Costume Ideas for Groups
While I have ideas for solo costumes and couples on other pages (see links), groups are harder to get something together.  Here are a few good ideas.



I used to keep these in categories, but there's just too much overlap now due to comic book movie adaptations, cartoon spin-offs, etc.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey: Dave Bowman, HAL, and a monolith
  • 101 Dalmations: Cruella and Dalmations
  • 300: Spartans
  • A Clockwork Orange: Alex and the Droogs
  • A Team: Hannibal, B. A. Baracus, Faceman, and Murdock
  • Abba
  • AC/DC
  • Addams Family: Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, and Cousin Itt
  • Adventure Time: Finn, Jake, Beemo, Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn, The Ice King, Marceline, and/or Lumpy Space Princess
  • Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Red Lectoids
  • Akira: Tetsuo, Kaneda, and Akira
  • Alice in Wonderland: Alice, the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, and the Red Queen
  • Alien Nation: The Newcomers
  • Alvin and The Chipmunks
  • Animal House: Toga Party
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Master Shake, Frylock, Meatwad (and/or Carl.)
  • Archie with Betty and Veronica and/or Jughead
  • Arkham Asylum: The Joker, Harley Quinn, Calendar Man, Clayface, Killer Croc, The Mad Hatter, Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, The Scarecrow, Two-Face
  • Austin Powers: Fembots
  • Avatar: Jake Sully, Neytiri, and other Navi
  • Avengers: Capt. America, Ant-Man, Wasp, Vision, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, etc.
  • B-52s
  • Back to the Future: Marty McFly, Doc Brown, Lorraine, George McFly, etc.
  • Batfamily: Batman and Robin, Batgirl, Catwoman, etc.
  • Battlestar Galactica: Cylons (robot versions) (either series)
  • Battlestar Galactica: Cylons: John Cavil, Leoben Conoy, D'anna Biers, Simon, Aaron Doral, and Sharon Valerii
  • Battlestar Galactica: Pilots
  • Battlestar Galactica: The Cylons, Lucifer, and/or Baltar (original series)
  • Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five
  • Beastie Boys
  • Beatles: British Invasion on Ed Sulivan
  • Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Beatnicks
  • Bee Gees ('70s get-up)
  • Black Hole: V.I.N.CENT., B.O.B, Maximillian and the human crew (plus the humanoids)
  • Blade Runner: The Replicants (Roy Batty, Pris, Leon Kowalski, etc.)
  • Blair Witch Project: Heather, Josh, and Mike
  • Blue Man Group
  • Bo Peep and her Sheep
  • Bob Burden's The Mystery Men
  • Bounty hunters: Boba Fett, Boskk, IG-88, Dengar, 4-LOM, and Zuckuss
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (and their brood)
  • Brian Setzer and the Stray Cats
  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Buck, Wilma, and Twiki (and Dr. Theopolis)
  • Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy, Xander, Willow, Giles, Spike, Anya, Dawn Summers
  • Burger King, Ronald McDonald, and Wendy
  • California Raisins
  • Cantina aliens: Hammer Head, Muftak, Greedo, Walrus Man, etc.
  • Care Bears
  • Cats: The musical
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Cheerleaders
  • Chipendale's dancers
  • Christmas Carol: Sprits of Xmas
  • Cinderella and assorted other characters (e.g., mice, etc.)
  • Clash of the Titans: The Stygian Witches
  • Clash of the Titans: Zeus, Hera, Thetis, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Athena, and/or Hephaestus
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The aliens
  • Cops
  • Count Chocula, Frankenberry, Boo Berry
  • Cowboys and Indians
  • Dawn of the Dead: Zombies
  • Devo
  • Disney Princesses: Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle the Beauty, etc.
