DIY Costume Ideas for Teachers—On the Cheap!

The faculty 12 months has started, and the calendar pushes on toward Halloween. And although a lot of community schools really do not participate in the ghoul and goblin-laden holiday break, teachers hardly ever will need a motive to get dressed up and be element of the enjoyment!

Developing up in a loved ones that creatively cobbled jointly costumes, and savored a very good gown-up costume on situation, I truly feel competent to share these concepts. I have sifted by way of a Pinterest board or two, and found some inexpensive and Diy costumes that’ll enable you rock your following gown-up opportunity!


Dollar store for title tags- Boom. You happen to be an id thief. Level up and grab a burglar’s mask for a plausible “thief.”

You can also strike the dollar retail outlet to glance for multicolored spherical “dot” stickers. Place them on a gray sweatshirt, and you are a disease! Go the additional mile and set stickers on colleagues and pupils to “infect” them.

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Hawaiian Punch: seize your favored Hawaiian shirt and obtain some boxing gloves. 

“Bee”yonce: a tiny extra associated if you copy this costume, but come across a yellow shirt and black electrical tape (or the reverse), insert a tiara (or a tinfoil covered Burger King crown) and you’re Queen Bee- the bee OR Beyoncé. 

Retain the bee look, put letters all above and have close to a trophy: Spelling Bee!

Ceiling admirer: seize a workforce jersey and tape copied shots of a ceiling fan to it. Increase pom poms, beads, and other preferred sports accessories (the large #1 would be excellent!). 

The white haired gent in the picture higher than is meant to be “fantasy football”…I recommend including a wizard hat (make your have out of black development paper) and a wand manufactured from a dowel.


Be a Sneech from Dr. Seuss’ The Sneeches. Don yellow and place a eco-friendly star or 2 on your tummy. Motivate colleagues to dress in 1 or 2 stars upon thars.

Want to be Huge Fowl? Buy a yellow boa, and place feathers on the leading of your head and on your sides. Discover a yellow beak (or make one particular with cardboard), and orange and pink striped socks. 

Just one a lot more yellow shirt concept: include blue cat ears and 4 buttons to turn out to be Pete the Cat.


I’m a supporter of this strategy for its simplicity! Choose your favored emoji, then slice a circle out of cardboard. Paint it yellow then embellish accordingly. Use pieces of duct tape to protected it to your clothes.

Cardboard circles can be employed for numerous different thoughts: M&Ms, balloons, The Dot, a signal, or text as a element of your costume. Lesser circles of red, yellow, and eco-friendly on a yellow or black shirt could be a stoplight.


Grammar Police(definitely my costume this yr!):

Be aware the pad of paper and Liquid Paper in the toolbelt. You could have versions on this costume with Kindness Law enforcement (distribute coronary heart stickers), Humor Law enforcement (tell lousy jokes, carry a clown horn)- so numerous wonderful alternatives for this a single!



Other notable suggestions:

Black-eyed Pea: Black make-up all over an eye, and tape (or fabric paint) to place a “P” on your shirt.

Mario: Pink shirt, blue overalls, an M taped to the front of a repurposed purple hat.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Purple shirt with red “D”s on every single sleeve, black leggings (scissors), tape a few parts of large-dominated to your shirt (paper), place on a black or brown garbage bag and stuff comprehensive of newspaper (rock).

Literature people: Attempt bringing it again to some of the old classics alongside with the popular present-day people: Scout or Atticus Finch, Hardy Boys, Ramona Quimby, Superfudge…a massive variety of options!  Put on a cape (bedsheet) and crown (see “Bee”yonce), get a handful of plastic or design paper flies= Lord of the Flies!

Gown up as your training buddy/hero: Learners like this, especially when they can determine out who’s who!

I have saved the best for last: my all-time most loved costume to knock the socks off your colleagues and pupils:


I saw this costume once “in the wild,” and can truthfully say it was stunning. Go to the Just about the Actual Point blog site submit for simple-to-follow instructions.

No subject what your creation, embrace your creativeness and challenge on your own to discover a way to suit your temperament or the energy of your team. Share photographs of your costume with us on social media!

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