Halloween classroom checklist: Slightly spooky bulletin boards? Check. Halloween activities? 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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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 spacewalks.)
Get it: Aeromax Astronaut Costume
2. The 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
3. The Cat in the Hat and Friends
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; Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costume
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
5. Mr. and Mrs. 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
6. School 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; Crayon Costume
7. 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 costume; Paper costume; Scissors costume
8. Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends
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, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore Onesie
9. The 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
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; Superman
11. Max from Where the Wild Things Are
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
12. Sherlock 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
13. George or Martha Washington
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; Colonial Woman Costume
14. Pretty 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; Monarch Butterfly Wings; Ladybug Costume
15. Harry Potter Characters
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.
Get them: Harry Potter Accessories; Hogwarts Robe
16. Empowered Women of History
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; Suffragette Costume
17. Curious George’s The Man in the Yellow Hat
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; Curious George Stuffed Animal
18. Henry VIII or Anne Boleyn
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; Anne Boleyn
19. Where’s 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
20. Clifford the Big Red Dog
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
21. The Very Hungry 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
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
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 is just one of our favorites.
Get them: Inflatable Unicorn Costume
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
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
It’s one of the most loved foods, so this costume will definitely be a crowd-pleaser.
Get it: Taco Costume
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; Unisex Minion Onesie
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; Giraffe; Cheshire Cat
29. The Seven Dwarfs
This is the perfect group costume. There are many T-shirt options on Amazon. 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: Seven Dwarves Accessories; Snow White Costume
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
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