Choosing Halloween Costumes for Groups - Tips to Help and Ideas to Explore

Are you seeking great ideas and tips for coming up with Halloween costumes for groups?

Halloween is not only a time for children to go door-to-door for candy and other treats. It is also a time to dress up like your favorite character, gather with friends and have some fun.

And schools, businesses, community groups and other organizations can have fun with the season by choosing one of many Halloween costumes for groups.

Schools can celebrate Halloween by letting each class pick a theme, movie or book and dressing up as characters that go along with that particular theme. A good way to promote reading while having fun at the same time is to have your school divide classes up into groups and let them dress up as the characters from various works of literature.

For example, you can have the kindergarten and first grade classes dress up as characters from Golden Books, the second and third grade classes dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character, and the fourth and fifth grade classes can dress up as their favorite Harry Potter character. This will not only allow the children to dress up and have fun, it will also promote reading to all the classes.

Individual classrooms can break this down even more by picking one or two books from a series and letting students dress up as characters from certain stories. Middle and high school graders can also use the reading themes.

People at work can go along with the concept of Halloween costumes for groups, too. Individual departments in businesses can also dress up for Halloween following a certain book, movie, TV show or theme.

For example, you work for the sales department of a toy company. Your department could dress up like their favorite character from Disney's "Toy Story." In this way, you are celebrating Halloween while at the same time showing your pride in your company. Another department in the company could pick a different theme. For example, the accounting department could dress up as pencils, calculators or other accounting tools.

You can be very creative when deciding on Halloween costumes for groups. Look at the particular group - its make-up, dynamics, who they are, what they do. Look for a common thread in the group and capitalize on that thread to create the perfect group costume.

For example, if your department is known as the one that has the most fun in the company, have everyone dress up like stars in an 80's hair band for Halloween. On the other hand, you could decide to go the exact opposite. If your department is known as the one that always seems to have the most fun, have everyone in your department dress up as more serious characters such as judges.

Families can enjoy Halloween costumes for groups, too - families can also dress up following certain themes. For example, you have a family of five (mother, father, three sons). A perfect Halloween costume for this group could be to dress up like characters from the "Wizard of Oz."

Halloween is a fun time where you can give your creative side a chance to come out and play. When picking Halloween costumes for groups, let your creativity flow and your imagination loose to develop the best group effort possible. The main idea is to come up with a theme or costume that shows your pride in being part of this particular group.

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