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9 Cheap & Easy Halloween Costume Ideas For Groups (So You Can Spend All Your Money On Candy, Instead)

Everything is better when you do it with friends and family, and Halloween's no exception. Whether you're heading out trick-or-treating as a family, or hitting up a block party with a group of friends, dressing up as a group will only add to the fun. I know what you're thinking though, more than one costume means more money you have to spend on Halloween costumes that can already tend to be on the pricey side. However, there are plenty of cheap costume ideas for groups that are as clever and unique as they are affordable.

Some of these costumes are simple one piece and done costumes, meaning each person in your group will only need to buy a single t-shirt or something similar to complete their costume. Others are strictly DIY, which is always a surefire way to save you some cash. Some of the get-ups are kid friendly, while others would be perfect for a group of adults, or for you and your partner. Furthermore, most of these ideas can be adjusted to fit a small group or a large one.

Whatever your plans are for Halloween, celebrating (and, of course, dressing up) as a group will only mean more fun (and more candy) for all.



Crayon Costume, $26, Amazon

For a super colorful bunch consider dressing your entire group in different colored crayon costumes.


"Despicable Me" Minions

Men's Minions Costume, $30, Target | Women's Minion Costume, $49, Target | Children's Minion Costume, $31, Target

If you're fans of everyone's favorite tiny, yellow, evil cohorts, dressing your entire group as minions from Despicable Me is simple and straightforward. You can buy a men's minions costume, women's minions costumes, and children's minions costumes. Or, if you're looking for an even simpler, cheaper option, DIY the costumes with yellow t-shirts and a pair of overalls for each of your minions.


Sushi Rolls

Sushi Sweatshirt, $25, Sears | White Large T-Shirt, $10, H&M

Personify your weekly sushi dates by dressing your entire group up as sushi rolls. You can opt for a simple costume with a basic sushi sweatshirt and black pants. Or you can DIY your own sushi t-shirt dress with this tutorial using a white large t-shirt, and an iron on applique.


"The Wizard of Oz" Characters

Dorothy Costume, $20, Target | Scarecrow Concert, $30, Walmart | Tin Man Costume, $24, Amazon | Lion Costume, $44, Target |

Take your group on a quest to see the wizard in matching Wizard of Oz costumes. You'll need a Dorothy, a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Lion.



M&M Shirt, $9, Amazon | Black Pants, $13, H&M

Instead of collecting candy this Halloween, why not dress up like your favorite colorful chocolate treat? Keep it simple (and cheap) with basic M&M t-shirts in various colors and black pants on the bottom.


Three Blind Mice

Three Blind Mice, $17, Spirit Halloween

You'll need more than just mouse ears to pull off a trio of blind mice, but luckily, this costume is as affordable as it is cute.



Black Hoodies, $30, H&M | Black Pants, $20, Aerie | Black Hat, $10, Old Navy | Face Masks, $4, Party City

Chances are you already own everything to pull off a dastardly group of burglars, but just in case, you'll need black hoodies, black pants, and black hats or face masks.


Where's Waldo(s)

Waldo Costume, $15, Target

Dress your group in a mix of red and white and have one person be the true Waldo.


A Deck of Cards

Card T-Shirt, $16, Customized Girl | Black Tutu, $10, Oriental Trading

Have everyone choose a different card as their t-shirt and wear all black on bottom. Maybe with a black tutu to give the look an extra pizzazz.

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