60 Best Group Halloween Costumes to Wear with Your Friends This Year
Get the whole gang together with a group Halloween costume, and dress to impress this Halloween!
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Best group Halloween costumes ever
Halloween is baaaaack, and you know what that means: coming up with some seriously amazing costume ideas. Sure, you can go solo on the big night, but group Halloween costumes really get everyone talking and lead to some boo-tiful memories with your squad. The key is to find a theme you all agree on and can have a whole lot of fun with, whether you’re dealing with a bunch of best friend Halloween costumes, family Halloween costumes or even hysterically punny Halloween costumes.
That said, you don’t need to be a big group to make these work. They’re also good for smaller groups, couples and siblings looking to make a memorable splash. There’s something on this list for every type of holiday reveler out there, because what is Halloween without the right combination of spooky, clever and silly? Scroll through to find favorites ranging from popular TV characters to Disney Halloween costumes, and don’t forget to take lots of pictures! Before you post them, make sure to check out these picture-perfect Halloween Instagram captions.
Ladies of Bridgerton Halloween costume
If you’re looking for group costume ideas inspired by Regency romance, going as the ladies of Bridgerton is a versatile option that lets everyone in the gang get ballroom ready. It’s also an excellent choice for groups with varying body sizes because any Regency-era dress completes the look in no time. Make sure you add a natural, rose-hued blush to your cheeks and some face-framing curls to nail one of the best Halloween costume ideas for women.
Trolls Halloween costume
If you’ve got some blue, green or pink body paint and a willingness to wear a cone-shaped wig, going as a bunch of Trolls from the popular family movie is the fun group Halloween costume you’ve been waiting for. It’s one of the best Halloween costumes for kids and parents alike and is an affordable option too. You really only have to purchase the colorful Trolls wigs and body paint—you can DIY the rest using existing wardrobe options or colored cardboard.
Cheetah Girls Halloween costume
Going as the entire friendship pack from The Cheetah Girls is one of the most comfortable group costume ideas out there because all you really need are velour tracksuits in various colors. Add wide animal-print headbands to high ponytails and voila! You’ve got an early 2000s look that is sure to bring smiles to everyone who lived through the era. For more holiday fun, read up on some fascinating Halloween trivia.
Care Bears Halloween costume
Friends with big hearts and loving attitudes are going to love this one. Going as a collection of colorful Care Bears is an easy Halloween costume that makes a smile-inducing impression in all sorts of crowds. Care Bear costumes are one-and-done wonders that come in a variety of colors and sizes to suit the whole crowd. Adults of most sizes, kids and even babies can get in on one of the most fun Halloween group costumes around.
Stranger Things Halloween costume
If you binge-watched every season of Stranger Things, dressing up as the characters is just the ticket to an otherworldly Halloween. It’s also one of the easiest and most popular group Halloween costumes for larger ensembles because of the variety of age, size and character styles. You can also phone this one in with matching Hellfire Club T-shirts for the group. When you’re done partying, settle in for a night of the best Halloween movies on Netflix. Or, you know, just rewatch Stranger Things. You know you want to.
Clue Halloween costume
Hunting for the best group Halloween costumes is a little like solving a mystery: You need to figure out who’s buying which costume and from where. (It’s Miss Scarlet in Spirit Halloween with the Jason mask!) It’s easy to get to the bottom of it when you get the gang together to go as characters from everyone’s favorite board game: Clue. Wear a purple blazer, a glamorous red evening dress or a frilly maid’s costume, and break out the magnifying glasses. For a fun Halloween party idea, play a murder mystery game.
Encanto Halloween costume
This year, everybody wants to talk about Bruno—and the rest of the Encanto movie family. Recreate the look with traditional Colombian-style dresses and accessories. It’s one of the cutest Halloween costumes for pop culture lovers and can easily be worn as either trendy or modest. If you’re looking for some Halloween crafts to do with kids, try turning a plain skirt into a creation worthy of your costume.
The Rose family from Schitt’s Creek Halloween costume
Everything about the incredibly witty cast of Schitt’s Creek is appealing. Your group’s biggest issue will be duking it out over who gets to be David, Moira and Alexis. It’s a simple costume to master at home if you have bold wigs and glammed-up accessories, but if you’re aiming to be David, try this perfect Amazon sweater that you’ll be able to wear well after Halloween. When the party’s over, gather the group around to tell some scary ghost stories that’ll give you chills.
