Costume party girl and guy dressed up like steam punk theme

Costume Party

Have you ever been to a Halloween costume party and seen couples matching some cool costume theme? That is what this date is all about. Go shopping together to the Halloween store, costume shop, or wherever else and pick some matching costumes.

You could go as Ghostbusters, Blues Brothers, Star Wars characters, Marvel heroes, cartoon characters, or maybe dress up as a famous couple from the current era or eras past. The possibilities are endless.

Make sure to be dressed up for whatever place you plan to eat at before going to your party. You are sure to catch the attention of the other restaurant-goers.

Even if it isn’t a party and you are only dressing up to take the kids out trick-or-treating, it will still be a lot of fun. There are plenty of Halloween-themed dances that you can attend as a “matching” couple, as well.

If you want to make it more fun invite a few other couples to join you in the costume party fun and make it a group date.

Don’t let this idea only be limited to Halloween. There are plenty of parties that you can find year-round or just throw your own costume theme party.

Man and woman dressed as zombies for a costume party

What you need for this costume party creative date idea: 

You only need the materials for the costumes. You can get cheap costume components at a place like Goodwill or Salvation Army, or any other thrift stores. Or if you are handy with a needle and thread, fabric stores usually have good prices. For the sewing impaired, you can rent or buy costumes at a costume shop. 

My commentary on this creative date:

One Halloween, years ago, my friend and I dressed up and went to a Halloween costume party. The usual costumes were present, but the hit of the night was when my brother and his fiancée showed up.

My brother was dressed as a devil. The make-up was amazing. We’d had plenty of costume make-up practice because we made a movie years ago, which featured many monsters. My brother said it took about three hours or so to get his face to look like the devil.

His fiancée was dressed as an angel. They made a perfect couple. I have been to many Halloween parties and dances since then, and each was a fun night. Most recently, I went to a Halloween-themed costume party country-dancing event, which was such a great experience.

Do you have experience with this date idea? Let me know in the comments how it went and if your date, spouse, significant other liked it. You can buy a copy of the book 101 Creative Dates: ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic here or visit the shop.

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