5 Simple DIY Halloween Costumes Nurses Can Wear To Work


Dressing up for Halloween is not just for kids! For many people, Halloween is one of their favorite days of the year. A recent article from Scrubs Magazine addresses the importance of celebrating holidays and how nurses and doctors can help bring cheer to the hospital during these special days. This article featured the Halloween celebration at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in Memphis, TN.

“It’s a lot of fun for the kids, the parents and us,” says Surgical Services Nurse Lee Jackson. “It’s especially great for the children who are confined to the hospital. It makes them feel like they’re not missing out on anything.”

We encourage our staff at St. Agnes to do the same. In fact, we have created a list of five fun and simple costumes that you can wear with your scrubs! Take a look!

1.) Princess Party

You can be any Disney princess (or character for that matter) as long as you have colored scrubs that fit the character’s outfit. Seen here, this nurse is wearing a blue top, yellow pants, and a red headband to be Snow White. Put on a headband, jewelry, or your hair in a specific style to go even further with this costume! This is a perfect outfit if you are working with kids regularly throughout your day!

Disney Primcess Nurse Halloween Costume

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2.) So Sweet.. Be a Fruit!

This costume is cute and so simple and a great option to do as a group. Just wear scrubs the color of the fruit you want to be, and you can add seeds, or a stem made out of felt, paper, sticky notes, or any material you can get your hands on!

Fruit Halloween Costume

Image via Pintrest.

3.) Add Some Spark To The Day

Such a fun and creative outfit, your whole team will be in shock! Pair pink scrubs with bunny ears, and to top it off print out the Energizer logo- or go all out and create your own drum! A unique outfit that no one will expect!


Image via Pintrest.

4.) The Classic Cat

Sometimes, less is more. Keep things simple with a cool cat outfit. Choose black scrubs and add ears and a tail for an easy costume. Draw on a nose and whiskers for extra flair! This costume would be great for those who work with kids!


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5.) Operator, Operator!

A great costume, that will make everyone giggle. This operator costume is quite the pun. Pair neutral scrubs together and cut out red and white shapes. Use sharpie to label each piece. A classic concept that people of all ages will get a kick out of!

Operator Halloween Nurse

Image via Pintrest.


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Written by Alison Millhollen

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