Couples Halloween Costumes: Historical Gangsters

As we are starting to plan for Halloween and thinking about great costume ideas for couples, historical costumes make a great choice. Many past decades in history have fun costume ideas to work with. Let’s look at the Roaring 20’s in the U.S. and enjoy a little gangster look.

Costumes for Men and Women

It’s often hard to put together historical costumes for both men and women, but both sexes can work with the gangster look. Think about Bonnie and Clyde. Men are traditionally seen as those notorious bad guys, but women can have the same fun. Those great pinstripe suits with white ties work wonderfully for male or female. Then add on the hat, which type you prefer, grab a toy machine gun and you are ready to be a gangster couple for Halloween or costume party.

Fun Historical Couples Costumes

Here are some of my choices for great gangster costumes. Both for men and women. I do personally like to go with pants for the women, but that’s not always necessary. If you prefer to wear a skirt, like our moll in the picture, that works great too. It’s more about the accessories that will make this look perfect for a couples costume.


 Men’s Gangster Shirt, Vest And Tie, Black/White, One Size California Costumes Women’s Gangster Lady Costume,Black/White,Medium Rubie’s Costume Masquerade Concepts Adult Gangster Suit Costume, Black, Standard

The pinstripe suits are my favorite part of the gangster costume for couples, so I featured several here. One for women and one for men, but also, just the vest and white tie can work without the suit. Add that great fedora, carry along the tommy gun, or the violin case which would have held the machine gun, and you can be set.

Accessory Fun For Couples

You can go all out for your couples costume, including finding the perfect shoes. The accessories really do complete the whole look. I have even been accused of only using the accessories to create the illusion of a full costume.  Take a look at Gangster Costume Accessories to find plenty of those great accessories for your own couples costume this Halloween.

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  1. Mandee Sears says:

    What fun it is to dress in couple’s costumes for Halloween! We have done it before and always get wonderful comments from other party go-ers. We won a costume prize too! Thanks for the heads up — gotta check it out…

  2. This would definitely be a fun couples Halloween costume idea! I don’t remember anyone ever coming to one of our parties dressed like Bonnie & Clyde, so it would be a rather unique idea for our guests 🙂 Ummmm, maybe I should host a Roaring 20’s theme party.

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