30 of the Best Teacher Halloween Costumes You Can Buy on Amazon

Who says the best costumes are homemade?

Halloween classroom checklist: Slightly spooky bulletin boards? Check. Halloween activities? Check. Candy or healthy treats all ready? Check. Fantastic homemade teacher Halloween costumes? Um, wait, give me a minute …

Sure, making your own costume can be fun, when you have the time. But since when do teachers have a lot of extra time on their hands? Fortunately, we’re here to help you out. Here’s a list of great teacher Halloween costumes you can simply buy from Amazon. 

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1. Astronaut

Teacher Halloween Costumes Astronauts

Inspire your students to reach for the stars by dressing in NASA astronaut gear. (Orange suits are worn during launch and reentry, while white suits are used for space walks.)

Get it: Aeromax Astronaut Costume $50+

2. The Mona Lisa

Teacher Halloween Costumes Mona Lisa

Turn yourself into a famous work of art! Use the opportunity to teach students about da Vinci’s most celebrated painting or the artist himself.

Get it: Rasta Imposta Mona Lisa Costume $40

3. The Cat in the Hat and Friends

Teacher Halloween Costumes Cat in the Hat

Be the famous Cat in the Hat or either of his buddies. The Thing 1 and Thing 2 costume comes with Velcro numbers so you can change from one to the other at any time!

Get them: Cat in the Hat Costume $28+; Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costume $40+

4. Skeleton

Teacher Halloween Costumes Skeleton

Teacher Halloween costumes that are also comfortable? Sign us up! This skeleton costume is only slightly spooky; you can also use it to teach basic anatomy!

Get it: Tipsy Elves Skeleton Jumpsuit $75

5. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

Teacher Halloween Costumes Potato Head

Kids will love helping you rearrange your costume—it comes with interchangeable parts for both Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. 

Get it: Disguise Mr./Mrs. Potato Head Costume $34+

6. School Supplies

Teacher Halloween Costumes Supplies

Oh, we know how teachers love school supplies. That makes these pencil and crayon costumes perfect teacher Halloween costumes! The crayon comes in multiple colors, too.

Get them: Pencil Costume $36; Crayon Costume $20+

7. Rock, Paper, Scissors

Teacher Halloween Costumes Rock Paper Scissors

Need a good group costume? Look no further! This trio makes up one of the world’s most famous games. Plus, more school supplies!

Get them:Rock, Paper, Scissors Costumes $45

8. Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends

Teacher Halloween Costumes Pooh

Who doesn’t love cuddly Pooh, timid Piglet, cheerful Tigger, or melancholy Eeyore? Little ones will be enchanted to see their teacher transformed into one of their favorite characters.

Get them: Pooh Costume $50+; Piglet Costume $40; Tigger Costume $40; Eeyore Costume ($40)

9. The Sun

Teacher Halloween Costumes Sun

Make the classroom revolve around you for a day by dressing up as the sun! Bonus points if you make your students turn themselves into the rest of the solar system.

Get it: Rasta Imposta Sun Costume $40

10. Superheroes

Teacher Halloween Costumes Superheroes

Teachers are the real superheroes, right? Remind your students of your amazing powers with these caped T-shirt teacher Halloween costumes.

Get them: Wonder Woman $18; Superman $12

11. Max from Where the Wild Things Are

Teacher Halloween CostumesMax

Let the wild rumpus start! You know your class is full of wild things; you might as well join them and be their king. (Get more literary costume ideas.)

Get it: Max Costume $80

12. Sherlock Holmes

Teacher Halloween Costumes Holmes

Looking to solve the Halloween-costume mystery? Elementary (school), my dear Watson! Don this outfit that’s perfect for investigating any subject. (May we suggest looking into some Word Crimes?)

Get it: Sherlock Holmes Costume $50

13. George or Martha Washington

Teacher Halloween Costumes Washingtons

Honor one of the Founding Fathers, George Washington, and his wife, Martha, with these historical Halloween costumes and spend a little time learning about their lives.

Get them: George Washington Costume $70; Colonial Woman Costume $50

14. Pretty Insects

Teacher Halloween Costumes Insects

Delve into the world of bugs with a bee, butterfly, or ladybug costume. It’s a great way to remind students of the important part these little insects play in our ecosystem.

Get them: Bee Costume $30; Monarch Butterfly Wings $20; Ladybug Costume $30

15. Harry Potter Characters

Teacher Halloween Costumes Harry Potter

Let’s face it: Harry Potter continues to be pure magic for kids. Give them a dose of Felix Felicis when you dress as Harry, Hagrid, or any Hogwarts student or professor.

