Fresh of Big Tymers; Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers; Taylor & Zac from the Hanson brothers (no one ever wanted to be Isaac). What other obnoxious costumes for two have we left out?

Follow Rocks Off on Facebook and on Twitter at @HPRocksOff.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >