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Last Updated on January 3, 2018

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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                                                                Last Updated on November 20, 2018

                                                                10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

                                                                10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

                                                                A new year beautifully symbolizes a new chapter opening in the book that is your life. But while so many people like you aspire to achieve ambitious goals, only 12% of you will ever experience the taste of victory. Sound bad? It is. 156 million people (that’s 156,000,000) will probably give up on their resolution before you can say “confetti.” Keep on reading to learn why New Year’s resolutions fail (and how to succeed).

                                                                Note: Since losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution, I chose to focus on weight loss (but these principles can be applied to just about any goal you think of — make it work for you!).

                                                                1. You’re treating a marathon like a sprint.

                                                                Slow and steady habit change might not be sexy, but it’s a lot more effective than the “I want it ALL and I want it NOW!” mentality. Small changes stick better because they aren’t intimidating (if you do it right, you’ll barely even notice them!).

                                                                If you have a lot of bad habits today, the last thing you need to do is remodel your entire life overnight. Want to lose weight? Stop it with the crash diets and excessive exercise plans. Instead of following a super restrictive plan that bans anything fun, add one positive habit per week. For example, you could start with something easy like drinking more water during your first week. The following week, you could move on to eating 3 fruits and veggies every day. And the next week, you could aim to eat a fistful of protein at every meal.

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                                                                2. You put the cart before the horse.

                                                                “Supplementing” a crappy diet is stupid, so don’t even think about it. Focus on the actions that produce the overwhelming amount of results. If it’s not important, don’t worry about it.

                                                                3. You don’t believe in yourself.

                                                                A failure to act can cripple you before you leave the starting line. If you’ve tried (and failed) to set a New Year’s resolution (or several) in the past, I know it might be hard to believe in yourself. Doubt is a nagging voice in your head that will resist personal growth with every ounce of its being. The only way to defeat doubt is to believe in yourself. Who cares if you’ve failed a time or two? This year, you can try again (but better this time).

                                                                4. Too much thinking, not enough doing.

                                                                The best self-help book in the world can’t save you if you fail to take action. Yes, seek inspiration and knowledge, but only as much as you can realistically apply to your life. If you can put just one thing you learn from every book or article you read into practice, you’ll be on the fast track to success.

                                                                5. You’re in too much of a hurry.

                                                                If it was quick-and-easy, everybody would do it, so it’s in your best interest to exercise your patience muscles.

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                                                                6. You don’t enjoy the process.

                                                                Is it any wonder people struggle with their weight when they see eating as a chore and exercise as a dreadful bore? The best fitness plan is one that causes the least interruption to your daily life. The goal isn’t to add stress to your life, but rather to remove it.

                                                                The best of us couldn’t bring ourselves to do something we hate consistently, so make getting in shape fun, however you’ve gotta do it. That could be participating in a sport you love, exercising with a good friend or two, joining a group exercise class so you can meet new people, or giving yourself one “free day” per week where you forget about your training plan and exercise in any way you please.

                                                                7. You’re trying too hard.

                                                                Unless you want to experience some nasty cravings, don’t deprive your body of pleasure. The more you tell yourself you can’t have a food, the more you’re going to want it. As long as you’re making positive choices 80-90% of the time, don’t sweat the occasional indulgence.

                                                                8. You don’t track your progress.

                                                                Keeping a written record of your training progress will help you sustain an “I CAN do this” attitude. All you need is a notebook and a pen. For every workout, record what exercises you do, the number of repetitions performed, and how much weight you used if applicable. Your goal? Do better next time. Improving your best performance on a regular basis offers positive feedback that will encourage you to keep going.

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                                                                9. You have no social support.

                                                                It can be hard to stay motivated when you feel alone. The good news? You’re not alone: far from it. Post a status on Facebook asking your friends if anybody would like to be your gym or accountability buddy. If you know a co-worker who shares your goal, try to coordinate your lunch time and go out together so you’ll be more likely to make positive decisions. Join a support group of like-minded folks on Facebook, LinkedIn, or elsewhere on the internet. Strength in numbers is powerful, so use it to your advantage.

                                                                10. You know your what but not your why.

                                                                The biggest reason why most New Year’s resolutions fail: you know what you want but you not why you want it.

                                                                Yes: you want to get fit, lose weight, or be healthy… but why is your goal important to you? For example:

                                                                Do you want to be fit so you can be a positive example that your children can admire and look up to?

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                                                                Do you want to lose fat so you’ll feel more confident and sexy in your body than ever before?

                                                                Do you want to be healthy so you’ll have increased clarity, energy, and focus that would carry over into every single aspect of your life?

                                                                Whether you’re getting in shape because you want to live longer, be a good example, boost your energy, feel confident, have an excuse to buy hot new clothes, or increase your likelihood of getting laid (hey, I’m not here to judge) is up to you. Forget about any preconceived notions and be true to yourself.

                                                                • The more specific you can make your goal,
                                                                • The more vivid it will be in your imagination,
                                                                • The more encouraged you’ll be,
                                                                • The more likely it is you will succeed (because yes, you CAN do this!).

                                                                I hope this guide to why New Year’s resolutions fail helps you achieve your goals this year. If you found this helpful, please pass it along to some friends so they can be successful just like you. What do you hope to accomplish next year?

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