Planning for Halloween? You can purchase unique teacher Halloween costumes online.
This list of 35 examples has something for everyone. You can’t go wrong with character costumes, famous historical figures, silly animals, and even group-dressing ideas for your teacher besties!
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The important part about selecting your Halloween costume is to ensure that it is respectable and school-appropriate. Your class will surely get a kick out of seeing their teacher dressed up for Halloween.
Whether you want to look humorous or educational, these products provide a wide range of costume ideas so something will work for you!
Classic Halloween Costumes
A scarecrow teacher costume is easy to accomplish. Put on old clothes and use makeup to draw stitches around your mouth into the shape of a smile. A floppy hat and some straw sticking out of your pants and shirt is the important part.
2. Medieval King
Teachers can find a variety of medieval or time period costumes available online. You may be able to use these costumes during a history lesson too.
A pioneer costume is easy to adapt to various characters such as Laura Ingalls from The Little House on the Prairie. The hat, or bonnet, really represents the style.
This onesie could also serve as a school mascot. Easily recognizable and cozy to wear, this hood will keep you warm if you experience a chilly Halloween season.
5. Bumble Bee
Women can wear this as an insect costume or add your favorite bumble bee storybook and you can coordinate with a fiction or nonfiction book about bees.
You can find several different astronaut costumes available today. Watch a space shuttle landing and tell stories about the historical Space Race.
Complete with a lab coat and stethoscope, you can be a doctor or scientist wearing this! Add an Albert Einstein wig for a unique twist.
Check out these fun Halloween costume ideas for teachers. Easy to purchase on Amazon and kid-friendly, you’ll sure to impress your students.
8. Mary Poppins
Dress up as Mary Poppins and everyone will recognize this well-loved English nanny. You can also find her formal attire available for sale if you prefer something more dressy.
9. Harry Potter
This magical Halloween attire lets teachers be Harry Potter or another student from Hogwarts! A teacher can even wear a Harry Potter shirt with jeans and sneakers if that is more appropriate.
10. Red Riding Hood
Add a basket of muffins and you’ll be skipping off through the woods as Little Red Riding Hood this Halloween. Another teacher can pretend to be the Big Bad Wolf or Red Riding Hood’s Grandmother and the kids will really love it!
This superhero look makes a great option for an individual teacher or a group! Pull together some other superhero costumes if you’re looking at teacher Halloween costumes for a group that kids will surely love!
An old classic, you can’t go wrong with the Flintstones Halloween costumes.
Best of all, you can go barefooted to work!
Children love Disney’s, Toy Story, and especially Jessie the cowgirl. Toy Story characters are school-appropriate Halloween costumes for any teacher. Male teachers could order a Woody costume if they prefer! Don’t forget your cowboy hat!
Don’t Let it Go without trying this Disney princess ensemble. Pairs can dress as Elsa and Anna for a Frozen-themed Halloween.
15. Snow White
A Snow White theme for teacher Halloween costumes is a classic favorite among educators. Add the seven dwarfs shirts and you’ll have a large group dressing up that will really make a statement for your students.
Team-teaching? Double up with your favorite teacher bestie for this cute duo! Teacher Halloween costumes can be silly and comical or educational. You can even find a milk carton costume if your group wants to attend as a full school lunch box.
What better costume for a teacher than a school supply? You can even select from a variety of color options as well. Top off the look with your cone shaped hat.
18. Baby Shark
These cute shark costumes come in several colors. Add accessories like glasses and a mustache so your teacher pals can dress as Daddy Shark, Mommy Shark, and Baby Shark for Halloween! Use makeup to paint your face to match or wear a Baby Shark shirt.
19. Game Show Contestants
This clever set of four interactive Halloween costumes will turn you and your co-teachers into Price is Right game show contestants. Teacher Halloween costumes have never been so easy to purchase online.
20. Pancakes And Waffles
What kids don’t love breakfast foods? These teacher-friendly Halloween costumes will be sweet!
