HistoryTowards the end of October, it gets spooky: It’s Halloween again! It is when teachers crave pumpkins with their students and tell ghost and vampire stories towards the end of the schooldays. The classrooms are decorated with spiders and pumpkins already weeks before the scary night.
Now it is time to be creative and to think of the perfect teacher Halloween costume. If you don´t want to dress up as a ghost or witch again, scroll down this article and find our favorite Halloween costume this year. We put together a list of the 10 best teacher Halloween costumes for every grade level.
Sometimes, the most simple costumes have the best effect. When I had more time, I used to make my own DIY Halloween costume, and it was lots of fun. I had many costume ideas, and I was sure that no other teacher would wear the same outfit.
Not my creativity but times have changed, and my job as a teacher is now busier than ever. I do not have that much time and energy anymore to create my own costumes. There are so many great and affordable Halloween costume ideas on Amazon, which I want to share with you. I sat together with a few other teachers and started the research of our favorite Halloween characters.
If you need some Halloween costume inspiration, watch this video of a school Halloween parade:
Best Halloween Costumes for Teachers at a Glance
- Pencil – School supplies costumes
- Rock, Paper, Scissors
- American Suffragette – Great for History teachers
- King Henry The VIII – Big men costume
- Van Gogh – Great for Art teachers
- Frida Kahlo
- Einstein – Perfect Math teacher costume
- Carrot – Biology teacher costume
- Lady Bug
Are there a better teacher Halloween costumes than school supplies? All teachers, women, and men, can wear these costumes for any grade level. They are simple, fun, easy to dress, and our favorite part, there is no need for any facial makeup. Ant the best, you can still wear your normal clothing underneath without overheating.
3. Rock, Paper, Scissors
Looking for a group costume to wear together with your grade level team? Here are three teachers dressed as Rock, Paper, Scissors. This set includes 1 rock, 1 paper, 1 scissor. For around $40.00, this is a great deal. The costumes are lightweight and easy to put on for all body types.
As shown in the picture, the teachers wear paper and rock over the shoulders with straps. Velcro secures the costumes at the back. The scissors have no straps but a handle around the neck.
Best Halloween Costumes for History Teachers
Teaching history can be dull and boring. But not with these costumes. With these characters, you can turn your costume ideas into a fun educational history lesson. You can prepare a little role play-act in class with your character. Give your students a story about your life; tell them what you had archived, when you were born, and more. You will see that they will be much more interested in short history lessons from live characters than learning from a book.
4. American Suffragette
5. King Henry The VIII
Best Art Teacher Halloween Costumes
Let´s continue the list with some famous art characters. These teacher Halloween costume ideas will not take up much space in your wardrobe and still make a complete outfit look right. Take body paint with you and draw something small onto the children’s faces.
6. Van Gogh
7. Frida Kahlo
Halloween Costumes for Science Teachers
Costumes for Biology Teachers
The carrot jumpsuit is easy to wear at a long Halloween school party. It comes in bright orange, which will make you stand out from the other teachers dressed in fun costumes. The jumpsuit has an elastic cap inside with green leaves on the outside.
10. Lady Bug
We love this little book character, The Grouchy Lady Bug. Red ladybugs characters bring luck in some countries. This costume comes with a tunic with black polka dots and attached wings. The hood has an attached antenna to give the outfit the cute ladybug look.
It comes in only one size but will fit most adults. You will have to get black leggings and a shirt separately. You can wear this outfit at Halloween but also book character day. The best teacher Halloween costumes for primary school teachers. Complete the outfit with the book “The Grouchy Ladybug.”