What’s more fun than picking out a costume to wear on Halloween? Picking out a costume to wear with your best friend or group of pals, that’s what.
Now that the spooky holiday is nearly here, there's no time to waste finalizing the details on this year's best friend Halloween costume.
If you're still deciding what to wear to the party or out with the gang, you're in luck because we've conjured up a collection of best friend and group costumes that, dare we say, are frightfully good.
That said, if you and your friends are up for a challenge, don't just stick to the bare bones (Halloween pun totally intended) when you can take your style to the next level wearing one of these absolutely fang-tabulous costumes instead.
Inspired by movies like "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Haunted Mansion," as well as other fan favorites like Where's Waldo and The Great Gatsby, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for to take home the "Best Costume" trophy.
Don't sweat it if between planning your annual Halloween bash and carving the jack-o'-Lantern, you don't have time to create a time-consuming masterpiece. Many of these inspired looks are quick costumes that can be assembled from things you likely already own.
Which means you'll have plenty of time leftover for your annual scary movie marathon or other fun Halloween activities. Best of all, no one will say "boo" to you wearing one of these best friend costumes. Unless, of course, you want them to.
American Girl Doll costume
Gather the gals and get all dolled up this Halloween, as in American Doll. Go as the originals – Kirsten, Kit, Samantha, Felicity and Molly – or choose from other beloved favorites.
Get the tutorial at Living After Midnite.
Lock, Shock and Barrel costume
There's nothing like "The Nightmare Before Christmas" to get everyone into the spooky spirit of the season. While the obvious choice is Jack Skellington and Sally, you and your crew will get all the likes dressed as beloved ghouls Lock, Shock and Barrel. This is Halloween!
'The Handmaid's Tale' costume
Yep, you'll terrify absolutely everyone wearing the red and white uniform from "The Handmaid's Tale," the classic book written by Margaret Atwood which was converted into an Emmy-winning TV series in 2017.
Get the tutorial at Living After Midnite.
'Where's Waldo?' costume
No matter how hard you try to blend in, the gang will have no trouble finding you dressed as the Waldos this Halloween. Perfect for singles, duos, families and groups, this red and white striped bonanza will ensure that you, ahem, stand out from the crowd.
Edward Scissorhands and Lucy costume
Got some spare belts? A craft box full of scissors? If so, viola! You and your favorite pal can dress up as the Tim Burton cult-classic character, Edward Scissorhands, and his faithful girlfriend, Lucy. Don't worry, no hedge trimming required, just a few items you probably already have in the closet.
‘Troop Beverly Hills’ costume
Whether you’re a fan of the 1989 movie “Troop Beverly Hills” or you and your bestie just want to channel your inner Girl Scout, this costume is an easy one to assemble. Better yet, bring a box or two of cookies to share with everyone at the party and you’re sure to take home the top prize.
Greek god and goddess costume
They'll practically worship you decked out in one of these Greek god costumes. Choose from Cupid, Zeus, Poseidon, Athena or any of the other mythical deities and whether you decide to go as a family, duo or trio, the experience is guaranteed to be an odyssey.
'School lunch' costume
Back-to-school has never been more fun than with this clever lunch costume by Studio DIY. All the noontime favorites are covered here including the classic PB&J sandwich, green apple and, of course, the ever-popular juicebox.
'Married With Children' costume
No one can resist Al, Peg, Kelly and Bud because much like a groan-worthy dad joke, the Bundy's are so bad, they're good. Oh Yay Studio makes it easy to dress up as TV's most dysfunctional family whether you need a costume for the whole gang or just best-friend getup.
'Death Becomes Her' costume
A feuding writer and actor take their beef to the extreme in "Death Becomes Her," a 1992 comedy starring Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn. Inspired by their immortal battle, this TF Diaries costume is just right for real-life best friends looking to have a little ghoulish fun.
'The First Wives Club' costume
There's always strength in numbers, especially when you're trying to seek revenge on the husbands who left you á la "The First Wives Club." Grab two friends, find matching white sets and try your hand at "You Don't Own Me."
