When I was a kid, my friends and I used to like to dress up as a group for Halloween. We’d pick a theme such as a favorite cartoon or movie, and then pick characters from it that we would all dress up as and go out trick-or-treating — as a group.
These days, lots of adults have fun dressing up as group for Halloween, as well. And since many people participate in at least one Halloween party where it’s required to dress up, finding group Halloween costumes is one way to make the evening even more exciting.
Here are some ideas for group Halloween costumes for adults and kids that you can buy… or make yourself!
Pirates can be particularly fun and give you the opportunity to break out all those funky scarves you’ve got buried in your sock drawer. The cool thing about dressing up as a pirate is nearly everyone has scarves, and gold loop earrings, and a pair of black boots. And whatever you’re missing, there are lots of unique pirate accessories online. This is one of the easier costumes to put together quickly.
Group Pirate Costume Ideas:
Make Your Own PacMan Costume:
There are tons of superhero Halloween costumes available. What makes this idea so fun is that if your group includes kids, there are plenty of superhero costumes available for them as well. So if you are going as a family, this can be a really great group Halloween costume idea! This year’s top superhero costumes are sure to be: Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Speed Racer, and The Joker from Batman.
Superheroes Costume Ideas:
Okay, granted this one is more geared towards the kids rather than adults, but I have seen adults pull this one off successfully as well. The really exciting thing about dressing up like Barbie and friends is that with all the fantasy themed Barbies out there now (such as Mariposa Barbie, and the Barbies from Mermaidia who are of course mermaids), there are several different costume choices available to you.
Make Your Own Barbie Costume:
Another fun group Halloween costume idea for children and adults alike is to dress up like a crayon, or a box of crayons. I’ve seen this one done on more than one occasion — usually by adults, but occasionally by children. I can see where dressing up like a box of crayons would be great for a large family or group.
Ideas For Making Crayon Costumes:
This can be a truly exciting group Halloween costume choice since the gals can dress as either female gangsters or flappers. Another nice thing about 1920′s gangster costumes is you can either rent, buy, or make your costume quite inexpensively.
How To Make Your Own Gangster Costumes:
This one can encompass a lot of different ideas,
but most people choose characters from the popular Disney animated movies such as the Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Toy Story or the Lion King — to name a few. Of course, this year Hannah Montana is sure to be a popular costume, so to make it a group costume, you’ll need a cowboy costume (to be Billy Ray Cyrus) or some bandmates to go along with Hannah Montana.
More Disney Character Costume Ideas:
For those of us who read those timeless classics when we were kids, or who have kids that are reading the updated and new stories now, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys could be not only unique, but also quite interesting. Like with the pirate costumes above, these are costumes that you may be able to create from clothing items that you already have around your home. All you need is some Nancy Drew clothing items, along with super sleuth or detective costume accessories.
Tips For Making A Nancy Drew Costume:
This is a great group Halloween costume idea because there are so many different characters besides the main three: Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Thinking along these same lines, a creative group could choose any favorite movie and then either make (my favorite) or purchase costumes featuring characters from that movie.
Make Your Own Harry Potter Costumes:
The Coneheads are another of my personal favorites. If you haven’t seen the Coneheads movie, just one viewing should give you lots of ideas for how to dress up like a Conehead. Of course, there are also all the old Saturday Night Live skits as well — which is where the idea for the movie originally came from. The best part is that Conehead costumes are also relatively easy to make. Along these same lines, don’t overlook The Simpsons.
How To Make Coneheads Or Simpsons Costumes:
Wizard of Oz costumes are a classic family favorite. There are options for both children and adults. And, like most costumes, you can buy the costume itself, or make your own. There are plenty of Wizard of Oz accessories available online!
Make Your Own Wizard Of Oz Costumes:
Need More Group Halloween Costume Ideas?
If none of the above ideas strikes your fancy, you’re sure to find lots more here. Following are the best places to find group Halloween costume ideas… there are literally hundreds!: