23 Fantastical Group Halloween Costumes for Celebrating With All Your Coolest Friends

I have never tried to hide the fact that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I don't just look forward to it. I pine for it the other 11 months of the year, planning my costume months in advance.

Something about Halloween is purely magical: the horror, the comedy, the romance, the way that local movie theaters play Rocky Horror Picture Show every night for weeks. It's a brilliant day — a day that allows you to embrace your inner child and remind yourself not to take life too seriously. 

From trick or treating (yes, I still trick or treat) to more grown-up Halloween parties, every aspect of this holiday is for me. And something else I adore about it is that is creates an excuse to be extra silly with your friends or loved ones (not that you need one). Especially when it comes to planning out group costumes.

There are so many possibilities, guys. From classics, like the Star Wars trio, to modern loves like Minecraft, there's a group costume here for you (and all the people you want to embarrass).

Game of Thrones

We’re all obsessed. There’s no denying it any longer.

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The Walking Dead

Simply because there is no time like Halloween to let your inner zombie roam free.

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Sun Records Crew

You always see Elvis costumes knocking about Halloween shops, but why not embrace the other (not to mention better!) Sun Records dudes and go as a rock n’ roll group?

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Courage the Cowardly Dog

No other purple dog was ever so magical. And Muriel and Eustace Bagge are pretty cool, too. Well, Muriel is anyway.

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Lord of the Rings

Because J.R.R. Tolkein was a genius, and his characters deserve to be celebrated every day of the year.

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Rugrats

Every 90’s baby should want to join in this group costume. I call Chuckie!

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The Hunger Games

Who wouldn’t want to go as a character in this dystopian trilogy? Even if your chances of survival are one in 24.

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The Mighty Boosh

If you want to bring pure and wonderful British comedy to your Halloween, going as Vince and Howard is a must. Now all you need is a Bollo and Naboo to turn this party into a foursome.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Once upon a time we had the Avengers. Now we have Guardians of the Galaxy. And this group has a raccoon super hero. Enough said.

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Doctor Who Through The Years

From William Hartnell to Peter Capaldi, The Doctor has been a lovable and magical part of our sci-fi dreams from the 1960’s until today. 

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Russian Dolls

If you and your friends are different heights, dressing as Russian dolls will ensure you win “cutest group costume” award.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Going as a giant blueberry sounds wonderful to me. But there are loads of characters to choose from. Roald Dahl was a winner.

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Star Wars

We know Star Wars costumes have been done a zillion times, but in light of J.J. Abram’s upcoming film, I think Luke, Leia, Han and Darthy need some more costume time.

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The Big Bang Theory

Quite frankly, they’re our favorite nerds ever.

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Winnie the Pooh

What could be scarier than an adorable yellow bear and his friends? Ok, maybe not. But it’s a classic tale and an epic group costume.

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French Kiss

Word play is just the best.

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Frozen

We’ve all been obsessing over Frozen for months, so it’s about time we did something about it.

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The Beatles

When all our friends are going as the One Direction boys, it’s about time we rewind the clock to the better days of the boy band.

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Shrek

Never has there been such a stupendous team of ogres, donkeys and gingerbread men.

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Harry Potter

Nostalgia is reason enough to opt for a Harry Potter costume. For all of us who grew up alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione, this is the ultimate in group Halloween-wear.

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Minecraft

It’s our favorite video game. And the creepers are kind of the perfect combination of creepy and cute.

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Group Memes

Dress as your favorite memes with friends, be it Doge, LOL Cats or the Forever Alone man. Halloween costumes… you’re doing it right.

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Johnny Depp Through The Years

Because he’s been in our lives for three decades and just keeps getting better and better.

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