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This List of Group Halloween Costume Ideas Will Blow Your Mind

This List of Group Halloween Costume Ideas Will Blow Your Mind

Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s getting to be that time when you need to make a decision on what you will be this year. If you are going as a crew, here are 30 group Halloween costume ideas to help you make that final decision!

1. The Seven Deadly Sins

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    This group costume is a great idea for your group of seven. Who doesn’t want to dress up and be a deadly sin? This is an awesome DIY costume that you can make with your friends and not spend a fortune on.

    2. Batman Villains

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      This is a group costume than can accommodate any large group. With a list of 100 Batman villains you have plenty of options to choose from. You can go old school with a forgotten villain like Doctor Hurt, go with something in the middle like the Riddler, or go with the most recent movie villain and choose Bane. There are so many options with this one you can’t go wrong!

      3. Three Blind Mice

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        This costume is perfect for a group of three. Create your own canes, grab a headband with mouse ears, and throw on a black outfit and you’re set. You never know who you will run into at the Halloween party, so don’t forget the sunglasses.

        4. The Sims

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          Another great idea for a group costume this Halloween. This costume is cheap, and you can have an unlimited number of people in your group. Don’t forget the true sign of a Sim — the green diamond.

          5. Cereal Box Mascots

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            Each member of your group can pick their favorite cereal and become the cartoon on the box! The best thing about this costume is you won’t get hungry throughout the night. Grab a box of your cereal and you’re set!

            6. Mario Karters

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              This group costume might take a little more time to put together, but you will definitely get complimented on your efforts. If you’re going with the traditional Mario Kart game, then this is perfect for a group of eight.

              7. Trolls

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                This simple costume will turn all the heads. If you don’t already have one, pick up a nude-colored dress, and then all you need is a wig! Another costume with that works for any sized group.

                8. Piñata

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                  Another great DIY costume. Grab some candy and you’re ready to go. If you have a little extra time bring along a creative stick or bat to complete the look. Again, this simple costume can go along with any sized group.

                  9. Jack Torrance (the Shining) and the Twins

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                      This is the kind of costume only those who love horror movies can pull off. If you’ve seen the movie you know how creepy these characters are. If you want to dress up as Jack and his family, the costume is great for a group of three (especially if you have a young child), and the twins costume is best for two. Make the costumes as creepy as you can!

                      10. Characters from Kill Bill

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                        This group costume can come from many different parts of the movie. Depending on what part of the movie you want to dress up as you can have a large or small group. As you can see in this picture, you don’t even need to be a main character from the movie! And come on, who doesn’t want to dress up as a badass for Halloween?

                        11. American Ninja Warriors

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                          This show has become extremely popular lately. Don’t feel like getting all dressed up this Halloween? Grab a pair of gym shorts and create an American Ninja Warrior shirt to go with it. Grab as many friends as you want for this group costume.

                          12. Shark Week

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                            Literally. Shark. Week. This can work for either a group of five, or a group of seven. The shark hats definitely make the costume, so be sure not to leave those out! This is another awesome DIY idea for Halloween.

                            13. The Players from the Game of Clue

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                              The ultimate whodunnit? This group costume works best with a group of six. Pick your favorite character and dress up as them, but don’t forget your murder weapon!

                              14. Sanderson Sisters

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                                Halloween isn’t complete until you watch at least a few minutes of Hocus Pocus. This group costume is made for three, with the possibility of four if you want to include Billy. Don’t forget your book of spells!

                                15. Rock — Paper — Scissors

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                                  This costume is ideal for a group of three. Who didn’t play this game as a child, or as a couple trying to decide who has to get up? There won’t be any questions at the Halloween party about who your group is supposed to be.

                                  16. Liquor Cabinet

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                                    Everyone has their drink of choice. Why not dress up as yours? This group costume is fit for any amount of people. It’s also a cheap DIY costume if you use clothes you already have.

                                    17. Black & White Film Stars

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                                      With this costume you can be an old-time movie star, just make sure you have plenty of powder! Perfect for those with an old soul, and ideal for a group of two.

