60 Best Teacher Halloween Costumes for Groups and Partners

Do you and your work besties really want to impress your students this year with top-notch teacher Halloween costumes? No need to worry! We’ve got you covered with everything from the educational to the absurd. We’ll even help you gather all the essentials for each, so the whole crew looks their festive best. Flying solo on a costume this year instead of working with the whole group? No worries, we’ve got looks for you too!

Whether you’re the artsy friend who owns a coveted Cricut or more of a click-to-cart type, there is something for everyone on our list of the best teacher Halloween costumes. We have hilarious options from everyone’s favorite comedies like Napoleon Dynamite and The Office as well as educational choices that will fit in with your wellness and science units. Who knows, you might even win a costume contest while you’re at it! Go ahead and grab your fellow teachers to pick your favorite from our list below.

Solo Teacher Halloween Costumes

1. Wilson from Home Improvement

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Mrs. Orman’s Classroom/Wilson via traceeorman.com

This one is a definite throwback, but we think a lot of kids have probably seen the reruns of this show. It is just too clever not to include on a list of teacher Halloween costumes.

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2. Pumpkin π

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Rachel Joseph/Pumpkin Pi Costume via Pinterest

This one is for all those math teachers out there and maybe for the ELA teachers too since they love a good pun.

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3. Ceiling Fan

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Instructables/Ceiling Fan via instructables.com

Speaking of puns, this costume is so simple but so funny. See which of your students pick up on it the fastest!

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4. Fork in the Road

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Mrs. Orman’s Classroom/Fork in the Road via traceeorman.com

This costume pairs perfectly with a lesson on metaphors! We especially love that all it takes to recreate are some black clothes, yellow duct tape, and a fork, of course!

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5. Smartie Pants

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Crumb Kisses/10 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes via crumbkisses.com

Teacher Halloween costumes that can be pulled together last minute are a must since a teacher’s life is a busy one. Grab a bag of Smarties and tape them to your pants for what we think is a hilarious costume!

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6. Miss Havisham

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Instructables/Miss Havisham via instructables.com

If you are a high school English teacher, this is the costume for you! Great Expectations is certainly a classic, and Miss Havisham might be the most memorable character from the novel.

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7. Waiting … waiting …

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@thecaffeinatedteacher/Waiting costume via Instagram

Talk about relatable! This costume idea is funny while also driving home a point to your (sometimes) chatty students.

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8. Popcorn Party

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magicwandprofessor/Popcorn Party via Instagram

This costume is just so cute! We especially love the way the teacher here has incorporated the popcorn theme into her reading nook.

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Teacher Halloween Costumes for Duos and Trios

9. Napoleon and Pedro

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People/Napoleon Dynamite via people.com

Some teacher Halloween costumes like this one may appeal more to your fellow teachers than your students since they hearken back to an old-school movie. It really couldn’t be easier to pull off this dynamic duo! We subbed in a blue shirt for Pedro (another one of his iconic looks from the film), but really any button-up will do.

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10. Alvin, Simon, and Theodore

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lifewithmrswasick/Alvin, Simon, Theodore via Instagram

Caution: Whoever picks Alvin as their costume will probably hear it screamed at them more than once throughout the day. Otherwise, this costume is totally easy to put together!

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11. Slinky Dog

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Gutsy Feeling/Slinky Dog Costume via gutsyfeeling.com

To recreate this look, just wear all brown, have one person don dog ears, and put some curly metal wire between you and your buddy for a perfect slinky pup.

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12. Cruella de Vil and Dalmatians

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Teaching_in_Skirts/101 Dalmatians via Instagram

If you wanted, you could gather 101 of your teacher besties to join in! On top of DIY supplies, we found some ready-to-wear Dalmatian shirts, ears, and a Cruella you can pop on instead.

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13. Rock, Paper, Scissors

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whatwhitwore/Happy Halloween via Instagram

You can show off your DIY skills like these ladies—we’re especially impressed by those scissors!—or grab a pre-made costume.

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14. A Wearable History Lesson

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ESC Region 11 Social Studies/Costumes via Facebook

This one is perfect for the history department. Get yourself a recognizable hat and headscarf to bring good old Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter to life. Finally, get to work on those famous posters.

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15. Dominoes

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Mom’s Kitchen Cool/Dominoes via Pinterest

Teacher Halloween costumes like this one that are simple and easy to put together mean more time for grading and bonding with your students. Just make sure your pieces can score a nice amount of points in case another pair of domino’d teachers challenges you to match.

