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11 Teacher Halloween Costumes: Creative and Fun Costumes for Teachers

In Costume Party Tips, Featured Articles, Halloween Costume Ideas by Caleb

Costume parades, class parties, and hyper kids. Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t avoid it: Halloween activities at school.

But, dressing up for your class doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are 11 teacher Halloween costumes that are creative, fun, and affordable!


Dress up as everyone’s favorite clay–PlayDoh! Start with a yellow shirt, and add the logo on front. Top your costume off with a flat hat in your favorite color.

Blue's Clues

What’s the next costume? I’ll give you some clues:

You start with a striped rugby shirt, add a blue dog, and don’t forget the salt and pepper.

If you guessed Blues Clues, you’re right! You could dress up as Steve, Blue, Mr. Salt, or Mrs. Pepper. Kids of all ages will remember this popular pre-schooler show.

Mouse, Moose, and Pig

But not just any mouse, moose, or pig. It has to be the animals from the beloved children’s books

Add a cookie, a muffin, and a pancake, respectively, to make this Halloween costume book appropriate. 


Teachers feel many emotions throughout the day, right? What better way to represent them than with an emoji costume.

Follow this easy DIY to make your favorite emoji. And to make it more fun, get your fellow teachers to join in.


Remember when the crayons staged an uprising and quit? You can read all about it in the book “The Day the Crayons Quit.”

Pay homage to this favorite children’s book by dressing up as a crayon. You could even invite the other teachers to join you in the crayon box. 

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss is the king of creative characters. He has written over 60 books. And all 60 books have unique and memorable characters.

Why not dress up as one of your favorites? 

Here are a few to choose from:

  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Thing One and Thing Two (for two people)
  • The Grinch
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (for four people)
  • Mr. Brown
  • Cindy Lou Who
  • Gerald McGrew

Grammar Police

Do you feel like you are always correcting other’s grammar? Well, now you can make it official by dressing up as the grammar police.

Throw on a black t-shirt, a police hat and a sign that says “Grammar Police.” Just don’t forget the aviator sunglasses. 

Disney Princess

Make every Disney fan’s day by dressing up as a Disney Princess. You can often find princess dresses to rent or buy online. And of course, it’s always more fun to dress up in groups. Invite other teachers to be Disney characters as well. 

Where's Waldo

If you need a last minute costume, Where’s Waldo is always a great one. Red and white striped shirt, glasses, a hat, and a cane. Easy and fun.

Willy Wonka and Oompa Loompas

This idea is a great one to get the entire school faculty involved. Convince the principal to dress as Willy Wonka, and everyone else can be Oompa Loompas. And if anyone objects, just argue that it’s a great way to build unity in the school.

Ms. Frizzle

Everyone loves Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus. Channel your inner Ms. Frizzle by dressing up as the quirkiest and most adventurous teacher of all time.

You’ll need a blue colored dress decorated with the moon and stars. And don’t forget the curly red hair.

Teacher Halloween Costumes That Stand Out

Use these teacher Halloween costumes to grab the attention of your students. You’ll be the teacher that everyone is talking about.

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