                                      18. French Kiss

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                                        This is a new spin on the rock group Kiss. You can work this costume with any number of group members, but it’s meant for four. Bring some French bread and you’ve got the look, not to mention the perfect snack to soak up the night’s drinks.

                                        19. Characters from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

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                                          This is the perfect family costume. Pick your favorite characters and become them for the night. Grab a Wonka bar,a  golden egg, and a golden ticket and you’ve completed the look. Also good for large groups.

                                          20. 101 Dalmatians and Cruella De Vil

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                                            Essentially, this group costume idea could work for up to 102 people! You could throw a Halloween party just for this group costume!

                                            21. Saved By the Bell

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                                              Bring your costume back to your childhood days. This costume can work great for a group of six friends. Choose from Kelly, Zack, Lisa, A.C. (Slater), Jessie, and Screech. If you’re Zack, don’t forget your old school brick cell phone.

                                              22. Britney Spears

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                                                Britney Spears has had some pretty memorable music video outfits. This group costume idea allows you and your friends to pick your favorite outfits and try them out yourself. It’s Britney, bitch!

                                                23. Toy Green Army Men

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                                                  This costume is great for any sized group. You might have had these toys as a child, or maybe you remember them from the movie Toy Story. This costume is original, and is sure to be a hit at any Halloween party.

                                                  24. Publishers Clearing House Winner and Crew

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                                                    Winner winner chicken dinner. Talk about an original costume. This costume can fit a group up to seven people. You have the Publishers Clearing House crew consisting of sound man and all. The winner gets to be comfortable all night in an oversized robe. Don’t forget the balloons, million dollar check, and a bottle of cheap champagne!

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                                                    25. American Horror Story — Coven

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                                                      Good for a group of five, but you can really make this work for any size group. Dress up in the uniform and you’re ready to go. It’s the old school Halloween idea of being a witch, with a new sense of style and modern twist on the costume.

                                                      26. Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Models

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                                                        There are always crazy costumes in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. This group costume allows you to come up with your own crazy costumes while keeping it sexy and classy. Great for any sized group.

                                                        27. Snowmen

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                                                          This is an easy DIY costume idea. Good for groups of two or more. Grab some black pants, white shirt, hat and scarf and the rest is up to you. Throw some creative touches on it (maybe a carrot nose) and make it your own!

                                                          28. The Addams Family

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                                                            The Addams family and Halloween go hand in hand. Perfect for a group or family of eight. You might have to draw straws for who gets Cousin It, but you can’t go without him!

                                                            29. The ‘Spice’ Girls

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                                                              Not what you typically think when you hear Spice Girls. That’s what makes this costume that much better! Grab a group of friends and pick out your spices. This DIY costume allows you to be as creative as you want.

                                                              30. Lego Men

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                                                                If you are really dedicated to standing out this Halloween, then this is the perfect group costume for you! Don’t worry, you can actually see through their mouths. Good for a group of five, but you can go up or down from there.

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                                                                What Really Works: How to Relieve Lower Back Pain Effectively

                                                                What Really Works: How to Relieve Lower Back Pain Effectively

                                                                Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my participation award. I know how it feels like to step out of bed and barely being able to put on your socks. Having lower back pain sucks. But 9 out of 10 patients that suffer from lower back pain don’t even know the primary cause of it.

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                                                                Back Pain? Blame Our Evolution

                                                                Once upon a time in our fairly recent past, our ancestors felt the urgency to stand up and leave our quadruped neighbors behind. Habitual bipedalism, fancy word for regularly walking on two legs, came with a lot of advantages. With two rear limbs instead of four, we were able to more efficiently use our hands and create tools with them.

                                                                Sadly, life on two legs also brought along its disadvantages. Our spine had four supporting pillars previously, but now it only got two. The back is therefore naturally one of the weak links of our human anatomy. Our spine needs constant support from its supporting muscles to minimize the load on the spine. With no muscle support (tested on dead bodies) the back can only bear loads up to 5 pounds without collapsing [reference Panjabi 1989]. With well-developed torso muscles, the spine can take loads up to 2000 pounds. That’s a 400-fold increase.