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16. Coffee and Donut

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Why not recreate your favorite teachers-lounge snack? Especially when it’s as easy as picking up ready-made costumes to slip on over your regular clothes!

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17. Best Friend Necklace

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jamierose23/Best Friends Necklace Costume via Instagram

You probably had one of those “best friend” heart necklaces as a child, right? Pretty much any color of construction paper will do, but we went for old-school nostalgia with a gold-and-silver theme for our product picks.

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18. Field Trip Survivors

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typeainprek/Happy Halloween via Instagram

So easy to put together with a simple poster-board sign—and you can mix things up by basing it off whatever your most recent school field trip was. These ladies seem to have survived a visit to the local pumpkin patch. Did you go to a museum recently instead? Try ripping up a cheap print of famous artwork that was on display for another fun spin (and then maybe reprinting some to hang up in class).

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19. Hippie Teachers

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Cmsheppard/flower children via Pinterest

Know anyone who’s stashed away some old 1970’s duds? This group costume is the perfect time to show them off! If not, there are a couple of other options we found for embracing your inner hippie.

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20. Encanto Ensemble

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princesspartygdl/Encanto via Instagram

We don’t talk about Bruno, but we definitely will be talking about this fun costume idea. Your students have likely seen Encanto and will therefore love seeing you dressed as one of their favorite characters.

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21. Hocus Pocus

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linzhinzstudio/Sanderson Sisters via Instagram

Hocus Pocus has become a classic Halloween movie in the last few decades, and the recent sequel has introduced it to younger audiences too. We can think of many costumes more fun than dressing as the hilarious Sanderson sisters!

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22. A Human Pinata

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Costume Works/Pinata via costume-works.com

Kids love pinatas and their teachers so they will really get a kick out of seeing those two things combined with this funny costume idea! Just make sure that no one tries to whack you with a stick!

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23. Monsters, Inc.

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thetalesofmisstrow/Monsters Inc. via Instagram

Regardless of whether you choose to be Sully, Mike Wazowski, or one of the other adorable characters in this Disney classic, your class will love it! We love that it requires very little to pull together since some construction helmets and paper cut-outs will go a long way.

Here’s how to get the look:

Teacher Halloween Costumes for Groups

24. Crayola Crayon Box

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Ashleigh Ford/Crayola Crayons via Instagram

We just love teacher Halloween costumes that look like they belong in their students’ backpacks. This super-easy costume idea works well for bigger groups, and you really only need some primary-color T-shirts and party hats. It will help to have someone crafty to create the lettering and big box.

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25. Blue’s Clues & Co.

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tooschool_forcool/Blues Clues via Instagram

We’ll give you four clues about what this next group costume is! How clever is this group’s idea for painting chef hats for the Salt and Pepper toppers? We also found an exact replica of Steve’s shirt from the show and some fun options for Blue!

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26. Bucket Fillers

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Kathy Trainor-Bruso/Bucket Filler Costume via Pinterest

A group costume that also reinforces a message about kindness and filling others’ buckets—yes, indeed! The hardest part will be cutting the plastic buckets to shape, but from there you’ll just need a little hot glue and your imagination.

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27. Mother Nature and the Four Seasons

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Allison Bates/Four Seasons via Pinterest

Teacher Halloween costumes that can be mostly assembled with items you already own are a win-win in our book. This look will work well with a science unit on weather for younger grades.

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28. The Princess A-Team

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craftanoon/Princess Costumes via Instagram

Teacher Halloween costumes that make you look like a beloved Disney character will be sure to please. We took inspiration from the Fairy Godmother on the far left and found some lovely pieces, plus pre-made costumes to let your inner Disney princess shine!

Here’s how to get the look:

29. Teenage Mutant Ninja Teachers

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PS889K/Ninja Turtles via Twitter

Did you know a group of turtles is called a “bale”? Yep, you can use this fun costume as a teaching moment too!

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30. Candy!

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karenscheuer/Candies via karenscheuer.files.wordpress.com

This costume idea will have your students debating over what’s the best candy. You’ll need an artistic peer to get in on the fun since someone has to paint the logos on the T-shirts.

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31. The Emoji Keyboard

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slooplions/Emojis via Instagram

Anyone else especially relate to the emoji on the far right? Let students know how you really feel with this adorable and easy-to-make costume.

Here’s how to get the look:

32. Jellyfish

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All About 3rd Grade/Jelly Fish Costume via allabout3rdgrade.com

This idea is so easy to recreate and will be sure to delight your students. Purchase some cheap umbrellas or grab some from home, add some large googly eyes, and finally, attach some crepe paper.

