Halloween Costumes For Couples And Groups

If you are trying to coordinate your Halloween costume with other people, the right theme can generate multiple costume possibilities. Generally, thinking of your favorite movies, TV shows, and pop stars is the best way to start figuring out the right costume for you and your group. Remember to keep the theme relatively open-ended so that individuals can still be creative while demonstrating that they are part of the group.

Couples Halloween Costumes

Whether dressing up with your child, best friend, or significant other, there are plenty of duos out there to inspire creative Halloween costumes for couples. Here are some costume ideas for two:

  • Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf
  • Spartan Cheerleaders from Saturday Night Live
  • Laverne and Shirley
  • A Pair of Dice
  • Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein
  • Batman and Robin
  • Devil and Angel
  • Ragged Anne and Andy
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Princess Leia and Han Solo

Group Halloween Costumes

If you are plan to dress up with more than one other person, choosing an encompassing theme can generate multiple Halloween costume ideas for groups of people regardless of age or gender. A parent and his/her children, a group of kids, or a group of adults alike can choose to dress up and go out in a group.

Here are some creative ideas for group Halloween costumes:

  • A Traveling Circus: This can include an acrobat, lion, lion tamer, ringleader, clown, and, for a daring person, a half-man half-woman.
  • The Wizard of Oz: A group can include a Dorothy, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Glinda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West, Munchkins, etc.
  • Gilligan”s Island: Dole out the roles so that you have Mary Ann, the Professor, Ginger, Thurston and Lovey Howell, Gilligan, and the Skipper.

Other fun group ideas for a group include dressing up as a deck of cards, the Village People, the Flintstones, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Halloween Costume Theme Parties

Another fun idea is to throw a Halloween theme party that forces all your guests to adapt their costume creatively to a specific theme. Here are some creative themes for a Halloween party:

  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Each guest has to dress as one of the seven deadly sins: sloth, lust, greed, envy, vanity, gluttony, and wrath. If someone wanted to dress up as “greed,” he or she could dress up as a lawyer. Likewise, “vanity” could be interpreted by dressing up as Paris Hilton.
  • The Cultural Icon You Would Most Like to Meet (Dead or Alive): Each guest would have to dress as the cultural icon he or she would most like to meet. This idea is an especially fun one because it provides a gateway to many interesting conversations.
  • Superheroes: Each comes dressed as a superhero, either one that is already known or one they invent an alter ego that best fits his or her personality.

As with any Halloween party, you can then throw costume contests for the most creative adaptation of the set theme.