Best Bud Duo Costumes

UPDATED: September 23, 2015


Do you have a best bud? Maybe he’s that guy who’s right at your side at the bars, or maybe he’s that dude always laying around on your couch mooching food. Maybe he’s that guy who’s always pulling you out of a tight situation, or perhaps he’s the one who drags you into bad situations in the first place. Either way, he’s got your back no matter what. If your looking to pair costumes, whether they be strange, quirky, funny and sometimes even dorky—this guide is dedicated to famous best bud costumes!

Hall and OatEs: Daryl Hall and John Oates COSTUMES

Hall and Oates go together like, well, Hall and Oates! These guys are one of the longest lasting musical duos in the music business and even hardcore music snobs have a hard time trying to hate on these two. Of course, the best part about Hall and Oates is the very fact that they’ve been making hits since the 70s, so they’ve incorporated 70s and 80s style into their look at some point in their career. If you're looking for best duo costumes for guys, a Hall and Oates costume makes for a great pair.


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You will need:

Hall: Blonde mullet wig, 80s clothing

Oates: Michael Jackson wig, Black Mario mustache


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(Blonde mullet wig / Michael Jackson wig / Black mustache)


Super Mario Bros: Mario and Luigi COSTUMES

Mushroom Kingdom would probably have problems tying its metaphorical shoe laces if not for this pair of plumber brothers. Since the 1980s, the brother duo has been teaming up to save princesses, stomp on koopas and win go-kart races, which makes one ponder the question of when they actually get around to doing any plumbing work.  Nintendo has made this classic duo a cinch. This pair of dynamic duo costumes will certainly be fun and comfortable all night long!


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You will need:

Mario: Mario costume, Inflatable mallet, Cartoon gloves

Luigi: Luigi costume, Inflatable mallet, Cartoon gloves


mario and luigi costumes

(Mario costume / Inflatable mallet / Cartoon gloves / Luigi Costume)


Guns N' Roses: Slash and Axl Rose COSTUMES

Maybe your dream of being a rock and roll idol never got off the ground, but partying like one with your best bud is as easy as a wardrobe change. Just be sure you have an appetite for destruction when you and your best bud decide to head out to party in an Axl and Slash costume, because trashed hotel rooms will be the order of the evening for you!


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You will need:

Slash: Guitar superstar wig, sunglasses, Inflatable guitar, Fake cigarettes

Axl: Rocker wig, Glitter microphone


slash and axel rose costumes

(Guitar superstar hat and wig / Police sunglasses / Inflatable guitar / Fake Cigarettes / Glitter microphone / Hollywood rocker wig)


First Blood: Rambo and Colonel Trautman

“They drew first blood! Not me!” Although these two may not be your classic best buds (especially if you read the book and didn’t see the movie), Rambo and General Trautman went through some rough times in the Rambo movies. You’ll be ready to take on any terrorists as this classic action movie duo.





You will need:

Rambo: Muscle chest, Bullet belt, Toy AK-47, Dog tags

Colonel Trautman: Mens Wartime officer costume, Toy binoculars, Army medals


rambo costumes

(Muscle chest / Toy AK-47 / Toy binoculars / Army dog tags / Army medals / Bullet belt / Wartime officer costume)


Adventure Time: Finn and Jake

These guys are true bros through and through. Nothing creates an unbreakable bond like fighting crazy wizards, rescuing princesses and living together in a tree fort. The best part about this best friend costume is that you can put it together quickly and easily.


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You will need:

Finn: Licensed Adventure Time Finn hat, blue t-shirt, shorts, backpack

Jake: Licensed Adventure Time Jake laplander hat, matching yellow shirt


adventure time costumes

(Licensed Adventure Time Finn hat / Licensed Adventure Time Jake laplander hat)


Blues Brothers: Jake and Elwood

A mission from God? Why not? “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues brought the world an assortment of great musicians together for a divine mission in the movie, The Blues Brothers. If ruining Illinois Nazi gatherings, playing for drunken country folks and running from the law doesn’t create an unbreakable bond, then nothing will!




