When it comes to a group Halloween costume, you have so many options. If there are three of you, you could be the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus. If there are more, you can try being the cast of The Good Place. But if you really want a group Halloween costume that binds you and your besties together forever, despite eternal threats from an inter-dimensional being with psionic powers, there’s only one choice: the cast from Stranger Things. You’ll have to decide for yourselves who has the hair to pull off a Steve look and who looks best in a totally awesome ’80s romper, but, hey, that’s what friends do. We’ll take care of everything else you need to put together these Stranger Things Halloween costume ideas.
Eleven Halloween Costume
This season, Eleven was all about loud patterns and wavy hair.
It seems like every time she took a trip to the Starcourt Mall, the colors on her clothes got crazier and crazier. Unfortunately, her yellow Aztec shirt sold out from Levi’s immediately, but you can still find takes on the romper she wears to the mall with Max — or just get your wildest print, and pair it with some suspenders and a yellow scrunchie.
Dustin Halloween Costume
You can actually deck yourself out in Camp Know Where gear from head to toe, including a t-shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants, shorts, socks, and hat.
But it’s more fun to put together his “Roast Beef” ensemble, complete with a space-shuttle patch on the denim vest. (The patch for the Orbiter: Discovery, like the one Dustin wears, is hard to find, so you’ll have to improvise.)
Steve & Robin Halloween Costume
You can actually head out and buy a Scoops Ahoy Halloween Costume from the store, or you can try and DIY your own with blue striped shirts, blue shorts, knee socks, and red sneakers.
And don’t forget the red neckerchief and sailor hats! You’ll have to provide your own sardonic wit. And ice cream.
Hopper & Joyce Halloween Costumes
Chief Hopper’s button-down shirt became instantly iconic, and you can find an exact copy at Spencer’s.
But, if you want to DIY the look, any loud Hawaiian shirt would do. (You can find some good ones at ASOS.) But you also must include the Magnum P.I. mustache! Joyce has the most subtle style of all the Stranger Things cast, and you can achieve her look with just a ringer tee and a hoodie tied around the waist. Both work well with some relaxed jeans.
Anyone up for a trip to the Hawkins pool?
After seeing what happens, probably not — feel free to dirty up this lifeguard look with some heinous face paint. All of the Hawkins Pool swag is available at H&M.
Max, Mike, Lucas, and Will
If you’re volunteering to be one of the rest of the Stranger Things kids, well, you probably don’t really like getting dressed up in costumes — they mostly just wear regular clothes.
Find some ’80s stripes or polos, tuck them into your shorts, hike up your socks, and you’re good to go.