Couple Costumes Celebrate Strong Relationships

Couple costumes give lovers a way to show off the joy and fun they find in each other’s company. Your choice to Cosplay together around the same theme reveals your compatibility. It’s the ultimate sign that you’re both really into each other. Couple costumes deepen the groove of your synchronicity, so you can really explore how much you have in common.

Couples costumes offer a splendid way to celebrate your relationship. You and your partner are dressing up and putting on a show. Role-playing in your favorite fictional universe brings you together and makes you the stars for the evening.

How to choose the right couples costumes for you?
Famous couples provide plenty of inspiration. Whether they are couples from history, television or fairy tales, many couple costume ideas will make you famous on your big night out.

Some famous couple costumes never go out of style. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz the stars of the hit 1950s television show “I Love Lucy” offer you famous couple costumes for a man and woman that even today will be instantly recognized. And you’ll honor the show business spirits of Lucy and Ricky because they were famous for their costuming. As if the iconic looks of the characters Lucy and Ricky Ricardo weren’t enough, the couple frequently costumed in numerous episodes of their show that debuted on Oct. 15, 1951.

In this photograph from the Nov. 7, 1955 episode “Homecoming” Ricky is wearing a goofy smoking jacket while Lucy struggles to give him his cigarette holder a light.

In another example, Lucy presented a stunning showgirl in a red ball gown in the April 21, 1952 episode “Cuban Friends” when she posed as Ricky’s old dance partner.

Then they put together an unforgettable couples costume when they kicked up their heels and shed their Latin inspirations for the Scottish highlands in the Feb. 20, 1956 episode “Lucy Goes to Scotland.” 

From the same era, the Hollywood celebrity couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor fell in love wearing famous couple costumes as Mark Antony and Cleopatra. The actors’ steamy romance started when they met in 1961 while filming the extravagant production “Cleopatra.” Elizabeth Taylor starred as the Queen of Egypt, and her costume in the movie to this day serves as the template for Cleopatra costumes. Burton was Mark Antony, whose costume can be easily created with a Roman Centurion Costume.

Television history has more couple costume ideas for you. The hit show “I Dream of Jeannie” that aired from 1965 to 1970 portrayed the magical romance between astronaut Major Anthony Nelson and Jeannie a 2,000-year-old genie rescued from a bottle. If the stars Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman ever kissed in real life, they didn’t tell, but their hilarious sweet romance on television is still famous today. Tip! Just remember if your couples costume is Jeannie and Major Nelson, Jeannie’s belly button can’t show because 1960s network executives deemed that too provocative.

Couples Costumes from the Bat Cave
If you’re looking for some couple costume ideas that are naughty or even decidedly deviant, the Joker & Harley Quinn from the Batman universe inspire a famous couple costume that is rising in popularity.

A lengthy article at Wikipedia about Harley Quinn states that she first appeared alongside the Joker on the September 11, 1992 episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Since then she has appeared in comics, television shows, and on film. The Joker and Harley Quinn are among the couples costumes that let you and your partner indulge the dark side of your humor. No need to play the good girl when you’re Harley Quinn. And the Joker can finally have a date to the ball that will laugh at his jokes.

Even if you don’t think you want to get hardcore with a Joker and Harley Quinn couples costume, there are other characters that inspire Batman couple costumes like Batman himself, Catwoman, and even a sexy female Robin costume.

British Style Time Travel
Television inspires another popular couple costume category which is Doctor Who. The famous time lord has delighted generations of fans, and the many versions of the Doctor offer numerous looks to choose from. Doctor Who also provides couple costumes because he always works with a female assistant. The David Tennant Doctor with Rose Tyler is a popular choice for couples costumes.

Dress Up and Play the Game of Thrones
The HBO series Game of Thrones is a source of trendy couple costume ideas. A blonde goddess wig will get a lady well on her way to becoming Khaleesi Daenerys. And her hunky Kal Drogo need only take off his shirt and don the Medieval long warrior wig. Epic fantasy style costumes and accessories will easily translate into epic couple costumes based on Game of Thrones.

Aren’t They Cute!
Famous couple costumes are not the only source of couple costume ideas. As you and your partner consider couples costumes, you might decide that cute couple costumes are more your style. Beauty and the Beast couples costume and 1920s bathing suit couple costumes are charming choices that are always popular.

For cute couple costumes that add in a scary element, many people choose Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf for their couple costumes. This lets a hungry beast pursue sweet innocence at the party.

If you want to go with shocking and weird, the his-and-hers bondage suits couple costumes mix scary and sexy, depending on your taste.

Before you and your special love get in an argument because you’re overwhelmed by all the couple costume ideas, you can always opt for that perennial favorite: couple pirate costumes. The British Empire once declared that all pirates are to be hanged, but their numbers keep growing. Men and women enjoy putting on frilly shirts and indulging in their seafaring outlaw fantasies.

Couple costumes create good times and great memories for you and your special somebody. Costuming is a way for you to share your enthusiasm for each other in a playful way. Have a favorite couple costume that you don’t see on Trendy Halloween? Contact us and let us know!

