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5 Group Halloween Costume Ideas for 2015

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Waseda chapter.
Every year, the search for the perfect Halloween costume has us frantically looking for inspiration. We know how challenging it can be to find a costume that brings out our personality and showcases our creativity. At the same time, we don’t want to stray too far away from our friends’ choice of costumes that we stick out like a sore thumb. Why not try something different this year and dress up with your friends as a group? Make a statement with your friends and stand out together as a crew. Here are 5 group Halloween costume ideas that would make heads turn.

1. Barden Bellas 

Pitch Perfect 2 was undoubtedly one of the most talked about movies when it was first released earlier this year and will be released in Japan in October! That’s the perfect timing for you to dress up in this aca-amazing costume ensemble with your aca-awesome friends for Halloween! What’s even better is that you can pull this look together from what you already have in your closet without having to spend a dime. 

Look 1


What you need: denim vest, white t-shirt, jeans, sneakers
Look 2


What you need: cap-sleeved jacket (or replace it with a cardigan), white shirt, neck scarf, pencil skirt, court shoes 

2. Disney Princesses

Disney defined our childhood. Growing up, Halloween gave you special rights to pretend you were a Disney princess for one night. Practically everyone has dressed up as a princess at least once for Halloween. Now that we’ve grown up, it’s time to take it up a notch. Dress up together with your friends and you can all pretend to be group of princesses from the Disney universe. Double-take from passers-by guaranteed.
DIY tutorial here!

3. Harry Potter Cast

If you have guys in your squad, they probably wouldn’t agree to dress up as princesses. Why not dress up as characters from Harry Potter together? For your lazy friends, they could just grab any old grey/black sweater and pair them with a pleated skirt or trousers, a white shirt, then throw on a tie, pick up a random tree branch and they’re ready to go! For your ambitious friends, they could try dressing up as more specific characters like Hermione, Voldemort, Dumbeldore and Umbridge or even offbeat characters like the Fat Lady, Buckbeak and Dobby! The choices are endless. Dress up as a squad for Halloween without compromising your guy friends’ dignity.


Gurl.com has some quirky costumes ideas here complete with instructions and so does DIYfashion.com here.

4. Victoria’s Secret Angels

If you and your friends can’t decide on a common theme for what to wear, just throw on a pair of wings and tell everyone you guys are Victoria’s Secret Angels. With the wide range of costumes and themes presented in each year’s VS Fashion Show, chances are you’ll all be able to pull it off. You could also put on their famous pink robes for a casual before-the-show look.
What you need: Your own costume and a pair of wings OR a pink robe

5. Spice Girls

Besides reigning the 90s, the Spice Girls made “girl power” trendy and friendship everlasting. What better way to honor this iconic girl group than to dress up as them for Halloween? Make a statement with Posh Spice’s form-fitting dress, Scary Spice’s leopard prints, Baby Spice’s babydoll dress, Sporty Spice’s tracksuit, and Ginger Spice’s Union Jack dress. 
As the chorus in Wannabe goes, “make it last forever friendship never ends”, celebrate the eternal friendship you share with your friends in group Halloween costumes! After all, everything becomes 100x more fun when you do it with your friends.