Halloween is the time of year when creativity knows no bounds, and the opportunities for self-expression are limitless. As one who is seeped in the tradition of Halloween costumes, this is my Roman Empire. And now that I have 2 young kids and a team, group costumes have become my new Everest. Whether you’re planning a spooky soirée or just want to turn heads while trick-or-treating, we’ve got you covered with a group costume ideas for Halloween. So, gather your squad and get ready for a memorable and Instagram-worthy Halloween!
Andy Warhol’s Soup Can Group Costume
This was one of my very favorite costumes of all time because it’s impactful and rather simple to achieve. The sandwich boards are made from cardboard and the rest is all about color. To get the letters super exact we used a Cricut machine but you could always just paint it on directly. See the full tutorial with links here.
TV icons group costumes
Turn your group into a living tribute to your favorite TV or movie characters. Go all out with costumes like the Ghostbusters, the Scooby-Doo gang, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or even the characters from Stranger Things. You’ll have a blast reminiscing about your favorite shows and films while turning heads at every turn.
The year we made that rainbow pumpkin arch is the year we had to try out the classic ghost in rainbow colors. My biggest note on this one is to make sure the sheets are cotton so that they take the dye easily!
Vintage clown group costume
Riding on our fabric collection release, we added some simple accessories to turn our team outfits into a group costume. This would be an easy thing to do if you don’t have much time but still want to be festive. See the full post here.
Alice in Wonderland group costume
Our family costumes are some of my favorites ever. Our Alice in Wonderland was no exception. I loved the idea of having a walrus and a rabbit and the rest just fell into place. There are so many iconic characters from this book that it could be perfect for a larger group. See the full post here.
Where the Wild Things Are Group Costume
Our Where the Wild Things Are costume is still my very favorite ever. I’m not sure we can ever beat it! This would be perfect for a family and if you need more characters, add in as many wild things as you need. See our tutorial post here.
Breakfast Club Group Costume
Who can resist the charm of breakfast foods? Transform your group into a delightful breakfast feast with costumes like bacon, eggs, pancakes, and waffles. This deliciously quirky idea is sure to make everyone smile and crave a morning meal.
The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit book is one of Jasper’s favorite books and it’s such a great kids costume especially since the elements are pretty simple. Just basic pjs (see tutorial post with links here) and the DIY crayon hat, a popular tutorial in our shop.
Tortured artist group costume
Our tortured artist group costume was such a labor of love and one of the best things we’ve ever done. Imagine all your favorite artists in one setting. We recreated Mona Lisa, Picasso’s sad guitarist, Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keefe, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Birth of Venus, Frida Kahlo and more.
Picasso and painter group costume
Famous musicians group costume
If you and your friends are music enthusiasts, why not pay homage to legendary bands and musicians? Dress up as The Beatles, Queen, ABBA, or any other iconic musical group. You can also go solo and have each person represent a different member of a famous band.
Classic Monster Mashups
One timeless group costume idea is to channel the classic monsters of cinema. Consider dressing up as Dracula, Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Mummy, and the Werewolf. Each person in your group can embody one iconic monster, adding a unique twist or modern flair to the characters. With some makeup skills and creative costumes, you can transform into the ultimate monster mashup!
Halloween is all about embracing your imagination, and group costumes provide a fantastic opportunity to do just that. Whether you choose to go classic, contemporary, or completely out of this world, the key to a successful group costume is teamwork, creativity, and a healthy dose of Halloween spirit. So, gather your friends or family, brainstorm your favorite group costume idea, and get ready to have a spooktacular time on October 31st. Remember, the best costumes are the ones that bring a smile to your face and leave lasting memories with your loved ones. Happy Halloween!
You can find more ideas over on our Costumes Pinterest board