Don’t let coordination cramp your independent style spirit—some of the biggest hits at Halloween are a group effort. There’s power in numbers, and joining forces with your friends in the costume department will make a major impact on October 31. Besides, who’s Harry without Ron? Or a sad face emoji without a happy face emoji?
Here are ten Halloween group costume ideas that will have you and your squad feeling extra #blessed this year.
Can you even remember what texting was like pre-emoji? I do and it was kinda 🙁 With their own movie that came out in July, 2017 is truly the year of the emoji. We all have our favourites (Hi, hair-flip girl), so gather the members of your favourite group text, some yellow Bristol board and get ready to laugh-cry, or maybe kissy face, IRL.
The world’s favourite reality TV family is just getting bigger, as baby sisters Kendall and Kylie build their own empires and pregnancy rumours continue to swirl. Replicating these sisters’ signature lewk begins with makeup: It’s all about heavy contouring, bold brows and a matte, neutral lip. Complement with long dark hair, a daring body-con ensemble (or maybe a logo-heavy sweat suit if comfort is your preference) and you’ll be keeping up in no time.
Game of Thrones
With one of the most complicated cast of characters on TV right now, Game of Thrones is bringing new life to Sunday nights. We all know that #winteriscoming, so pull out your finest furs (real or faux), a nice long wig and your iciest stare.
Beauty and the Beast
It’s a tale as old as time, and the most successful movie of the year. The live action reboot of the 1991 Disney animated classic is just as magical, with Belle and the Beast bringing a whole new generation of hearts aflutter. Get your yellow ball gown and a hairy mask, and a four-legged friend would make for a great Gaston. Be our guest!
Spooktacular is not a word to be used lightly, but it applies to both Halloween and the Duffer Brothers’ Netflix series Stranger Things. Beyond the ragtag group of child detectives and who could forget breakout character Eleven, there’s hunky police chief Jim Hopper and scatterbrained mom Joyce, played by Winona Ryder. Just don’t forget that string of Christmas lights!
Orange Is the New Black
If you you and your crew live for binge-watching OITNB, grab a bunch of beige-on-beige outfits, combat boots and white tees to make this look happen. Whether or not you choose to replicate Piper, Crazy Eyes, Taystee and Alex or simply channel their vibe in oversized jumpsuits this Halloween, the effect is sure to be arresting.
The greatest supernatural superheroes of the 1980s made a huge comeback last year in fine female form. Starring the unstoppable Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, Ghostbusters are a favourite childhood staple with a fiercely funny update. Gather your jumpsuits and a black backpack with a hose and you’re ready to fight some ghosts. They’ll know who to call.
The original book about the world’s most famous wizard turned 20 this year, and our love for the Hogwarts crew is just as strong as it was on day one. Find the Voldemort to your Harry, and the Ron to your Hermione before throwing in a little Dumbledore, Snape and maybe even a quick pre-game of Quidditch at home.
Crystals and tarot cards are the new must-have accessories in any girl’s spiritual repertoire, so it’s the perfect year to celebrate being a witchy woman. Whether you go traditional with a black cape and a pointy hat or channel a modern 1970s icon like boho queen Stevie Nicks or the ’90s goth styles in The Craft, it’s easy to spark your own magic. Summon your coven, grab your wand and get ready to cast a spell, because October is without a doubt the season of the witch.
The Golden Girls
These four BFFs prove that friendship can stand the test of time. There’s a Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia in every friend group, and channelling your senior selves is a recipe for long-lasting relationship. Grey wigs, some specs, a cardigan and your finest pearls will complete this look. Bonus points for whoever finds the raddest 1980s statement earrings.