Group costumes

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No matter how old you are or how miserable the weather is I think it’s safe to assume everyone is pumped for Halloween. What could be more fun than dressing up and going door-to-door asking for candy? Simple, going bar to bar in an obnoxious group costume with your closest pals or roommates. Depending on how many people you plan on including, it can be tricky at times. You always have the classic options of generic girl/boy band but if you’re looking to impress this Halloween here are some fun ways of doing so:

For six people
A six-pack of beer is fun and easy, but if you want to spice up a six person costume have your friends each pick their favourite holiday. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Canada Day and St. Patrick’s Day are some ideas. You and some of your friends may already have decorations lying around, so this costume will be easy and unique to assemble.

For five people
Go a step higher than your typical group band costume by picking one band/singer and each dressing in up a different song/show. Example: Different forms of Britney Spears: “Hit Me Baby One More Time”,  “Slave For You”, “Ringmaster”,  “Oops I Did It Again”, ‘Bald Britney’ etc.

For four people
To be really creative with a four-person costume, avoid dressing alike. Get your friends to pick their favorite season and go out as the four seasons. If your willing to make your costume you can get a plain shirt or dress and just add obvious things that reflect the season of choice.

For three people
Instead of doing the typical cat, mouse, bunny costume, dress as the three Kardashian sisters. All you need is a black wig and a spray tan! Boys can be Alvin and the chipmunks.

For two people
This is where it gets hard to be original. If you and your best friend plan on sharing a costume, a fun one can be condiment duos like ketchup and mustard or salt and pepper. If you are planning on doing a duet costume with your significant other, the usual Adam and Eve never goes out of style but this year’s winner? Sam and Suzy from Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.

By Vanessa Tharen

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