The 20 Best DIY Group Costumes for Halloween
Got a huge crew that loves to dress up? Then it’s all about the group costume. And what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by making your costumes together? DIT is the new DIY!
These 20 DIY ideas are sure to spark some inspiration, and will definitely make you giggle. While we’re partial to Britney Spears Through the Years, the Rollercoaster definitely takes the cake.
1. Tetris: All you need is a few boxes and paint to make this costume yours. Use black duct tape for the lines and get ready to run into a lot of people.
2. Jersey Shore 50 Years from Now: Love this take on the Jersey Shore costume. What will all those crazies look like in 50 years?
3. BLT: Dress as your favorite sandwich! Could also be fun to do a Club Sandwich inspired by this.
4. Three Michael Jacksons: Michael Jackson had some serious style changes through the years. Pictured here we have Billie Jean, Thriller, and the Jackson Five. Amazing.
6. Rollercoaster: Does it get any better than this? It is TOO good! Might want to start working on this now for Halloween 2014.
7. Lego Costumes: Legos are timeless, and look really hilarious drinking in a bar.
8. Britney Spears Through the Years: It’s Britney, b*tch! But seriously, it’s Britney times eight and they did such a good job making it happen.
9. Party Down Cater Waiters: This is a great last minute costume because all you need is a pink bow tie and an apathetic attitude ;)
10. Napoleon Dynamite: Yes. Napoleon Dynamite is still relevant.
11. Oompa Loompas: These Oompa Loompas are seriously awesome. We love the variation of wigs and the perfectly timed jumping photo. (The best part is obviously the scared Oompa Loompa in the lower right.)
12. Mario Kart: Always dreamed of living in the world of Mario Kart? Make it happen with this cleverly mobile costume.
13. Angry Birds: We’re still waiting for the next Angry Birds-esque craze to hit our iPhones, but these costumes’ll fill the void in the meantime.
14. Russian Nesting Dolls: Genius! Seriously. We love this idea for friends who are all different heights!
15. Shark Week: Who doesn’t love shark week?
16. Seven Johnny Depps: Another celebrity through the ages concept, Johnny Depp certainly has a knack for playing super creepy characters.
17. Taco Bell Sauces: From fire roasted to mild to verde, this is for the true Taco Bell lovers out there.
18. Solo Cups: The best photo opp for this costume? A group of solo cups playing flip cup, duh.
19. Rock Paper Scissors: You obviously have to fight to the death at the end of the night. Too far? #dealwithit
20. Pacman and Ghosts: And last, more geekery! Pacman and a whole bunch of defeated-looking ghosts. Love it!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)