Halloween Costumes Perfect for Sitting on the Couch

Maybe you're too old for trick-or treating.  Maybe you're afraid of crowds (agoraphobia), clowns (coulrophobia), or going out at night (noctiphobia).  Maybe you just want to keep that Halloween candy all to yourself!  Whatever your reasons, sometimes you just feel like chilling on the couch.

If you're a slacker in real life, or just enjoy playing one on Halloween, have we got a treat for you!  We've found some of our favorite reclining characters from the 70s, 80s and 90s, and created some easy-to-follow costume guidelines to help you create the couch-sitting costume of your dreams.

Get Halloween-y while taking it easy.... it's truly the best of both worlds! 

Bernie from Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

What's spookier than dressing up like a dead guy?  To get Bernie's look, all you need is a blue windbreaker, khakis, a mustache, a striped shirt, and some round shades.  You can even take a nap in this costume & stay in character!

Slater from Dazed and Confused (1993)

You cool, man??  If you answered "Yes" to that question, we invite you to consider lounging about in a Slater costume.  To channel Ron Slater, the quintessential early 90s stoner, you'll need a Pot Leaf Tee, a backwards scally cap, and some flowing locks.  For those high achievers out there, follow our full costume guide--from head to Chuck Taylors. 

Dorothy, Sophia, Blanche, and Rose from Golden Girls (1985-1992)

Our favorite retirees sure loved sitting on this couch.  Oh, and what a couch it was!  (I actually consider this saucy little rattan number to be the fifth character on the show).  To channel your inner Golden Girl, get a jewel tone pantsuit (shoulderpads are a MUST), a curly gray wig (Aquanet is a MUST), some chunky jewelry, and a cheesecake to share with your gal pals.  Happy retirement!

Cheech and Chong from Up in Smoke (1978)

These two lovable stoners spent a lot of time in the car, getting blazed.  What is a car, if not a moving couch, am I right?  While we can't condone smoking and driving, we sure do give these outfits a green (see what we did there?) light!  Grab your best bud (see what we did there?), a bandana, a Hawaiian shirt, a beard and glasses if you want to conjure up Tommy Chong.  To get the Cheech Marin look, all you need is a mustache, a read beanie, suspenders, and a yellow tank top.  BYOM. 

Peggy Bundy from Married with Children (1987-1997)


Another legendary sitcom couch-sitter, Peggy Bundy took living room style to new heights--literally.  A mile-high red bouffant, flashy jewelry, a snazzy top, hot pants and heels create Peg's iconic look.  Add a TV remote and a cigarette (they go together like a horse and carriage) and consider yourself hitched to Al Bundy!

Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World (1992)

Did you know that you can party on, without ever having to leave the couch?  You can be just Wayne, or just Garth, but this costume concept really works best with a buddy.  Grab a trusted friend, and begin by ripping the knees out of your jeans.  Once that's done, Wayne just needs a black tee, a dark brown wig, and a black baseball cap.  Garth needs a blonde wig, black glasses, a plaid shirt and a band tee.  Add drumsticks and a guitar if you really wanna rock!

 The Dude from The Big Lebowski (1998)


No list of legendary layabouts would be complete without The Dude.  Basically a master class in a life lived horizontally, Jeff Lebowski gets comfy, and stays comfy, with elastic waist ikat pants, a patterned cardigan or a bathrobe, a series of slouchy tees, and some jelly sandals.  For a good and thorough examination of his look, check out our full costume guide.  Pry yourself off the couch long enough to order a Kaoru Betto Baseball Shirt for extra authenticity!  

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