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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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                                                                How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

                                                                How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

                                                                Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not used correctly, can also be the most destructive force in your life. To control your thoughts means to influence the way you live your life.

                                                                Your mind, more specifically, your thoughts, affects your perception and therefore, your interpretation of reality. (And here’s Why Your Perception Is Your Reality)

                                                                I have heard that the average person thinks around 70,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot, especially if they are unproductive, self-abusive, and just a general waste of energy.

                                                                You can let your thoughts run amok, but why would you? It is your mind, your thoughts; isn’t it time to take your power back? Isn’t it time to take control?

                                                                Choose to be the person who is actively, consciously thinking your thoughts. Be someone who can control your thoughts—become the master of your mind.

                                                                When you change your thoughts, you will change your feelings as well, and you will also eliminate the triggers that set off those feelings. Both of these outcomes provide you with a greater level of peace in your mind.

                                                                I currently have a few thoughts that are not of my choosing or a response from my reprogramming. I am the master of my mind, so now my mind is quite peaceful. Yours can be too!

                                                                Who Is Thinking My Thoughts?

                                                                Before you can become the master of your mind, you must recognize that you are currently at the mercy of several unwanted “squatters” living in your mind, and they are in control of your thoughts.

                                                                If you want to be the boss of them, you must know who they are and what their motivation is, and then you can take charge and evict them.

                                                                Here are four of the “squatters” in your head that create unhealthy and unproductive thoughts.

                                                                1. The Inner Critic

                                                                This is your constant abuser who is often a conglomeration of:

                                                                • Other people’s words—many times your parents
                                                                • Thoughts you have created based on your own or other peoples’ expectations
                                                                • Comparing yourself to other people, including those in the media
                                                                • The things you told yourself as a result of painful experiences such as betrayal and rejection. Your interpretation creates your self-doubt and self-blame, which are most likely undeserved in cases of rejection and betrayal.

                                                                The Inner Critic is motivated by pain, low self-esteem, lack of self-acceptance, and lack of self-love.

                                                                Why else would this person abuse you? And since this person is youwhy else would you abuse yourself? Why would you let anyone treat you this badly?

                                                                2. The Worrier

                                                                This person lives in the future—in the world of “what ifs.”

                                                                The Worrier is motivated by fear, which is often irrational and has no basis. Occasionally, this person is motivated by fear that what happened in the past will happen again.

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                                                                3. The Reactor or Troublemaker

                                                                This is the one that triggers anger, frustration, and pain. These triggers stem from unhealed wounds of the past. Any experience that is even closely related to a past wound will set him off.

                                                                This person can be set off by words or feelings and can even be set off by sounds and smells.

                                                                The Reactor has no real motivation and has poor impulse control. He is run by past programming that no longer serves you—if it ever did.

                                                                4. The Sleep Depriver

                                                                This can be a combination of any number of different squatters including the inner planner, the rehasher, and the ruminator, along with the inner critic and the worrier.

                                                                The Sleep Depriver’s motivation can be:

                                                                • As a reaction to silence, which he fights against
                                                                • Taking care of the business you neglected during the day
                                                                • Self-doubt, low self-esteem, insecurity, and generalized anxiety
                                                                • As listed above for the inner critic and worrier

                                                                How can you control these squatters?

                                                                How to Master Your Mind

                                                                You are the thinker and the observer of your thoughts. You can control your thoughts, but you must pay attention to them so you can identify “who” is running the show—this will determine which technique you will want to use.

                                                                Begin each day with the intention of paying attention to your thoughts and catching yourself when you are thinking undesirable thoughts.

                                                                There are two ways to control your thoughts:

                                                                • Technique A – Interrupt and replace them
                                                                • Technique B – Eliminate them altogether

                                                                This second option is what is known as peace of mind.

                                                                The technique of interrupting and replacing is a means of reprogramming your subconscious mind. Eventually, the replacement thoughts will become the “go-to” thoughts in applicable situations.

                                                                Use Technique A with the Inner Critic and Worrier and Technique B with the Reactor and Sleep Depriver.

