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25 Halloween Costume Ideas for Teachers

Fall can be one of the busiest seasons for elementary school teachers. Between parent-teacher conferences, mounds of paperwork, and classroom party planning, there are times when even the most Pinterest-savvy teachers find themselves scrambling to find a last-minute Halloween costume. So this year, we’re giving you a head start. We’ve scoured Target, Walmart, Amazon, and more to find the best Halloween costumes for teachers, and the costumes that are on sale right now. Just pick your favorite, click to order, and check that baby off your to do list! (And for all you DIY teachers out there, there are a few in here for you, too!)


Let’s start with the basics (and our personal favorite): school-theme costumes

1. Spelling Bee

2. Crayola Crayon Box

Man wearing crayola crayons costume

3. Pencil

Man wearing number 2 pencil costume

4. Elmer’s Glue


Book and movie-theme costumes are always a Halloween “do”

5.Wednesday Addams from Netflix’s Wednesday (Classic or iconic dance scene!)

Via Amazon.com

6. Minion

Girl wearing Minion character costume

Via Amazon.com

7. Where’s Waldo

Where's Waldo Costume

Via Amazon.com

8. Wonder Woman

Woman wearing Wonder Woman costume

Via Amazon.com

9. Mr. Potato Head

Woman wearing Mrs. Potato Head costume

Via Walmart.com

10. Mary Poppins

Woman wearing Mary Poppins costume

Via Amazon.com

11. Alice in Wonderland

Woman wearing Alice in Wonderland costume

Via Walmart.com

12. Harry Potter

Man wearing Harry Potter costume

Via Amazon.com

13. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Woman wearing mouse costume holding a cookie

Photo credit: Amanda Terhune/mrsterhune.blogspot.com


14. A Bad Case of Stripes

Via Buzzfeed.com


15. Pete the Cat 

Via bolindoodlebugs.blogspot.com

Pop-culture costumes–because kids love them and so do we

16. Emoji

Man wearing smiling emoji costume

Via Amazon.com


17. Olivia Rodrigo “Sour” Album Cover (great for middle school teachers!)

And finally, historical figures – because who doesn’t like to travel back in time?

18. Pilgrim

Woman wearing pilgrim costume

Via costumesupercenter.com

19. Statue of Liberty

Woman wearing Statue of Liberty costume

Via Amazon.com

20. Abraham Lincoln

Man wearing Abe Lincoln costume

Via Walmart.com

21. George Washington

Man wearing George Washington costume

Via Amazon.com

22. Amelia Earhart

Woman wearing Amelia Earheart costume

via Amazon.com

23. Cleopatra

Woman wearing Cleopatra costume

Via Walmart.com

24. Betsy Ross

Woman wearing Betsy Ross costume

Via Amazon.com

25. Ben Franklin

Man wearing Ben Franklin Costume

Via Amazon.com


Happy Halloween!

Don’t forget to upload your class wish list for all your classroom party supply needs. Parents can order items directly through Amazon!

Originally posted 2017

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