For the past few months, I have been in a relationship. Eight to be exact. With Halloween right around the corner, one question has been brought to my attention on more than one occasion… “What are ‘you two’ going to wear?” Not what am ‘I’ going to wear, or what will ‘he’—but ‘we’. Admittedly, I’ve never done or participated in a couple’s costume with anyone before, not siblings, not friends, not ever. Usually, I go against the grain and as people select a theme, I usually go around it and do my own thing. Example, my senior year of high school my friends and I went trick-or-treating (no—we were not too old). They dressed as a pack (?) of zombies. Since I was not a fan of zombies, I’m more of a vampire kind-of-girl, I decided to go as a crazy ex-girlfriend (inspired by Miranda Lambert). I wore a ripped shirt, smeared my makeup, the whole nine.

College was no different. Except this year. It is kind of expected within our society that couples choose a theme and wear collaborating costumes. We see it all the time, especially on social media. In fact, one couple’s collage of photos went viral. You may have seen it, she was the Pikachu to his Ash Ketchum, the Mrs. To his Mr. Incredible, and so on. Don’t get me wrong, the ideas are cute and sometimes scary enough to be ‘HalloWorthy’—so I’m not complaining. I just want to know what people’s thoughts and ideas are on the topic. So please, share with me, your coupled costume ideas and experiences—if you send photos, you’ll even get a chance to be shared on my next post.

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