45 Group Halloween Costume Ideas for You & Your Crew
Whether you're matching your coworkers or searching for an ensemble the whole family can agree on, we've got you covered. Check out our favorite group costumes to buy or DIY this Halloween.
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May the Fun Be With You
When it comes to creating killer group costumes, we subscribe to Yoda’s way of thinking: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Gear up your group with galactic Star Wars costumes like blogger Bethann Wagner. The Wagner family (and pup!) go all out with their take on the iconic Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and a miniature Ewok. See more of Bethann's work on Instagram @Bethann.Wagner.
A League of Their Own
Iconic Hollywood Movie Monsters
Spook your street with an iconic Hollywood movie monster group costume. Blogger Lori Oberbroeckling’s family provides eerie inspiration with their take on the gruesome group. Mom and dad are dressed to kill as Frankenstein's monster and his bride while the creep-tastic kiddos reprise the roles of Count Dracula, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, a fanged vampire and a mummy. Check out more from Lori on Instagram @gluttonforchaos.
Party animals may be the easiest group Halloween costumes, ever. All you need to make it happen is a party outfit you already have hanging in the back of your closet (bonus points for sequins), paper cone party hats and animal ear headbands.
Snag these cheeky Halloween sweatshirts for your family of three or tried-and-true besties. Wear the cozy set with simple jeans or leggings for effortless fun in a pinch or go all out with creative, color-coordinated accessories and makeup for a more elaborate approach.
BUY IT: Etsy, $25.50 (Originally $30.00)
The Golden Girls
Grab your besties and say "thank you for being a friend" by dressing up as the iconic foursome — stubborn Dorothy, ditzy Rose, sassy Blanche and kooky Sophia. You can snag these ready-made costumes at Walmart.com or hit the thrift store to DIY your own.
BUY IT: Walmart.com, $69.99
It's All Up From Here
Reach new heights this Halloween with a DIY Up-inspired group costume. Recreate the likeness and charm of main characters Carl, Ellie, Russell and Dug or soar above your costumed peers as the vibrant balloon-clad house like Keiko Lynn did here.
GET THE HOW-TO: DIY Up House Costume
Empower your kids this Halloween to feel invincible by creating their own DIY superhero crew. Offer them the creative freedom to dream up their own superpowers and help design their personal emblem for their costume.
Get the How-To: How to Make a Superhero Costume
To Infinity and Beyond
Woody, Jessie, Buzz and Hamm — the gang’s all here! Charlotte-based makeup artist and lifestyle blogger, Lindsey Regan Thorne, inspires spook-free fun with her family’s lively Toy Story group costume. Skip the scary looks and follow Lindsey’s league with a family-friendly costume packed with childhood nostalgia and charm. Have more than four members in your group? Add Little Bo Peep, Slinky Dog, Mrs. Potato Head, Rex or the aliens to your cast of characters. See more of Lindsey's work on Instagram @LindseyReganThorne or on her website.
You are what you eat, so dress-up as something sweet for Halloween. Collaborate with friends and craft our simple, ice cream scoop party hats and dress as your favorite flavor for the holiday. Style your scoops with comfy, solid-color clothing that coordinates with your featured flavor.
GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make Ice Cream Cone Party Hats
Join forces with your fiercest friends and start a ghoul gang with a set of these scary-chic tees. Pair the shirt with white jeans or a flowy, printed skirt and stay cozy throughout the night with a neutral cardigan or leather moto jacket. Finish off the fearsome look with a mix of metallic gold or glittery silver eyeshadow, fluttery lashes and a bold, blood-red lip.
BUY IT: Etsy, $22.50
The Schuyler Sisters
Angelica, Eliza (and Peggy!) are our pick for this year's top trio costume. Follow the Etsy link below to snag these one-of-a-kind Hamilton-inspired dresses or rent a similar one from your local costume shop. If 18th-century gowns are hard to come by or out of your price range, consider coordinating in blue, orange and yellow T-shirts with the respective Schuyler sister's name printed on the front.
BUY IT: Etsy, from $105
White sheet ghosts? We’ve been there, spooked that. Kick your haunting-game into high gear with artist Amy Wetton as your muse and give your ghoulish gang a boo-tiful twist with lively floral bedsheets topped with matching round spectacles. Don the same print for creepy cohesion or mix it up with an array of boo-worthy blooms. See more of Amy's creations on Instagram @wildcanarystudio.
Cookies + Milk
You and your kiddos go together like ... well, milk and cookies! Whip up this cute costume using a cardboard box, craft felt, round chair cushions and basic craft supplies. Learn how to bake-up your own batch of cookie costumes at the link below.
GET THE HOW-TO: Mom and Child Halloween Costume: Milk and Cookies
Ketchup, mustard and relish — oh my! This trio sauce set is too cute to spook but makes an adorable Halloween group costume all the same. Dress your little ones in the condiment costumes and join in on the fun with a larger-than-life hamburger or hot dog outfit of your own.