                                                                Most people that come to me with a history of a herniated disc (that’s when the discs between the vertebral bodies are fully collapsed, really severe incident), tell me the ‘story of the pencil’. The injury with the following severe pain usually gets triggered by picking up a small, everyday object. Such as a pencil. Not as you may think by trying to lift 100 pounds – no, but by a simple thing – such as a pencil.

                                                                This tells us that damage in your back adds up over time, it’s a so called cumulative trauma disorder. Meaning back pain is a result of your daily habits.

                                                                Sitting Is the New Smoking

                                                                Whenever I sit for too long, my back hurts. In fact, 54% of Americans who experience lower back pain spend the majority of their workday sitting. But isn’t sitting something that should reduce the stress of your back? No, just the opposite.

                                                                The joints between the bones of the spine are not directly linked to the blood supply. These joints instead get nourished through a process called diffusion. Diffusion works because molecules (such as oxygen, important for cells) are constantly moving and try to get as much space for themselves as they can. A key element for diffusion therefore is a pressure difference. In the image below the left room contains more moving molecules than the right, that’s why the molecules from the left are moving to the right. This way nutrition gets transformed into the joints, whereas toxins are transported out of the joints.

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                                                                Sitting puts a lot of pressure on your spinal chord. The diffusion process therefore can’t function as efficiently. Nutrition and toxins can’t be properly transported, the joints get damaged.

                                                                  Sit Properly

                                                                  If sitting can play such a huge part in the creation of your lower back pain, how do you sit properly then?

                                                                  Is it better to sit with a straight back or should you rather lay back in your chair? Can I cross my legs when I’m sitting or should I have a symmetrical position with my feet? These are questions that I hear on a daily basis. The answer might shock you – according to recent science – all of them are right. The best sitting position is an ever-changing one. An ever-changing position minimizes the pressure on certain points of your spine and spreads it on the whole part.

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                                                                    Stand Up More

                                                                    Even better than a sitting position is a stand up position. Standing dramatically reduces the pressure on your spine. If you’re forced to work on a desk the whole day though, you have two options.

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                                                                    Take breaks every hour of about 2-3 minutes.

                                                                    Set an alarm on your phone that goes off every hour! In that time you stand up and reach to the ceiling, on your toe tips with fully extended arms. You’re inhaling during the whole process. You do this activity for 20 seconds. Afterwards you’re walking through the office for the next 2 minutes. You might grab a healthy snack or some water in that time. The exercise relieves the pressure on your spine, while the walking makes sure that the joints on your spine are properly used.

                                                                    Or get a standing desk.

                                                                    One of the best companies on the market for Standing Desks, according to my research, is Autonomous. Autonomous offers a rather cheap Standing Desk, with the ability to change the height. Which means you can start the day standing and switch to sitting if you’re tired.

                                                                    Exercise for Lower Back Pain

                                                                    Sitting is an immobile position. Your joints are made for movement and therefore need movement to function properly. If humans are moving, all moving parts: e.g. the joints, bones and muscles get strengthened. If you’re in a rested position for too long, your tissues start to deteriorate. You have to get the right amount of activity in.

                                                                    But not too much activity. There’s a chance that going to the gym may even increase your risk of lower back pain. I know plenty of friends with chiseled bodies that suffer from pain in the spine regularly. Huge muscles do not prevent you from back pain. In your training you should focus on building up the muscles that are stabilizing your back and relieve pressure. Squats with 400 pounds don’t do the trick.

                                                                    The more weight you carry around, the more weight your spinal chord has to bear on a regular basis. That’s one of the reasons why huge, muscular guys can suffer from back pain too. One of the most important goals of your exercise regimen should therefore be weight loss.

                                                                    Here are some important tips for you to consider when starting an exercise regimen:

                                                                    Make sure you implement cardiovascular training in your workout routine.