                                                                1. For the Inner Critic

                                                                When you catch yourself thinking something negative about yourself (calling yourself names, disrespecting yourself, or berating yourself), interrupt it.

                                                                You can yell (in your mind), “Stop! No!” or, “Enough! I’m in control now.” Then, whatever your negative thought was about yourself, replace it with an opposite or counter thought or an affirmation that begins with “I am.”

                                                                For example, if your thought is, “I’m such a loser,” you can replace it with, “I am a Divine Creation of the Universal Spirit. I am a perfect spiritual being learning to master the human experience. I am a being of energy, light, and matter. I am magnificent, brilliant, and beautiful. I love and approve of myself just as I am.”

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                                                                You can also have a dialogue with yourself to discredit the ‘voice’ that created the thought—if you know whose voice it is:

                                                                “Just because so-and-so said I was a loser doesn’t make it true. It was his or her opinion, not a statement of fact. Or maybe they were joking and I took it seriously because I’m insecure.”

                                                                If you recognize that you have recurring self-critical thoughts, you can write out or pre-plan your counter thoughts or affirmation so you can be ready.

                                                                This is the first squatter you should evict, forcefully, if necessary:

                                                                • They rile up the Worrier.
                                                                • The names you call yourself become triggers when called those names by others, so he also maintains the presence of the Reactor.
                                                                • They are often present when you try to fall asleep so he perpetuates the Sleep Depriver.
                                                                • They are a bully and is verbally and emotionally abusive.
                                                                • They are the destroyer of self-esteem. They convince you that you’re not worthy. They’re a liar! In the interest of your self-worth, get them out!

                                                                Eliminate your worst critic and you will also diminish the presence of the other three squatters.

                                                                Replace them with your new best friends who support, encourage, and enhance your life. This is a presence you want in your mind.

                                                                2. For the Worrier

                                                                Prolonged anxiety is mentally, emotionally, and physically unhealthy. It can have long-term health implications.

                                                                Fear initiates the fight or flight response, creates worry in the mind, and creates anxiety in the body. This may make it more difficult for you to control your thoughts effectively.

                                                                You should be able to recognize a “worry thought” immediately by how you feel. The physiological signs that the fight or flight response of fear has kicked in are:

                                                                • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, or surge of adrenaline
                                                                • Shallow breathing or breathlessness
                                                                • Muscles tense

                                                                Use the above-stated method to interrupt any thought of worry and then replace it. But this time, you will replace your thoughts of worry with thoughts of gratitude for the outcome you wish for.

                                                                If you believe in a higher power, this is the time to engage with it. Here is an example:

                                                                Instead of worrying about my loved ones traveling in bad weather, I say the following (I call it a prayer):

                                                                “Thank you great spirit for watching over _______. Thank you for watching over his/her car and keeping it safe, road-worthy, and free of maintenance issues without warning. Thank you for surrounding him/her with only safe, conscientious, and alert drivers. And thank you for keeping him/her safe, conscientious, and alert.”

                                                                Smile when you think about it or say it aloud, and phrase it in the present tense. Both of these will help you feel it and possibly even start to believe it.

                                                                If you can visualize what you are praying for, the visualization will enhance the feeling so you will increase the impact in your vibrational field.

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                                                                Now, take a calming breath, slowly in through your nose, and slowly out through the mouth. Take as many as you like! Do it until you feel that you’re close to being in control of your thoughts.

                                                                Replacing fearful thoughts with gratitude will decrease reactionary behavior, taking the steam out of the Reactor.

                                                                For example: If your child gets lost in the mall, the typical parental reaction that follows the fearful thoughts when finding them is to yell at them.

                                                                “I told you never to leave my sight.” This reaction just adds to the child’s fear level from being lost in the first place.

                                                                Plus, it also teaches them that mom and/or dad will get mad when he or she makes a mistake, which may make them lie to you or not tell you things in the future.