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33. The Office

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Come Stay a While/The Office Costume via Pinterest

Get the whole group together and dress as the cast from “The Office.”

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  • Iron-On T-Shirt Letters, under $10 at Walmart
  • Tie, under $15 at Walmart
  • Women’s Classic Career Shirt, under $15 at Walmart
  • Gioberti Men’s Short-Sleeve Solid Dress Shirt, under $25 at Walmart
  • GRACE KARIN Long-Sleeve Button-Down Cardigan, under $25 at Amazon
  • Urban CoCo Midi Pencil Skirt, under $20 at Amazon
  • Pack of 6 Fashion Silk Neck Tie, under $15 at Amazon
  • Clear Lens Aviator Eyeglasses, under $10 at Amazon
  • Construction Paper, under $15 at Michaels

34. Grammar Police

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Mrs. Patricia J. Leister/Grammar Police via Twitter

This is the perfect group costume for the English/Language Arts Department. Your students will be on their best grammar behavior to avoid arrest!

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35. Magic School Bus

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Coolest Homemade Costumes/Magic School Bus via coolest-homemade-costumes.com

A childhood staple for millennials and even their kids thanks to the revival series, The Magic School Bus is a beloved show and book series that makes for a perfect group costume. You’ll definitely want to get a red wig and the perfect dress for everyone’s favorite teacher, Ms. Frizzle. If you’re really feeling adventurous, buy some battery-operated tap lights to use as working headlights!

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36. Beanie Babies

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Esther Chae/Beanie Babies via Twitter

Since kids love Beanie Babies, this will be the perfect teacher costume to grab their attention. Pick your favorite animal onesie, then find your artsy friend who owns a Cricut and get some help making the signature TY tags. Bonus: You’ll never be more comfortable at work!

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37. 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

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Alexlexlalove/Fish Costumes via Instagram

Bonus: You can reuse these tutus next year for The Day the Crayons Quit costumes. It may be difficult to find the fishy headgear the teachers sport in this pic, but you could try cutting out fish shapes from construction paper or similar creative options.

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38. Food Groups

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Littleton Public Schools/Food Groups via lpsfoundation.com

Teacher Halloween costumes that double as a wellness lesson—yes, please! This is a great ensemble costume idea if you’re in a time crunch and need an inexpensive, pre-made option. Plus, you can add more folks in on the fun—like someone covered in purple balloons as a bunch of grapes!

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39. The Holidays

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fall_in_love93/The Holidays via Instagram

Everyone picks their favorite holiday! There are so many ways you can go for the outfits, depending on your mood and closet, so we focused on finding the best seasonal headgear to top you off.

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40. The Care Bears

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ntmyerica/Care Bears via Instagram

Teacher Halloween costumes can be nostalgic like this one from your favorite childhood cartoon. Choose the bear that fits each group member’s personality the best, and give your students the Care Bear Stare!

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41. Expo Markers

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mmeelarue/Expo-Markers via Instagram

Have a showdown with another group dressed as the Crayola colors for an epic battle of the best school supplies! Or just have fun posing like this group. Either way, grabbing some card stock for the cap hats, white aprons, and fabric paint will do the trick.

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42. Giraffes Can’t Dance

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nofluffteachingstuff/Giraffes Can’t Dance via Instagram

Teacher Halloween costumes should be comfortable like this cute look. Giraffes Can’t Dance is one of our favorite books for teaching social skills—and reading it to your kids will be even more magical while dressed in a fun onesie!

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43. Pooh and Friends!

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Firstie Land/Winnie the Pooh via Instagram

You can’t go wrong with these classic characters from the Hundred Acre Wood! These DIY shirts are adorable, but we also found some pre-made ones to make life easier for you.

Here’s how to get the look:

  • Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart T-Shirt, under $15 at Amazon
  • Satin Pink Wired Ribbon, under $20 at Amazon
  • Bright Felt Sheets by Creatology, under $10 at Michaels
  • Pooh & Friends T-Shirts, under $35 at Etsy
  • Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, and Pooh Ears, under $25 at Etsy
  • Terra-Cotta Plastic Planter, under $5 at Home Depot
  • Acrylic Paint Value Pack by Craft Smart, under $10 at Michaels

44. The Price Is Right

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While it might not be as fun as being an actual contestant on The Price Is Right, you can still pretend! You can also try incorporating elements of the game show into your lesson plan!

