UPDATED: October 1, 2015
A lot of the best things in life come in groups of five, and they can give you some great costume ideas! The Jackson 5, for example, had five members. (Ben Folds Five didn’t, but they were still good.) Other notables: the high-five, five senses, the number of piano concertos by Beethoven, the five-second rule, and the movie The Fifth Element. Another great thing that can come in a group of five? Halloween costumes! Here are some Halloween costume theme ideas for groups of 5.
Sesame Street first aired back in 1969, so it is safe to say that many people grew up watching the show. The fact that the show appeals to adults and kids alike makes this a perfect idea for a Halloween costume for a family of five. Moms, dads and kids can pick from all the classic characters to choose their favorite for Halloween night. There are lots of Sesame Street costumes for all ages and personalities: grouchy to cookie-loving.
Big Bird / Ernie / Oscar the Grouch / Bert / Elmo
Arrive at your Halloween party this year as the popular, yet spooky, group of students from Monster High. If you're looking for cosplay ideas for girls, the cast is mostly girls so there are plenty of characters to choose from! The dolls that these costumes are modeled after are a hit and your group of five will definitely be noticed, too. These characters prove that you can embrace the creepy side of Halloween, but still look cute! Don't forget to pick up a wig and a makeup kit!
Clawdeen Wolf / Cleo de Nile / Draculaura / Frankie Stein / Lagoona Blue
You really shouldn't leave the trick out of trick-or-treating. You and your matching Where’s Waldo costumed friends should split up when you arrive at your Halloween party. When people start talking to you, tell them that they must be looking for another Waldo. Repeat all night, even if they are in fact looking for you. This works best with five people in the same Where’s Waldo costume, but there are also Wenda and kids costumes, too, complete with red stripes and glasses.
Adult Waldo / Adult Wenda / Kids Waldo / Kids Wenda / Plus Size Waldo
What better way to stay in a fun character this Halloween than to dress as five fabulous pop stars? For this group costume, you should probably choose a party with karaoke. There are tons of different looks and music divas to choose from, from 80s singers like Madonna to sexy pop stars like Lady Gaga, so everyone in your group of five can get their way. Don’t forget a mic!
Madonna / Britney Spears / Cyndi Lauper / Lady Gaga / Katy Perry
Grown-ups have permission to like cartoons, too. Really. If you’re a quintet of animation-loving adults, you might want to consider celebrating the holiday as the characters from Scooby Doo. Dressed as Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma, your group of five will be ready to solve any mystery or at least ready to cause some hijinks. This is also a fun dress-up idea for work because you will be instantly recognizable and comfortable because you don't have to worry about trying to sit in a desk chair with wings, other back accessories, a hat or a mask! You can find more Scooby Doo costumes here, but you'll have to supply your own Scooby Snacks.
Scooby Doo / Shaggy / Fred / Daphne / Velma
In horror films, there is usually just one bad guy. If you grab five friends and goes as notorious movie baddies, there will be safety in numbers. Well, maybe not for other party-goers. You can be terrifying, but still sexy, if your group goes as these sexy villians. Wanna play? Then go ahead and find more scary costumes and props here.
Leatherface / Edward Scissorhands / Jason / Miss Krueger / Chucky
Feel like going as a group of animals with your group of five this year, but still want to be original? You don’t have to go as the regular old cat or bunny! Try some of these cute critters. This Halloween will be the first time you'll hear, "Aww! Look at that cute little skunk!" Don’t forget to include your best guy friend to act as the rascally squirrel.
Wolf / Raccoon / Squirrel / Fox / Skunk
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Did you think that the characters from Wizard of Oz were just for a group of four people? Think again! You can all be good guys in this group costume for five party-goers – just add the Yellow Brick Road! It's the most powerful role in the whole group: If you’re bored at one bar, you can head to the door and they’ll all have to follow you out!
