It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year — and no, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about the true best holiday: Halloween. To paraphrase an idea from Mean Girls, it’s the one day of the year that anyone gets to dress up and play make-believe with zero judgements from anyone else. And the only thing better than costumes is group costumes, so here are 20 easy ideas for your barkada’s Halloween.
The tricky thing about this costume is picking an outfit that would be immediately recognizable. Since none of the cast ever repeat an outfit, the safest bet would be their black and white ensemble worn in the opening song. Don’t forget the bright-colored umbrellas!
Simply pick out a single-toned outfit, slap on the Crayola logo and ta-da! Easiest costume in the world. Color-coordinated pointy hats are optional but a definite plus.
18. Victoria’s Secret Angels
Say good-bye to those classic angel costumes with the fresher take of being a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Obviously, this costume is not for the faint of heart.
17. The Handmaid’s Tale Handmaidens
It’s the perfect costume to use as a conversation piece. After all, who wouldn’t want to discuss a dystopian world where women are made to be silent and all of its social implications?
16. Hey Arnold
Here’s a costume that will definitely make your barkada stand out. This gem of a cartoon is sure to make all the other 90’s kids wish they’d thought of the costume first. The best part is that all these costumes can be pulled together from bits and pieces in your closet!
15. The Breakfast Club
A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. It’s the perfect angsty teen costume (even if you may not be a teen anymore). After all, is there any other group of non-friends as iconic as the Breakfast Club?
This costume can be as simple or as intricate as you want it to be. You have the option of actually creating wearable blocks from cardboard or illustration boards. Or you could just stick to the simpler 2D version of a cutout.
13. The Heathers
The perfect villains to emulate on this spooky holiday with their wickedness dressed up in pretty plaid. They’re the Mean Girls of the ’80s, only a hundred times more messed up — and a hundred times more exciting.
12. Kids Next Door
Who can forget watching the adventures these kids (next door) would go on and wishing life could be even a fraction as interesting as that? Well, life might never be as fantastic as all of that but at least we can pretend with these costumes.
11. The Addams Family
Easy enough for those whose wardrobes are filled to the brim with black clothing. From Gomez Addams to Wednesday Addams, there’s sure to be at least one family member whose outfit you can easily take on.