BUY IT: Etsy, $55.50
If ever there was a year to break out your flapper gear, 2020 is it. Give a nod to the infamous party decade by donning your best 1920s-style clothing — think slinky dresses, feather boas, suspenders and fedoras. And don't forget the most important accessory — a glass of sparkling champagne!
Back to School
Haunt your street with the spookiest group costume on this list: school supplies. Because, the only thing scarier than going back to school is taking a pop quiz with an old-school pencil while you’re there. That said, this paper, pencil and eraser group costume earns top marks in creativity and horror alike. Get the how-to to recreate this dismal DIY trio costume in the link, below.
GET THE HOW-TO: DIY School Supplies Family Costume
Family of the Future
This metallic-clad costume set gives “modern family” a whole new meaning. Reflective silver dresses pair with space-ready suits and statement-making headgear to create a futuristic costume collection. Cool turquoise, lilac, orange and lime green hues accentuate the star-powered looks and an astro-pup costume invites Fido to join in on the trick-or-treating fun.
BUY IT: Target, $12.99-$35
Forget what you’ve heard, friend. You don’t need to wear identical clothing or adhere to a singular theme to create spooktacular group costumes. Find cohesion in your group, instead, by using the same materials to craft your unique looks. This trio sports three unique looks all crafted from used cardboard boxes. Get the how-to to recreate their adorable looks at the link below.
GET THE HOW-TO: 3 Out-of-the-Box Halloween Costumes Made From Cardboard
Sweets + Teeth
Indulge your sweet tooth in more than one way this Halloween with a cute, candy group costume. Join forces with your friends or family and have one group member dress as a giant tooth and the others dress as their all-time favorite Halloween treat. Find out how to make this colorful candy necklace and tooth costume at the link below.
GET THE HOW-TO: DIY Sweet Tooth and Candy Necklace Costume
Noodles Your Way
Here’s another screech-worthy group costume tied together by a single crafting material. This adorable queen bee, fries and cheery rainbow trio are all crafted from a little imagination and lots of pool noodles. Check out how they cooked up these looks at the link below.
GET THE HOW-TO: Too Cool for Pool: 3 Last-Minute DIY Costumes
No group costume ideas? “Gnome” problem. With a few common crafting supplies and everyday clothing staples, you can quickly transform your family into a group of adorable, garden-guarding gnomes. Pro tip: Throw a geared-up gardener and sweet DIY flower costume into the mix to diversify your group.
GET THE HOW-TO: DIY Garden Gnome Halloween Costume
Carole Baskin's Crew
Hey, all you cool cats and kittens! Have your besties throw on printed maxi dresses, flowy cardigans and flower crowns for a group costume worthy of Carole Baskin's eccentricities. We’re obsessed with this costume idea because it’s easy to put together with clothing you already have in your closet while still creating a bold, bohemian statement as a group. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to wear a flower crown?
Our advice? Don’t be afraid of being too cheesy with your squad's Halloween costume. Invite one member of your group to dress as a pizza delivery worker while the remaining members dress as scary-delicious slices of pizza.
GET THE HOW-TO: DIY Pizza Delivery Boy and Slice Costume
Mary Poppins + Co.
Transform your family into the magical cast of characters straight from Mary Poppins. Parents can recreate the likeness of Mary and Bert while the kiddos take on the Banks children and the household pups reprise the role of the ever-dapper dancing penguins.
GET THE HOW-TO: DIY Mary Poppins and Bert Costume
Classic Costume Cuties
Brew a crew of witches, devils and cats for a classic, spooky Halloween night. For a cohesive look, have each member of your group wear all-black, then accessorize accordingly with headbands, tutus and creative makeup.
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No matter the size of your group, this costume idea offers an opportunity for everyone to shine. Dress up your very own Mike, Eleven, Dustin, Steve, Nancy, Jonathan, Hopper, Will, Joyce and, last but definitely not least, Barb for the most epic party costume of all time. Follow the link below to learn how to recreate this Mike and Eleven costume, then go here to snag our free Stranger Things pumpkin carving template.
GET THE HOW-TO: DIY Stranger Things Couples Costume
Your family acts like a circus all year round. Halloween’s your annual excuse to dress like one. This wondrous circus collection pulls out all the stops with a fortune teller, ringleader, magician and palm reader costume that coordinate with brilliant red hues and metallic gold accents throughout. Round out your circus troupe with our simple, no-sew DIY lion costume for your pooch.
BUY IT: Target, $14.99-$30
Scooby Doo Crew
Jeepers! Scooby, Shaggy and Velma are a great start, but we think it’s high time to get the whole Doo-crew back together for the most mischievous and mysterious holiday of the year. Enlist the help of family or friends to dress up as Daphne Blake and Fred Jones to complete the members of Mysteries Incorporated before heading out for a night of candy investigation.
