10 Tasteful Adult Halloween Costumes That Keep Things Creative

Where’s Waldo/Wenda?

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Dress Up and Have Fun This Halloween

Halloween has always been a time to step outside your comfort zone and put yourself in someone else’s shoes for a night. However, you may have found that choosing a Halloween costume became much more difficult once you became a parent…

Perhaps you and your partner’s opinions on what makes a great Halloween costume have changed over the years, and the idea of being a sexy nurse and a sexy doctor isn’t going to cut it anymore. For various reasons, some parents understandably feel they need to find appropriate costumes to wear when they are around their children.

But just because you want your costume to be a little more modest doesn’t mean it needs to be boring. These tasteful adult Halloween costumes take things to the next level!

1. Where’s Waldo/Wenda?

Relive your childhood with this easy couples costume of Waldo and Wenda from the Where’s Waldo? book series. With their signature red and white striped outfits, you’ll stand out anywhere, whether at a costume party, trick-or-treating with the kids, or other Halloween event.

This is a great choice if you don’t mind the attention, since people will undoubtedly point you out in a crowd while screaming, “I found Waldo and Wenda!”

Mary Poppins

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2. Mary Poppins

Become practically perfect in every way this Halloween as the rosy-cheeked nanny, Mary Poppins. With a magic umbrella, extendable carpet bag and a spoonful of sugar you’ll impress the other parents with your portrayal of P.L. Travers’ timeless role model for kids.

If you’re not afraid to sing in public, you can even lead a chorus of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” like Julie Andrews did in the Disney movie adaptation.

Plus this is an easy one to make into a couples costume, if need be. Simply have your partner dress as the chimney sweep, Bert!

Gomez and Morticia Addams

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3. Gomez and Morticia Addams

Step out in style as one of the classiest, albeit macabre, pop culture couples ever: Gomez and Morticia Addams. All that’s needed for Gomez is a three piece pinstripe suit, a cigar and pencil moustach. Morticia’s look is a black floor-length hobble dress, long black wig and dark makeup.

If your kids share in your affection for The Addams Family, get them involved too as Pugsley or Wednesday Addams.