Marvel women Halloween costume
Tell the gals in your group to unleash their inner superheroes—there’s a Marvel costume for every style and size. You can opt for a premade women’s Captain Marvel suit, or try a monochromatic bodysuit and cape for a DIY version. Because these costumes are so customizable, they’re some of the best plus-size Halloween costumes too.
Winx Club Halloween costume
Animated girl power to the rescue! There are so many bright, beautiful Winx characters to choose from—Bloom, Aisha, Flora, Musa and dozens of others—each with feminine, floral themes. Wear frilly dresses in a variety of colors paired with fairy wings to nail the look.
Everything Everywhere All at Once Halloween costume
Take trick-or-treating and party-going on the wildest ride yet with this sci-fi Everything Everywhere All at Once group costume idea that is sure to get imaginations going. The best part of this costume is how comfortable and practical it can be, but you’re definitely going to need a quilted maroon vest if you want to give off main-character vibes.
Alice in Wonderland Halloween costume
Grab some blond wigs, trippy accessories and a bunny costume to round out this Alice in Wonderland group costume. You’ll obviously need a blue dress for Alice, but don’t forget to add a Mad Hatter costume to the mix, plus a Cheshire cat, white rabbit and more.
Bob’s Burgers Halloween costume
Nobody has beef with the cast of Bob’s Burgers. This is easily one of the funniest and best group Halloween costumes for men and women, and it’ll get everyone talking. You don’t need much more than plain tees, aprons, some wigs and statement glasses. You can DIY the whole thing, or buy all the elements in a single Tina, Bob or Louise costume.
Minions Halloween costume
If ever there was a perfect group Halloween costume for co-workers, it’s a gaggle of adorable Minions. These brightly hued, upbeat little creatures are hardworking friends that appear in limitless quantities—perfect for larger groups. You can buy inexpensive premade Minions costumes or create your own with yellow tees, blue overalls and oversized goggles.
Menagerie of mythical creatures Halloween costume
It’s easy to find children’s unicorn costumes but tougher to find truly jaw-dropping adult versions. You’ll stick out like a glittery rainbow on a rainy day when the adults in your group don this inflatable unicorn-rider costume, which also comes in a pretty amazing full-body version. You can also create a magical look with these easy Halloween makeup ideas.
BTS Halloween costume
Dress up as everyone’s favorite South Korean pop band, BTS, and dance the night away to the group’s hit songs. This simple costume idea relies heavily on pastel-colored suits, modern sunglasses in trendy shapes, middle-parted hair and, of course, portable microphones. Get a two-pack of portable Bluetooth microphones to take your show on the road and impress everyone you meet.
Hocus Pocus Halloween costume
Put on a pot of witches’ brew, because the Sanderson sisters are in town—and you’re one of them. Talk about classic Halloween group costumes! It’s perfect for trios, though you can always add extra characters from the movie. Make sure you wear robust capes, and don’t forget to buy a Winifred Sanderson wig to top off the look. Then go ahead and quote Hocus Pocus all night long.
Turning Red Halloween costume
Be inspired by this year’s biggest coming-of-age movie, Turning Red, and dress as the entire cast of characters, from the overprotective traditional parents to the adventurous red panda herself. It’s an easy look to pull together when you wear head-to-toe red clothes and then top the look with this Disney Turning Red accessories set, which comes with ears, a tail and furry fingerless mittens. Have a bigger group? Go as the entire friendship ensemble!
Day of the Dead Halloween costume
The fun thing about Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is that you can have as few or as many pals dress up in Mexican-inspired skeleton costumes to nail the look. It’s one of the best group Halloween costumes for those who love easy Halloween face paint. Make sure you load up on Day of the Dead temporary face tattoos to complete the look.
The gang from Recess Halloween costume
Going as characters from the Disney movie Recess: School’s Out is one of the easiest options for this year’s Halloween party. This is one of those group costume ideas that rely heavily on normal-looking clothes you probably already own. The key is getting a bright green basketball jersey on one friend, a backward baseball hat on another, too-short pants for a third member of your friend group and a blue dress for another. Most important of all? A pal wearing a red shirt dress and black leather jacket to mimic the look of Spinelli.
