When a best friend joins the fun, anything you’re doing becomes twice as fun. But no duo can compare to a gang of seven besties. At least when it comes to Halloween group costumes. Meet Jamie Bell, Auburn Salcedo and their friends.
Everything began eight years ago. “All seven of us were hired to work at a fashion blog offshoot of an advertising agency,” Jamie told Bored Panda. “Our boss was way too much to handle; eventually, it became an unbelievably toxic environment, so we all quit within two weeks of each other and have been best friends ever since!”
She also said that their first group costume wasn’t forced or anything. “We really didn’t overthink it that much; [it] just seemed like a natural thing for a girl gang to do.”
Choosing who to portray also happens very casually. “Reddit is very opinionated so that plays a role in the thought process, but we typically just have a quick convo the day after Halloween and one usually becomes the group favourite pretty easily!”
When the group settles on the actor, they start picking their characters. “We decide who’s dressing up as who through mud wrestling,” Jamie said. “But honestly, no. We have a pick order predetermined for the next 25 years.”
“We’re going to keep this up until we make it on The Ellen Show. Could take decades!”
“Lots of people are asking about the Genie Photoshop in 2015,” Auburn added. “Yes, it’s true that this is doctored. I was there for the photo but the original has me in full Genie make-up and quite honestly, it’s terrifying. Gave kids nightmares scary. In an attempt to save many people emotional trauma, I opted to have a pre-makeup photo of me added in. If you find the original you will either be frightened to your core or laugh hysterically. Seems to go both ways!”
Auburn also explained that in 2017 the besties were in 4 different cities and couldn’t make the photo happen. “We’ve vowed to never miss another year again!”
Scroll down to check out the ways the gang keep outdoing themselves, and for more Halloween inspiration, be sure to fire up these 50+ People Who Took Halloween Costumes To Another Level.
2018 Tom Hanks: Toy Story, Castaway, Apollo 13, Forrest Gump, Big, David S. Pumpkins (SNL), A League of Their Own
Image credits: Paige (Stark) Dall
2016 Bill Murrays: Garfield, Space Jam, Caddyshack, The Life Aquatic, Ghostbusters, Kingpin, What About Bob?
2015 Robin Williams: Mrs. Doubtfire, Mork, Jumanji, Popeye, Hook, Aladdin, The Birdcage
Full Disclosure: The Genie (OP/me…hi) is Photoshopped in (duh). I did full Genie makeup and it was horrific. I had nightmares from it and it was my own face. So yeah, I replaced it with a photo of Genie me pre-full face makeup. If you are looking for a Halloween scare, you can find the old photo… if you dare muahahaha!