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How Trendy Halloween’s Horror Animatronics Came to Terrifying Life

It’s a cold and windy Halloween night. A few young trick-or-treaters are making their way up the front stairs of an immense, foreboding old haunted house. As they reach the front door, a ghoulish figure to their right, hidden by the shadows, abruptly comes to life. His eyes, surrounded by a skeletal, decomposing face, produce an unnatural white light, and his mouth opens wide. The children jump back and let out screams of terror, only to realize—a moment later—that the creature standing before them isn’t flesh and blood, but an animatronic figure. They notice the bowl he holds is chock-full of Halloween candy, and, after each taking a handful, they erupt in laughter, realizing how silly they were to believe this mechanical monster was something real. As they skip down the street together to the next house, Skeeves the Butler remains once again hidden in the dark, awaiting his next victims.

Skeeves the Butler Animated Prop, candy giver of the living dead, who will surely be scaring many trick-or-treaters this Halloween season—in all his animatronic awesomeness.

Halloween animatronics like Skeeves the Butler Animated Prop have been scaring people—both young and old—for years. But the technology first became known via an unlikely, family friendly icon. Animatronics were developed by none other than Walt Disney in the early 1960s, as he prepared to open his soon-to-be world famous amusement park, Disneyland. Classic rides like the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise could never have been possible without the pioneering technology of animatronics.

It was the 1964 New York World’s Fair where Disney first tested out what he termed Audio-Animatronics, in which a combination of electromechanical actuators and computers control the movement of lifelike robots in order to act out scenes. Disney designed and created four shows for the fair, which included early prototypes of such Disney classics as It’s a Small World, Carousel of Progress and, most impressively, an incredibly lifelike Abraham Lincoln, who wowed audiences as he delivered the historic Gettysburg address (the Lincoln figure was later expanded into the Disney staple, Hall of Presidents, featuring animatronic figures of all 43 U.S. presidents).

While Disney and his talented team of technical wizards were perfecting the art of animatronics, a less sophisticated—but far scarier—variation on the mechanical process was popping up in carnivals and amusement parks around the country. When first built for dark rides (in which people in guided vehicles travel through terrifying scenes) and haunted attractions (like the historic Spook-A-Rama in Coney Island), horror animatronics were made out of papier-mâché and plywood cutouts. Today, though, haunted house animatronics have significantly improved, with most dark ride stunts using pneumatics and air cylinders, and animatronic figures created via metal frames with latex. For a look at old-school, dark ride animatronics, check out Tobe Hooper’s underrated 1981 chiller, The Funhouse, in which some teenagers decide to spend the night in a dingy carnival’s dark ride attraction—a decision they’ll soon regret.

Over the years, as the technology became more advanced and sophisticated, filmmakers also began taking advantage of the amazing effects of animated props. Puppetry was fused with the technology to surprisingly realistic results in such films as the Steven Spielberg classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Gremlins, The Neverending Story and Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Meanwhile, horror filmmakers harnessed the power of animatronics for darker purposes, resulting in such memorable monsters as John Carpenter’s The Thing, John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London and David Cronenberg’s The Fly. Horror animatronics were also put to terrifying use in William Friedkin’s 1973 classic, The Exorcist, in which poor, possessed Regan spins her head completely around—that’s gotta hurt!

A Trendy Halloween exclusive—a creepily realistic Regan from The Exorcist, complete with spinning head!

Animatronics is usually defined as the creation of machines which seem animate, rather than robotic, and that was truly the case with the animatronic creatures displayed in the movies above. These fantastical figures—each with their own distinct personalities—are about as far from emotionless robots as possible.

More recently, animatronics have been combining with CGI (computer-generated imagery) to create ever more eye-popping visual effects. The most famous example is Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking Jurassic Park, in which—utilizing computer technology in conjunction with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs—the filmmakers were able to bring to life legendary beasties like velociraptors and a T.Rex, which had never before looked so realistic—and terrifying!—on the big-screen. Not surprisingly, the film won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

For the at-home market, Halloween animatronics have never been more popular or exciting. Halloween-obsessed homeowners around the world line up every year to buy the most terrifying and technologically advanced animated prop monsters they can find, transforming their front porches and lawns into unforgettable displays of haunted house decorations. And their goal is a simple one: to scare the pants off anyone in sight.

A macabre little girl freshly risen from the grave.

Affordably priced and highly detailed, the life-sized animated prop figures offered by Trendy Halloween (all found here) will have you marveling at their impressive effects, while simultaneously cowering in fear from their sheer scariness. If you’re looking for terrifyingly original Halloween decorations, animatronics and props, Trendy Halloween has you covered. Just take a look at our latest featured horror animatronics, which can all be purchased on the Trendy Halloween website. They include:

A pumpkin-headed corn stalker come to life

An evil, spell-casting witch

A terrifying zombie clown—because, let’s face it, zombies and clowns weren’t terrifying enough by themselves, right?

An eerie angel of death

A mummified mommy holding her unsettling baby

A bald, decomposing creepy-looking dude with a bad attitude

Photo Sources: Life-Sized Skeeves Animated Prop via Haunted Mansion via Theme Park Insider Animatronic Lincoln via Theme Park Insider The Funhouse via Blogspot Trendy Halloween Regan via The Neverending Story Jurassic Park Trendy Halloween Graveyard Dolly via Information Sources: Wikipedia, Collectors Weekly

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