The Spooky Season is upon us, and if you’re living that Greek Life, there’s a good chance you’ve been too busy to put much thought into your Halloween costume yet. Sorority and fraternity parties are consistently awesome places to find some of the cutest, cleverest, and most cutting-edge costumes every Halloween, and you don’t want to be the exception just because you’re low on time or cash.
The key isn’t always to just jump on whatever seems most trendy this year. In fact, that can lead to a mortifying situation where you show up as accidental twins with a sorority sister or other partygoer. Duo and group costumes are a great idea if done on purpose and carefully coordinated, and we’ll consider that option in all of our ideas. Instead of just Googling for the trendiest trend, start your own craze with a quirky idea or a fresh take on a classic costume.
Here are some fun costumes that will keep people talking up and down Sorority Row even after Halloween weekend is over and classes are back in session. These particular costume ideas are great for sororities because they can all be scaled for use as group costumes.
A cheerleader is a quintessential sorority girl costume because it allows you to combine elements like school spirit, the energy of football season, and comfy sneakers. If you don’t have access to a proper cheerleading uniform, no worries, this is one that can be easily faked.
Because real cheerleaders have uniforms, this makes for one of the easiest group costumes possible. You and your sisters just all wear the same thing, like real cheerleaders.
The Roaring Twenties have returned! You can reach back a full century for a jazz club-inspired look that still holds up as edgy and flirtatious today.
Flapper makes another great group costume for sororities because, just like a real nightclub full of flappers, everyone will put their own individual spin on a shared style.
Cat-ear headbands are having a moment right now. You can even find them at your local dollar store these days.
Multiple cat girls make for a fun group costume because of how affordable it is.
Another timeless costume that can be interpreted and reinterpreted in many different ways is Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.
A Dorothy-themed group costume is a little harder because the natural choice is to have everyone dress up as a different character from Wizard of Oz. This can be a lot of fun if done well, but whichever sister gets stuck as the Wicked Witch shouldn’t have to do dishes for a week.
A taco costume might sound more suitable for a dog than a sorority girl, but this cozy take is sure to elicit a smile (and maybe a rumbling stomach) from all who see it. It’s also a warm costume, not because you need to cover yourself in hot beef to make it authentic but because the key piece is a blanket. This makes it great for anyone who doesn’t want to go too skimpy, or for if your fall festivities are going to have you outside in the cold all night.
To fit your taco outfit into a group costume, have everyone dress up as a different comfort food.
Mmm! This sweet idea makes a cute, quick costume.
This is a great group idea if you get together a handful of sisters all in need of a cheap and easy costume. Just get different color shirts and you’ll be a living bowl of Halloween treats.
Tinkerbell, the beloved fairy character from Peter Pan, is a timeless and flirty costume that can be thrown together quickly and interpreted in a lot of different ways.
For group costumes, ditch the all-green theme and put together a magical garden of multicolored fairies.
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