21. Rock, Scissors, Paper
If you work in a team of three, this Rock-Paper-Scissors costume set is perfect for you. If you are on a budget, just look for shirts that display a rock, paper, and scissors image.
If you want to create an uproar, this is the way to do it! You’ll capture the entire school’s attention in this crazy inflatable suit.
Put a smile on your students’ faces with this graceful hippo ballerina costume. For a book parade, carry the book, Hattie Hippo to represent the fictional story character.
Waddle around in this gender-neutral royal penguin costume at your school for Halloween. Your crew could join in as a walrus or whale to complete the arctic theme.
If you have a great sense of humor, this might be the costume for you! This alien-invasion suit is inflatable and super fun.
Unicorns are very popular among students today.
This inflatable piñata Halloween outfit is bright and cheery. Let’s just hope no one tries to swing a bat at you during the school day. Bring a real piñata filled with candy for a surprise that your students will enjoy.
Croak! A male or female teacher can dress up as a frog for Halloween. Carry a sign that says, “In search of flies!” Use it again in the spring to teach your class about frog life cycles.
29. Harriet Tubman
Students and teachers who have a love for history will appreciate this Harriet Tubman ensemble. You can use this again when studying Harriet Tubman’s impact using the Underground Railroad during the Civil War in America.
If woodland creatures are your thing, check out this fox costume! Also serving as a mascot, this warm head-to-toe suit includes gloves.
31. Amelia Earhart
Empowering women of history, unite! Add a giant cardboard airplane to this pilot’s costume for added wow-factor. The pilot’s hat and goggles make this look realistic and show students what Amelia Earhart really dressed like.
This strawberry costume is too sweet. You can’t go wrong with a fruity costume for teachers that is easily identifiable by young students. Of course, your kids may ask you for some real strawberries as a snack.
Create a fruit basket with your pals in this lemon slice outfit. Add a lemonade sign and booth to add more teacher Halloween costumes to the mix. Someone could even have a shirt that says, “Lemonade Stand.”
Do-not miss out on this fun cherry donut costume! Your class will be sure to enjoy seeing their teacher dressed up as this favorite treat. Of course, your class might expect you to bring some donuts as a treat when you show up in this tasty look.
35. Basketball Backboard
This is an interactive costume that allows your students to have a ball this Halloween. Teacher Halloween costumes have never been so sporty!
Jump In: There are limitations to the costumes you might have in mind to wear in school! Despite the fun spirit associated with this practice, as a teacher, you have to maintain dress protocol to avoid scandal or inappropriateness. Read my article on this topic: Teacher Dress Code.
Fun Fact: Check out my article about another fun activity for your class. Proceed here — Top 13 Thanksgiving Activities For School.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a good Halloween costume for a teacher?
Costumes for teachers and professionals need to be appropriate for students of all ages. Consider your school dress code policy when selecting Halloween costumes.
Some great choices are classical characters or historical figures such as George Washington or Winnie-the-Pooh.
What can teachers wear for World Book Day?
If a teacher wants to dress up as their favorite book character for World Book Day, there are many options to choose from. Pete The Cat, Curious George, and Fly Guy are just a few popular storybook characters that would make excellent teacher Halloween costumes!
What do you need to dress up as a teacher?
If you want to dress up as a traditional teacher, you may put together a floral dress with a cardigan or dress pants, include an armful of textbooks, and don’t forget your reading glasses. Include a fun name tag on a lanyard or a coffee mug for a funny approach that kids will enjoy.
Dressing up in Halloween costumes doesn’t have to be hard. A teacher can find a shirt and add a hat or a sign to become your favorite thing.
Some work environments require teachers to be a book or fairy tale character instead of being something potentially scary like a witch or a pirate.
Thankfully there are children’s books on just about any topic imaginable, so you can easily choose a story that will accompany your ensemble.
Last Updated on July 24, 2022 by Emily