You will need:

Jake: Black suit, Sunglasses, Fedora, Glitter microphone

Elwood: Black suit, Sunglasses, Fedora


blues brothers costumes

(Black suit / Blues sunglasses / Fedora / Glitter microphone)


Star Wars: Han Solo and Chewbacca

Han Solo and Chewbacca are the perfect duo Halloween costume. They fly a spaceship across the galaxy, making credits, saving princesses and watching each other’s back in the worst of situations. If you and your best bud like shooting first, tearing the arms off of a droid when you lose, or stirring up trouble for the Empire, then this costume duo is just right for you.


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You will need:

Han Solo: Han Solo costume, Han Solo blaster

Chewbacca: Chewbacca costume


star wars costumes

(Chewbacca costume / Han Solo blaster / Han Solo costume)


Dumb and Dumber: Harry and Lloyd

Harry and Lloyd may not win any prizes for being the cleverest of pals, but they certainly know how to have a good time together. Armed with nothing but a dog shaped van, IQs lower than their age, and a colorful sense of style, these guys took on thugs, rednecks and kidnappers. What’s that? You don’t have a Shaggin Wagon and you score in the triple digits on IQ? Well, at least you can have a colorful sense of style!


dumb and dumber



You will need:

Harry:  Blue tuxedo costume, Harry wig, Blue top hat

Lloyd: Orange tuxedo costume, Lloyd wig,Tooth wax, Orange top hat


dumb and dumber costumes

(Harry tuxedo costume / Harry wig / Blue top hat / Lloyd tuxedo costume / Lloyd wig / Orange top hat / Tooth wax)


Street Fighter: Ken and Ryu

Sparring partners, rivals, and best friends, Ken and Ryu have been thumping the likes of Sagat, M. Bison and Akuma for decades. No matter what challenge the bad guys throw at these guys, they have just the series of punches and kicks that will take them out. But all of this is just beating around the bush. The REAL reason any two guys need to make this duo costume happen is the look on people’s faces when you shout, “HADOUKEN!” in unison. Just make sure Chun Li doesn’t show up. Old Thunder Thighs has the womanly wiles that can tear two good buds apart.


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You will need:

Ryu: Ryu Costume

Ken: Ken Costume


streetfighter costumes

(Ryu costume / Ken costume)


Thunder Cats: Lion-O and Panthro

Thunder. Thunder! THUNDERCATS HOOOOOO! If you and your best bud grew up in the 80s, chances are you were glued to the tube watching the Thundercats. The brash Lion-O led the team, but Panthro acted as the wise older brother figure to the group, and the duo tussled with everything from mechanized Viking berserkers, to evil mutants. What more could best buds want than to spend their time facing off against a magical mummy who wants to steal your Eye of Thundera?


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You will need:

Lion-O: Lion-O Costume, Sword of Omens
Panthro: Panthro Costume


thunder cats costumes

(Panthro costume / Lion-O costume / Sword of Omens)


Saturday Night Live: Wayne and Garth

Stemming from an original SNL skit, the movie Wayne’s World follows two best friends as they create and promote their local television show. Sure, they get into a squabble during the film, but what iconic duo hasn’t? If you are in the mood to portray some female chasing, slacker buddies, Wayne and Garth make for the perfect dynamic duo costume. Wayne’s World, party time, excellent!


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You Will Need:

Wayne: Wayne wig, hat, black t-shirt, and jeans

Garth: Garth wig, glasses, blue plaid shirt, t-shirt, and jeans


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(Wayne Wig and Hat | Garth Wig | Garth Glasses)


Breaking Bad: Walter and Jesse

Breaking Bad was one of the most popular shows on television in the last decade. Perhaps it was the crime, living life on the edge, or maybe even the unlikely duo of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. This show was a hit, albeit a bit of a late bloomer, nevertheless it was an intriguing drama that fans won’t soon forget. Don’t forget to accessorize with your favorite blue rock candy!


