Halloween can get pretty competitive, especially if you’re off to a party with your partner. Normally, it’s a pretty laid-back and fun holiday, but some couples like to take it to the next level by pulling together a couple’s costume that you could never hope to find in a store.

These 45 couples really hit the mark with their wacky wardrobe choices. And while they might not all be obvious right away, once you see what they’re trying to do, it’s hard not to appreciate their ingenuity.