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Halloween Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Aren't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

Your Mom's Bridge Group! Photo: Iakov Filimonov/Shutterstock.com
Your Mom's Bridge Group! Photo: Iakov Filimonov/Shutterstock.com

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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.

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

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Children at an elementary school bus stop

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

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A literal school of fish

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

Photo: Dani Vincek/Shutterstock.com

This fruit plate

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

Photo: Michael Jung/Shutterstock.com

Business people enjoying a meeting

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

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Teens paying zero attention to each other at the mall

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

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The kid's table at Thanksgiving

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

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A neighborhood garage band

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

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A bride and her bridesmaids

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

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A daily running group

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Shutterstock.com

Laundry

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

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Newborn babies

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Isn't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

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Dogs being walked

Costume Ideas for Your 'Squad' That Aren't Taylor Swift's Girl Gang

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An animated flight crew