Couples Costume Idea – Fry and Leela

fry and leela DIY halloween couples costume

Yay it’s October!  I love the fall leaves and the crisp air.. and most of all, Halloween!

So these were my boyfriend and I’s costumes last year which we wore to a party and got tons of comments from people!

If you don’t know Fry and Leela they are characters from the Matt Groening TV show Futurama.  Anyway this is a super cute and fun couples costume especially if you are a fan of the show like we are.


Fry’s outfit was the easiest, my bf just went and found a red jacket at a thrift store and used some orange hair colouring spray like this to do his hair.

Make sure you use that stuff in a well ventilated area and wear old clothes because it will stain!

He paired that with some blue jeans, a white t-shirt and sneakers and was all set.


This outfit was a bit more complicated due to the whole cyclops thing.

Also, her hair is usually worn in a ponytail but the only purple wig I could find was straight, so I winged it and said I was “party Leela”, when she lets her hair down. Besides, I liked the way it looked on me.

The clothing for the costume is just some black leggings and a plain white tank top paired with black boots.

She also has an arm gadget that you can’t see in the photo because it was on the other arm but I just used cardboard wrapped with duct-tape, then taped on some black paper circles for the “buttons” and whatnot.

A quick Google search for “Leela’s Arm Gadget” will give you an idea of what it looks like.

Now for the eye:

I used some old sunglasses and popped the lenses out.

Then I made an eye shape out of pipe cleaners.

I used some fabric called Tulle and cut that into the same eye shape, which I then actually hand sewed to the backside of the pipe cleaner circle using white thread.  I found glue didn’t work very well, but I didn’t use a glue gun so that may work better.

I used a black self-adhesive felt sheet like this one, for the iris and lashes which actually stuck on really well.

Then I tied the whole thing to the sunglasses frames with some string, and it’s all done!

The props were a water gun from the dollar store for Leela, and then we just printed off the Planet Express logo (from google) and taped it on all 4 sides of a small box for Fry.

We also made Slurm can beer cozies which were made out of cardboard with the Slurm logo taped on there!

Anyways hope this inspires someone for their costume this year!



One thought on “Couples Costume Idea – Fry and Leela

  1. Reblogged this on Julie Erin Designs and commented:

    Reblogging my Halloween costume post from last year which is starting to see a lot more traffic this month for obvious reasons! This post includes instructions on how to make Leela’s eye for this cute Fry and Leela couples costumes!


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