Updated: September 17, 2015
“What are you gonna be for Halloween?” It’s a hard enough question to answer for yourself sometimes, but it can be nearly impossible to decide when you are looking for Halloween costume ideas for friends. BUT – you have to think of all the advantages that go with a group costume: awesome photo opportunities that are sure to be good enough for a picture frame (or Facebook profile picture), you’ll be shoe-in for costume contests, and you’ll never lose your friends at a crowded party. Still not sure what to dress up as? Don’t fret; we here at HalloweenCostumes.com have put together an awesome guide to help you find group costume themes with enough characters for a group of four!
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Ah, can you think of a more classic movie foursome than the main characters in “The Wizard of Oz”? (The Wizard of Oz is one of the best group costumes out there!) Follow the yellow brick road to your Halloween party as Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man (or Woman), and the Cowardly Lion. Look through more of our Wizard of Oz costumes and decide what works best with your group. Are you looking to create a sexy group? Is your squad more interested in being as movie accurate as possible? Don't forget - if you're feeling more sinister for the holiday, you could also go as a pack of four flying monkeys.
Dorothy / Scarecrow / Tin Woman / Cowardly Lion
Dorothy / Tinman / Scarecrow / Glinda the Good Witch
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Going in four “Alice in Wonderland” costumes works perfectly for a group; there’s a good balance between male and female characters in the story, and they’re all equally exciting and crazy, so no one will feel like they got ‘the boring one.’ Your group could dress as Alice, the White Rabbit, the Red Queen, and the Mad Hatter. There are more Alice in Wonderland costumes to choose from, too! If your group is a fan of Disney movies, remember that Alice in Wonderland is a Disney movie too! Feel free to look at our other Disney costumes if you're looking for more Disney group costume ideas.
Alice / Queen of Hearts / Mad Hatter / Cheshire Cat
Alice / White Rabbit / Queen of Hearts / Mad Hatter
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
If you are feeling particularly retro this Halloween, you and your group of four might want to consider going as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (Admit it- you knew that TMNT would be in a list of costume ideas for 4 people!) This crime-fighting quartet covers all the basic personality types: the leader, the silly one, the geeky one, and, well … the crabby one. Does this fit your group? Awesome! Grab a pizza and head out, your costume is set!
Michelangelo / Leonardo / Donatello / Raphael
Leonardo / Michelangelo / Donatello / Raphael
Get in touch with the animal kingdom this year by dressing as a group of cute forest creatures! Pick your favorite critter and create your own group of 4 costumes. Your mood can dictate how the night goes in this group costume – you can be sweet and cuddly, or you can bare your fangs and show off your claws. Take a peek at all of our animal costumes to decide which suits you and your group best.
Raccoon / Fox / Skunk / Wolf
Show off your sweeter side by dressing as a handful of delicious M&Ms with your group of four! You can each pick a classic color of the treat and go out. This way, everyone will know what your favorite Halloween candy is! Trick-or-treat!
Red M&M / Green M&M / Yellow M&M / Blue M&M
Color-coordinate with your best friends this Halloween and go as a pack of Crayola crayons. The dresses are super cute and getting ready to go out will be a blast. Accessorize with make-up, nail polish, shoes and tights – all in the color of your crayon! Fun tip: bring food coloring to your party and add splashes to match your clear soda or water to your costume.
Pink Crayon / Screamin' Green Crayon / Wisteria Crayon / Sky Blue Crayon
A super-hero theme can fit so many different types of groups. Are you feeling sexy and adventurous? Then go out with three of your girl friends and rock the town in short skirts and a tight dress (don’t forget a cape!). Is your group more into the authentic look of the famous crime-fighters? Try on some replica costumes to really blow the competition out of the water. Don't forget about the Disney heroes, the Incredibles! The Incredibles are superb for 4 people costumes! Superheroes seem to be one type of costume that everyone can agree on – even a family group! Check out all of our superhero costumes to decide what you should be this Halloween.
