17 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Your College Major

Tourist. Mummy. Doctor. Ghost. Leave the boring costume ideas to the other kids. You? You’re going to get clever and pay homage to your major. Our friends at Textbooks.com searched high, low, and everywhere between for the best Halloween costumes and DIY ideas. Ones you can get together in the next few days, and on a student budget.

1. Pre-Med & Nursing — Operation Game

Not only is it an ode to your major, but it’s an ode to possibly one of the greatest childhood games.

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2. Computer Sciences — 404 Error: Costume Not Found

It’s not lazy, it’s creative! It just happens to be ridiculously simple to make.

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3. Art — Vincent van Gogh Painting

This time, you’re the canvas.

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4. Early Education — Olivia

The bonus? You can totally reuse this costume once you’re actually spending Halloweens in the classroom.

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5. Business, Finance & Accounting — Monopoly Man

Now if only we could keep passing “GO” in real life.

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6. Animal Sciences — Jellyfish

This one gives a whole new meaning to “glow up.”

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7. Meteorology — Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Rain

How clever is that spray bottle, though?

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8. Psychology — Freudian Slip

Here’s an easy one to slip into.

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9. Women’s Studies — Rosie the Riveter

This one is classic.

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10. Botany & Plant Sciences — Cactus

Another plus? You’re basically rocking a hoodie and sweatpants all day.

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11. Astronomy — Shooting Star

It’s better than going as a gas giant, right?

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12. Literature — Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary…

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13. History — Lincoln on the Penny

If you want our two cents, we think this one is super clever.

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14. Culinary Arts — Salt & Pepper

Buddy costumes FTW!

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15. Mathematics — Calculator

Will this costume impress? You can count on it!

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16. English — Grammar Police

No one will mess up “your” and “you’re” with you around.

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17. Undeclared — Highlighter

This one can make a great buddy costume, too!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What was sociology?

  2. Christian says:

    No engineering costume!?!?!

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