Fun Ideas for DIY Group Halloween Costumes

Ella Elbells
by Ella Elbells
13 Materials
20 Minutes

I’m going to show you some DIY group Halloween costumes. All of these costumes can either be worn individually or with a group of friends. Not only are these super easy to create, but they’re super cute too!

Tools and materials: 

  • Adhesive felt
  • Cardstock
  • Pipe cleaners
  • T-shirts
  • Fabric paint
  • Masking tape
  • Headbands
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cereal boxes
  • Gold ribbon
  • Box cutter
  • Stapler
Honey Nut Cheerios cereal costume

Honey Nut Cheerios cereal costume

The first of many creative group Halloween costumes is for you and all of your friends to dress up as cereal box characters! Let's start with the Honey Nut Cheerios bee character. 

Adding tape stripes to yellow shirt

1. Mask a yellow t-shirt

Use masking tape to mask a yellow shirt into stripes.

Adding black paint

2. Paint between the lines with black fabric paint

Use black fabric paint and paint the shirt black. Dab it on in a way where the brush is perpendicular to the way the tape is going.

Removing tape

3. Pull off the tape

Remove the tape, leaving you with clean black and yellow lines.

Attaching pipe cleaners to headband

4. Attach pipe cleaners to a headband

 Wrap yellow and black pipe cleaners around a simple black headband to attach them securely. 

Twisting pipe cleaners together

Twist them tightly around each other to give them a swirled look.

Cutting pipe cleaners

5. Cut off the excess

Cut off the excess once you twist to a good length.

Attaching yellow pom-poms

6. Attach yellow pom-poms to the pipe cleaners

Place a small yellow pom-pom between the two pipe cleaners and wrap them around it to secure it in place.

Completed Honey Nut Cheerios cereal costume

Here’s the finished costume! I paired it with black leggings and carried around the Honey Nut Cheerios cereal box.

Trix cereal costume

Trix bunny costume

This Trix cereal costume really only requires bunny ears, so let’s go ahead and make them!

Folding felt

1. Fold a sheet of felt 

Fold a sheet of white felt in half hamburger style.

Marking bunny ear shape

2. Mark out the bunny ears

Use a pen or marker to mark out the shape you want your bunny ears to be.

Cutting out bunny ears

3. Cut

Cut out the bunny ears.

Attaching bunny ears

4. Attach the bunny ears to a headband

Unfold the bunny ears and place them underneath a white headband, with the fold in the center.

Attaching bunny ears

Fold and cut a pipe cleaner to length and place it on the top half of the bunny ears. Glue around it.

Attaching bunny ears

Fold the bunny ears so that the two halves meet. 

Completed DIY bunny ears headband

Do this for both ears, and you’re done!

Completed Trix cereal costume

Here’s the finished costume! I wore some white clothes with my bunny ears and carried around the Trix cereal box.

Lucky Charms leprechaun costume

Lucky Charms leprechaun costume

For the last cereal costume, we’re going to be doing the Lucky Charms leprechaun!

Tracing a collar on felt

1. Trace a collar

Trace a Peter Pan collar shape on the back of a white sheet of adhesive felt.

Cutting out collar

2. Cut 

Cut it out.

Sticking collar to shirt

3. Adhere to the shirt

Peel off the back and stick it on your shirt around the collar area. If you only have regular felt, you can just apply some glue to the back.

Gluing on gold ribbon

4. Glue on a gold ribbon

Cut thick, gold ribbon to the length you want and cut off the top, so it fits in between the middle of the collar. Glue it down.

Completed Lucky Charms leprechaun costume

Here’s the finished costume! I paired it with a black belt and carried around the Lucky Charms cereal box.

High school yearbook superlatives

The next DIY group Halloween costumes idea is for you and your friends to dress up as high school yearbook superlatives.

All you have to do is carry out a cardboard cut-out with the bottom that says “Most likely to BLANK” while wearing basic, high school stereotype outfits like a cheerleader, a Prom queen, a nerd, or a goth. Let’s get into it.

Tracing polaroid shape

1. Trace the polaroid shape

Grab a big, white piece of cardstock paper and trace around the borders so you have a polaroid shape that has a bigger space at the bottom than the top.

Cutting shape out

2. Cut it out

Cut along those same lines with a box cutter or an X-acto knife to cut out the middle.

Writing superlatives

3. Write your superlatives

I wrote, “Most likely to steal your man” to fill the popular girl stereotype, “Most likely to scare a freshman” for the gothic stereotype, and “Most likely to be your boss in 10 years” for the nerd stereotype.

Prom Queen Halloween costume

Here are the finished looks! For the popular girl superlative, I wore a Prom Queen Halloween costume which consisted of a pretty dress, a Prom Queen sash, and a tiara. 

Nerd superlative costume

For the nerd superlative, I wore a pleated skirt, a button-up shirt, a sweater tied around my waist, and some glasses. 

Goth superlative costume

Finally, for the goth superlative, I wore black lipstick, black clothes, and some combat boots.

Essie nail polish costume

The last group costume is Essie nail polishes. All of your friends can dress up as different colored nail polishes! 

Tracing Essie logo

1. Trace the logo

Trace the Essie logo on a piece of adhesive white felt in a block-letter font. 

Cutting out letters

2. Cut it out

Cut out the letters with scissors. 

Adding letters to plain-colored shirt

3. Apply the letters

Remove the backings of the letters and then place them on a plain-colored shirt so it’s being spelled upwards.

4. Create the headpiece 

Roll a piece of cardstock into a cylinder shape and staple it shut.

5. Attach the headband

Punch holes on either side of the cylinder and push a white headband through the holes.

Completed nail polish costume

Here’s the finished costume. 

DIY group Halloween costumes

That’s it for these creative group Halloween costumes! Let me know which one is your favorite down below.

Suggested materials:
  • Adhesive felt
  • Cardstock
  • Pipe cleaners
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