30 Couples Costumes for You and Your Redheaded Girlfriend

I am, proudly, a recent redhead by choice. I was openly not born this way. Though I love my new ginger tresses, they are making Halloween more complicated than I may have anticipated. And I. Love. Halloween. Before I went red, the costume world was my oyster. Do you guys realize how many superheroes and Disney princesses are brunettes?! Sure I missed out on a few blonde costumes, but I could always get a wig. Now that I’m a ginger I feel compelled to dig deep and find a representative costume.

But there’s another confounding factor. A chick on the side. In the past I teased my friend mercilessly for the couples costumes. But now that I’m coupled myself, I find myself intrigued by the costumes that come in twos.

So here I have for you, in no particular order, a list of fun couples costumes where one person is a redhead! For the sake of sanity and practicality I have limited the costume ideas to those which can actually be identified as a costume. Otherwise it would have just been a list of redheaded lesbians. I have also done my best to include ideas for lots of different gender presenting couples but a lot of the redheads on TV are heteronormative women. I blame the patriarchy.

1. Poison Ivy and Batman/Harley Quinn

batman_collage Make a Poison Ivy Costume

2. Natasha Rominoff/Black Widow and Iron Man/Hawk Eye (The Avengers)

xmen_collageMake a Black Widow Costume

3. Jessica Rabbit and Roger Rabbit

rogerjessicaMake a Jessica Rabbit Costume

4. Archie and Betty/Veronica/Jughead (Archie Comics)


5. Wilma Flintstone and Fred Flintstone/Betty Rubble (The Flintstones)


WilmaBettyMake a Wilma Flintstone Costume

6. Ginger and anyone else from Gilligan’s Island

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Make a Ginger costume

7. Daphne and Fred/Velma/Shaggy (Scooby Doo)

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8. Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar

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9. Joan Holloway and Don Draper (Mad Men)

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Make a Joan Holloway costume

10. Sally and Jack Skellington (Nightmare Before Christmas)

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11. Princess Merida and a Bear (Brave)

"BRAVE"   (Pictured) MERIDA. ©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Make a Merida costume

12. Ariel and Eric/Ursula (Little Mermaid)

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ursulaMake an Ariel costume

13. Princess Fiona and Shrek (Shrek)

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14. Jean Grey and Storm/Cyclops/Wolverine (X-Men)

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15. Magenta and Columbia (Rocky Horror Picture Show)

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Make a Magenta costume

16. Kim Possible and Shego (Kim Possible)

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Make a Kim Possible costume

17. Willow and Tara (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

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I couldn’t find a “How to dress like Willow,” but here’s a “How to be Like Willow Rosenberg” article. This seems important, too.

18. Phineas and Ferb

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How to make Phineas and Ferb costumes

19. Amy Pond and The Doctor/Rory (Doctor Who)

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Karen-Gillen-Amy-Pond-Arthur-Darvill-Rory-WilliamsMake an Amy Pond Costume

20. Scully and Mulder (The X Files)

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Make Mulder and Scully costumes

21. Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter (Harry Potter)

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Make a Ginny Weasley costume

22. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

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Make a Ron Weasley costume

23. Mystique and Destiny (X-Men)

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24. Ygritte and Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)

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Make an Ygritte costume

25. Emma Pilsbury and Mr. Schue (Glee)

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Make an Emma Pillsbury costume

26. Jessica and Pam/Tara/Bill/Jason (True Blood)

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So many options! (via paquinanna.com)

Make a Jessica costume

27. Jane and George Jetson (The Jetsons)

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Make a The Jetsons’ costumes

28. Batwoman and Maggie Sawyer/Renee Montoya – The Question

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Buy a Batwoman(esque) costume

29. Fry and Leela (Futurama)

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Make a Fry costume

30. Kate Andrews and Betty McRae (Bomb Girls)

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Make a Kate Andrews’ costume

Big thanks goes out to Intern Chelsey, my co-redhead, for her massive ginger assistance on this massive ginger article

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  1. why not add a rory option to the amy pond one??
    they’re husband and wife and traveled together with the doctor so he should def be there too!
    there’s too many people out there dressing as 11 anyway

  2. From one ginger to another: I am loving the ginger love, thanks!

    Unfortunately neither my girlfriend nor I have any plans to dress up today, together or separately, though I will definitely be bookmarking this for future Halloweens!

    (Also, what if you’re both ginger?)

  3. lizz, this post makes me wish i was a redhead and also that i wasn’t firmly anti-couples-costumes this year. WELL DONE.

  4. redhead problems are so real. every time I ask for suggestions people just start listing other redheads I could be….

  5. Ooh I thought of ome more geeky ones!!
    Laura Roslin/Adama/Starbuck/whoever
    she’s a little older than these other ones though
    also oz from BTVS so if you’re both redheads you could be an oz/wilow power couple. [bonus points if you’re them from Fear Itself]
    saffron from firefly. you could pair her with inara or zoe for some super sexy/badass lady costumes.
    or the redhead could be Wash! you could even have a pole through your chest of you want to make people cry on the spot. he’d be great paired with a zoe as the other costume.
    leelo with corbin dallas or the blue girl
    anything felicia day
    maybe her from dr horrible and dr horrible himself or captain hammer
    [or her as Charlie from SPN then you’d even be dressed as a queer character]
    or even pepper potts and black widow or tony stark

    ok i’ll finish up now haha

  6. For the last two Halloweens, I have wanted to dress up as Florence and my girlfriend as a Machine. We’ve never managed to pull it together though.

  7. Many of these would also be awesome genderswapped. I want to see someone genderswap Archie and Betty or Veronica.

  8. So inspiring! I’m dressing as a “What Does the Fox Say” dancer and this made me realize I should have made my redheaded girlfriend go as a fox. “Your fur is red / so beautiful / like an angel in disguise”: great pick-up line, right?

  9. I have short red hair and I dressed like peter pan and my girlfriend is my shadow! It’s way easy as a costume and it works for two people with similarly short hair!

  10. Personally, I’d want to see Black Widow with Melinda May from Shield. Is that wrong?

    Love this Lizz.

  11. I’m going as Lucille Ball/Lucy from “I Love Lucy!” A good pair would be Lucy/Ricky or Lucy/Ethel.

  12. My redheaded girlfriend went for Ron/Hermione at first, and while that’s super on point (since she has short hair and isn’t so femme), I would *kill* to be the Velma to her Daphne.

  13. Not exactly relevant, but I had a Poison Ivy action figure as a kid. It pretty safe to say she was totally the first redhead I had a crush on.

  14. What about everyone’s favorite kickass little redheaded Parisian, Madeline?! You could also pair with Miss Clavel/Pepito/Genevieve depending what you have to work with.

    Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy make a great double-redhead costume too!

  15. I am currently Magenta with my red hair but I couldn’t convince my girlfriend to go as Columbia. Because she hasn’t seen RHPS. Which is fair but also uhhhhhhh.

  16. My sister has been running on a famous redheads theme for years now.

    Among the costumes were Anne of Green Gables, Madeline, Strawberry Shortcake, Pippi Longstocking, and Elmo. She’s also planning on a Miss Frizzle costume at some point. All of those have their sidekicks :)

  17. This is sweet, but hard since I have a black partner. Guess I’ll either be painting him green for Shrek or white for Jack Skellington. :l

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