Party like it’s 2022.
Dust off your face makeup and wig collection (you have one, don’t you?), because Halloween is making a comeback. After two years of muted celebrations, the spookiest night of the year is going to be spectacular – and you deserve the epic set to match. But you know what’s even better than a great suit? Two or three or four! These group Halloween costumes scream “2022” and will make this year one to remember.
Hocus Pocus 2
Although it received mixed reviews on September 30, the new Hocus Pocus 2 is the only excuse you need to dress up in fashion for Halloween. Grab two friends, a trio of jewel-toned robes and capes, and a pair of false teeth and you’ll be ready to cast spells. Sisters! Come, we fly!
With enough characters to power an entire themed party, let alone a small group Halloween costume, Euphoria will be the inspiration for many to look too sexy for school this year. Dress to impress with wild makeup, head to toe pastels, mini skirts or a punk outfit worn by East Highland High students.
Do you feel classy? What better way to live out your “talk of the tone” fantasy than a Bridgerton– inspired Halloween costume. If you and your friends have been hiding tiaras, powdered wigs and empire waist dresses in your closets, it’s time to get them out. (Or, more realistically, break out the sewing machine that collects cobwebs.)
With all the buzz around Mindy Kaling’s upcoming animated series, Velma, the bookish sidekick heroine is sure to be a high-end costume this year. Of course, if you’re looking for a group Halloween costume, the five-piece gang is an obvious choice. So find chunky glasses, an orange turtleneck, and a red skirt, and some like-minded friends, and Scooby-Dooby-Doo!
The Addams Family
Netflix’s spin on the beloved Addams Family tale, Wednesday, is slated to premiere on November 23. Until then, channel the goth vibes of the family in a group costume that features all members of the house: Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley, Cousin Itt and Lurch. It was directed by Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, as well as John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Maybe 2022 is your year?
With footage from next year’s live-action movie releasing on social media, including a cowboy/girl look and rollerblading scene, a Barbie and Ken duo makes sense. for this year’s festive gatherings. Add Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea (Barbie’s sisters) and all their little friends for a group Halloween costume for up to eight people.
The Rose family have become iconic in Canadian television and their OTT wardrobes are instantly recognizable. Moira is known for her wigs, high heels and fashion-forward black and white ensembles. Johnny is still in costume. Alexis likes short dresses, big hats and anything bohemian. And David takes after his mom: black and white looks that are a step or two ahead of the trends. If you fell in love with the characters of Schitt’s Creek on Netflix during the pandemic, this might be the group costume for you. (We’ve rounded up all of the show’s most memorable looks to make things even easier.)
Elvis and his fans
Austin Butler stunned audiences with his portrayal of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann Elvis biopic, reminding us all of what made “The King” so legendary. This Halloween, grease up your hair, put on a blousy costume and sling a guitar over your shoulder and you’ll be ready to rock your hips. Don’t forget the Priscilla to your Elvis-the-Pelvis, not to mention your herd of adoring fans.
Ben married Jen in the wedding of the year, so just about any suit that centers the two lovebirds seems apt. Their Met Gala 2021 outfits, which featured custom masks, were particularly memorable (and perfect for a staged photo shoot), but you can also opt for the Y2K looks in JLo’s “Jenny from the Block” video or their box office bomb, Gigli.
game of thrones offers plenty of Halloween costume fodder, but if you want to be ahead of the curve, use Dragon House for this year’s inspiration. You will need white wigs, of course, as well as medieval attire. (Tip: Vests, high collars, and chunky gold jewelry will help complete the look.)
stranger things continues to be one of the most talked about shows on Netflix, making a group costume featuring the main characters an instantly recognizable choice for Halloween. Since the show is set in the ’80s, you’ll need scrunchies, striped polo shirts, plaid shirts tucked into high-waisted jeans, mullet wigs, and dolphin shorts. Of course, you can’t go wrong with Eleven’s hospital gown and bloody nose either.
Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
You can opt for a Dolce and Gabbana-inspired group costume to mimic Travis and Kourtney’s Italian wedding, but nothing will be as iconic (OK, weird) as TB and KK kissing alongside Megan Fox and her fiancé. Machine Gun Kelly in a bathroom in the last year. This is a fun costume for two couples or four friends to whip up, fake tattoos are absolutely a must.
Emily in Paris
Since the release of the Season 3 costume shots, we’ve been counting the days until Emily in Paris returns to Netflix on December 21. In the meantime, channel the melodramatic energy of Emily, her co-workers and friends into colorful, contrasting outfits and accessories.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Jury
Everyone’s a catwalk if you’re wearing the right heels – and they better be extra high if you’re going to rock Mama Ru, Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley this Halloween. Of course, you’ll also need a chunky wig or two (as RuPaul’s stylist says, RuPaul’s look is “big blonde hair, a tiny waist, and really long legs”). But the real clincher for this group costume? It is a quick wit and precise criticism. So if you’re dressed to perfection, sit down at a table and judge how all the other revelers look…well, we’d find that kind of funny. Good luck and make no mistake.