M&M’s Halloween costume
This costume will melt your heart, but definitely not in your hand! Going as a colorful collection of M&M’s celebrates everyone’s favorite part of the holiday: Halloween candy. Plus, it gives each participant some creative freedom in choosing their shade—from purple to red and colors galore. It’s a cinch to make this costume at home with white pants and a colorful tee featuring a DIY M&M’s logo. Or you could always buy a ready-made M&M’s T-shirt in several colors as one of the best low-frills group Halloween costumes.
Bubble people Halloween costume
Grab one of these silly-looking zorb balls to maintain your social distance as you trick-or-treat this year. Fair warning: These plastic bubbles weren’t created as costumes, so they’re not made for the indoors. But they fit the best group Halloween costumes bill for those looking to give strangers a chuckle—you can call yourself bubble people from another planet. Plus, you can have fun with them after the big day too!
Movie cast Halloween costume
Choose your movie, assign each group member a character from the film and roll out as an entire cast. Bonus points for giving your cute lap dog the lead role, like this little nugget playing Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Round out the cast with your little (human) one as Flounder and mom as Ursula. For more inspiration, check out these other Disney Halloween movies.
Scream Halloween costume
This slightly scary blast from the past is the perfect group costume idea for those who love a bit of nostalgia. Pick up a shrouded ghost-face mask, the most important component of all, and have a trusted participant be in charge of carrying (and talking into) the large ’90s prop phone everywhere the group goes.
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Bacon and eggs Halloween costume
Things that go together? You two, and this classic breakfast duo. You’ll be the tastiest protein-rich treat without any of the tricks. It’s a fun departure from scary Halloween costumes. Adding this slip-on, slip-off bacon-and-eggs costume topper to an all-black ensemble is as easy as it comes.
Peanut butter and jelly Halloween costume
Two halves of the iconic peanut butter and jelly sandwich are always a hit when it comes to couples, siblings and best friends. If your group is bigger, though, encourage several pairs within the group to be timeless food duos. Macaroni and cheese, burgers and fries and doughnuts and coffee are all fun ideas onlookers will get a kick out of. Plus, you don’t have to do much because you can have ready-made peanut butter and jelly costumes shipped right to your door.
Heathers Halloween costume
Take a cue from the 1980s with bold blazers and croquet mallets that’ll give your group the classic look of the film’s titular Heathers. Don’t forget the hair—you’ll need a can of hairspray for authenticity, because the higher your hair, the closer to ’80s movie royalty you are.
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Decade-specific Halloween costume
Pick a decade and build all your costumes around it. Get groovy with lava lamps, bell-bottom pants and feathered hair to complete your ’70s looks, or go with easy-to-find shiny leggings, oversized sweatshirts and headbands to go as a group of ’80s girls. If you really want to impress the competition, go glam with an Art Deco–inspired look from the 1920s. Moment-in-time themes are some of the best group Halloween costumes because they don’t have gender, age or size limits and are generally fun for everyone.
Rock, paper, scissors Halloween costume
How about a smile-worthy dose of everyone’s favorite childhood gamble? It’s rock, paper, scissors! This one is easy enough to recreate with black leggings or fitted denim and a solid black long-sleeved tee topped with appropriately cut and decorated poster board. If you’re too low on time and energy for cheap DIY costumes, opt for premade costumes.
Power couple Halloween costume
Show the world how powerful you are with witty, technology-themed costumes like this outlet costume set. Add more members to your group with homemade extension cables made of gutter tubing and cardboard, a giant phone charger and a full-on breaker panel.
Everyday heroes Halloween costume
Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman will forever be popular costume choices, but this year, going as a real-life superhero could be the dose of positivity your group needs. Consider dressing up as a teacher, postal worker, nurse, supermarket clerk, first responder or doctor and then adding a shiny cape. It’s a great group Halloween costume for people of all ages and a work-appropriate Halloween costume for those celebrating at the office.
Thing One and Thing Two (and Things Three or more) Halloween costume
Dr. Seuss fans will love the simplicity and hilarity of going as Thing One and Thing Two, and there’s no reason you can’t add a third, fourth or fifth to this budget-friendly idea. Dress in solid red from head to toe, add a blue wig or brightly colored blue hairspray, and tape or draw your cutout “thing” number on your chest. You can also buy iron-on transfers to transform inexpensive red tees, or buy Thing One shirts already made.
