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
2. Natasha Rominoff/Black Widow and Iron Man/Hawk Eye (The Avengers)
3. Jessica Rabbit and Roger Rabbit
4. Archie and Betty/Veronica/Jughead (Archie Comics)
5. Wilma Flintstone and Fred Flintstone/Betty Rubble (The Flintstones)
Make a Wilma Flintstone Costume
6. Ginger and anyone else from Gilligan’s Island
7. Daphne and Fred/Velma/Shaggy (Scooby Doo)
8. Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar
Make a Ronald McDonald costume
9. Joan Holloway and Don Draper (Mad Men)
10. Sally and Jack Skellington (Nightmare Before Christmas)
11. Princess Merida and a Bear (Brave)
12. Ariel and Eric/Ursula (Little Mermaid)
13. Princess Fiona and Shrek (Shrek)
14. Jean Grey and Storm/Cyclops/Wolverine (X-Men)
15. Magenta and Columbia (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
16. Kim Possible and Shego (Kim Possible)
17. Willow and Tara (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
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
How to make Phineas and Ferb costumes
19. Amy Pond and The Doctor/Rory (Doctor Who)
20. Scully and Mulder (The X Files)
Make Mulder and Scully costumes
21. Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter (Harry Potter)
22. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
23. Mystique and Destiny (X-Men)
24. Ygritte and Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)
25. Emma Pilsbury and Mr. Schue (Glee)
Make an Emma Pillsbury costume
26. Jessica and Pam/Tara/Bill/Jason (True Blood)
27. Jane and George Jetson (The Jetsons)
28. Batwoman and Maggie Sawyer/Renee Montoya – The Question
29. Fry and Leela (Futurama)
30. Kate Andrews and Betty McRae (Bomb Girls)
Big thanks goes out to Intern Chelsey, my co-redhead, for her massive ginger assistance on this massive ginger article
You made the cover scully and mulder. I can only see it as one couple costume now. XD
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
you’re totally right. i added it :)
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?)
Batwoman and Poison Ivey? or is that mixing the super heroes and villains wrong? haha
lizz, this post makes me wish i was a redhead and also that i wasn’t firmly anti-couples-costumes this year. WELL DONE.
These are such great ideas! I agree with Vanessa– wishing I were a redhead. :)
redhead problems are so real. every time I ask for suggestions people just start listing other redheads I could be….
Relevant 365 days a year.
The last time I dyed my hair red I was 10 and it was for Annie. I made a diva move and told them the wig was too itchy and distracting but secretly I just wanted to dye my hair red.
Ooh I thought of ome more geeky ones!!
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
Maybe it is a bit creepy, but what about a grown up Annie, and dapper Warbucks?
well this is way too relevant to my life
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.
I am curious to know what kind of Machine, that seems a bit generic?
I thought maybe something random and steampunkish with cogs and levers and stuff. Like this: http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/steampunk_frankenstein_computer_1-269×480.jpg
It would take some guesswork, and probably only F+TM fans would get it, but that would be part of the fun!
Many of these would also be awesome genderswapped. I want to see someone genderswap Archie and Betty or Veronica.
i want someone to go as cheryl blossom and veronica…you know they would have the best angry sex.
i dressed as scully this year and it was the best thing i’ve ever done for myself
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?
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!
Personally, I’d want to see Black Widow with Melinda May from Shield. Is that wrong?
Love this Lizz.
I’m going as Lucille Ball/Lucy from “I Love Lucy!” A good pair would be Lucy/Ricky or Lucy/Ethel.
Magenter? I hardly know her!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 :)
UM. JORDAN CATALANO AND ANGELA CHASE???
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