Halloween Costume Ideas for Music Teachers

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love planning my costume and seeing all of my students dressed up as their favorite characters. Here are some musical ideas to get your creative juices flowing for this year’s costume.


If you have another music teacher at your school or just a friend or significant other that wants to play along, you could dress up as enharmonics. Just pick your favorite pair and puffy paint them on a plain t-shirt.

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

This is one of my favorite books and one my students love! Running low on time? Linda from Floating Down the River has a great set that you can easily print, cut out, and tape in a pinch. Check it out here!

Double Bubble

Does your school use thinking maps? Why not turn them into a fun costume? Grab another specials teacher and compare and contrast your hearts out!

The Beatles

Why be just one Beatle when you can be all four at once? Pick your favorite Beatle and print out the other three out and glue to cardboard. Bonus points if you carry around a real guitar and sing Beatles songs all day!

Have a creative Halloween costume idea? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

In the original publication of this post, I had linked to an “Under A Rest” costume with a person underneath a quarter rest. I have since removed this suggestion as I reflected on how this may be hurtful, especially to students who may have incarcerated family members or friends. To read more on why you should reconsider dressing up as anything related to incarceration, please check out this article.

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