DIY Costume Ideas for Teachers—On the Cheap!

The faculty 12 months has begun, and the calendar pushes on in direction of Halloween. And whilst lots of public colleges really do not participate in the ghoul and goblin-laden holiday, teachers not often require a purpose to get dressed up and be component of the enjoyable!

Growing up in a family that creatively cobbled together costumes, and relished a superior dress-up costume on occasion, I truly feel certified to share these suggestions. I’ve sifted via a Pinterest board or two, and uncovered some inexpensive and Do-it-yourself costumes that’ll assist you rock your next costume-up possibility!


Greenback retail store for name tags- Growth. You happen to be an identification thief. Level up and seize a burglar’s mask for a plausible “thief.”

You can also hit the greenback retailer to appear for multicolored spherical “dot” stickers. Put them on a gray sweatshirt, and you’re a illness! Go the extra mile and place stickers on colleagues and students to “infect” them.

Impression from: Via @JENNYREE86/INSTAGRAM


Hawaiian Punch: grab your favored Hawaiian shirt and discover some boxing gloves. 

“Bee”yonce: a tiny a lot more associated if you duplicate this costume, but locate a yellow shirt and black electrical tape (or the reverse), include a tiara (or a tinfoil coated Burger King crown) and you are Queen Bee- the bee OR Beyoncé. 

Preserve the bee appear, set letters all more than and carry all-around a trophy: Spelling Bee!

Ceiling fan: get a team jersey and tape copied photos of a ceiling supporter to it. Include pom poms, beads, and other favored sports activities components (the large #1 would be fantastic!). 

The white haired gent in the photo higher than is intended to be “fantasy football”…I recommend introducing a wizard hat (make your personal out of black design paper) and a wand manufactured from a dowel.


Be a Sneech from Dr. Seuss’ The Sneeches. Use yellow and put a environmentally friendly star or 2 on your stomach. Persuade colleagues to dress in 1 or 2 stars upon thars.

Want to be Massive Chook? Buy a yellow boa, and set feathers on the leading of your head and on your sides. Uncover a yellow beak (or make one with cardboard), and orange and pink striped socks. 

A person additional yellow shirt plan: incorporate blue cat ears and 4 buttons to become Pete the Cat.


I’m a supporter of this strategy for its simplicity! Choose your favorite emoji, then lower a circle out of cardboard. Paint it yellow then embellish accordingly. Use items of duct tape to protected it to your outfits.

Cardboard circles can be employed for many diverse concepts: M&Ms, balloons, The Dot, a indication, or phrases as a part of your costume. Lesser circles of pink, yellow, and inexperienced on a yellow or black shirt could be a stoplight.


Grammar Law enforcement(certainly my costume this yr!):

Note the pad of paper and Liquid Paper in the toolbelt. You could have variants on this costume with Kindness Law enforcement (distribute coronary heart stickers), Humor Police (convey to terrible jokes, have a clown horn)- so lots of wonderful solutions for this a single!



Other notable ideas:

Black-eyed Pea: Black makeup close to an eye, and tape (or cloth paint) to set a “P” on your shirt.

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

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Red shirt with pink “D”s on each sleeve, black leggings (scissors), tape a several items of large-dominated to your shirt (paper), set on a black or brown garbage bag and things total of newspaper (rock).

Literature people: Attempt bringing it back to some of the outdated classics alongside with the well-known contemporary people: Scout or Atticus Finch, Hardy Boys, Ramona Quimby, Superfudge…a huge assortment of choices!  Place on a cape (bedsheet) and crown (see “Bee”yonce), get a handful of plastic or development paper flies= Lord of the Flies!

Dress up as your teaching buddy/hero: College students like this, specially when they can determine out who’s who!

I’ve saved the greatest for last: my all-time favorite costume to knock the socks off your colleagues and college students:


I saw this costume the moment “in the wild,” and can honestly say it was amazing. Go to the Virtually the Genuine Issue site write-up for uncomplicated-to-comply with instructions.

No make a difference what your creation, embrace your creative imagination and problem oneself to locate a way to accommodate your identity or the energy of your team. Share images of your costume with us on social media!

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