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39 Best Group Halloween Costumes to Wear with Your Friends This Year

Get the whole gang together and dress to impress this Halloween!

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Best group project 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 bunch of besties or a family in need of costumes.

That said, you don’t need to be a big group to make these work. They’re also good for smaller groups and best friends on Halloween. 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 your favorites, and don’t forget to take lots of pictures! Before you post them, make sure to check out these picture-perfect Halloween Instagram captions.

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Bubble People Halloween Costume

Grab one of these hysterically appropriate bubble costumes to maintain your social distance and air space as you trick-or-treat this year. Fair warning: These bubbles are definitely not indoor costumes, but they fit the best group Halloween costumes bill for those looking to give strangers a chuckle. Plus, you can have fun with them after the big day, too!

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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.

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Menagerie of Mythical Creatures Halloween Costume

It’s easy to find children’s unicorn and centaur costumes, but less common 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 costume, which also comes in a pretty amazing full-body version. You can also create a magical look with these easy Halloween makeup ideas.

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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.

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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 your group to be timeless food duos. Black and white cookies, macaroni and cheese, burgers and fries, or donuts and coffee are all fun ideas onlookers will get a kick out of.

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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 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.

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Sanderson Sisters Halloween Costume

Vintage movie buffs love Hocus Pocus for its timeless charm, and groups of girlfriends can easily go as the Sanderson sisters from this classic Halloween kids’ movie. Whether you choose to play wicked Winifred (Bette Midler) or the endlessly pretty Sarah Jessica Parker witch, you really can’t go wrong. If you have more than three friends going in on this group costume, add some kids in ’90s clothes and a black cat to the mix!

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Decade-Specific Halloween Costume

Pick a decade and build all your costumes around it. Get groovy with lava lamps, bell bottoms, 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. If you’re throwing a monster bash this year, check out these Halloween party ideas.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors Halloween Costume

How about a smile-worthy dose of everyone’s favorite childhood gamble? 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. Or, if you’re low on time and energy for DIY costumes, you can find pre-made costumes on Amazon.

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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, or a giant phone charger, or have the head of your household go as a full-on breaker panel.

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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 add a 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.

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Things One, Two, 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, and 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 cut-out “thing” number to your chest. You can also buy iron-on transfers to transform inexpensive red tees.

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Handful of M&Ms Halloween Costume

How sweet is this idea? Gather all your friends and choose just about any color in the rainbow. It works for both kids and adults—or kids and adults. Remember, these bite-sized chocolate treats have seasonal colors you can riff off of, too.

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Star Wars Halloween Costume

Get the whole gang together for a dose of intergalactic fun as Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and the gang, or mix it up with Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren. It’s also one of the best teen Halloween costumes that are both fun and appropriate.

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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. This one is easy enough to pull off with lots of black and yellow clothes, store-bought wings, and added royal accessories for the queen.

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Mummies and the Grim Reaper 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 be fitted with a face mask if you choose.

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Happy Holidays Halloween Costume

These group Halloween costumes are great because each individual getup is different enough, but together, the whole ensemble is delightful. Have everyone pick their favorite holiday, and go all-out with festive fun. For a few 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 from head to toe for Independence Day; and don sparkly glasses and a top hat to represent New Year’s Eve.

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Fruit of the Loom Halloween Costume

Take your favorite iconic T-shirts and bring them 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 autumnal cornucopia!

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Stick It to ’em 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 (the “paper”). Cardboard faces are optional! You can do a lot with cardboard, including making some simple DIY Halloween decorations.

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Tourists Halloween Costume

Grab your favorite Hawaiian shirts, some colorful leis, 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.

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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, of course, if some significant others want to join the fun, too, pair up your princesses with their princes! Here are more magical Disney-inspired Halloween costumes.

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The Whole Zoo 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 that you love. Or, if you’ve got a really big group, pair up and have each duo dress as the same animal to be Noah’s Ark!

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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.

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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 spooky but funny cartoon makes for perfect Halloween inspiration. Get Daphne, Shaggy, 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.

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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. Bonus points for pairing the look with a vintage car.

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Royalty Halloween Costume

Pick your year, era, and region, and dress up the whole group as a royal court with kings, queens, and assorted nobility. 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.

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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, and 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. Grab some plain colored tees, permanent markers, and cardboard, and you can put together your own Bob Barker–approved costumes.

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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 sparkly skirt dress. Now that’s thinking outside the box!

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Clue Game Halloween Costume

Talk about a killer costume! Keep everyone guessing “whodunit” when you go as the colorful crew from this classic mystery game. If you own lots of one color—say, scarlet, plum, or mustard-yellow—you might even be able to DIY this costume. But if not, there are plenty of monochromatic clothes online for every suspect, as well as costumes for Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Mrs. Peacock, and Yvette the maid. Don’t forget the magnifying glasses! If you’re looking for something to play on the big night, try these Halloween party games.

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When Pigs Fly Halloween Costume

This costume is dedicated to all the things you never thought would happen—especially this year. 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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Wizard of Oz Halloween Costume

There are so many great characters to choose from, and the costume possibilities are all great and instantly recognizable. Plus, if you have a pair of ruby slippers in your closet, 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

Which Ranger are you? There are so many good ones to choose from—not to mention, the show offered a whole host of villains and spin-off characters, too.

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Snack Attack Halloween Costume

This is a fun one for teens, college students, and adults alike, thanks to the universal appeal of snack time. The set comes with three costumes that are one-size-fits-most, and if you really want to get spicy, you can have more friends join in with a broader range of snacks. Speaking of snacks, did you know that your zodiac sign influences your favorite Halloween candy? Well, it does, and we have the scoop!

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Flintstones Halloween Costume

This group costume idea is definitely Fred and Wilma–approved, and it offers a timeless take on the old cartoon classic. Bonus: You get to say, “Yabba-dabba-do!” as many times as you want!

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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. Here are more costumes for men he’s sure to love.

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Dodgeball Halloween Costume

This fun take on one of everyone’s favorite Will Ferrell movies is a crowd-pleaser for both men and women. It’s also a relatively comfortable costume, so you’ll be able to enjoy your trick-or-treating, partying, or just about anything else.

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The Seven Dwarfs Halloween Costume

This one is incredibly easy—and affordable. If you wear a T-shirt and add a few accessories, 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.

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The Whole Pie Halloween Costumevia

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.

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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 for the full enchilada with inflatable T. rex suits.

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Social Networking Halloween Costume

Grab T-shirts to represent each of your crew’s favorite social networking sites like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Linked In, and more. You’ll all have a lot to connect over in this one. Keep the giggles going with these corny Halloween jokes no one will be able to resist.

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Bryce Gruber
As Home Editor, Bryce Gruber is an expert in gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at Reader's Digest. You've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting outlets and on TV shows. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children.