"Wreck-It Ralph" costume
This film-inspired costume works for kids, adults, groups and families. The only requirement? You need to be a fan of the 2012 movie "Wreck-It Ralph" or have a passion for tool belts to pull this one off.
Nintendo Switch costume
If you love nothing more than spending the day playing video games with your pal, then this costume is a given. Take a cue from Club Crafted and dress in head-to-toe black to make the controllers pop.
Lovely Indeed captures the 1950s perfectly in this Halloween costume that's giving us all the "Grease" vibes. Of course, you can also go as the ever-popular Pink Ladies, Danny Zuko or Sandy.
The Schuyler sisters from ‘Hamilton’ costume
Work, work! We’re helpless when it comes to loving this clever costume that pays homage to Angelica, Eliza and Peggy from the award-winning Broadway musical.
'Celebrity Jeopardy' costume
Turd Ferguson, is that you? Poke fun at everyone's favorite game show by dressing up as the iconic characters from the popular "Saturday Night Live" sketch "Celebrity Jeopardy." You’ll have everyone cracking up with this gem.
Mary Poppins and Jack from 'Mary Poppins Returns' costume
Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda were adorable as Mary Poppins and Jack in the 2018 remake of the Disney classic. This costume is as sweet as a spoonful of sugar and, dare we say, total magic.
Haunted mansion ghosts costume
You and your pals will definitely get into the spirit of Halloween wearing these hauntingly fabulous ghost costumes inspired by Disney's Haunted Mansion.
Citrus slices costume
Orange you glad it’s finally Halloween? Us too! Let each member of your trio pick their preferred citrus: lemon, lime or orange. Throw in a grapefruit if you have a fourth bestie!
Dust off your cowboy boots for this classic costume. Go all-out with your look, just like the Sun City Pinup Dolls, to lasso lots of compliments.
'90s toys costume
Talk about a throwback: From Polly Pocket to the beloved Slinky, you and your friends will take other party-goers back to the good old days.
Grab the Cher to your Amber (or vice versa) and pull together this easy costume with items in your closet. If only you had a digital wardrobe á la Cher!
Life's a beach costume
Sunny days ahead! Take a to the tropics on Halloween with this palm tree and beach ball combo.
Has the afterlife got you feeling down? Don't fret, just say "Beetlejuice" three times, then dress up as the ghoul and his bride.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake costume
Who could forget Britney and Justin's iconic denim-on-denim outfits from the 2001 American Music Awards? It's most definitely a look. If you've got an assortment of denim at home, you've got an easy best friend Halloween costume.
Sweet tooth costume
Nobody supports your sweet tooth quite like your best friend. One of can turn a pool need into a colorful candy necklace, while the other can hold a tooth cut-out all night long.
Candy Land costume
You and your buddy can go full-on glam by dressing asQueen Frostine and Princess Lolly from Candy Land. Retro and colorful, you'll go straight to the castle in these fits!
Lobster chef costume
Don’t worry, no lobsters will be harmed in the creation of this costume. Everyone can get involved in this one, even your four-legged friends!
Essential oil costume
Your best friend always finds a way to calm you down during stressful situation. They're kind of like lavender essential oil in human form, wouldn't you say?
Animal cracker costume
Everyone will totally eat up this frosted animal cracker costume — put very much intended. It's simple to assemble as long as you've got a bag of pompoms and a glue gun.
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, you and your ghost-busting pals will come to the rescue. Just be sure to throw on your proton pack before you head out the door.
'Alice in Wonderland' costume
This storybook-inspired costume works for just about everyone: guys, gals, kids and canines can all dress up as characters from "Alice in Wonderland." You'd be a Mad Hatter to pass this one up!
Fuzzy dice costume
Because a duo of duo sure beats a single die. Stay connected to your BFF by attaching your fuzzy die with a cardboard rear view mirror — or stay separate, if you want some space.
Suburban witch Samantha Stevens and her mother are a fan-favorite duo from the 1960s television sitcom, "Bewitched." Now, you'll just have to decide who's who.
Get the tutorial at Living After Midnite.
