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Not that anyone who uses the internet semi-regularly needs reminding, but 2015 was the year of the "squad." Before influential sisters, cousins, and all-around pals banded together and identified themselves as #squads on various social media platforms, humans bundled together with similar interests simply called themselves friends. The term "squad" was reserved for a group of soldiers, often coming after the words "firing" and "bomb." Yeesh.
To honor the reinvention and quick rise of the expression, we bring you a Halloween costume roundup exclusively for those who have achieved #squadgoals. Don't fear. Friend groups don't have to be Taylor Swift's model-filled bunch to dress up as a creative cluster this Halloween. Squads come in all sizes, shapes, and species, so gear up to party as your mom's bridge group, a fruit plate, or thirteen other easy costumes.
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Children at an elementary school bus stop
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A literal school of fish
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This fruit plate
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Business people enjoying a meeting
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Teens paying zero attention to each other at the mall
The kid's table at Thanksgiving
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A neighborhood garage band
A bride and her bridesmaids
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A daily running group
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Dogs being walked
An animated flight crew