Spectacular Group Costumes: They're not just for the kids!

It's the Mario brothers! Couldn't help myself; this picture made me giggle.  From www.geekalerts.com
It's the Mario brothers! Couldn't help myself; this picture made me giggle. From www.geekalerts.com

Halloween has become one of America's favorite holidays, right up there with Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the 4th of July. We love the decorations, the thrill of spooky things, the candy, and the costumes. This year, why not do something fun with your friends by dressing up in a theme?

There are a bunch of different themes you can choose from, so I'll try to keep this short and simple for y'all. ;-) Are you ready? Good! Let's get started, shall we?

Where are you, Scooby? From www.80stees.com
Where are you, Scooby? From www.80stees.com

Scooby Doo

You can't tell me you didn't like Scooby Doo as a kid. The cartoon became an instant classic that spurred on quite a number of similar cartoons geared toward the same idea: a group of kids solve mysteries with an animal sidekick. Where do you think they got the idea for Jabberjaw?

The Scooby Doo theme has been done time and time again, but that doesn't make it any less fun. Plus, it's a great way for us girls to get our guy pals in on the costume action! All you need is a Velma, a Daphne, a Fred, a Shaggy, and one lucky fella to play Scooby Doo.

I'm sure there are websites you can go to to find Scooby Doo costumes, but where's the fun in that? Why not just make them yourself? The only one you might really want to consider buying is the loveable Great Dane, unless one of you has some serious sewing talent.

... And now I have the Scooby Doo theme song stuck in my head.

"Scooby-dooby-doo, where are you, we've got some work to do now..."

I will admit, I totally snorted mid-laugh when I googled Boy Bands. Mostly because the only two related search links were Backstreet Boys and N*SYNC. Who called it? I did! xD From www.starpulse.com
I will admit, I totally snorted mid-laugh when I googled Boy Bands. Mostly because the only two related search links were Backstreet Boys and N*SYNC. Who called it? I did! xD From www.starpulse.com

Boyband

Not to poke fun at boybands (they do it enough to themselves), but if you boys are going for that funny-yet-not-ugly costume look, this is the way to go.

Pick a recent or past boyband. Be it Backstreet Boys (*hums* Which Backstreet Boy is gay... Nah, I liked them when I was a teenybopper, no big deal), N*SYNC, or any of the other popular ones floating about nowadays, it's an easy group to portray. All you need is metrosexual-looking clothes and some easy to acquire computer headset mics. I'm sure almost every teen/young adult has one of these. I don't, but I have a valid excuse.

To add a little more spice to the boyband theme, you guys could even go about singing a few boyband songs. I'd have to demand video proof of this, though; I could use a good laugh. ;-)

Which Witch is Which? From www.sillyjokes.co.uk
Which Witch is Which? From www.sillyjokes.co.uk

Witch Covens

This one's easy as pie to do, and another get-up group theme the boys can jump in on.

Witches (or Wiccans nowadays) were generally in groups called covens. Not many traversed alone, a common misconception we've come to stereotype. All you have to do is get some different witchy costumes (store bought or not; I've got some great tips for creating your own witch costume in my Halloween Costume hub), maybe a couple of brooms for some added effect, and viola! It's all good.

Heck, you could even give it a little more pizzaz with a stuffed black kitty! Or you could use your pet, though I suggest you don't. Halloween is not kind to black cats these days. Just ask my cat Tom. He still walks a little funny after three years...

I would kill for costumes like these! From www.extremehalloween.com
I would kill for costumes like these! From www.extremehalloween.com

Renaissance

Anyone who's been to a Ren Fest knows just what I'm talking about. And if you haven't, I'm sure you've watched TV shows or movies with people in Ye Olde garb.

This group idea may be a little hard without some serious costume-shopping-know-how or superb sewing skittlez (aka skills). But trust me when I say it's so worth it, and it totally makes your night when you see people oggling your amazing costumes.

The best way to get the greatest buzz from this idea is to have one person represent a societal character: the bard; the barmaid; the rich dude and/or dudette; the beggar; the king and/or queen. To really make this more dazzling, your group could even try to adapt an Olde English accent for a while. You'll all be laughing at the silliness of one anothers' sentences, and passersby will most likely join in the merriment or just fall over laughing. A great time to be had by all!

There you go! A nice short list (for once) made by yours truly for your Halloween fun! Who knows, you might even win some sweet costume contests with your awesome get-ups!

Isn't it nice not to have to push yourself to read the way-too-long hubs that I normally write? :-P Okay, so I'm teasing you a little. But in all honesty, enjoy yourselves this All Hallows Eve, and try not to get picked up by the cops. ;-)

When there's somethin' weird in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! From www.mahalo.com
When there's somethin' weird in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! From www.mahalo.com

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fishskinfreak2008 8 years ago from Fremont CA

As far as Scooby Doo is concerned, I think that came around in the '90s and I was already a teenager by then. Interesting ideas nonetheless. Thumbs up


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Kika Rose 8 years ago from Minnesota Author

Scooby Doo was actually first aired in the 70's. I was just a little kid in the early 90's, but I grew up on old Scooby Doo, Power Rangers, Rainbow Brite, original Sailor Moon and TMNT, and old Transformers. I still own the live-action TMNT movies. :-P


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Jerry G2 8 years ago from Cedar Rapids, IA

Group costumes can be a load of fun. One Halloween a bunch of friends and I, something like ten of us, all dressed up in home made kilts (same color, same pattern), and had a blast. We had to be the most ethnically diverse Scottish clan ever: a bearded woman, a couple Samoan guys, a wide array of men with facial hair, tattoos, etc...and walking to the party in kilts when it was -30 outside. Good times :)


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Kika Rose 8 years ago from Minnesota Author

That's awesome! Every year, a group of senior boys would wear kilts to school. They'd paint their faces blue, wear relatively-accurate boots, and yell about with scottish accents. It was the craziest thing I'd ever seen when I was a freshman. And to this day, there's still a group of senior boys who dress in kilts and freak out everybody. xD

I have to admit, I like your story more; the diversity up here in rural MN isn't really visible, so the boys looked Scottish (until you saw the puny ones). I sure hope you were wearing thermal underwear!


Ntathu 8 years ago

Yeah.... go Scobby Doo. Another great article. Not so keen on the new S/D theme mtune. Anybody remember the The Clangers and Wombles..... Be Well

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