22 Group Halloween Costume Ideas for 2013

Need some group Halloween costume inspiration for this year? We've got you covered. Here are 22 group costume ideas, from the classic to the zeitgeist-y and the simple to the get-started-now. 

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'Orange Is The New Black' Cast

For big groups: Going as the cast of Orange Is The New Black is the new going as the cast of Arrested Development.

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Runway Step Dancers

For the Fashion Week obsessed: The step dancers from the Rick Owens runway show. 


Walter White's Evolution

For Breaking Bad fans: Trace Walter White from chemistry teacher to fugitive with one Walt for every Breaking Bad season (The Gloss has some good ideas for where to find costume pieces).  

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The Candyland Gang

For those seeking something family-friendly: Lord Licorice, Mama Gingersnap, Jolly, Lolly, etc. 

'Scooby Doo' Gang

For classicists: The Scooby Doo gang. 

Shark Week

For those who like their Halloween costumes zeitgeist-y: Shark Week

Kanye & Kimmel's Twitter Feud

For those who like their Halloween costumes super zeitgeist-y: Jimmy Kimmel, Kanye West & Ben Affleck. 

300 Sandwiches

For those who like their Halloween costumes zeitgeist-y and have A LOT of friends: 300 Sandwiches

'Gatsby' Cast

For the zeitgeist-y but retro-at-heart: The cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby


For those who don’t care at all about being zeitgeist-y: KISS. Or maybe KISS gone haute couture

'Bridesmaids' Cast

For funny ladies: The cast of Bridesmaids. 

'Hangover' Cast

For funny ladies who don’t mind a little cross-dressing: The cast of The Hangover. Bonus points for a monkey. 


For the overly ambitious: An entire roller coaster car. 

7 Deadly Sins

For heathens (or America’s Next Top Model fans): The 7 deadly sins

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'Girls' Cast

For those who don’t mind being mildly hated by everyone else at the party: The girls of Girls.

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For those who don’t mind being majorly hated by everyone else at the party: Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at the VMAs. To incorporate extra group members, add a wrecking ball, a creepy teddy bear or Will Smith’s family reaction. 

Troll Dolls

For children of the 90s: A rainbow of Treasure Troll dolls. 

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

For children of the 80s: Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael. Bonus points if you add in Splinter, Shredder or April O’Neal. 

Sexy Government Shutdown

For those living in Washington, D.C.: Sexy government shutdown. I have no idea what this would look like, but I used to live in D.C. and this is exactly the kind of thing at least a dozen people will try to go as this year (seriously, I once saw someone go as “the birth pangs of democracy in the middle east” there). [Also credit for this idea goes to J.P. Freire]

Social Media

For the Internet-obsessed: All the social media. 


For those who wanna be cuddled all night long: Meerkats. 

'A League of Their Own' Cast

For those who always wanted to be a Rockford Peach: The gals of A League of Their Own.