Get them: Hagrid Costume$100; Harry Potter Accessories $18; Hogwarts Robe $90

16. Empowered Women of History

Teacher Halloween Costumes Empowered Women

Remind the kids of today that women are history-makers too. Whether securing the franchise for women, keeping the factories running during World War II, or shuttling military planes around, these figures have plenty of stories to share with your students.

Get them: Rosie the Riveter $50; WWII Flight Officer $50; Suffragette Costume $25+

17. Curious George’s The Man in the Yellow Hat

Teacher Halloween Curious George

We all know it’s easy for little monkeys to forget to be good. Help them out by dressing as The Man in the Yellow Hat and bring a plush Curious George along to keep you company.

Get it: The Man in the Yellow Hat Costume $30; Curious George Stuffed Animal $14

18. Henry VIII or Anne Boleyn

Teacher Halloween Costumes9

Who could pass up a chance to wear a sumptuous medieval costume? Of course, Anne was headed for a bloody end, but that just makes it a little bit scary—perfect for Halloween.

Get them: Henry VIII Costume $74+; Anne Boleyn Costume $70

19. Where’s Waldo?

Teacher Halloween Costumes Waldo

We found Waldo … and it’s you! The men’s costume includes a hat, shirt, and glasses, while the women’s also adds a fun pair of striped socks.

Get it: Where’s Waldo? Costume $23+

20. Clifford the Big Red Dog

Teacher Halloween Costumes Clifford

Every little reader will want a hug from Clifford. It’s the perfect chance for a class reading of Clifford’s Halloween, too. (The mitts come off so you can still flip the pages.)

Get it: Clifford the Big Red Dog Costume $60

21. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Teacher Halloween Costumes Caterpillar

Dress in this costume, and then you can eat all day long—you know, to stay in character! Chocolate cake, apples, pickles, sausages … it’s all fair game for The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Get it: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Costume $45

22. Meow, Be a Cat 

If this matches your sense of humor, then roll with it. It comes in multiple colors. And if you want to really get into costume, try pairing it with some simple cat ears. 

Get it: Meow Cat Costume $20

23. Inflatable Fun 

There are so many great options to choose from. You can easily get lost in the sea of genius inflatable costumes available on Amazon. The above are just a few of our favorites.

Get them: Inflatable Costumes$30+

24. Capes for Many Genius Costumes 

You can do so much with a good cape. The red one is begging to be Little Red Riding Hood, and the black one is perfect for a witch. 

Get them: Velvet Capes $20+

25. Peanut Butter & Jelly 

Yes, this costume is screaming out to you and your teacher BFF. Kids will love seeing the two of you together, and it’ll make for such great photo opportunities. 

Get them: PB&J Costume $35

26. Taco 

It’s one of the most loved foods, so this costume will definitely be a crowd-pleaser. 

Get it: Taco Costume  $21 

27. Minions

Minions are oh-so lovable, and your students will get a kick out of you in costume. If you’re crafty, you can probably make this costume yourself with jeans or overalls. Otherwise, you can just buy one.

Get them: Women’s Minion  $18 and up; Men’s Minion  $25 

28. Animal Onesies 

If you love comfort at Halloween, consider going the onesie route. There are so many great animal onesie costumes on Amazon. These are some of our favorites, but know that there are many other options to choose from. 

Get them: Flying Squirrel  $27; Giraffe  $28; Cheshire Cat  $25 

29. The Seven Dwarfs

This is the perfect group costume. There are many T-shirt options on Amazon, and the links below are some of our favorites. Now you just need some fake beards, pointy hats, and leggings to finish off this group costume. If you want to make the whole thing come alive, you should also designate a Snow White. 

Get them: Doc, Grumpy, Bashful, Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, and Dopey  $17; Snow White $40

30. Ketchup & Mustard 

Is this costume silly or genius? We kind of love it. To make it even more fun, get leggings to match your perfect mustard or ketchup shade. There’s also a T-shirt version, if you want to save a few bucks. 

Get it: Ketchup and Mustard Costume Set  $41

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30 of the Best Teacher Halloween Costumes You Can Buy on Amazon

Posted by Jill Staake

Jill Staake is a writer living in Tampa, Florida. She's spent most of her life teaching in traditional classrooms and beyond, from 8th grade English to butterfly encounters, and believes learning is a life-long process.

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