Group Costume Ideas for Halloween 2021

Group Costume Ideas for Halloween 2021

Costumers, cosplayers, and Halloween-lovers rejoice! We can finally celebrate Halloween with our friends, of course while still staying safe. 2021 brought an abundance of highly-anticipated new movies, shows, and media. Whether you want to celebrate at home again or attend a gathering, here are twelve group costume ideas inspired by the latest releases.

The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad

Peacemaker, Harley Quinn, and King Shark — oh my! The DC villains are back for a search and destroy mission, although this time, James Gunn provides a movie full of absurdity. The Suicide Squad is notably better than its 2016 iteration, and the assortment of characters, which includes Ratcatcher 2 and Polka-Dot Man, gives you and your friends a bunch of fun options.

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Squid Game

Squid Game

A surprise hit from Korea, Squid Game is about a competition that features children’s games with a massive prize and deadly consequences. Think Sesame Street meets SAW. Seong Gi-Hun and Kang Sae-Byeok are two contestants who are tempted by the prize money, and soon find themselves under the mercy of the armed guards of Squid Game.

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Black Widow

Black Widow Costumes

This year, Black Widow finally got her movie. Black Widow follows Natasha Romanoff on the run, until she must go back to her roots to stop her dangerous maker. She teams up with her adoptive family: fellow Widows Yelena Belova and Melina Vostokoff, as well as Alexei Shostakov, aka Red Guardian. This would make a great group costume for a family. Take a cue from Alexei and make sure your suit still fits!

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The White Lotus

The White Lotus

HBO’s The White Lotus features an ensemble of quirky, wealthy characters who stay at a Hawaiian resort to relax and recharge. But what goes down at the luxury resort is anything but relaxing when guests like Shane Patton, his newlywed Rachel, Tanya McQuoid, and Olivia Mossbacher butt heads with each other as well as hotel manager Armond.

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Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi, a martial arts master, confronts his past as he’s drawn in by the mysterious Ten Rings organization. Marvel’s first Asian-led movie is already a smash success, breaking the box office and receiving rave reviews.

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Consider having the best Halloween costume your glorious purpose. Disney+’s Loki follows the trickster god after he escapes with the Tesseract. He gets into trouble with the TVA, spurring a quest to find his variant messing up the timeline. Given the several variants in the show, you can get a whole crowd involved in this costume. Aside from Loki himself, there’s Sylvie, Boastful Loki, Classic Loki, Kid Loki, President Loki…even Crocodile Loki!

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What We Do In The Shadows

Vampires are a classic Halloween costume staple. What We Do In The Shadows is a TV spinoff of the movie of the same name directed by Taika Waititi, which follows a group of eccentric vampires like Nandor, Nadja, and Colin living in Staten Island. Its third season just began airing, and FOX renewed it for a fourth in the future.

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Loki isn’t the only snarky celestial in town! The Fox TV series released the second half of its fifth season this year, with the sixth and final season premiering in September. The series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar — the Devil — abandoning Hell for Los Angeles. He owns a nightclub called Lux. Upon becoming a consultant for the Los Angeles Police Department, he works side by side with Detective Chloe Decker.

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In The Heights

Dance and sing like you’re in Washington Heights with In The Heights Halloween costumes. The adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical directed by Jon M. Chu made for the perfect summer movie. Couples can be Usnavi and Vanessa, Benny and Nina, or Carla and Daniela. If you love Lin, check out our Hamilton costume guides as well.

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Raya and the Last Dragon

Disney’s latest princess is Raya, a lone warrior who must find the last dragon, Sisu. Together, they must stop the Drunn, who threaten the fantasy world of Kumandra. The story draws inspiration from Southeast Asia.

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Space Jam: A New Legacy

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Come on and slam, and welcome to the jam! Space Jam: A New Legacy is a redux of the original 2006 film starring Michael Jordan. This time, it’s LeBron James and his son Dom who team up with Lola Bunny and the Looney Tunes. They must defeat the AI Goon Squad in a nail-biting basketball game to escape.

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The Twilight craze is back. Netflix added all the movies to their catalog in June, resulting in a resurgence of the fanbase and a brand new generation of Twi-hards. When Bella Swan moves to Forks, she meets the intriguing Edward Cullen. In the first installment, Edward must rescue Bella from a group of bad vampires — James, Laurent, and Victoria.

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Once simply a comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Invincible made its small screen debut on Amazon Prime. The TV series follows Mark Grayson, aka Invincible, as he learns to harness his new superpowers. Although an unforeseen threat requires him to rise to the challenge as the only one who can save planet Earth from intergalactic conquering.

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Silenzio Bruno! Disney Pixar’s Luca tells the story of Luca, a young sea monster who wants to explore the surface. Exploring the Italian coast with another sea monster named Alberto, they meet Giulia. Together the trio plans to win the Portorosso Cup to obtain its prize: a Vespa. Although the guides feature Luca and Alberto’s human looks, you can get creative with scale stencils and face paint.

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Looking for more costume ideas this Halloween? See our couples costume ideas for 2021 as well as group costume roundups from 2020, 2019, 2018, and beyond!

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