5 Couples Costumes Inspired by Classic Movies

5 Couples Costumes Inspired by Classic Movies


Movie characters are always a favorite
for Halloween costumes, and I know this year I’m going to be giving out candy to a
lot of Incredibles, Elsas and Annas, Jedis, and Moanas… and I’ll have so
many Marvel superheroes at my door I’m kind of expecting Stan Lee to do a cameo.
But for someone who loves classic movies as much as I do, nothing gets me as
excited as seeing someone who’s dug deep and come up with a costume that focuses
on a character who appeared in a movie that you couldn’t see on an IMAX screen.
So as a bit of self-serving encouragement, here are five couples
costumes inspired by classic movies that you can wear this Halloween. Ny now
everyone should know that the sequel Mary Poppins Returns is coming out this
Christmas, so why not get ahead of the curve by turning yourselves into
everyone’s favorite singing nanny and her chimney sweep dancing partner for
Halloween for Mary you’re gonna want a white blouse if you can find one with
some ruffles on the edges all the better and you’ll need to accent that blouse
with a red bow tie in a pinch a bowed piece of ribbon will work nicely if you
live in a colder part of the world a dark jacket would be a nice addition but
it’s not a requirement grab a black or blue skirt and add a red belt for a pop
of color either dark or white leggings will work and you can wear dark heels
boots you know lace-ups would be best or simply some flats and you’re nearly done
now it’s the accessories that really let people know you’re Mary Poppins you’ll
definitely want an umbrella and some white gloves are a nice touch a bag with
a tapestry Paisley or dark floral print will work well to the last touch you’ll
want to work on is the Hat Mary wears is kind of short top hat but really any
black hat with a brim will work even a derby style hat like you’d find for a
few bucks at your local party store now add a couple flowers around the brim and
you’ll be supercalifragilistic expialidocious by the way
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious showed up in my spell checker and that’s
pretty cool now on to Bourke you want to start with some black or dark
gray pants add a button down in either white tan or gray if you go with white
though be sure to smudge it up with some charcoal or something like that
you’re a chimney sweep you don’t want to look too neat and clean and if you live
where it’s cold grab a dark blazer at your local thrift store and smudge it
with some chalk or charcoal to dirty it up some if you don’t need a jacket where
you live a dark vest also available at a lotta thrift stores will do nicely
grab some dark shoes and you’re nearly done now like with Mary is the
accessories that make this costume first Bert needs a scarf dark red works great
if you can’t find one though buy a red t-shirt at the thrift store and cut it
up to make one you’ll also need to find a flat cap you can usually find one of
these at the Halloween stores or thrift stores but ask around a better friend
has one to let you borrow the last bit you’ll need is the chimney broom
howling stores actually sometimes carry these but if you like to DIY one you
just need to find a dowel rod or a broom stick to paint it black and for the
bristles you want to grab some long straws and hot glue them between two
cardboard circles use a washer and a screw and screw the cardboard into the
end of the pole spray paint the whole thing black smudge some charcoal in your
face and you’re ready to step in time with the best all right Marion Bert will
be cute but if you want to go for creepy the Grady twins from the shining is a
great option here’s the thing this one works with two females but I think it’s
actually better with a male and a female couple and here’s how to get the look
the critical piece here is to find matching blue baby doll dresses but
don’t worry too much about the actual style tank dresses sundresses shirt
dresses they’ll all work once you have the dresses grab some pink ribbon and
tie it around your waist as a belt be sure to tie a nice bow right in front
and let both ends hang down about a foot or two now for your hair unless you both
have long hair matching wigs are going to be a good way to go don’t forget to
put a clip on the side a bow or small flower there would look
great next up you want to put on some over the calf white socks white baseball
socks from your local sporting goods store will be fine if you can’t find
fancier socks to wear black shoes ideally Mary Jane’s will complete the
look finally you’ll need to make a decision about whether or not you’re the
girls before or after they’ve been killed
you’ll be fine going just as you are but some people like the gory look and if
that’s you splatter some fake blood on the dresses and use makeup to add some
dark shadows around your eyes and you’ll be ready to head out and get your fill
of Red Rum all right now let’s keep with the Kubrick theme our next costume can
work for a couple or a group and it’s the droogs
from A Clockwork Orange they’re an ultra violent gang whose questionable sense of
fashion easily translates into a costume you can
pull off without much effort now to start off you’re gonna grab a white
shirt and pants a basic button-down and some painters pants you can find at Home
Depot will work great and don’t forget a pair of white suspenders over the pants