                                                                Change those fearful thoughts when they happen:

                                                                “Thank You (your choice of Higher Power) for watching over my child and keeping him safe. Thank you for helping me find him soon.”

                                                                Then, when you see your child after this thought process, your only reaction will be gratitude, and that seems like a better alternative for all people involved.

                                                                3. For the Troublemaker, Reactor or Over-Reactor

                                                                Permanently eliminating this squatter will take a bit more attention and reflection after the fact to identify and heal the causes of the triggers. But until then, you can prevent the Reactor from getting out of control by initiating conscious breathing as soon as you recognize his presence.

                                                                The Reactor’s thoughts or feelings activate the fight or flight response just like with the Worrier. The physiological signs of his presence will be the same. With a little attention, you should be able to tell the difference between anxiety, anger, frustration, or pain.

                                                                I’m sure you’ve heard the suggestion to count to ten when you get angry—well, you can make those ten seconds much more productive if you are breathing consciously during that time.

                                                                Conscious breathing is as simple as it sounds—just be conscious of your breathing. Pay attention to the air going in and coming out.

                                                                Breathe in through your nose:

                                                                • Feel the air entering your nostrils.
                                                                • Feel your lungs filling and expanding.
                                                                • Focus on your belly rising.

                                                                Breathe out through your nose:

                                                                • Feel your lungs emptying.
                                                                • Focus on your belly falling.
                                                                • Feel the air exiting your nostrils.

                                                                Do this for as long as you like. Leave the situation if you want. This gives the adrenaline time to normalize. Now, you can address the situation with a calmer, more rational perspective and avoid damaging behavior, and you’ll be more in control of your thoughts.

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                                                                One of the troubles this squatter causes is that it adds to the sleep depriver’s issues. By evicting or at least controlling the Reactor, you will decrease reactionary behavior, which will decrease the need for the rehashing and ruminating that may keep you from falling asleep.

                                                                Master your mind and stop the Reactor from bringing stress to you and your relationships!

                                                                4. For the Sleep Depriver

                                                                (They’re made up of the Inner Planner, the Rehasher, and the Ruminator, along with the Inner Critic and the Worrier.)

                                                                I was plagued with a very common problem: not being able to turn off my mind at bedtime. This inability prevented me from falling asleep and thus, getting a restful and restorative night’s sleep.

                                                                Here’s how I mastered my mind and evicted the Sleep Depriver and all his cronies.

                                                                1. I started by focusing on my breathing—paying attention to the rise and fall of my belly—but that didn’t keep the thoughts out for long. (Actually, I now start with checking my at-rest mouth position to keep me from clenching.)
                                                                2. Then I came up with a replacement strategy that eliminated uncontrolled thinking—imagining the word in while breathing in and thinking the word out when breathing out. I would (and do) elongate the word to match the length of my breath.

                                                                When I catch myself thinking, I shift back to in, out. With this technique, I am still thinking, sort of, but the wheels are no longer spinning out of control. I am in control of my mind and thoughts, and I choose quiet.

                                                                From the first time I tried this method, I started to yawn after only a few cycles and am usually asleep within ten minutes.

                                                                For really difficult nights, I add an increase of attention by holding my eyes in a looking-up position (closed, of course). Sometimes I try to look toward my third eye but that really hurts my eyes.

                                                                If you have trouble falling asleep because you can’t shut off your mind, I strongly recommend you try this technique. I still use it every night. You can start sleeping better tonight!

                                                                You can also use this technique any time you want to:

                                                                • Fall back to sleep if you wake up too soon
                                                                • Shut down your thinking
                                                                • Calm your feelings
                                                                • Simply focus on the present moment

                                                                The Bottom Line

                                                                Your mind is a tool, and like any other tool, it can be used for constructive purposes or destructive purposes.

                                                                You can allow your mind to be occupied by unwanted, undesirable, and destructive tenants, or you can choose desirable tenants like peace, gratitude, compassion, love, and joy.

                                                                Your mind can become your best friend, your biggest supporter, and someone you can count on to be there and encourage you. You can be in control of your thoughts. The choice is yours!

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