23 '90s Halloween Costumes For Couples
You can never go wrong with a '90s Halloween costume. And if you're dressing up with your partner this year, we have you covered with all the nostalgic couples' outfit ideas you could ask for. These '90s couples' costumes will transport you back in time to the decade of Beanie Babies, Tamagotchis, and boy bands, so prepare for a trip down memory lane.
We found coordinating costumes that reference duos from popular TV shows like "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Saved by the Bell," as well as quotable movies like "Good Burger" and "Forrest Gump." There are also plenty of options inspired by cartoons, from "Rugrats" and "The Wild Thornberrys" to "Recess" and "Doug." There's truly something for every '90s fan. But if you don't have a significant other in your life, no worries. You don't need to be in a relationship to get in on the fun — these get-ups work well for best friends, sibling pairs, or roommates, too. And most of the outfit ideas are easy to DIY at home, so you can save yourself a trip to the Halloween store and spend on sweet treats instead.
Read ahead for our 23 favorite '90s costumes for couples, and if leg warmers and neon are more your cup of tea, throw it back one decade further and check out POPSUGAR's guide to the best '80s couples' costume ideas instead.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes and Victoria Messina
'90s Couples' Costume: Max and Roxanne From "A Goofy Movie"
For a super easy '90s couples' costume that can come together at the last minute, dress as Max and Roxanne from Disney's "A Goofy Movie." To be Max, you just need a red hoodie, jeans, and long ears, and whoever's dressing as Roxanne should wear a teal shirt, orange wig, and denim shorts.
'90s Couples' Costume: Wendy and Squints From "The Sandlot"
Couples can pay homage to a cult-favorite '90s movie this Halloween by dressing as Wendy Peffercorn and Squints Palledorous from "The Sandlot." Whoever's dressing as Wendy should wear a red one-piece swimsuit and white sunglasses, while a Squints costume requires glasses, a backwards hat, and a button-down shirt. A baseball glove is a smart addition, though not entirely necessary.
'90s Couples' Costume: Phil and Lil From "Rugrats"
This '90s couples' costume takes inspiration from a beloved Nickelodeon cartoon duo. Dressing as "Rugrats" characters Phil and Lil DeVille couldn't be easier — just slip on pink t-shirts and overalls, and you're good to go. Bonus points if you decorate your overalls with the same white and yellow shapes as theirs.
'90s Couples' Costume: Romy and Michele From "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"
Want a stylish Halloween outfit every other partygoer will instantly recognize? Dress up as the lead characters from "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" by wearing shiny matching pink and blue outfits. Bonus points if you both bring a stack of Post-it notes, which the dynamic duo invented, of course.
'90s Couples' Costume: Zack and Kelly From "Saved by the Bell"
Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski are one of the most memorable onscreen couples from the '90s, so of course we included them on our list of throwback Halloween costume ideas for duos. Visit a thrift shop to pick out any '90s-inspired pieces like windbreakers, oversize striped shirts, and chunky belts to bring these to life.
'90s Couples' Costume: Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus
This couples' Halloween costume idea is so creative. One of you can dress as Ms. Frizzle with a blue patterned dress, while the other can DIY an outfit made of painted cardboard to be her trusty yellow school bus.
'90s Couples' Costume: Doug and Patti From "Doug"
This couples' Halloween costume is inspired by another memorable '90s cartoon, "Doug." To dress as Doug, simply wear khaki shorts and a green vest (or cut the sleeves off a green t-shirt to go the easy DIY route). To dress as Doug's crush, Patti Mayonnaise, wear a pink and blue polka-dot sweater and a skirt.
'90s Couples' Costume: Wayne and Garth From "Wayne's World"
Want a comfortable '90s costume idea for couples? Look no further than Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar from the 1992 film "Wayne's World." One band tee, a black t-shirt, a flannel shirt, one pair of glasses, and two wigs are the main ingredients you'll need to mimic their signature outfits.
'90s Couples' Costume: "Legends of the Hidden Temple" Contestants
For a creative yet simple '90s Halloween costume idea for couples, you can both dress as contestants from the beloved Nickelodeon game show "Legends of the Hidden Temple." Print out your preferred team logo (are you more of a Red Jaguar or Purple Parrot?), glue or tape it to a colored t-shirt, wear a yellow helmet, and your outfit is complete.
'90s Couples' Costume: Daria and Jane From "Daria"
Couples can put these easy '90s costumes together using items they likely already have in their closets. To mimic Daria Morgendorffer's look, wear a green jacket, orange shirt, and black boots, and stay in character by speaking in a monotone voice. A Jane Lane costume just requires a red jacket, black pants, bob wig, and black boots.
