You and your best friends do everything together, so of course you want to figure out an amazing group Halloween costume idea. This year, you need a funny and punny group Halloween costume that will allow you to express the full range of personalities within your group, yet will still feel unified. You need something that's fun, yet sophisticated; something that feels unique, yet is easily recognizable.... I've got it, you guys can all be characters from Orange Is the New Black!
That is a great idea! Unfortunately, that is the same exact idea that literally every other group of friends in America has for this Halloween. You know, except for the groups of friends that ending up doing sexy Ninja Turtles, sexy Despicable Me minions, or, yes, sexy Care Bears.
I say this not to rain on your parade, but to help you! You don't want to just blend into the crowd. You and your friends are unique, beautiful flowers. You deserve special, clever, distinctive group costumes that will help you win costume contests, break hearts, and not have to wait on the bathroom line next to a woman in the exact same costume. So with that in mind, check out the 20 funny and clever group costumes we've picked out below to help you utterly rule your Halloween party.
THE SPICE GIRLS
This costume is what you want, what you really, really want (you can sort out all that "zigazig ah!" business later).
THE OTHER KIND OF SPICE GIRLS
You're never too young for mom humor, people!
You might say, "I don't want to dress up as a garbage can"; to which I might counter, "It is a great way to sneak your own booze into bars."
Little-known fact: If you Instagram a picture of yourself dressed as Instagram, you actually enter the Matrix. Say hi to Keanu for me!
KEVIN AND THE ROBBERS FROM HOME ALONE
This costume is also a great excuse to order a pizza and then try to get out of paying for it.
ROSIE THE RIVERTERS
We can do it (win a bunch of costume contests, that is)!
HOT DOG AND CONDIMENTS
No, I said "condiments." CondiMENTS! I said you should dress up as condiMENTS, not...oh, just forget it.
THE SANDERSON SISTERS FROM HOCUS POCUS
A perfect excuse to finally find out who in your extended social circle is still a virgin.
If you can resist kicking strangers with those tiny fake feet, you're a better woman than I.
Even if you forgot to live every day like it's Shark Week, at least you still have Halloween.
Last friend to reply to your Halloween costume email chain has to be "Puce."
Yeah, you could do this without the pun, too, but would you really want to?
I'd probably do a swear word, but maybe you're more mature than me.
MRS. GEORGE AND THE MEAN GIRLS FROM MEAN GIRLS
"I'm not a regular group Halloween costume, I'm, like, a cool group Halloween costume."
ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS
Have an actual Rock, Paper, Scissors contest about who has to be the rock to take this to the ultimate, meta next level.
If only you'd kept the tags on, maybe your Pinchers the Lobster really could have paid for your college tuition.
PAC-MAN AND GHOSTS
Particularly evocative for friends who don't quite trust each other completely.
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS
Can be expanded into a larger costume if you know anyone willing to dress up as Josie's accidentally NSFW boy band rivals, Du Jour.
THE ROCKFORD PEACHES FROM A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
I'm not gonna mince words here — you are definitely going to get laid in this costume.
THE MIDNIGHT SOCIETY FROM ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?
Okay, I couldn't find anyone who'd actually done this costume in real life, but wouldn't it be a kind of a genius costume? Especially now that all of Are You Afraid of the Dark is on YouTube. Maybe now you can finally deal with the simmering sexual tension between Glasses Guy and What's Her Name with the Hat.