Star Wars Halloween costume
Get the whole gang together for a dose of intergalactic fun dressed as Han, Luke, Leia and Darth Vader along with characters from the latest flicks, like Rey, Finn, Poe and Kylo Ren. It’s also one of the best teen Halloween costumes because each look is fun and age appropriate. If you want a really out-of-this-world response from your kids, let one of them don the Darth Vader costume.
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Bees and bugs Halloween costume
Everyone will be buzzing about this group costume. You can also add a tiara-wearing queen, a honey bear and a beekeeper to the mix. This one is easy enough to pull off with lots of black, yellow and red clothes, store-bought wings and added royal accessories for the queen.
The undead Halloween costume
This one is easy enough if you have several rolls of toilet paper on hand, a good attitude and a sense of humor. The best part? It’s versatile, easily made at the last minute and can accommodate a face mask. Grab a creepy mask or some fake blood to serve as a horrifying undead creature, or go the simplest route: Tear white sheets into strips and wrap them around you, mummy style.
Happy holidays Halloween costume
These group Halloween costumes are great because each individual getup is unique while the whole ensemble is delightful. Have everyone pick their favorite holiday, and go all out with the festive fun. Need some examples? Dress up in a bunny costume for Easter; grab angel wings and a toy bow and arrow to channel Cupid for Valentine’s Day; wear red, white and blue for Independence Day; and don sparkly glasses, a top hat or a New Year’s–inspired suit to represent New Year’s Eve.
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Fruit of the Loom Halloween costume
Bring the iconic T-shirt logo to life with this witty, fruity and downright fun group Halloween costume idea. If you’ve got a large group, you may end up being a whole cornucopia! We think it’s a grape idea, whether you DIY or buy your fruit costumes. Go the extra mile by investing in some Halloween face paint and matching your skin tone to your costume.
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Stick figure Halloween costume
All you need to pull this together is an all-white outfit and some black electrical tape. Form a “stick person” by attaching lines of tape to the arms and legs of your white shirt and pants. Hand-drawn faces are optional! You can do a lot with cardboard, including making some simple DIY Halloween decorations.
Tourists Halloween costume
Grab your favorite Hawaiian shirts, some colorful leis and sunglasses—and make sure you carry a camera or at least use your smartphone to take loads of pictures. You’ll nail the tourist group theme and make the most of the fun shirts in the back of your closet.
Disney princesses Halloween costume
Get your girl gang together and dress up as Disney’s most iconic ladies. Whether you’re feeling classic, like Snow White or Cinderella, or a little more modern, like Belle or Rapunzel, there’s a costume out there that’ll transform you into Disney royalty. And if some of the guys want to join the fun too, you can easily pair up your princesses with their princes.
Zoo animals Halloween costume
Have everyone in your group dress up as their favorite bird or beast for a roaring good time. Whether you’re loco for lions, passionate about pandas or obsessed with owls, you’re sure to find a creature-themed costume you love. If you’ve got a really big group, pair up and have each duo dress as the same animal to be Noah’s Ark!
Mario Kart Halloween costume
Even people who aren’t regular gamers have probably at least heard of Mario, Luigi, Peach and their fellow Mario Kart racers. Simply dress up as the game characters or, if you really want the full effect, put together cardboard “cars.” Not that crafty? Use props, like plush Mario mushrooms and banana peels, to round out the look.
Meddlin’ kids Halloween costume
With their distinctive wardrobe styles and colors, the Scooby-Doo gang has become something of a staple for lovers of group Halloween costumes. Plus, the cartoon makes for perfect Halloween inspiration. Get Shaggy, Daphne, Scooby and the rest of the gang together and go trick-or-treating for some Scooby Snacks. Bonus points if you get an actual dog to be Scooby. Here are some more adorable dog costumes that let your pooch join the party.
Greased Lightning Halloween costume
Transform into Danny, Sandy and the rest of the gang with little more than all-black outfits and some greased-up hair. Even better: Pair the look with a vintage car. If you’re going as one of the Pink Ladies, the iconic jacket is a must and will tie the look together. A polka-dot scarf adds to the charm.
Royalty Halloween costume
Pick your era and region and then dress up the whole group as a royal court, with kings, queens and assorted nobility. Make sure you buy some majestic crowns to top off your look. Or go even older school with an Egyptian royal court that includes your feline friends. Want your kitty to take center stage? Try these other cat costume ideas.