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45. Trolls

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gphonda/Our Lovely Trolls via Instagram

Regardless of whether you grew up playing with troll dolls in the 1980s and 1990s or just started to love them with the newer movies, everyone will love dressing up in these cute costumes.

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46. Alice in Wonderland

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ebberinflow/Alice in Wonderland via Instagram

Alice in Wonderland is a classic that you can share with your students in the weeks before Halloween. Once they’ve become familiar with the story and the beloved characters, they will delight in seeing their teachers in this fun group costume. You can make some adjustments to make sure the costumes stay modest enough for the classroom.

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47. Mario Kart Cast

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dj30rack/Mario Kart via Instagram

There are few things kids love more than video games so why not bring that into the classroom with these fun costumes? Maybe have kids complete a writing assignment on which character they like best and why!

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48. 1990s Toys

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Studio DIY/90s Toys Costumes via studiodiy.com

Feeling nostalgic for your childhood while maybe wanting to introduce your students to some cool retro toys? This costume idea is so unique, and you can pick and choose which toys to turn into costumes!

Here’s how to get the look:

Learn more: DIY 90S Toys Costumes at Studio DIY

49. The Breakfast Club

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Brit + Co/Halloween Costume Ideas – The Breakfast Club via www.brit.co

The Breakfast Club may have been filmed in the 1980s, but it still holds up today. Gather your teacher besties and have fun deciding who will be the popular girl, the nerd, the misfit, the bad boy, and the jock. But please, don’t you forget about me!

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50. The Royal Wedding

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Brit + Co/Group Halloween Costume Ideas – The Royal Wedding via www.brit.co

We’ll be honest, this one is so good, it has us in stitches. The best part is you can use it to jump-start a discussion on the history of the Royal Family!

Here’s how to get the look:

51. Pokémon

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Brit + Co/Group Halloween Costume Ideas – Pokémon via www.brit.co

Kids (and let’s face it adults too) love Pokémon so they will definitely be into this fun teacher Halloween costume!

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52. The Golden Girls

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Daily Mail/New Golden Girls via www.dailymail.co.uk

This costume might need some explaining for your students since The Golden Girls was on in the 1980s. Regardless of whether they’ve heard of the show, they will still get a kick out of seeing their teachers age so quickly.

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53. Play-Doh Containers

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K Teacher Tiff/Play-Doh via kteachertiff.com

This costume is so simple to pull off since it requires little more than a Play-Doh shirt and a bunch of different-colored Frisbees. We especially love that it works for large groups or just one teacher.

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54. Ice Cream Sundae

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K Teacher Tiff/Ice Cream Sundae via kteachertiff.com

As far as teacher Halloween costumes go, this one is so tasty! Sprinkle shirts, cherry headbands, and a large cut-out banana are all you need to pull this look together.

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55. Gymnasts

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Brit + Co./Group Halloween Costume Ideas – Gymnasts via www.brit.co

Regardless of whether you love Simone Biles or Mary Lou Retton, you and your teacher friends will have a blast dressing up as Olympic gymnasts. It will get your students excited about the Olympics and can spark a great history lesson too!

Here’s how to get the look:

56. DC vs. Marvel

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Brit + Co./Group Halloween Costume Ideas – DC Vs. Marvel via www.brit.co

Almost everyone has an opinion on whether the DC or Marvel Universe is better, and this cute costume idea will certainly spark that debate. You can also use it as a jumping-off point for a writing assignment.

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57. Learning Targets

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targetteachers/Target Costumes via Instagram

Every teacher loves Target so why not incorporate that into your teacher Halloween costumes? All you need to make this one a reality are red shirts, Target name tags, and some laminated cards with your favorite learning targets on them.

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58. Circus

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Brit + Co./Group Halloween Costume Ideas – Circus via www.brit.co

Who hasn’t dreamed of being a ringmaster at least once in their life? Gather your teacher friends and create a whole circus worth of costume ideas.

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59. School Supplies

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Oriental Trading Company

Teacher Halloween costumes with a school theme like this one are perfect, but be careful no one tries to shove you in their backpack.

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60. Sesame Street

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Pocket of Preschool/26 Halloween Costumes for Teachers via pocketofpreschool.com

This is such a cute costume, especially for preschool teachers. It works perfectly for large groups of teachers since there are so many beloved Sesame Street characters.

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Do you have an amazing group or partner Halloween costume? Come and share in our We Are Teachers chat group on Facebook.

Plus, take a look at these book character teacher Halloween costumes and classroom crafts and activities for Halloween.


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