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You Will Need:

Walter White: Yellow hazmat suit, gas mask, black boots, and Goatee

Jesse Pinkman: Yellow hazmat suit, gas mask, and black boots


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(Hazmat Suit and Mask | Black Boots)


Back to the Future: Marty McFly and Doc Brown

You might not be time traveling this Halloween, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t pretend. October 21st, 2015 marks the exact date that Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled to the future. The predictions of the film might have been a bit off, but even though we don’t have self-drying jackets, actual hoverboards, or flying cars doesn’t mean we can’t pretend!


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You Will Need:

Marty McFly: Marty McFly jacket, hat, Nike Air Mags, jeans

Doc Brown: Doc Brown costume


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(Marty McFly Jacket | Marty McFly Hat | Back to the Future Shoes | Doc Brown Costume)


Top Gun: Goose and Maverick

Maverick and Goose quite possibly have the most memorable on screen bromance of the 1980s. They were buds who did everything together, including flying fighter jets. If you have a buddy who you do everything with, why not make him the Goose to your Maverick this Halloween? An inseparable pair with the need for speed! Top Gun flight school training not required.


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You Will Need:

Maverick: Top Gun flight suit, aviator sunglasses

Goose: Top Gun flight suit, aviator sunglasses, brown mustache


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(Aviator Sunglasses | Top Gun Flight Suit | Brown Mustache)


Toy Story: Woody and Buzz Lightyear

Not all friendships start out the way Buzz and Woody’s did. While that’s probably a good thing, we have watched them build a bond that will keep them together through thick and thin, dismemberment, being locked in the attic, and fiery garbage pits. No two costumes can define best buds quite like Buzz and Woody. After you have hit the Halloween party you can even try out Buzz’s Spanish mode.


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You Will Need:

Woody: Woody costume

Buzz Lightyear: Buzz Lightyear costume


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(Woody Costume | Buzz Lightyear Costume)


Beavis and Butthead: Beavis and Butthead

If you are looking for a Halloween costumes where you and your bud can act like dim-witted men, cracking nonsensical jokes, and displaying little to no intelligence, then Beavis and Butthead is the perfect costume! The socially inept pair were made popular by their MTV sitcom which later developed a premise for a movie. Despite their lack of parental supervision, skipping school, and poor morals the duo still have a fan base two decades later. Huh huh. Huh huh.


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You Will Need:

Beavis: Beavis mask, Metallica shirt, shorts

Butthead: Butthead mask, ACDC shirt, shorts


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(Butthead Mask | AC/DC Shirt | Beavis Mask | Metallica Shirt)


SpongeBob Squarepants: SpongeBob and Patrick

Although the cartoon SpongeBob Squarepants airs on Nickelodeon and was intended for kids, there are many adults who are still fans of Bikini Bottom! SpongeBob Squarepants and his best friend Patrick Star team up to give the Nickelodeon show the highest rating the network has ever seen. Even if you don’t live in a pineapple under the sea, you and your friend can still wear these pair costumes for Halloween!


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You Will Need:

SpongeBob: SpongeBob costume

Patrick: Patrick Costume


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(SpongeBob Costume | Patrick Costume)


Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie

Sesame Street has been a popular children’s show on PBS since 1969. The two muppets, Bert and Ernie, frequently appear together in skits where Bert typically tries to convince Ernie that his constant hare-brained ideas are only half baked. However, the duo has never strayed and that’s what makes them the best of friends.


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You Will Need:

Bert: Bert costume

Ernie: Ernie costume


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(Bert Costume | Ernie Costume)

We hope you enjoyed checking out our best duo costumes for guys! Whether you're looking to gather at a house party or hit the bars, you'll have more fun in a pair of best friend costumes. Have you ever dressed up with your bestie? What is your favorite fictional pair of friends? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below!

Ryan Heuer

Ryan Heuer is a Copywriter at He spends much of his free time wrestling alligators in the bayous of Louisiana. He spends the rest of his free time coming up with incredulous false facts about himself. Usually he can be found at his local game shop wearing strange hats while making bad financial decisions involving Magic: the Gathering cards. Also, he likes frogs for some reason.