Dark Halloween Costumes
Romeo & Juliet Halloween Costume Ideas
Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life ... (William Shakespeare)
What better way to commemorate love than to dress as the most iconic couple in literary history - Romeo and Juliet. In Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaptation of the famous tale, Leonardo DiCaprio plays the lovestruck Romeo, while Claire Danes plays the beautiful Juliet.
• Movie Adaptation
In the star-crossed lover movie scene I will describe the "angel and knight" look. To start with Juliet, wear white, high-heeled shoes, and a white dress with a wide bottom. Wear your hair with a circular braid on top, but let the rest of it drape over your shoulders (which also helps to hide the dress's straps).
• Star-Crossed Lover Scene (Angel & Knight Costume)
Next, you will need a pair of angel wings, which can most certainly be ordered on Amazon or picked up at your local Halloween store. Finally, feel free to get creative with the make up and jewelry or accessories.
For the dashing Romeo, wear brown or black shoes, brown corduroy or fleece pants, and a brown, long sleeved shirt. Next, wear a belt with a side strap to hold a prop sword as seen in the image. Purchase prop armor and drape it upon the shoulders and triceps.
Romeo wears gold armor, but feel free to experiment with colors of your liking. Romeo wears black gloves and has slicked back, dirty blonde hair. To make the costume unique, accessorize to your liking.
Also in the film, Romeo and Juliet wear more casual clothing at times, with the film taking place in Verona beach between members of rival gangs, as opposed to families. With Romeo, start with a pair of casual sneakers (Nike, Vans, Converse, etc.).
• Verona Beach Scene (Causal Costume)
Wear a pair of black skinny jeans, blue-denim shorts, or even cargo pants. As long as it represents a laid back, beach vibe, you are good to go. Wear a white graphic tee and a colorful Hawaiian shirt. Accessorize with a watch, necklace and anything else that you think would enhance the outfit.
For Juliet, you can wear a pair of casual shoes mentioned above, or even flip flops. Wear a long white sundress and keep your hair draped over your shoulders. To keep with the casual environment, you don't necessarily need any makeup for your face, but feel free to add any jewelry you think could work.
The best part about the Romeo and Juliet couples costume is its versatility. As you see, the concept works with the angel/knight look, but also the casual beach vibes look. If you show up to your next Halloween gathering as the iconic Romeo and Juliet, you'll be sure to make a lasting impression neither the Montague or Capulet family could deny.