It’s always fun to dress up in matching costumes for Halloween, but one group of friends have taken it to the next level. For 8 years Jamie Bell and her group of friends have been dressing up as different versions of the same celebrity and it only gets better each year.
The group of seven girls first met at fashion blog offshoot for an advertising agency, told Jamie in an interview with 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!”
The group usually look for inspiration for their costumes on Reddit. Once they decide on the actor, they start choosing characters and they already 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!” says Jamie.
The group received some criticism for their 2015 photo, where the Genie was photoshopped but Auburn Salcedo, one of the girls from the group, had a rather funny explanation: “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.”
Sadly, for 2017, the girls couldn’t take a photo because they were in different cities but vow to never miss another year again. Check out their amazing group costumes in the gallery below!
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!
2014 Will Ferrells: Elf, Blades of Glory, Zoolander, Anchorman, Night at the Roxbury, Semi-Pro, Talladega Nights
2013 Jim Carreys: Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Dumb & Dumber, The Cable Guy, The Mask, The Grinch, Ace Ventura, Batman Forever
2012 Johnny Depp: Fear and Loathing, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd, Cry Baby, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Here are the girls in a group picture without their elaborate costumes
People on the internet seem to love their costumes