you’ll need to wear a jockstrap now you can find these of course at your local
sporting goods stores get a big one it’s there for show not to protect your boys
or girls for that matter you’re looking for comfort and style not protection for
shoes you want to find a pair of black work boots that you can tuck the pant
legs into you’ll also need a black hat ideally a boulder or a top hat but in a
pinch a pork pie or even a beret could work once you have all that you’re ready
to accessorize now to really set your outfit off you’ll want a cane it doesn’t
have to be fancy a piece of black PVC pipe will be light and look great you
can pick it up at your local hardware store when you’re buying those painters
pants you’ll also want to get a set of fake eyelashes the best part here is you
only need to put the eyelashes on one eye so you can share the other one with
your partner and finally remember that droogs drink milk so grab a glass and
fill it with milk just fill it with eggnog pina coladas whatever you like
and as alex says that will sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the
old ultraviolence with the recent news of
Burt Reynolds passing away his characters could be a popular choice
this Halloween ensure you could go as cannonball run
Burt or deliverance Burt or even Boogie Nights Burt but the best bird of the
mall was Smokey and the Bandit Burt now for the Bandit you’re looking to do a
classic cowboy look that means blue jeans boots Brown is
preferred black will do a big flashy belt buckle a red collared shirt the
bigger the collar the better and a brown cowboy hat and if he could stick some
feathers and a belt buckle with the state of Florida on it around the band
you’ll be all set to go except for one last thing you can’t be Burt and you
can’t be the Bandit without a big ol moustache if you can’t grow one in time
you can always get one of these at your local Halloween store now for the other
half of the couple if you have a wedding dress
by all means put it on and you’ll be an adorable Sally Field but remember it’s
not called Sally in the Bandit it’s called Smokey and the Bandit so I think
you’ll have much more fun dressing up as sheriff Buford T justice instead now
this is a pretty straightforward police uniform in brown a tan button-down and
some khakis will get you halfway there add in a dark tie a big black belt and a
sheriff star to complete the look now for accessories you’ll want a tan
cowboy hat and some dark sunglasses if you can make a name tag this is justice
on it that’s even better and don’t forget that
b40 also has a mustache his is a pencil-thin one though so you
could probably get by by just drawing one on with some eyeliner keep a
cigarette in your hand and stay so classic one-liners and you’re ready to
go now here’s the best part either one of you can be v40 and either one of you
can be the Bandit if you can’t decide maybe just let the one with the hairier
chest play the Bandit alright I’ve got one last costume based on a classic
movie that’s not only fun but it can be sophisticated and stylish as well and
that’s to go as barmy Kalai let’s start with Clyde the biggest
piece defined here is a classic three-piece suit ideally it should be
Navy or gray but if you can find pinstripes that’s even better if you
can’t find the matching three-piece do try to find a suit and a coordinating
vest if possible add in a pop of color with a loud tie big bold patterns were
better here than stripes or ties with a simple repeating pattern and remember
this is Bonnie and Clyde not Al Capone so avoid the gangster look Warren
Beatty’s Clyde looked more like a banker than a mafia boss now the complete
collides look be sure to top it off with a nice fedora if you can’t find a fedora
a flat cap can work just as well all right on to Bonnie Faye Dunaway had a
number of different looks in this film but the most iconic was her brown tweed
skirt paired with a butterscotch sweater top a dark pattern scarf adds a nice
contrast and a floppy beret completes the look to really sell the look though
some lace-up heels and thigh high stockings will give you a classic 30s
feel and if you can’t match this look exactly don’t worry the little touches
like the beret and the scarf will up everyone recognize that your Bonnie but
to really sell the look there are some props that both Bonnie and Clyde should
have nearby first of course are their guns pistols will work fine tommy guns
are another great option though but be safe make sure the guns you use are
obviously toy guns and remember not to take them anywhere where God’s may not
be allowed now if you’re nervous about having guns in your hands bags of cash
they have the names of banks written on them who will work just as well
all right well hope this gives you some ideas for your Halloween costume if you
do decide to go out dressed like a character from a classic movie please be
sure to let me know in the comments below I’d love to see the photos also I
am planning to do another episode or two before Halloween with a few more costume
ideas if you have a favorite character from a classic movie that you think
would be a good one to spotlight please let me know and please don’t forget to
subscribe I post a new video every Monday morning and if you subscribe
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thank you for watching and I hope to see you again
here soon on a million movies happy Halloween

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