Procrastination is nothing new when it comes to the holidays. While we often associate it more with gift buying around Christmas time, it is nearly as prevalent when it comes to picking out costumes for Halloween. When going out with your friends for a good Halloween party, or to frighten the local population with your eerie presence, sometimes the actual costume planning is lost in the excitement of the occasion. When coming up with group Halloween costume ideas it is important not to leave your planning to the last minute, but if you do, here are a few last minute Halloween costume ideas that might save the day — or should I say, night.
Shipwrecked Crew – This last minute Halloween costume idea for a group is probably the easiest to throw together in a crunch. Pull some raggedy looking, tattered and torn clothing from the closet, have some members of the group leave off a shoe here and there, and present an all-together rag-tag appearance among the members of your group. Messy hair, smudges of dirt on faces, and disheveled clothing can all add to the realism of your group’s costumes.
70s, 80s, 90s Flashback – Just about everybody has a few remnants of yesteryear’s greatest fashion trends still hanging in their closet. Utilize your old leftovers to throw together a quick fashion trip down memory lane. If not everyone in your group has clothing from the same time period, let members choose what era they’d like to represent and dress accordingly. This way everyone has a quick Halloween costume and you can just have one member say he’s traveled through time collecting representatives of certain eras.
Beach Party – This last minute group Halloween idea is another one that should be quick and easy for all in your group. Just about everyone has some good beach-type attire lying around that could be worn as a costume. Flip-flops, surfer shorts, sunglasses, a Hawaiian shirt, and a little sunscreen on the nose can work wonders for a quick Halloween costume.
Zombie Group – With a little makeup, some ripped and dirtied clothing, some fake blood, a glassy eyed stare, and a little stiffness to your movement, you just about have this last minute Halloween costume idea down. You could always carry a piece of raw meat around with you as if you’ve just ripped it from a corpse, but that might be taking it a little too far.
Medical Staff – If one of your group works in a hospital, he or she should have a decent supply of scrubs — hopefully enough to outfit your entire group. If this is the case, heading out as a group of medical staffers could be the perfect last minute group Halloween costume idea. Just make sure that the person who lent you the outfit gets it back in a timely manner, as he or she might need it for work next week.