'90s Couples' Costume: T.J. and Spinelli From "Recess"
If you secretly shipped T.J. and Spinelli from "Recess" as a kid, this '90s couples' costume is for you and your significant other. T.J. wears a green jacket, red hat, and blue jeans in the animated series, while Spinelli wears a yellow beanie, red dress, and striped tights, so plan your outfits accordingly.
'90s Couples' Costume: Ed and Dexter From "Good Burger"
Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson's characters from "Good Burger" are a funny '90s Halloween costume idea for couples. You can both wear matching blue and white striped shirts, white hats, and name tags. Stay in character by walking around your Halloween party repeating their catchphrase, "Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger. Can I take your order?"
'90s Couples' Costume: "Newsies" Characters
The 1992 Disney musical film "Newsies" is ripe with Halloween costume inspiration for couples. Dress as characters from the movie by wearing newsboy caps and vests and carrying around stacks of newspaper.
'90s Couples' Costume: Forrest and Jenny From "Forrest Gump"
Couples can throw these '90s-inspired costumes together at the last minute before heading to a Halloween party. To dress as Forrest Gump, tuck a short-sleeved plaid button-down shirt into khaki pants. To dress as Jenny, pair a breezy white dress with a brown vest, and add a flower crown to reference her wedding hairstyle.
'90s Couples' Costume: Buzz Lightyear and Woody From "Toy Story"
Dress as Andy's favorite toys from Disney's original "Toy Story," which was released in 1995. You can either purchase Buzz Lightyear and Woody costumes from a Halloween store, or go the DIY route by re-creating their outfits with pieces you already have at home. Don't forget the cowboy hat and wings!
'90s Couples' Costume: Will and Lisa From "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Nothing screams '90s fashion like "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." Couples can mimic Will Smith and Nia Long's characters from the series by wearing bold neon prints, backwards hats, and high-waisted denim. Singing the show's theme song out loud will help fellow partygoers know who you're dressed as.
'90s Couples' Costume: Dionne and Cher From "Clueless"
Bust out the plaid and honor stylish BFF duo Dionne and Cher from "Clueless" this Halloween. Dionne's outfit requires black and white plaid separates with a red undershirt, while no Cher costume is complete without a yellow plaid set and white socks. Pink fuzzy pens are highly encouraged.
'90s Couples' Costume: Waldo and Odlaw From "Where's Waldo?"
If you spent hours trying to spot Waldo among the crowded pages of a puzzle book during your childhood, you and your significant other should consider dressing as the illustrated character and his nemesis, Odlaw, this Halloween. A Waldo costume requires a red and white striped shirt, matching beanie, and glasses, while an Odlaw costume requires a yellow and black striped shirt, matching beanie, and mustache.
'90s Couples' Costume: Mr. Sheffield and Fran From "The Nanny"
This '90s costume for couples can come together with a quick trip to a secondhand shop. Re-create Fran's wardrobe by looking for two-piece sets with animal print, fuzzy accents, bright colors, or bold patterns. Mr. Sheffield's look requires a simple suit and tie.
'90s Couples' Costume: Arnold and Helga From "Hey Arnold!"
No list of '90s couples' costume ideas is complete without a nod to Arnold and Helga from Nickelodeon's "Hey Arnold!" Wear a pink dress, white t-shirt, and large pink hair bow to be Helga, and whoever's dressing as Arnold needs a green shirt, red flannel, and blue hat. You can also use cardboard or construction paper to DIY a replica of his distinctive hair.
'90s Couples' Costume: Eliza and Debbie From "The Wild Thornberrys"
For a costume inspired by a late '90s cartoon, couples can dress like sister duo Eliza and Debbie Thornberry for Halloween. Layer a yellow tee over a red undershirt, wear your hair in braided pigtails, and slip on some glasses to be Eliza. To dress as the always-moody Debbie, wear an orange crop top, flannel shirt, and jeans, and don't forget to make your hair cover half your face.
'90s Couples' Costume: Tiffany and Chucky From "Bride of Chucky"
Prefer more scary couples' costumes? Consider being the main characters from "Bride of Chucky" for Halloween this year. A white dress, leather jacket, and dark eye makeup will help you transform into Tiffany Valentine, while a striped shirt, overalls, and red wig are all you need to emulate Chucky.
'90s Couples' Costume: Heffer Wolfe and Rocko From "Rocko's Modern Life"
This '90s couples' costume is ridiculously easy to DIY in a pinch. To be Rocko the Australian wallaby from "Rocko's Modern Life," tape purple triangles on a blue button-down shirt, wear some fake ears, and you're good to go. To dress as Heffer Wolfe, you just need a yellow shirt, red pants, and suspenders.