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Pattern Roundup: Group Halloween Costumes for 2023

Unleash Your Collective Creativity!

Halloween is the time for group outings and themed costumes that bring people together. There are countless creative and fun group Halloween costumes to explore and coordinate, whether with friends, family, or coworkers.

Disney Characters

Bring the magic of Disney to Halloween by having your group portray classic or reimagined Disney characters. Engage the whole group by dressing them up and reenacting scenes from The Little Mermaid (below), Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, or The Lion King.

The Little Mermaid

Star of the Show

Mermaid Halloween costume from Simplicity


Children's fish costume for Halloween


Simplicity duck costume pattern for a toddler


Halloween costume: Burda Style's children's crab costume 01/2014

Ursula Sea Witch

DIY Inspired Ursula Sea Witch dress pattern that could be part of a themed Halloween group costume

Prince Eric’s Vest

Folkwear 222 vintage vest pattern could be part of a Halloween costume

Prince Eric’s Shirt

Folkwear 204 Missouri River Boatman's Shirt pattern


Movie Characters

Create an unforgettable group costume inspired by silver screen. Movie-themed group costumes are a fun way to pay tribute to your favorite films.

Wizard of Oz

Dorothy, Wicked Witch, & Glinda

McCall's Misses'/Children's/Girls' Storybook Costumes (PDF) McCall's Misses'/Children's/Girls' Storybook Costumes (PDF) McCall's Misses'/Children's/Girls' Storybook Costumes (PDF)

Flying Monkey, Scarecrow

McCall's Misses' Costume (PDF), flying monkey and scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz

Cowardly Lion

Simplicity 9840 Children's and Adult's Animal Costumes Pattern

Tin Man 

This pattern is currently out of print but can be found on Etsy and eBay.

The Roman Empire

Until this year, I had no idea men even thought about the Roman Empire, but here we are. If you have muslin fabric lying around, wrap it into a toga and you’re done. If you want to get a little fancy, there are many out-of-print patterns for robes and tunics available. Or try this Roman soldier pattern from McCalls:

McCall's Children's/Boys'/Girls' Biblical Costumes (PDF)


Love Notions Game Day Jersey pattern

Kansas City Chiefs football star Travis Kelce jerseys are rapidly selling out nationwide. Custom orders for a Swiftie jersey (celebrating his girlfriend and mega pop star Taylor Swift) would take too long. What’s a sewist to do? Sew your own and get as creative as you’d like. Personally, I like the idea of a Swift 89 jersey. And if Travis and Taylor don’t go the distance, you’ll still have a pattern for a sharp little knit dress or tunic. It’s a win-win!

If you’ve made any great group costumes, we’d love to see your work. Please consider submitting a Gallery post or tag us on Instagram with #memadethreads.


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