Dorothy / Tin Man / Yellow Brick Road / Scarecrow / Cowardly Lion
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Off with your heads! Pick out five awesome Alice in Wonderland characters for Halloween this year. Every person (or creature!) in this classic story has such a distinct and fun personality – you’ll all have a blast! Want a fun alternative to a traditional Halloween party? Croquet!
Alice / Mad Hatter / Queen of Hearts / White Rabbit / Cheshire Cat
This Halloween, travel back in time to the era of dinosaurs, wooly mammoths, and cavemen. If your group of five is really into The Flintstones, it would be perfect for a theme party. These are some easy character costume ideas that are both instantly recognizable and comfortable! Serve up some Brontosaurus burgers, or if you’re feeling a little less-than-ambitious, some Fruity Pebbles. Either way, just have fun. Yabba dabba doo!
Fred / Wilma / Pebbles / Betty / Barney
Use this Halloween as an opportunity to paint the town blue! Or purple! Gold, pink or green, even. You name it! As long as you dress up as your favorite color for Halloween, you and your friends are sure to have fun. This costume theme is perfect for accessorizing, so go all out!
Sky Blue / Wisteria / Gold / Pink / Screamin' Green
A superhero theme can fit any type of group. Depending on what look your going for, your group of five can be sexy or strong, crime-fighting or trouble-causing. Whatever you pick, your group will be memorable. Go out with a group of all your guy buddies or make a ladies night. All these costumes look great together, so any combination will work.
Captain America / Batgirl / Robin / Wonder Woman / Supergirl
The Dark Knight / Captain America / The Green Lantern / Spiderman / Iron Man
Be the talk of the Mushroom Kingdom with your Mario-themed group of five Halloween costume. Reminisce about your favorite go-kart track (definitely not Rainbow Road) or act out your favorite Mario Party game! Everyone loves a good retro Nintendo game, so odds are, you’ll be the talk of the party in these Nintendo costumes! If you're looking for other Nintendo character costumes, check out these video game costumes for even more options!
Toad / Mario / Princess Peach / Luigi / Wario
HERD OF COWS
If you really want to look like a cohesive group this season, why not mosey on over to your next Halloween party as a herd of cows? The only thing I'd worry about would be a group of five tricksters dressed as cow-tippers. Get ready for lots of farm jokes and milkshake requests! Inspired to be a herd of other farm animals? Check out our animal costumes for more ideas.
Adult Cow Costume
Get ready to have the best smurfing costume this year! You and your four other smurfs will look great all in blue. Pick the most responsible to be Papa Smurf, have any girls be Smurfettes, and the rest of you can smurf the night away as the rest of the Smurf gang!
Adult Smurf / Smurfette / Papa Smurf
YO GABBA GABBA
My name is DJ Lance Rock. I like to dance! Show off all those silly, dancing skills you’ve learned from the monsters of Yo Gabba Gabba this Halloween. This show is a favorite for young and old, so you’ll fit in trick-or-treating around the neighborhood or partying it up at the big bash.
Muno / Foofa / DJ Lance Rock / Brobee / Plex
SEXY SCHOOL GIRLS
“What school did you girls go to?” There will be plenty of boys who will be curious about enrolling at your school when they see your group dressed as five sexy school girls. There’s a girl for every personality: nerdy, sporty, extra-sexy, and more.
Super Sexy School Girl / Sexy Nerd / Plaid School Girl / Varsity School Girl / Sexy School Girl
Forget your old dingy softball uniforms and hit the town in style with these sexy and sporty Halloween costumes. Your group of five girls will look amazing, whether you’re hitting a hole-in-one or throwing someone out of the game. Besides, being a princess is overrated, right?
Big League Babe / Golfer / Referee / Race Car Driver / Boxer Girl
Howdy, howdy, howdy! Celebrate this year’s Halloween by dressing as characters from Pixar’s first feature film. Toy Story has always been a classic, but thanks to the release of the third movie in the trilogy, there has been plenty of renewed interest. Pick your favorite character or your most-loved toy; either way, your group of five will be very popular to infinity an beyond!
