Every Halloween, we must all deal with the annual barrage of couple’s costume photos, many of which are uninspired and far from entertaining. Perhaps I’m setting the bar way too high for Halloween, but, if you’re going to attempt a duo costume, you should probably put some actual effort into making it work — otherwise, why bother?
The perfect couple’s costume should showcase something unique about your senses of humor or your shared tastes. And if it happens to be both clever and gruesome too, so much the better!
The two decided to use special effects makeup to create a gruesome, literal face-swap.
NikkiGun gave herself some fake five o’clock shadow, while her husband got a full makeover — complete with eyeliner and mascara. The end result was the grisly (and hilarious) illusion that the two had actually cut off their faces and swapped them.
Reddit was collectively impressed — although it took some people a few minutes to realize that there hadn’t been an actual face swap involved.
Other people couldn’t help but notice that NikkiGun’s husband looks pretty good with shaped eyebrows and makeup.
However, NikkiGun warns any couple attempting this costume that there are definitely certain downsides.
“We are at a Halloween party and I have to say, if you do this costume, stay close to each other,” she wrote in a comment. “Nothing like being the random bearded lady with blood on her face.”