'The Golden Girls' costume
Everyone loves Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia from the classic TV show, "The Golden Girls," and it's an easy best-friend costume to throw together. All you need are a few items from the thrift store (or your closet) and some wigs.
'The Great Gatsby' costume
You and your friends can relive the roaring '20s by wearing these flapper costumes that, despite being around for more than 100 years, are still in style.
Take inspiration from the "Heathers," a movie about a group of cliquey high school girls who get caught up in murder. Dark? Yes. But that's exactly what makes it perfect for Halloween.
Hotdog and condiments costume
This costume is easy to modify for duos, trios or friend groups of all sizes. Dress up as a hotdog and ketchup, ketchup and mustard, or add additional condiments if you've got a big group.
Kelly and Peg Bundy costume
"Married ... with Children," has been in syndication for awhile now, but the dysfunctional Bundy family is as popular as ever. A quick trip to your closet is all you need to put this look together — unless, say, you don't have a leopard leotard on hand.
'Kiki's Delivery Service' costume
"Kiki's Delivery Service" tells the story of a young witch who earns a living as a delivery girl. A fun take on a classic witch costume, one of you can dress as Kiki and the other can be Tombo.
Lucy and Ethel costume
Best friends Lucy and Ethel are a timeless pair. Even though "I Love Lucy" aired on television more than 65 years ago, this best friend costume is still sure to steal the show.
Mary Poppins and Bert costume
If you're on the hunt for best friend costume that isn't too "coupley," Mary Poppins and her chimney-sweep buddy are your best bet. A bonus: Mary's magic bag is big enough to hold all your candy and then some!
Everyone likes ice cream, which means they'll love this super-sweet milkshake costume. If you already own a dress in a similar hue to chocolate, vanilla or strawberry ice cream, then you just need to top it off with a whipped cream hat.
Pay tribute to Chuckie and Angelica this Halloween with these DIY "Rugrats" costumes. Bonus points if you've got a "Tommy" to complete the ensemble.
Pie slices costume
What's better than one piece of pie? Two ... or three! Designate a color for each slice, so everyone can choose one to match their preferred pie — pumpkin, cherry, you name it.
'A League of Their Own' costume
Batter up! Show off your swing and style by donning matching baseball uniforms from the 1992 movie, “A League of Their Own."
'50s pin-up girls
Buy matching dresses with your besties and go full-on retro, just liek the Sun City Pin-up Dolls did. Let everyone accessorize as they please with different shoes, jewelry and headpieces.
'Pretty Woman' costume
"Pretty Woman" gave us two versions of Vivian, aka two unforgettable Halloween costumes. You'll stand out solo, but the whole look will really come together when you're by each other's side.
'Stranger Things' costume
"Stranger Things" is really having a moment. Stay on-trend this year by dressing as Mike, Eleven, Will, Hopper or another one of your favorite characters. The sky's the limit.
'The Craft' witches costume
Grab your three closest pals and conjure up some magic with these costumes, inspired by the teen witches in "The Craft."
With a little planning, you and your best friend can go as Carl Fredricksen and his beloved house. Even better? Let your pup tag along as Dug.
Reba and Dolly costume
Country music fans, this one's for you. Jazz up a basic look with glitzy accessories, cowboy boots and the legend's iconic 'dos.
Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly costume
Everyone will be singing your praises in these "Chicago" costumes! But you'll really steal the show with a little song and dance — "All That Jazz," perhaps?
Pool floats costume
Coordinate your outfit to match your pool float of choice — unicorn, flamingo, toucan and so on. It's that easy!
Rock legends costumes
Big hair? Check. Neon spandex? Check. Lace gloves? Check. Just think of all the rock legends you can go as, ranging from Freddie Mercury to Elton John and beyond.
Go as everyone's favorite mystery-solving duo, Daphne and Velma. Or if you've a group of four, have each person dress as a member of Mystery Incorporated.
'The Powerpuff Girls' costume
Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup are all about girl power — and so are you and your pals. With these "The Powerpuff Girls" costumes, you'll each be able to channel your inner superhero.
This article was originally published on TODAY.com