33 Clever Three-Person Halloween Costumes You Hadn't Thought Of

The best things come in threes.


I see you, frantically Google searching for the perfect last-minute costumes for your and your best friends. I see you, worrying about how much effort is too much effort to put into a costume. I see you, daydreaming abut how ***flawless your squad will look when you roll into that party Oct. 31.

If three is the ~magic~ number for you and your BFFs this year, there are plenty of options. Whether you're looking for something for all guys, all girls, girls and guys or something gender-neutral, here's a list of costume ideas to inspire you. (Pssst -- if your crew rolls deeper than three people, check out more group costume suggestions here.)

The OG Plastics from "Mean Girls"

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Before Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) arrived at North Shore High School, there were only three Plastics ruling the hallways.

Taylor Swift eras

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Tay basically looked the same in her self-titled debut album, Fearless and Speak Now years, so that's one era. Then there's Red. Finally, there's 1989.

The Shulman & Associates doctors in "The Mindy Project"

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With Dr. Peter Prentice's (Adam Pally) departure from the show at the end of Season 3, that leaves Drs. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling), Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) and Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks) to their own devices.

Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from "Harry Potter"

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If you haven't dressed up as at least one of these characters at some point in your life, you're lying.

Rock, paper, scissors



If you don't feel like paying for a pre-made costume, there's a DIY tutorial for this on Lauren Conrad's blog.

The primary colors

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Wear all red, blue or yellow. You can't get much more simpler and effortless than this.

Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Ross Geller from "Friends"

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Bros 4 lyfe.

Monica Geller, Rachel Green and Phoebe Buffay from "Friends"

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Similarly, sistas 4 lyfe.

Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge



It's a little unclear exactly what these costumes would look like, but interpret the My Chemical Romance album that got your through your preteen angst however you please.

The Cheerios from "Glee"



Wear a cheerleading uniform and channel your inner Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera), Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) and Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris).

The Disney Channel OGs

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Disney 1

? Lizzie McGuire (Hilary Duff), Raven Baxter (Raven-Symoné), Kim Possible (voiced by "Even Stevens" star Christy Carlson Romano) ?

The next Disney Channel generation

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Disney 2

? Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus), Alex Russo (Selena Gomez), Sonny Munroe (Demi Lovato) ?

Three Blind Mice

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Go ahead, wear your sunglasses at night.

The Three Little Pigs

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The 2015 VMAs beefs



First there was Taylor Swift vs. Nicki Minaj (since squashed), then Nicki vs. Miley Cyrus. Pick your poison.

Ed, Edd n Eddy

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Baggy pants are a must. Speaking of childhood nostalgia...

Ned Bigby, Moze and Cookie from "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"

Results may vary.

Carly Shay, Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson from "iCarly"



Freddie's (Nathan Kress) required prop is a camera.

The Russo siblings from "Wizards of Waverly Place"

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Oh, oh, oh it's magic, you know. Never believe it's not so.

Lizzie McGuire, Miranda Sanchez and Gordo from "Lizzie McGuire"

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Another brilliant and related option: Lizzie McGuire (Hilary Duff), Isabella Parigi (Hilary again, obvi) and the slimeball who can't sing to save his life, Paolo Valisari (Yani Gellman).

Raven Baxter, Chelsea Daniels and Eddie Thomas from "That's So Raven"

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This would be anything but nasty. Moving on from your childhood...

Three people on an awkward Grouper date



Grouper is a dating app that matches three friends with another group of three friends for a night of drinks and painfully awkward pleasant small talk. Dress up as the orange logo and get ready to ~meet new people~.

The three branches of the U.S. Government



If you're a little dusty on your history facts, these would be the executive, legislative and judicial branches. For bonus points, sing Schoolhouse Rock's "I'm Just a Bill" wherever you go.

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj in "Bang Bang"


Snap, Crackle and Pop



This gives you an excuse to carry cereal around with you all night in case you get hungry because let's be real, snacks make everything better.

Spoon, fork, knife

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This is another costume that goes well with snacks. SNACKS ARE EVERYTHING.

The Hanson brothers

It's OK if the only song you know by them is "MMMBop."

Bed Bath & Beyond

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Company Signs

One person wraps themselves in a comforter cocoon, one person wraps themselves in a towel, one person interprets the great, great "Beyond" part of this trio however they want to.

A couple plus their third wheel


Third wheel

This one's easy. You probably experience this even when it isn't Halloween. ??????

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe


Return to Narnia.

Thunder, lightning, rain


Maybe this'll keep away the IRL bad weather during the day's (and night's) festivities?

A haiku


Time for a crash course in poetry! A haiku is a 17-syllable, three-line poem arranged in a pattern of five, seven, then five syllables. Each of you can go as a line. The real challenge, though, is writing the haiku in the first place. You can make up your own silly poem or go the more serious route and pick an one that's already famous.

Tequila, salt and lime

But only if you're of age to be enjoying these ingredients together, obvi.

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