Looking to roll up at a party as an ~extra~ barkada but don’t have the time for elaborate costumes? We got you. Check out these group Halloween costume ideas!
Some of the best parts about celebrating Halloween the way we do includes dressing up and being with your friends. So when you dress up with your friends, whether to trick-or-treat (because who’s too old for that?) or have a party all by yourselves, or just to take some cute pics together, you can bet it’s going to be a great time. But we don’t always have the luxury of time or money for complex, detail-accurate costumes. Still, don’t fret! You can still whip up some costumes for you and your barkada.
The group Halloween costumes below include a lot of pop culture references—perfect for the Gen Z costume-wearer of today. No one’s dressing up basic these days! References and cosplays add a whole new layer of fun to costumes, so take your pick below!
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Bust out those outfits you wore to the Barbie movie and dress up as a group of Barbies (or Kens) in shades of pink, plenty of accessories, and a dash of glitter. Sure, so many people will be dressed as Barbies and Kens this Halloween, but who cares? If the entire event, the entire city, or the world looks like Barbieland for one night, we’re not complaining!
Strut your stuff down a street clad in classic 90’s throwback garb and you’ve got the makings of the characters from hit K-drama Twenty-Five Twenty-One. If you’re keen, and can scrounge up a couple of fencing outfits real quick, why not take it a step further by dressing up as Na Hee-do and Ko Yu-rim?
Alright, someone bring out the adult-sized diaper. If someone’s willing to round out the squad by dressing up as the diaper-clad Tommy Pickles, the group costume should be done quite quickly and easily. Dress up as Chuckie, Angelica, Phil & Lil, Susie, Spike, Kimi, and maybe even the adults for a fun, nostalgic night.
A K-POP/P-POP GROUP READY TO PERFORM AT MCOUNTDOWN
Channel your inner K-pop or P-pop idols by dressing up in colorful, matching, layered outfits that could be seen on your favorite idols! Go for fresh summer comeback themes or dark, edgy ones and coordinate your outfits. Grab some microphones, put on some chains, layer plenty of very extra accessories, and commit to the bit by giving your group a name and a hand symbol (like GOT7’s or ITZY’s) for a unique yet easy barkada look for Halloween.
THE SHAZAM! FAMILY
The second Shazam! movie Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023) may not have had the best reception, but there’s no denying that the franchisee introduced us to some epic characters in the form of the Shazamily, six kids that turn into superheroes upon uttering the word “Shazam!” The costumes may look complicated, but honestly? Dress monochromatically in their respective colors, grab some sheets and DIY the logo, arm bands, and belts with some gold foil and you’re good to go.
THE PHINEAS & FERB GANG
Similar to Rugrats, this group costume of Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, Baljeet, and Buford is pretty casual and simple as long as you keep the color schemes, but you have to add a little bit of effort to hair, accessories, and demeanor. You can even ask some more friends to dress up as Candace, Stacy, Jeremy, and Vanessa as they also have pretty simple outfits. We’re a long way from summer, but this group costume will get people to remember how to spell the word for the plastic tip of a shoelace.