  • District 9: Prawns
  • Doctors
  • Doors
  • Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat: The Cat and Thing One and Thing Two
  • Dr. Who: Cybermen
  • Dr. Who: Daleks,
  • Dukes of Hazzard: Bo and Luke Duke and Daisy
  • Dune: Paul, Chani, Stilgar, etc. (i.e., Fremen)
  • Dune: The Baron, Feyd, Raban, Piter, etc. (i.e., The Harkonens)
  • Earth Girls Are Easy: Mac, Zeebo, and Wiploc
  • Effects and Make-up artists and designers: Jack Pierce, Ray Harryhausen, Stan Winston, Rick Baker, Tom Savini, and/or H.R. Giger
  • Excalibur: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
  • Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and the Thing
  • Farscape: John Crichton, Aeryn Sun, D'Argo, Zhaan, Rygel, Chiana, Pilot, Scorpius, and/or Crais, etc.
  • Fight Club: Tyler Durden, Jack, and Marla Singer
  • Fight Club: Tyler Durden and the Space Monkeys
  • Flappers
  • Flash Gordon: Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, Ming the Mercilous, Dr. Hans Zarkov, Princess Aura, Prince Barin, Prince Vultan, Klytus, and/or Kala
  • Flintstones: Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty, Dino, Pebbles, Bam Bam, etc.
  • Flock of Seagulls
  • Frank, Dean, and Sammy
  • Frankenstein's monster and/or Dr. Frankenstein and/or Igor
  • Fruit of the Loom
  • Geishas (We did this one in 2004)
  • Ghostbusters: Any four guys in jumpers with backpacks as proton packs
  • GI Joe bad guys: Cobra Commander, Destro and the Baroness, etc. (We did this one in 2008)
  • GI Joe Dreadnocks: Torch, Ripper, Buzzer, Monkeywrench, Thrasher, plus Zartan, Zarana, and Zandar
  • Gilligan's Island: Gilligan, the Skipper too, a millionaire, and his wife...
  • Godfather: Don Vito Corleone and/or the Corleone boys
  • Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, and/or other monsters
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Goonies: Mikey, Chunk, Data, Mouth, and Sloth
  • Goths
  • Grease: Pink Ladies
  • Grease: The T-Birds
  • Greek/Roman gods: Zeus, Hera, Venus, Mars, etc.
  • Green Lantern Corps: Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kilowog, etc.
  • Gumby, Pokey, Prickles, Goo, and the Blockheads
  • Guns 'n' Roses
  • Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Chewie
  • Harry Potter, Ron, and Hermione
  • Heartbeeps: Val, Aqua, Phil and others
  • Hellboy: Hellboy, Liz, and Abe
  • Hellraiser: Pinhead, Female, Chatterer, and Butterball
  • Heralds of Galactus: Silver Surfer, Nova, Terrax, Morg, Firelord, etc.
  • Hippies
  • Hipsters
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Marvin the Paranoid Android, Zaphod Beeblebrox, and/or Trillian
  • Hooters Girls
  • Horror Movie Hosts: Elvira, Vampira, Morgus the Magnificent, Zacherley, Svengoolie, and/or Joe Bob Briggs
  • Horror Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Clive Barker, and/or Ray Bradbury
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • HYDRA Agents
  • Incredibles: Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack
  • Independence Day: Aliens
  • Invasion of the Saucer Men: The Aliens
  • Isaac Asimov's robots: Robbie, Speedy, Cutie, and others from the stories in I, Robot and other books
  • Jabba's band: Max Rebo, Sy Snoodles, and Droopy McCool
  • James Bond villains: Oddjob, Jaws, etc.
  • Jawas and droids for sale
  • Jaws: Chief Martin Brody (Scheider), Sam Quint (Shaw), and Matt Hooper (Dreyfuss)
  • Jesus and the apostles
  • Jetsons: George, Jane, Jusy, Elroy, Astro, and Rosie
  • Jonny Quest, Hadji, Dr. Quest, Race Bannon, and Bandit
  • Jurassic Park: Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, Dr. Ian Malcolm, Hammond, Tim, Lex, and Nedry
  • Justice League: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, etc.
  • Kiss
  • League of Their Own
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Lego Minifigures
  • Little Bo Peep and Sheep
  • Little Mermaid: Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle
  • Little Rascals
  • Madonna's many looks: Like a Virgin wedding dress, etc.
  • Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach
  • Married with Children: Al, Peg, etc.
  • Mars Attacks!: The Martians
  • Marx Bros: Groucho, Chico, and Harpo (Zeppo?  Seriously?)
  • Masters of the Universe bad guys: Skeletor, Beast Man, Mer Man, etc.
  • Masters of the Universe good guys: He-Man, Tela, Man-at-Arms, etc.
  • Matrix: Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus (We did this one in 2003)
  • Men in Black
  • Micronauts
  • Mod Squad
  • Monkees
  • Monster High/Living Dead dolls
  • Mormon bike annoyances
  • Mount Rushmore: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln
  • Movie slashers: Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger, Leatherface, Michael Meyers, Hannibal Lecter, The Tall Man, and/or Pinhead
  • Munsters: Herman, Grandpa, Lily, Eddie, and/or Marilyn (We did this one in 2012)
  • Muppet Babies: Kermie, Piggy, Scooter, Skeeter, etc.
  • Muppets: Janice, Animal and Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem
  • Muppets: Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker, Scooter, the Swedish Chef, and Sam the Eagle
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K): Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot, Gypsy and Cambot with Joel Hodgson (or Mike Nelson)
  • Napoleon Dynamite and Deb & Pedro
  • Night of the Living Dead: Zombies
  • Nightmare Before Christmas: The Halloween Town kids (Lock, Shock, and Barrel)
  • Ninjas (We did this one in 2004)
  • Nirvana
  • No Doubt
  • Nuns
  • Nurses
  • Omen: Robert and Katherine Thorn, and Damien
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: R.P. McMurphy, Nurse Ratched, and Chief Bromden
  • PacMan and Ghosts
  • Paper, Scissors, Rock
  • Peanuts: Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Snoopy, Woodstock, etc.
  • Peter Pan and the Lost Boys
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and Elizabeth Swann
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space: Eros, Inspector Clay (Tor Johnson), the Ghoul Man (Lugosi), and/or the Vampire Girl (Vampira)
  • Planet of the Apes: Your favorite primates
  • Poison
  • Popeye: Popeye, Olive Oil, Wimpy, Bluto, Jeep, or Sweet Pea (We did this one in 2009)
  • Power Rangers
  • Priests
  • Princesses
  • Prisoners
  • Prohibition-era Gangsters
  • Queen
  • Queen Bee and Drones
  • Ramones
  • Red Dwarf: Lister, Rimmer, Cat, and Kryten
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Regular Show: Mordecai, Rigby, Benson, Skips, Pops, Muscle Man, High Five Ghost, Margaret, and/or Eileen
  • REM
  • Reservoir Dogs: Mr. Orange, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, Mr. Blue, and Mr. Brown
  • Resident Evil: Alice vs. zombies
  • Robert Palmer and the girls
  • Robin Hood and his Merry Men (i.e., Little John, Friar Tuck, etc.)
  • Robin Hood and Merry Men
  • Rocky Horror: The Transylvanians: Frank -N- Furter, Columbia, Riff Raff, and Magenta (We did this one in 2006)
  • Ronald McDonald, Mayor McCheese, the Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie the Early Bird, and The Fry Kids
  • Run DMC
  • Sailors
  • Samuris
  • Santa's Elves
  • Scooby Doo: Shaggy, Scoob, Daphne, Velma, and Fred (We did this one in 2013)
  • Scrooged (or A Christmas Carol): The Ghosts of Xmas (Past, Present, and Future)
  • Seinfeld: Jerry, George, Elaine, and Adolf Kramer
  • Sesame Street: Kermit, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, and The Count
  • Seven Samuri
  • SHIELD Agents
  • Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey
  • Silverhawks: Quicksilver, Bluegrass, Steelheart & Steelwill, and the Copper Kid
  • Simpsons: Bart, Lisa, Marge, Homer, etc.
  • Smurfs: Papa, Brainy, Smurfette, Brawny, Handy, Clumsy, Greedy, Jokey, Hefty, Farmer, Vanity, etc.
