If I had enough friends or was cool enough to attend a Halloween party or event that required dressing up I would love nothing more than to let my inner cosplay nerd take the reins and go full on with a costume. Alas, I'm attending a wedding this year and if I turned up to the reception in any of these outfits I'd get more than one strange look.
Jon Snow and Ygritte
I have been well and truly sucked in to George R.R. Martin's books as well as the TV series this year. I'm so glad they exist. This is a couple costume that would be perfect for myself and my boyfriend. He has the beard and I'd happily go back to being a red head for the opportunity to say "You know nothing Jon Snow" all evening (I'm really good at her voice). A bonus of this ensemble is that it is essentially winter wear so if I was the type of person to go out on the town then at least I'd be warm.
C-3PO and R2-D2
It's a lifelong dream of mine to be R2-D2 because he is a sassy little robot who I adore. I've dabbled with R2 impressions and I think I'm ready to hit it big at a party. I can't get enough of this pair.
Monica and Chandler as Catwoman and The Pink Bunny
I was watching this episode the other day and I would love to dress up in a couple costume like this to see if everyone gets the reference (which they will, right?) although I would not look anywhere near as good as Courtney Cox in that catsuit. Maybe I can get away with being the Pink Bunny?
Shrek and Fiona
I've always liked Princess Fiona ever since I learnt that we share a name. It would be amazing because if people asked who I was I'd be like "I'm Fiona" and it would be two introductions in one. Princess Fiona is a pretty recognisable character though so I'd doubt people would ask, but still a dream of mine.
Scarecrow, The Joker and Bane
I was so close to coordinating this trio of costumes last year. I know what you're thinking, woah, what kind of relationship is this that there are three people involved. No. It's nothing remotely to do with couples, relationships or love except the Batman cosplay love and the need to bring the villainous trio to life which is so overpowering it goes beyond everything. I have my Joker gear all sorted, my boyfriend made a scarecrow mask and looks killer in a suit but we're still looking for our Bane. My brother was meant to shave his head and be the third part of the cosplay but didn't follow through, one day I hope to find someone who would dress up as Bane to do this three in oner.