Options abound for two people who want to dress up as a team to attend some kind of fan convention or a masquerade ball or just a good old-fashioned Halloween party. Options for these types of costume plans originate from pop culture, historical figures and creative leaps of the imagination. If you want to go as a two-party costumed option to your next costume party, start looking around you today and begin writing down ideas. Once you start, you’ll find the costume ideas for two people working as a team start pouring forth, but these ideas can get you started.
Batman and the Joker
Batman and the Joker go together like salt and pepper and appearing as a costumed duo at a Halloween party or a birthday party or even some kooky and offbeat Bar Mitzvah is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. These two comic book figures are ingrained into the consciousness of any American who has been around since the 1940s. The history of these superhero and supervillain icons in pop culture represents varied takes that will immediately be identifiable to many Halloween party attendees. Take a ride on the nostalgia train that makes stops in Walla Walla, Cucamonga and Kitsch Tow by going for the campy costumes worn on the 1960s TV show by Adam West and Burt Ward. If one of you two is a female with a fantastic body, you could certainly substitute Cesar Romero’s Joker for Julie Newmar’s Catwoman. Another option is the slightly darker Batman and Joker as played by Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. Very few moviegoers today will not immediately recognize the Joker costume as created for Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight.”
Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker…and Special Guest Jessica Hahn
Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker represent the very epitome of evangelical TV hucksterism gone mad that extends to include Jimmy Swaggert and his…girlfriend…and Oral Roberts and his direct telephone line to one very threatening God. The overly made up face of Tammy Faye Bakker will be instantly recognized if your Halloween party has a 1980s theme. The standard costume idea for Jim Bakker is to go for the stereotypical clean cut polyester suit look of the evangelical preacher. For a special surprise guest, get with a third party to include an unexpected appearance by Jessica Hahn, Jim’s mistress from the affair that brought down their Bakker evangelical empire.
SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star
A good two person costume idea for younger kids as well as hipper adults is to reach out to pop culture’s favorite underwater fry cook and his really incredibly stupid friend. SpongeBob SquarePants costumes for both adults and kids can be purchased at costume stores or you can get a little more creative and construct one from a cardboard box. Ready made Patrick Star costumes are not quite as widely available as SpongeBob costumes, but they can be tracked down at several internet costume sites or sold secondhand on auction sites. If you are good enough with a sewing machine to create a five pointed starfish design, all you need is pink material, an oversized pair of swimshorts and, if desired, big white eyeballs.
Adam and Eve or Steve
An easy and striking two person costume idea involves buying two pairs of flesh colored leotards on which a felt fig leaf is placed to conceal the private areas that this original couple grew ashamed of showing off and so brought us all down a level. If the party is going to be a little more liberal in nature, you can forgo the leotards and show up in skimpy underclothing. If the party is going to be much more liberal in nature, Adam and Eve or Steve represents the easiest and cheapest two person costume choice available: going buck nekkid!