Choosing a Halloween costume can be a daunting task. Do you want to come up with a couple’s idea? Or grab your friends and do a group ensemble? Or maybe you want to roll solo with your own individual look. So many options!
Luckily for you, we have the secret to the ultimate Halloween costume: It’s easy, affordable, and—this is the best part—it can apply to one or multiple people. We are, of course, talking about dressing up as Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and/or Phoebe from Friends.
If you and your
lobster significant other want to go as a pair, then Rachel and Ross or Monica and Chandler will make a hilarious option for Halloween. (Just make sure you know if you’re on a break before you leave the house.) Or, you can "PIVOT" from the one- or two-person ideas and find some pals that will go as a six-person squad instead.
Every character also has a variety of alternative outfits too. For example, if you and your two best friends have some old bridal gowns on hand—or can score them for cheap—you can pull off “The One With all the Wedding Dresses.” Or, if you want a more unique take on Red Ross, then you can build your own version of Space Doodie. Sorry, Spud-nik.
Rachel Green Costume
Rachel's most memorable getups were during her time as a waitress at Central Perk. Her '90s minidress is a must, but you can definitely add a pop of color with a denim vest too. And if you really want to complete the look, you might need to splurge on a wig—as we all know from our own haircut misfortunes, "The Rachel" is impossible to imitate.
Ross Geller Costume
Whip up a batch of fajitas, because everything is fine when it comes to your Ross costume. Steal inspiration from two of his most memorable outfits (the infamous red sweater and the Rachel/Ross breakup shirt) and finish it off with some slacks and a dinosaur watch—obviously.
Monica Geller Costume
Unfortunately, we can't conjure up a Tom Selleck clone on Amazon, but we can suggest some ideas for how to dress up as Monica. You could easily add in a chef's hat instead, but we think it's better to include a nod to her actual profession: a certified clean freak.
Chandler Bing Costume
Could there be a funnier Friend than Chandler? If you want to opt for everyone’s favorite “transponster,” then you have it pretty easy. All you need is a sweater vest, slacks, and an excellent sense of humor.
Phoebe Buffay Costume
Free-spirited Phoebe is almost as fun to imitate as she is to listen to (just don't shop at Pottery Barn while you're in character). A loose-fitting dress or skirt is the perfect base, which you can then top off with a wacky accessory or sweater. We suggest skipping the smelly cat.
Joey Tribbiani Costume
How you doin’? Better, once you’re suited up as lovable actor Joey. You can easily grab a sweater, pants, and Days of Our Lives script, but if you’re a serious costume connoisseur, then we suggest lots of layers à la "The One Where No One's Ready." But please, please don't actually borrow underwear from your roommate.
And since you asked, yes: You should definitely binge-watch the show every day leading up to October 31. For research, obviously.
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