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The Best Book Character Costumes For Couples For Halloween

The Best Book Character Costumes For Couples For Halloween

These best book character costumes for couples for Halloween feature legendary couples in literature. If you and your partner are looking for literary couple-inspired costumes and bookish Halloween couples costume ideas, then you’re sure to find inspiration with these best book character costumes for couples for Halloween.

The Best Book Character Costumes For Couples For Halloween



Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

About the book: Austen’s most popular novel, the unforgettable story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.

Location and time period: Rural England at the turn of the 19th century.

Shop the look for Elizabeth Bennett

Regency dress, Jane Austen ballwear, White cotton high waistline

Starting at $120.00.

Shop the look for Mr. Darcy

Cotton Blend Dress Shirt with attached Cravat

Starting at $56.99.

Regency style Waistcoat

Starting at $114.89.


Janie and Tea Cake from Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

About the book: “A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.”—Zadie Smith

Location and time period: Set in rural Florida in the early 20th century.

Shop the look for Janie

Bohemian Maxi Women Dress

Starting at $95.00.

Shop the look for Tea Cake

Slouchy Newsboy Cap

Starting at $33.65.

Collarless shirt in khaki and cream stripe cotton

Starting at $61.25.


Guinevere & Lancelot from Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory

About the book: An immortal story of love, adventure, chivalry, treachery and death.

Location and time period: England in the 5th to 6th centuries.

Shop the look for Guinevere

Burgundy Medieval Red Velvet Dress

Starting at $198.99.

Shop the look for Lancelot

Vest Coat Jerkin Costume

Starting at $119.00.

Men’s Medieval Viking Landsknecht Pants

Starting at $68.97.


Nick & Amy Dunne from Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

About the book: The “mercilessly entertaining” (Vanity Fair) instant classic “about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intimate relationships” (Lev Grossman, Time).

Location and time period: North Carthage, Missouri, 2012.

Shop the look for Amy

Short Blonde Bob Wig

Starting at $74.00.

Halloween Blood Splatter Skater Dress

Starting at $46.55.

Shop the look for Nick

Custom Button Pin with “Find Amy”

Select the text “Find Amy.” Starting at $3.25.

Men’s Blue Dress Shirt

Starting at $20.91.


Persephone & Hades from Greek Mythology

About the myth: Hades decides to kidnap Persephone and take her to the underworld.

Location and time period: Ancient Greece, starting in the 18th century BC.

Shop the look for Persephone

Queen of the Underworld Art Nouveau Crown

Starting at $412.00.

Greek Goddess Dress

Starting at $170.00.

Shop the look for Hades

Ancient fantasy robe

Starting at $32.57.

Hades Brooch with Latched Back

Starting at $16.90.


Ennis del Mar & Jack Twist from “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx

About the story: Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they’re working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer.

Location and time period: Wyoming and Texas, 1963.

Shop the look for Ennis del Mar

Beige Cowboy Hat

Starting at $159.99.

Leather Work Gloves

Starting at $9.99.

Carhartt Men’s Full Swing Loose Fit Washed Duck Fleece-Lined Jacket

Starting at $129.99.

Shop the look for Jack Twist

Black DUBETINA Western Cowboy Hat

Starting at $34.50.

Men’s Blue Cowboy Cut Western Long Sleeve

Starting at $20.67.


Scarlett O’Hara & Rhett Butler from Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

About the book: Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.

Location and time period: Georgia during the American Civil War (1861–1865) and the Reconstruction Era (1865–1877).

Shop the look for Scarlett O’Hara


Starting at $308.00.

Shop the look for Rhett Butler

19th century Vintage French cream white velvet waistcoat

Starting at $225.18.

Men’s Casual Double-Breasted Jacket

Starting at $57.99.


Therese Belivet & Carol Aird in The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

About the book: A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic.

Location and time period: New York City, 1952.

Shop the look for Therese Belivet

New Scottish Traditional Tam o’ Shanter Flat Bonnet KILT Hat & Scarf In Buchanan Tartan

Starting at $55.00.

Vintage 1950s Black Wool Swing Coat

Starting at $110.00.

Shop the look for Carol Aird

1950s inspired ‘clam shell’ hat

Starting at $171.51.

1950s VINTAGE Faux Fur Coat

Starting at $149.99.


Daisy Buchanan & Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

About the book: Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, the novel depicts narrator Nick Carraway’s interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby’s obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan.

Location and time period: In and around New York, 1920s.

Shop the look for Daisy Buchanan

Great Gatsby Headband

Starting at $44.10.

Great Gatsby Inspired Long Tassel Necklace

Starting at $64.93.

Jazz age 1920s Vintage inspired Great Gatsby dress

Starting at $177.63.

Shop for the look for Jay Gatsby

Casual Linen Beige Men’s 2 Piece Suit

Starting at $69.99.

Related: The Best Book Character Costumes For Halloween, The Best Bookish Halloween Decorations, and 10 Ideas For A Literary Halloween

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