Easy and Last Minute Couples Costumes Pt. 1

For this shoot, I teamed up once again with talented photographer Ashley Thalman based out of Utah (seriously love working with her!). I also brought on brilliant stylist Emily Frame of Bijou Market, who just started an amazing kids blog called Small Fry, and hair/makeup artist Bethany Kartchner of Salon K in Provo, Utah. The fantastic models are my hip sister Katrina and her stylish man Quinn Peterson, who started a fantastic line of handmade mens ties made from vintage fabrics called QP Collections.

The hardest part about Halloween for me is the pressure you sometimes feel as an adult to dress up! In my experience, it’s almost always done last minute when you find out that party you’re invited to is mandatory dress up, and it’s even more difficult when you’re trying to coordinate with a partner. When I was in Utah a couple months ago for the leather jacket post, Ashley and I were chatting about how fun it would be to do a couples costume shoot to brainstorm ideas for you all (and ourselves!) this Halloween.

This week I’m sharing a few ideas for couples costumes so you won’t have any excuses this year to not to join in on Halloween fun. The whole idea behind these costume ideas is that you can throw together something fun last minute with stuff you probably already have in your wardrobe.  I’ll share two ideas today and two later this week.

1. First up, Bandits!

If your closet is anything like mine, you’ll have no problem outfitting the whole street in striped shirts for bandit costumes. The bandit bags can be purchased from any craft store, Emily printed a $ sign on the computer and used it as a stencil to make the bags.

Bandits clothing details:

Katrina: Splendid tee/BDG jeans / Converse sneakers / Target gloves / Freshly Picked leather mask
Quinn: Tee, beanie from F21 / gloves from Target / Freshly Picked leather mask / black boots


2. Mad Men
Anything with reference to pop culture is an easy costume idea. Check out popular movies/shows right now to find characters you could dress up as with items in your closet. Plus, you’ll find out quickly who else is watching your favorite shows. A couple years ago Henry and I dressed up as characters from Mad Men too. He was an adorable little Bobby Draper.
Keep reading for more images + details from the Mad Men costume…
Mad Men clothing details:
Katrina: Vintage dress and pearls/Back seam tights from Victoria’s Secret
Quinn: Allen Edmonds 5th Ave shoes/Calvin Klein suit/Asos shirt/QP Collections tie (coming soon)
PS Doesn’t Katrina make a stunning Betty?
All images by Ashley Thalman for Say Yes to Hoboken


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Thanks so much for this!!!!!! I was stressin’ bad about what to be with my husband for a big party on the weekend. I stumbled across your blog, and this post and it saved the day! We will now we bandits! I got the shirts from american apparel, and masks from the halloween store. We have pretty much everything else in our closets. Thanks so much for making this week stress free 🙂

So wishing we had Halloween around our parts – these are adorable (plus I totally love Mad Men!).

Great ideas. I always sucked into dressing up too. The bandit gif is so cute, great idea

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