In case you haven’t figured it out by now Halloween is kinda my thing – Halloween costumes in particular – and while I love dressing up on my own, dressing up with your friends is SO much more fun! Best friend Halloween costumes are usually a HIT at parties and if you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration I’ve got you covered!
Halloween will be here before you know it and if you like to be prepared (like I do) this post is EXACTLY what you need to read. I’ve rounded up 23 best friend Halloween costumes to inspire you plus 1 particularly “punny” costume if you’re going solo this Halloween. Over the years I’ve dressed up 20+ times and I love being your resource for all things Halloween including costumes, nails & more!
BEST FRIEND HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
American Girl Doll Costumes
These American Girl Doll Costumes may just be our best work ever! Not only are the American Girl Dolls the perfect inspiration for ULTIMATE Best Friend Halloween Costumes, I’ve literally never seen someone dress up as them before! There are plenty of doll options so this is the perfect costume idea no matter if you’re dressing up with 4 friends or 14 friends! We kept it with most of the original American Girls – Kirsten, Kit, Samantha, Felicity and Molly – but there are so many characters to choose from.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Costume
Who doesn’t love Sabrina Spellman? I was huge fan of the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch from the 90s with Melissa Joan Hart, but am an even bigger fan of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Netflix series! Sabrina, the Weird Sisters and Lilith were super fun to dress up as! I mean who doesn’t love a girl group made up a witches and the Queen of Hell? If that doesn’t scream the perfect spooky Halloween group costume I don’t know what does!
If your group of friends loves classic 80s movies then look no further than Heathers for your best friends Halloween costume for this year! Scour the your favorite thrift store for blazers with shoulder pads, pleated skirts and loafers and pick up a few extra cans of hairspray for teasing. I love that this is more of a “if you know you know” creepy costume!
The Craft Costume
Looking for another iconic 4 person Halloween girl group costume that’s not Heathers, why not dress up as the ladies from The Craft! Not gunna lie this is probably the OG Ultimate Girl Gang Halloween costume and if you manage to complete a “light as a feather, stiff as a board” party trick wherever you’re going I guarantee you’ll win best dressed!
The Handmaid’s Tale
Want to freak everyone out this Halloween? Grab your best gal friends and a bunch of Handmaid’s Tale cloaks and just walk around the party not speaking for the first hour.
This Scream costume works best for 2 people and the only question you and your bestie need to ask yourselves is who’s going to play Drew Barrymore’s Casey Becker and who’s going to chase her around all night as Ghostface!
Going to a fancy Halloween party? Then look no further than these Great Gatsby inspired flapper costumes for your group costume! Everyone can add their own flair to their look, but collectively you’ll look like the best dressed group!
Whether you’re channeling the original Ghostbusters from the 80s or the female led 2016 version, this is such a fun group costume to dress up in! You can DIY these jumpsuits and backpacks or just buy them like we did. Either way I guarantee everyone you encounter will love this group costume idea!
The First Wives Club
If you’re looking for a niche girl group costume look no further than The First Wives Club! This costume is perfect for 3 people so grab your 2 besties and an all white look! Bonus points if you learn the choreography from the “You Don’t Own Me” scene!
This one can be a group costume, but also a solo costume! There are so many music legends you can dress up as – Freddy Mercury, Elton John, David Bowie, Selena, Stevie Nicks, Elvis Presley, Slash and more!
Troop Beverly Hills Costume
No matter if you have 1 best friends or 10 the Wilderness Girls from the 80s classic, Troop Beverly Hills, is the perfect girl group Halloween costume! You’ll have to fight who gets to play the glamorous Phyllis Nefler, but other than that this is such a fun nostalgic costume.
I love a Teen TV Drama and Riverdale was the best one of the past few years! It’s creepy, entertaining and filled with twists and turns. Megan and I dressed up as Cheryl Blossom and Betty Cooper, but theres plenty more characters like Archie, Jughead and Veronica you can add to the group costume!
Phil and Lil from Rugrats Costumes
These Phil and Lil Rugrats costumes were super easy and perfect if you’re looking for a last minute DIY costume! And what’s even better is that if you have a whole bunch of friends looking for an awesome group costume you can combine this duo costume with the below costumes and dress up as the whole Rugrats gang!! ((And if you do, pretty please tag me in your photos. I’d love to see your costumes!))
Chuckie and Angelica from Rugrats (Bonus Costume Tommy)
I swear Rugrats are making a comeback this year, because these Chuckie Finster and Angelica Pickles Halloween costumes are hot, hot, hot! These were SO fun to make and wear, plus they’ll work for pretty much any Halloween occasion (crazy party, trick or treating, etc.) and they’ll work for any age! Get all the details on this Rugrats costume right here!
Lucy & Ethel from I Love Lucy
This Lucy and Ethel costume is definitely our most popular best friends Halloween Costume so I knew I had to include in this round up. This costume is great because you more than likely already have everything you need to dress up hanging in your closet already and because it’s really recognizable! Everyone will know who you are! Get all the details on this I Love Lucy Costume here!
Before & After Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman
This Pretty Woman costume from last year was a hit! Another super recognizable costume that everyone will wish they thought of. I’m all about 90’s themed costumes, especially if you’re headed to a party with people that grew up during that time. Get all the details on this Julia Roberts costume here!
Samantha and Endora from Bewitched
Looking for a niche costume? This Bewitched duo costume is for you! It’s also perfect if you’re looking for something modest and not revealing to wear to an office Halloween party. Get all of the pieces to recreate this costume here!
Peg & Kelly Bundy from Married with Children
This Married With Children themed costume was definitely one of the funniest costumes ever. We definitely got a lot of stares and confuse faces, but once people realized who were were they loved it. See more photos of this hilarious costume here!
Cher & Amber from Clueless
Clueless is CLASSIC Halloween content and instead of going for the plaid Cher & Dionne costumes, we decided to stray from the norm and create costumes from the classic “balls fly at my nose” scene! Athletic ability not required…get all the details here!
Wilma & Pebbles from The Flintstones
The Flintstones are another classic Halloween costume that’s perfect no matter how many people you’re dressing up with! You can be Wilma and Pebbles like we are or incorporate in Fred, Bamm-Bamm, Betty and Barney! Get everything you need to recreate these costumes here.
Chucky & Bride of Chucky from Child’s Play
Who else grew up watching all the Child’s Play movies? Check out more photos of this costume here!
Reba McEntire & Dolly Parton
This Reba and Dolly best friends Halloween Costume was definitely one of our more ridiculous ideas! You can find all the pieces you need to create these costumes in your closet, but you need to be comfortable enough to stuff your shirt with two balloons ((insert laughing face emoji)). See more photos of this hilarious costume here.
“Miss Universe” Halloween Costume
There are funny Halloween costumes, then there are funny “punny” Halloween costumes and this “Miss Universe” Halloween costume is just that. This “Miss Universe” costume is probably my most popular solo Halloween costume I’ve ever done, but there are a ton of more costume ideas in the Halloween section of my blog!
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