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with Ron Diamond

Movies can be a great source of ideas for couples' costumes. Here are a couple couples' costume ideas that you'll recognize from the movies.See Transcript

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Transcript:Movie Couple Costume Ideas

Hi, I'm Ron Diamond, owner of Ronjo.com Magic and Costumes, with great costume ideas for couples.

Star Wars Couple Costumes

Movies provide great material for costumes. Everyone can identify their favorite characters right away, like Han Solo and Princess Leia from Star Wars. Han Solo looks ready to takes the controls of the Millennium Falcon with his signature black vest and striped pants. The essential accessory for both costumes are these fun space blasters, so Han and Leia can make their escape from the Death Star! If you're searching for a more elaborate costume, you can find the full Darth Vader outfit, with all of the lights and sound effects that make you feel like you just stepped out of the movie.

Flintstones Couple Costumes

Here is a great example of a movie couple that gives you some flexibility if you'd like to pair up with another couple. Bam-Bam and Pebbles are the children of Fred and Wilma Flintstone and Barney and Betty Rubble. If you have two couples, one can dress as the Flintstones while another goes as Bam-Bam and Pebbles. You can also throw a third couple into the mix by adding Barney and Betty. The wigs really make the costumes in this case, transforming you from just a couple wearing dinosaur pelts into the characters that everyone knows and loves.

Pirates Couple Costumes

Right off the decks of the Black Pearl, we have pirates from the Caribbean. Here is another case where the wigs are so important. An authentic pirate wouldn't have been able to visit a barber shop on a desert island, so you really need that long and crazy wig to make the costume come to life. Our pirate princess has a wig with natural-looking color for someone who has been out in the hot Caribbean sun. Her treasure chest handbag and his plastic cutlass are great accessories for pirates, and the various bows and ribbons are a nod to the Johnny Depp character that everyone these days associates with pirates.

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