12 Ideas for Best DIY Teacher Halloween Costumes

Photo: Above image courtesy of Rachel Swartz, a sixth grade ELA teacher in the Bronx, New York.

There's something about the crisp fall air that inspires maximum creativity! That's part of what I love so much about Halloween—getting to see the crafty costumes that people think up. 

If you're looking for DIY Halloween costumes for teachers, you've found your source for inspiration. I did the research for you by spending some time on Instagram looking for creative Halloween costumes for teachers...

Best Teacher Halloween Costumes: Ideas for Co-Teachers, Grade Levels, and BFFs!

These ideas win the contest for best teacher group costumes.

1. Super Mario Kart

Ms. Honey and her fellow teachers race to the top as Mario, Luigi, and more beloved characters from the classic Nintendo game.

2. Snapchat Filters

Communicate with your students on their level... Through Snapchat, of course!

3. Banana Split

Standalone as an ice cream scoop, or team up with your fellow teachers to make the perfect banana split.

4. The Price is Right

Come on down! 

5. Ten Apples Up on Top!

A perfect ten for both Halloween AND Book Character Day.

6. If You Give A...

If you give a mouse a cookie, do you have to give your class some candy?

7. Embrace Pun(ctuality)

For a school-wide food-themed Halloween celebration, Mr. Pringle and Miss Swanson played to their punny side!

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Homemade teacher costumes really up the ante when it comes to craftiness and creativity.

8. Arthur

Amanda hits all the right notes as Arthur the aardvark, from the round ears to the trademark yellow sweater.

9. The Coconut Tree

The Coconut Tree is the perfect costume for when your students are working on their ABCs.

10. Rainbow Fish

Who doesn't love the colorful, glittering scales of the Rainbow Fish?

11. Pooh Bear

Dressing up for Halloween is never a bother.

12. Scarecrow

In this case, though, no one will be questioning if you "only had a brain."

I hope these DIY Halloween costumes for teachers, from other teachers, brings you all the inspiration you need to pull out your craft supplies as trick-or-treat season is upon us. When it comes to creative Halloween costumes for teachers, we all win.

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