The group text has gone out; the shared Pinterest board has been pinned to. All signs point to a group Halloween costume for the ages.
The state of the squad
may be in flux, but October 31 always brings the gang together under a shared mission to be funny, be punny, and win the Best Group Costume prize at your local haunt. It's an art form that's been perfected over the years — and documented extensively on the internet
. While the ideas shift from year to year, the consensus on this category remains the same: The best group get-ups definitely don't come from a big box store. Rather, they're made with lots of love, good ol' elbow grease, and a healthy dose of humor. It's definitely a team effort.
Even if you haven't spent weeks bouncing ideas back and forth, there's still time to come up with a truly memorable Halloween look for you and your closest pals. We've done some of the brainwork for you, rewinding the clock to recap all the memes and talking points from 2016 that are primed to be costume-ified — from the LaCroix craze
to Lisa Frank's glorious, glorious comeback
. Rally your crew and draw up a game plan: You're about to own Halloween.
Illustrated by Mallory Heyer