Woody / Buzz / Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head / Army Man / Jesse
Trick-or-treat! Indulge your sweet tooth at your party this year. Don’t just eat the candy, live it. Celebrate your favorite part of Halloween by letting everyone know which treat you prefer. Have fun, but don’t eat too much! You’ll end up with a tummy ache.
Snickers / Peanut M&Ms / Skittles / Plain M&Ms / Twix
Give in to your Pac Man fever by dressing as this classic arcade game with your group of five! You can chase each other around, hopefully snacking on fruit as go. Watch out for Pac Man, though. Once he eats one of those power pellets, the friends dressed as the ghosts are a goner.
Inky / Blinky / Pac Man / Clyde / Pinky
Mini-me, you complete me. And by me, I mean this groovy five-person group Halloween costume! Let the 60s inspire you as you dress up as the characters from the Austin Powers movies. Solve crimes or just dance, this mod crime-fighter does whatever you want him to, baby! Yeah!
Foxxy Cleopatra / Austin Powers / Fook Mi & Fook Yu / Dr. Evil / Fembot
Godzilla, Tyrannosaurus Rex, King Kong, Cthulhu and a fearsome Dragon round out this kaiju-themed group of five costume. Who wouldn't like to see these epic monsters battle to the death, or possibly even team up to defeat an even larger threat? Bring together a group of five friends and terrorize the neighborhood and Halloween party as this fearsome fivesome from your favorite 50s movie, pulp novel or science-fiction film.
Inflatable Godzilla / T-Rex / Gorilla / Grey Monster / Hydra Red Dragon
POP DIVA AND ADORING FANS
Don the 80s pop diva costume and gather four friends to be your clamoring, adoring fans. Strike your fiercest synth-pop pose and watch the crowds go crazy as you hit the high notes as the queen of the 80s. The biggest challenge of this group of five costume is choosing who gets to be the pop star and who has to be the fans.
Orange Mesh Top / Totally 80s Amy / Pop Diva / 80s Party Girl / Totally Tubular Tina
ROMAN AND GREEK HUMANS
Whether you go all out with the centurion or gladiator costume, or keep it low-key with the Caesar or men’s toga, you and your friends will be a hit at the next party with a classic Roman and Greek group of five costume. Caesar can rule justly or with an iron fist, with his centurion enforcer by his side, while the toga male commands the Greek warrior to fight. The possibilities for stories are endless with this group of five costume.
Roman Gladiator / Caesar / Greek Warrior / Men’s Toga / Centurion
ROMAN AND GREEK GODS
Dominate the Earthly realm with this idea for a group of five costume for you and your friends. Gather up your friends and dress up as Medusa, a Minotaur, classic Goddess, Neptune or Zeus. Combined, you will form an Avengers-style team of some of the greatest Roman and Greek gods. Throw lightning bolts at the humans or bless them with a bountiful harvest when you dress up with friends as your favorite Roman or Greek god.
Serpentine Goddess / Minotaurus / King Neptune / Zeus / Adult Goddess
CLASSIC HORROR MONSTERS
Today’s masked monsters are cool and all, but they’ve got nothing on the classic monsters from horror’s past. Gather up the friends and enter the party as the coolest classic monsters like the headless horseman, werewolf, Chucky, mummy and Leatherface with this terrifying group of five costume. Show these new jack monsters who came first with this group of five classic horror monster set.
Headless Horseman / Silver Werewolf / Chucky / Mummy / Leatherface
Practice your best swing with a wooden club and enter the part as the first family of prehistory. This group of five costume features a caveman, cavewoman, toddler, child, and even a woolly mammoth to chase around the punch bowl! Grunt and growl your way through the party this Halloween with this fun prehistoric family group of five costume.
Adult Caveman / Plus Size Cavewoman / Toddler Caveman / Child Cave Girl / Woolly Mammoth
Still need more inspiration? Our group costumes section has many different categories to look through to help you make your final decision!