I always have a hard time coming up with group Halloween costume ideas for me and my friends or girlfriend. Every year it’s the same problem – Girlfriend:”Halloween is coming up in a couple months, what should we be this year?” Me: “I don’t know let’s do something fun though and actually get good costumes.” Girlfriend: “YAY!”…fast forward to the week before Halloween – Girlfriend: “Hey, weren’t we going to plan something for Halloween this year?” Me: “…Let’s just buy some really overpriced low-quality costumes like we do every year.”
I’m guessing this doesn’t just happen to me. The Halloween stores are jam packed full of people the day before Halloween getting last minute costumes for the big day. Hopefully this year, with a little bit of help you can plan ahead and get you and your friends some wicked group Halloween costumes to make you the talk of the party. So here you go, a list of thirteen creative group Halloween costume ideas – some are simple, some are complex, some may require some crafting, but all of them are awesome so who cares.
Simple, easy, and awesome. Not necessarily the cheapest costume option as this will require everyone to purchase matching power ranger costumes and helmets (dibs Red Ranger!), but it keeps you from having to do any work to build your costume, and you get to run around all night kicking and punching stuff and make lots of bad kicking and punching sound effects. Plus, randomly throughout the night you guys can all get together and yell “It’s Morphin’ Time!” I’ve always wanted to get to say that, but actually be dressed up as the Power Rangers. Maybe this is the year.
An Ash Ketchum outfit is super easy to get/make – green t-shirt, white collared shirt, blue long sleeve shirt, and jeans. All of the above can be purchased at any Goodwill or Value Village for dirt cheap. Then all you need to buy is the hat and gloves, which are readily available on Amazon. To complete the look, buy some yellow fabric from a craft store and glue it on as trim. I did this last year for Halloween, and total it cost me around $60 and about 3 hours between buying everything, cutting up the shirts, and gluing on the trim. The expensive (and easy) part, is getting all the Pokémon costumes. You can get a wide assortment of Pokémon onesies that are pretty good quality and require literally zero work. They range from $10-$50 dollars – check some out here or on eBay. I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to craft a Brock and/or Misty costume too if you really wanted to go all out for the group Halloween costume.
If it weren’t for you muddling kids, I might actually be able to come up with a good Halloween costume for once. The Scooby Doo gang is one of the quintessential gangs of our time, and one of the most beloved groups to bless us on Saturday morning cartoons. The gang itself isn’t too difficult to recreate – any thrift store will have all of the clothing, you’ll just need wigs, and a Scooby costume. Some friends and I actually did this a couple of years ago and ordered the group Halloween costumes shown in the picture. The Scooby costume is pretty good quality, and only $40, but everyone else’s clothes are not. They are cheap fabric and half of them aren’t even the right clothes that they actually wear in the cartoon. Regardless, it comes with the wigs and people still instantly recognize you even without Scooby because at least the colors are right.
I may need to shoot myself if I see any more Minions advertisements, memorabilia, or anything yellow mumbling gibberish. Thank god that was so 2015. That being said, Minions is a super easy group Halloween costume idea seeing as you can all wear the exact same outfit and you can get as many or as few people as you want. All you really need is some jean shorts and suspenders, yellow leggings/sweats, a yellow shirt, a yellow hat, and some round fake glasses. Voila, you are all now minions and can run around terrorizing anyone and everyone with gibberish and mildly humorous, adorable slapstick humor.
“Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World, party time, excellent, newnewnewnewneeeewwwwwwww.” And that my friends, is how you pick up cougars. The timeless duo of Wayne and Garth are sure to drop the panties of any 70’s or 80’s cougar – hell even a well-rounded girl from the 90’s with a good sense of humour surely could not resist the charm of Wayne. Garth might have to work a little harder to get some ladies, but neither have to work very hard for the costume. Wayne costume: blue jeans, black shirt, black long hair (or wig), and Wayne’s World hat (you can bring a guitar around with you if you want, but the hat is really all you need). Garth costume: blue jeans, band t-shirt, plaid shirt, movie theatre 3D glasses (with the lenses punched out), blond wig, drumsticks. You are now ready for party time…excellent.