Take the guesswork and drama out of coordinating your family costume this year with this jack-o'-lantern T-shirt collection. Pick and choose between the six carved pumpkin faces ranging in style from sinister to sweet to silly. Wear matching black jeans, striped tights or color-coordinating bottoms to match each tee, then add a touch of face paint or a swipe of glitter to round out the costume design. Shop the lot at the link below.
BUY IT: Etsy, $7.90-$19.99
Pretty Little Liars
Are you a PLL fanatic? Dress yourself and your four closest pals up as the quintessential high school drama squad: Aria, Emily, Spencer, Hanna and the mysterious Red Coat. Find out how the crew over at HGTV Handmade pulled these looks together on a budget from clothes and accessories they found at the thrift store.
GET THE HOW-TO: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS GROUP COSTUME
Birds of a Feather
Fun fact: A group of flamingos flocked together are called a flamboyance. Gather with your besties or kiddos and form a flamboyance of your own for Halloween with our easy flamingo costume Find a full materials list and easy-to-follow instructions in the link below.
GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a Pink Flamingo Halloween Costume
Looking for a last-minute costume idea for the squad? Throw on your favorite LBDs, snag some oversized witch hats from your local costume store and apply matching red lipstick. Abracadabra! You're ready for a night of hocus pocus. Speaking of hocus pocus, channel the Sanderson Sisters by swapping your black dresses for ones that color-match Winifred's emerald green, Mary's red and Sarah's purple gowns.
Take on trick-or-treating with a troupe of rainbow tutus. Pair the voluminous skirts with simple cotton T-shirts or warm turtleneck sweaters and accessorize the group with floral headbands or matching fairy wings for a magical cast of characters.
GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a No-Sew Tutu Skirt
Ahoy! Dress your fam in these classic pirate costumes before pillaging and plundering your neighborhood for sweet treats on Halloween. The all-inclusive collection boasts lively, black-and-red pirate costumes for the entire crew including your hat-clad, parrot-toting pooch.
BUY IT: Target, $12.99-$30
Just Clowning Around
Whether you're going for scary or silly this Halloween, this group costume idea has the potential to be both. Choose bright, fun colors and happy faces for a not-so-spooky approach (you could even learn to collectively juggle!) or take inspiration from Stephen Kings's It for a group costume that's sure to scare.
Nobody will ask your crew "who are you supposed to be?" when dressed in floor-length black robes, knit scarves and sporting wooden wands. Have each member of the group dress as a different famous witch or wizard from the Harry Potter series (think Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna, etc.) and even designate one member as a house-elf!
The Clueless Cast
As if! Channel your inner Dionne Davenport or Cher Horowitz in a pair of coordinating plaid skirt suits, which can be found at multiple retailers online. And don't forget the most important accessories: plenty of chewing gum and Cher's signature hair flip. Got guys in the group? The outfits of Josh, Murray and Travis are easily recreated from thrift store finds or clothing items you already have on hand.
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This creative homemade Halloween group costume brings the famous cartoon family, The Simpsons, to life. HGTV fan Val Rugel transformed his family into the real-life Marge, Homer, Lisa and Bart Simpson by wearing matching yellow sweaters, painting their faces bright yellow and donning oversized, styrofoam eyes.
These beginner-friendly, animal-inspired makeup techniques are perfect for a last-minute look since they deploy tools and drugstore makeup you might already have in your arsenal. Follow the link below to learn how Nashville-based makeup artist Marissa Seymour made up HGTV editors to look like an adorable assortment of animals for Halloween.
GET THE HOW-TO: 3 DIY Animal Looks Using Drug Store Makeup
Inspired by everyone's favorite classic video game, this t-shirt costume is an easily recognizable theme your whole gang will agree on. All you have to do is coordinate pants and shoes! Buy these pre-made tees at the link below or DIY your own from oversized t-shirts, craft felt and fabric hot glue.
BUY IT: Etsy, from $16.99
Break out the ghostly makeup and black, gothic clothing to dress your family as Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and Cousin Itt, like the Belville family did here.
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, grab your fellow parapsychologists, strap on your proton packs and hit the streets in your best boo-busting coveralls.
We hope you've practiced your Vulcan salute for this Star Trek-inspired costume. All you need to pull it together are blue and mustard yellow long-sleeved shirts, black turtlenecks and some printed badges. Live long and prosper!
Invade the neighborhood with deadly (cute) dinosaurs. Snag a few of these spiky, handmade dino cape and gloves sets to costume the kiddos for Halloween. Style the spiky sets over solid-color sweatsuits and sneakers and use pomade to work their hair into an Anchiceratops-worthy crown.
BUY IT: Etsy, $35.00
Lumber Jacks + Jills
Cute, cozy and warm — this be the most practical Halloween costume on our list. Dress your group in Lumber Jack and Jill costumes using flannel shirts, blue jeans, leather work boots (or booties!) and fur-lined trapper hats.