  • Snap, Crackle, and Pop
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey
  • Sock Monkeys
  • South Park: Kyle, Stan, Kenny, Cartman, and Chef
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Cartoon Planet: Space Ghost, Zorak, Moltar, and/or Brak
  • Space Ghost: Space Ghost, Jan, Jace, and Blip
  • Space Invaders
  • Spaceballs: Lone Starr, Princess Vespa, Barf, Dot Matrix, Dark Helmet, President Skroob, and/or Yogurt
  • Species: Sil
  • Speed Racer, Trixie, Racer X, Pops, Spridle, Chimp Chimp, etc.
  • Spice Girls
  • Star Trek: Capt. Kirk, Spock, Bones, Sulu, Scotty, Uhura, Chekov, etc.
  • Star Trek: The Borg Queen and drones
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation crew: Capt. Picard, Riker, Worf, Data, etc.
  • StarJammers: Corsair , Raza, Ch'od, etc.
  • Stepford Wives
  • Stormtroopers
  • Superfriends: The Wonder Twins & Gleek
  • Superfriends: Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog
  • Superman II: Ursa, Non, and General Zod
  • Supremes
  • Techno goths
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder and the Foot Soldier ninjas
  • Teletubbies
  • The Misfits
  • They Live: Aliens
  • This Island Earth: The Metaluna Mutants
  • Three Amigos
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Three Little Pigs (and Wolf)
  • Three Stooges: Larry, Moe, and Curly
  • Thundercats: Lion-O, Cheetara, Tigra, and Panthro
  • THX 1138: The robot police
  • Tolkien: The Fellowship of the Ring: Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf the Grey, Maia, Strider, Man, Legolas, Gimli, and Boromir
  • Transformers: Optimus Prime, Bumble Bee, Megatron, Soundwave, etc.
  • Troll Dolls
  • Twin Peaks: Special Agent Dale Cooper, Harry Truman, Laura Palmer, Leland Palmer, Sarah Palmer, Audrey Horne, James Hurley, Donna Hayward, Ben and Jerry Horne, Josie Packard, Pete and Catherine Martell, Big Ed and Nadine Hurley, Shelly and Leo Johnson, and Margaret the Log Lady
  • Twisted Sister
  • U2
  • Universal Monsters: Frankenstein (and Bride), Wolf Man, Dracula, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Phantom of the Opera, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Metaluna Mutant (from This Island Earth), a Mole Man (from The Mole People), and/or the Mask of the Red Death (from The Phantom of the Opera)
  • Valkyries
  • Van Halen
  • Vikings
  • Village People
  • Voltron: Keith, Lance, Pidge, Princess Allura, and Hunk
  • Voltron's Lions
  • Warner Brothers: Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Porky Pig, Road Runner, Penelope Pussycat, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester, Tasmanian Devil, Tweety Bird, Wile E. Coyote, and Yosemite Sam
  • Watchmen: Silk Spectre, Rorschach, Ozymandias, The Nite Owl, The Comedian, and Doctor Manhattan
  • Where the Wild Things Are: Moishe, Tzippy, Bernard, Emil, Aaron, Ira, Bruno, Goat Boy and Max (We did this one in 2011)
  • Willy Wonka and Oompa Loopmas
  • Winnie the Pooh: Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, etc.
  • Wizard of Oz: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and cowardly Lion
  • Wizard of Oz: Good Witch and Lollypop Kids
  • Wizard of Oz: The Lollypop Kids
  • Wizard of Oz: Wicked Witch and Flying Monkeys
  • X-Men (from Giant-size): Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Collosus, etc.
  • X-Men (original group): Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, and Iceman (and Prof. X)
  • Yo Gabba Gabba
  • Young Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein, The Monster, Igor, Frau Blücher, and Inga
  • ZZ Top

Other costume ideas:

Many group ideas can also be pared down to couples or adapted to include the kid(s).  See these pages for additional costume ideas:





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