The Price Is Right Halloween costume
“Come on down!” Bring the beloved game show to life with these simple Price Is Right contestant costumes. Choose a variety of colors and scores—you can even have that one friend who’s a really good sport dress up as the big wheel! And it’s easy to take the DIY approach too. With some permanent markers and cardboard, and you can put together your own Bob Barker–approved costumes.
Box of crayons Halloween costume
This costume couldn’t be easier, but it’s still cute and quirky, especially if you get a group together and dress as the full rainbow. In addition to different colors, there are plenty of styles to choose from, whether you prefer a traditional crayon costume, a tank dress or a crayon box.
When pigs fly Halloween costume
This costume is dedicated to all the things you never thought would happen—but did. Dress all your friends in these hysterical (and affordable) inflatable pig costumes, add a pair of wings and you’ll be the talk of the party.
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The Wizard of Oz Halloween costume
There’s a reason some of the best group Halloween costumes are inspired by The Wizard of Oz. There are so many great characters to choose from, and the costumes are all instantly recognizable. Plus, if you have a pair of ruby slippers in your closet to wear with a Dorothy dress, this is truly the best time of year to break them out. And if you’re a parent, you can certainly come up with an adorable baby costume for your little one from this classic film.
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Power Rangers Halloween costume
Face it: Everyone has a favorite Power Ranger, so get the gang together and have everyone go as a different color Ranger. Going with a larger group? The show offered a whole host of villains and spin-off characters, so no one will be left out. It’s one of the best group Halloween costumes for people of varying ages, because ready-made Power Rangers costumes come in so many sizes and colors.
Snack attack Halloween costume
This is a fun one for teens, college students and adults alike, thanks to the universal appeal of snack time. Go as the whole vending machine with this costume, and you’ll be all that and two bags of chips. Have your pals dress up as scrumptious snacks to make it a fun group getup. Speaking of snacks, did you know that your zodiac sign influences your favorite Halloween candy? Well, it does, and we have the scoop!
Flintstones Halloween costume
This group costume idea comes straight from the Stone Age, and it offers a timeless take on the old cartoon classic. Bonus: You get to say “Yabba-dabba-doo” as many times as you want if you wear the Fred Flintstone costume.
Basketball team Halloween costume
Start by grabbing this nifty backboard costume and then have the rest of your crew dress up as the on-court players. Make sure you have someone designated as team coach—whistle and all.
The Seven Dwarfs Halloween costume
This one is incredibly easy—and affordable. If you wear a T-shirt and add a few accessories, like these colorful caps, you can nail this look almost instantly. While this is an updated take on a classic, these vintage Halloween costumes could still be worn today.
Dodgeball Halloween costume
This fun take on one of Vince Vaughn’s funniest movies is a crowd-pleaser for both men and women. The shiny, athleisure-style dodgeball costume is also a relatively comfortable option, so you’ll be able to better enjoy your trick-or-treating, partying or just about anything else.
The whole pie Halloween costume
Got a group of six or eight friends? Perfect, because you’re ready to be a whole pie when you put all your pizza-perfect pieces together. Everyone is going to want a pizza-you when they get a look at this cheesy costume! If you’re looking for something that will better accommodate a baby bump, look no further than these Halloween costumes for pregnant people.
Jurassic Park Halloween costume
You don’t have to stick with the movie theme if you don’t want to, but the idea of dressing up as a group of prehistoric dinosaurs is pretty awesome and universally appealing to every age group. You can opt for simple dinosaur masks or go big with inflatable T. Rex suits.
Social networking Halloween costume
Grab T-shirts to represent each of your crew’s favorite social networking sites—think Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn and more—and you’ll all have a lot to connect over this Halloween. Keep the giggles going with these corny Halloween jokes no one will be able to resist.
Cobra Kai Halloween costume
Now this is a group Halloween costume that transcends generations. Pay homage to the Netflix hit show Cobra Kai and The Karate Kid franchise by dressing up in these kicking getups. Half your group can dress in Cobra Kai outfits while the others sport Daniel’s classic white Gi. Just no swan kicks at the Halloween party, OK?
Spice rack Halloween costume
Feeling spicy? Get the gang to dress up in these low-maintenance spice aprons, featuring flavors like nutmeg and paprika, and say you’re all from the same spice rack. Or, if you’re going out with a group of girls, call yourselves the Spice Girls for a funny group costume.