Batgirl / Robin / Supergirl / Wonder Woman
Superman / Batman / Wonder Woman / Captain America
Mr. Incredible / Mrs. Incredible / Dash / Violet
Not really interested in movie character themes? Is your Halloween group more into going to the stadium than the movie theatre? Perfect! Hit your Halloween party as a pack of athletes. You and your friends could go as race car drivers, baseball players, boxers, basketball stars, football quarterbacks, golfers, or even a referee. We have a ton of sports costumes to choose from, so everyone can find a uniform from their favorite sport.
Golfer / Baseball Player / Boxer / Racecar Driver
Sure, you may have seen someone dress up as a Playboy bunny before, but have you even seen it done this well? Find yourself a Hef and find the perfect party to flaunt your group costume. Don’t forget to behave yourself!
Hugh Hefner / Party Bunny / Sequin Bunny / Tuxedo Bunny
“Ah, I loved that movie!” Get used to hearing that wherever you go if you decide to dress as the Ghostbusters! Your group of four will be as popular as the hit movie from the 80s and you can find an outfit for everyone – kids, men, and women. Are you part of the group and don’t necessarily want to dress as one of the busters? There’s always the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!
Kids Ghostbuster / Stay Puft / Sexy Ghostbuster / Adult Ghostbuster
Dress as characters from Super Mario Bros and reenact your favorite party games with your group of four this Halloween! Or better yet, throw your own Mario party for the holiday, complete with a go-kart track in the backyard and selection of mushrooms and shells to use as party favors!
Mario / Luigi / Toad / Wario
Looking to stir up a little controversy this Halloween? If you and your group of four aren’t afraid of a little drama, all for the sake of comedy, why not go as a group of religious figures? Get ready to act out everyone’s favorite jokes, especially every time you walk into a bar.
Priest / Rabbi / Jesus / Spiritual Guy
KISS is debatably rock’s toughest (and most awesomely-dressed) quartet -- which means if you dress up as this band for Halloween, you and your group of four will become the toughest and most awesomely dressed of the party! And, we all know KISS’s party anthem, which will help you bring excitement to any place you go, all night and every day. Go all out and dress in full, authentic KISS gear to really impress your friends, or take a different approach and dress as sexy KISS, which will be sure to pull the trigger on anyone’s love-gun.
Spaceman / Starchild / Catman / The Demon
Catman / Spaceman / The Demon / Starchild
For a cute and original group family costume, dress as the old cartoon Popeye! The characters from the show are recognizable and fun, but the idea isn’t overdone. Your family will look great when you’re out trick-or-treating, and you’ll be sure to hear a few “Why didn’t I think of that?”s when you are out ringing doorbells.
Popeye / Brutus / Olive Oyl / Sweet Pea
The perfect group costume for mixing and matching, the characters from Grease allow you to create a great group costume. The Pink Ladies and T-Birds jackets make for the perfect combos—and if you don’t want to dress as one of them, you can don a Rydell High Cheerleader costume or the lady T-Bird jacket. Be sure you know some lines from “Greased Lightnin’” and “You’re the One That I Want-” you’ll be singing all night!
T-Bird / Pink Lady / Lady T-Bird / Rydell Cheerleader
It’s so good to be bad. Few superheroes have as colorful a rogues gallery as Batman. From the crazy antics of the Joker and Harley Quinn to the quizzical conundrums of the Riddler, there are few group costumes that will be as recognizable on Halloween. One of the most famous Batman stories is even called the Long Halloween—so get your crew together and cause some havoc! You can see all of our Batman costumes, hero and villain alike, in our store.
Riddler / Harley Quinn / Joker / Poison Ivy
As with anything when it comes to Halloween, the sky is the limit. There are so many things you can be in your group of four: animals, zombies, musicians, cops & robbers, the Flintstones, movie characters, bugs, morning cartoon characters, pirates and more. Another fun idea would be to pick a color and base all your costumes around that, or all pick separate colors for a rainbow-themed costume group. Be sure to look through our group costumes to see what else we've come up with and hopefully it'll give you some inspiration. Once you have the perfect group costume set, you can focus on the most important thing: having fun. The more the merrier!