                                                                    This will not only help you lose weight, it will also make sure that your arteries, which flow to the tissue next to your spinal discs, are free of placque and can therefore transport nutrients properly.

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                                                                    Important: If you have rather strong back pain, maybe even an herniated disc, don’t start running on a threadmill. Running is an high-impact exercise. Which means there are continuous, reocurring high pressure points on your spine. Your endurance training should therefore either be fast-paced walking or a training on the elliptical trainer for the beginning, because both have little to no stressful impact on your backbone.

                                                                    Focus on developing your whole core if you want to minimize your pain.

                                                                    There are some people that do hundreds of sit ups a day. While sit ups are a good exercise for your abdomen, it also puts pressure on your spine due to the bending movement. A sixpack workout routine is one-sided. Your abs may become overdeveloped in comparison to your back muscles. You’ve created an imbalance. A great way to train your abdominal muscles and back muscles simultaneously, is holding the plank position.

                                                                    Stretch only if you have tight muscles.

                                                                    I remember stretching every morning after I woke up. I took 10 minutes out of my day to just work on my flexibility and prevent injuries. Little did I know that I was actually promoting an injury, by doing so.

                                                                    Contrary to common belief, stretching is only partially beneficial to treating lower back pain. Stretching makes sense if tight muscles (such as the hamstrings) are forcing you to constantly bend your back. Stretching to treat pain doesn’t make sense if you’re already on a good level of flexibility. Hyper-mobility may even enforce back pain.

                                                                    If you found out that you had tight muscles that you need to stretch, try to stretch them at least three times a week. Don’t stretch your muscles right after you wake up in the morning. This is because your spinal discs soak themselves up in fluid over the nighttime. Every bending and excessive loads on your spine is much worse in that soaked-up state. Postpone your stretching regime to two-to three hours after you’ve woken up.

                                                                    Where to Start

                                                                    The key to improving your habits is awareness. Try to get aware of your back while you’re sitting down, laying down or lifting an object next time. This awareness of your body is called proprioception. For example, you have to be aware whether your back is bended or straight in this very second. Trust me, it is harder than you might think. You may need to ask a friend for the first few tries. But the change that this awareness can make in your back pain is absolutely fascinating. This consciousness of your body is one of the most important things in your recovery or prevention.

                                                                    Here are a few behavioural tactics that you need to be considering:

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                                                                    If you’re leaning forward more than 30 degrees with your upper body, support your spine with your arms.

                                                                    Ever tried to show a colleague of yours a complex issue and found yourself awkwardly leaning forward on their desk, pointing with your fingers to his paper? If that ever happens again, make sure you’re using the not-pointing arm to support yourself on the desk.

                                                                    Keep a straight back.

                                                                    Be it while exercising, stretching or standing. If you’re bending your back you’re putting stress on small areas of your spinal chord. A straight back redistributes the force to a bigger area. You’re minimizing the pressure. Remember this whenever you’re at the gym and reracking your weights, focus on having a neutral spine.

                                                                    Put symmetrical loads on your spine.

                                                                    I used to play the trumpet when I was a child. The instrument is pretty heavy. The trumpet gets transported in a big, metallic suitcase – with no wheels. Being the nature of suitcases, you only carry it with one arm, on one side of your body. This forced me to constantly lean on the other side with my upper body, while transporting the instrument from A to B. Not really the healthiest activity for your spine as you can imagine.

                                                                    If you have to carry heavy objects, carry them with both arms. Put the object in the middle of your body and keep it as close to your mass of gravity as you can. If this is not possible, try to carry the same amount on the left side than you do on the right side. This puts the stress vertically on a fully extended spine. The load is much better bearable for your spine.

                                                                    Stay Away From the Back Pain League

                                                                    Our world is getting more sedentary. We will continue to develop faster transportation, more comfortable houses and easier lives. While our technological progress definitely has its amazing benefits, it sadly has its downsides too. The danger for back pain will continue to rise on our ever-increasing motionless planet. It’s time to raise awareness.

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