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The Best Group Costumes for Kids

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Group costumes on your mind for Halloween this year? From superheroes to fantasy realms, discover creative ideas, tips, and FAQs for crafting a memorable and unified ensemble. Unleash the fun today!
When I think back on Halloweens when I was a kid, I remember the plastic-y costumes, the plastic-y masks (that were unintentionally creepy), and the wigs made of yarn. Yes, that’s how old I am, I had a yarn Cabbage Patch Kid wig. Sorry, no photos of this adorably creepy costume to be found. 
My strongest memories from Halloween though are piling in the mini van with my friends and trying to hit every house in town for candy. Trick-or-treating with friends is the best!
I don’t remember ever coordinating outfits with anyone else but I do know that I would have thought it was super fun. And now that I’ve got two boys of my own I’m all about the group ideas! (So far they’ve been Mario and Luigi and then Sonic and Tails!)
I found some new group costume ideas for kids that will be great for your own kids, neighborhood friends, or any group you can think of!
Whether it’s a Halloween party, a school function, or a themed birthday bash, coordinating group costumes for kids can transform an ordinary gathering into an unforgettable event.
two children wearing dinosaur costumes

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Group Costumes for Kids

FAQs about Group Costumes:

1: What are group costumes for kids?

Group costumes involve dressing up multiple kids in a coordinated theme, often related to characters, concepts, or objects. These costumes create a cohesive and visually appealing ensemble, perfect for parties and events.

2: Why choose group costumes for kids’ events?

Group costumes foster a sense of togetherness and shared fun. They encourage cooperation, creativity, and the opportunity for fantastic photo opportunities.

Additionally, they can make the event more memorable and entertaining. Plus, if the kids you are dressing happen to be siblings, what mom doesn’t think that’s adorable??

3: How do I choose the right group costume idea?

Consider the interests and preferences of the kids involved. Whether they adore superheroes, fantasy worlds, or animals, selecting a theme that resonates with the group ensures everyone is excited to participate.

4: Can group costumes be DIY projects?

Absolutely! DIY group costumes add a personal touch to the event. They can be as simple or elaborate as you desire, making them a great creative activity for both kids and parents.

5: What if there’s a significant age difference among the kids?

Choose a theme with diverse characters or elements to suit different age groups. For instance, a “storybook characters” theme could include options for toddlers, older kids, and even tweens.

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Group Costume Ideas

  1. Superheroes: Each child can dress up as their favorite superhero, such as Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman, or Captain America.
  2. Wizard of Oz: Recreate the characters from the classic film with costumes for Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West.
  3. Disney Princesses: Have each child choose a different Disney princess costume, such as Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Snow White, or Elsa. 
  4. Avengers: Dress up as the popular Marvel superheroes like Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Captain America.
  5. Safari Animals: Each child can dress up as a different safari animal, such as a lion, zebra, giraffe, elephant, or monkey.
  6. Toy Story: Create a group of Toy Story characters, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex, and Mr. Potato Head
  7. Circus Performers: Dress ups as circus performers like clowns, acrobats, ringmasters, and jugglers.
  8. Star Wars: Choose characters from the Star Wars universe, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Yoda, Han Solo, or Chewbacca. 
  9. Classic Monsters: Go for a spooky theme with costumes like vampires, witches, werewolves, Frankenstein’s monster, and ghosts.
  10. Fruit Salad: Each child can dress up as a different fruit, such as a banana, apple, orange, strawberry, or watermelon. 
  11. Ocean Creatures: Create an underwater world with costumes for fish, sharks, dolphins, jellyfish, and mermaids.
  12. Sports Team: Dress up as different athletes from popular sports like basketball, soccer, baseball, or hockey.
  13. Mario: Mario, Luigi, Wario, Princess Peach, Toad, Donkey Kong, even a mushroom! 
  14. Harry Potter: Harry, Ron, Hermione, members of different houses, Snape, Hedwig (the owl!), so many more!
  15. Dinosaurs: T Rex, Stegasaurus, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, Pteradactyl, just to name a few!
  16. Ghostbusters: You’ve got your actual Ghostbusters, plus some fun ghosts! 
  17. Classic Children’s Stories: Goldilocks and the three bears, the three little pigs and big bad wolf, or Little Red Riding Hood, grandma, and another chance for that wolf!
  18. Farm animals: Animal costumes are super easy to find or make! Cows, pigs, horses, sheep, etc! 
  19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Four Ninja Turtles, Splinter, Shredder, April O’Neil and more. Kids will love this one because of the new movie out this year too!
  20. Classic Games: Monopoly pieces, Guess Who characters, Rock, Paper, Scissors, 
  21. Alice in Wonderland: Alice, Cheshire cat, Tweedle Dee ad Tweedle Dum, The Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, & White Rabbit 
  22. Pokemon: No matter how many are in your group, there’s plenty of Pokemon characters to go around! 
  23. Care Bears: Can you think of a cuter group of toddlers than ones dressed as colorful Care Bears? I cannot. 
  24. Winnie the Pooh: Pooh Bear, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, and don’t forget Christopher Robin! Need an extra person? Someone could be a honey pot! 
  25. Oompa Loompas: Hilarious and sure to be a crowd-pleaser. White and orange face paint and a green wig and you’re almost set.
  26. Scoopy Doo: Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, Fred, and a ghost too!
  27. Box of Crayons: Pretty self-explanatory, everyone can pick their favorite color!
  28. Condiments: How about some small bottles of ketchup, mustard, ranch dressing, mayo, and BBQ sauce?
  29. Trolls: Super colorful and so many ways to get creative!
  30. Paw Patrol: You’ve got at least six dogs to pick from, plus a few humans if you need more characters! 

Remember to consider the ages and preferences of the kids when choosing the costumes. Have fun and enjoy the group costume experience!

This is a chance for kids to step into the shoes of their favorite characters, while also uniting as a group. A great combination of imagination and teamwork.

Whether they’re saving the world as superheroes, exploring enchanted lands, or just embodying their shared interests, group costumes promise a memorable event for everyone involved.

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