Top 5 Homemade Maths Costumes for Halloween

Is your child a Maths Whizzer? Come up with some creative maths costumes this Halloween!

Halloween is a time when children can express their hobbies and interests through their costumes. Maths Whizzers don’t often get to display their love of numbers through their clothing choices, but there are some homemade maths-related Halloween costumes that will let everyone know how much your child love maths!


Odd Number

Paint the number 3 onto a shirt with fabric paint. Then mess up your hair, wear mismatched socks, and do any other strange things to your attire and make-up. Voila — you’re an odd number. Of course, any odd number would work if you’d rather wear 7, 15, etc.

Pie Chart

Attach two large pieces of card stock together so they can be worn like a sandwich board over your shoulders. Print and cut out pictures of different pies or draw them on in bold markers. Label the pies and tell people you are a pie chart.


Use a large cardboard box from an appliance, large speakers etc. Cut a hole in the top front (like the display panel in a calculator) and cut off the bottom flaps for your feet to stick out. Then draw on all the buttons for the keypad. You can make your calculator a complicated graphing calculator or a simple desk calculator.

Pumpkin Pi

Acquire any sort of pumpkin costume, or just buy an orange T-shirt. Write out in fabric paint as much of the number pi as you can fit on the costume or orange shirt. Tell people you are “pumpkin pi.”

Group Costume: Pi or Number Line

If you are part of a maths-loving group of friends, you can dress up together as the number pi. Simply make T-shirts with the digits of pi and have one person wear the 3, another wear the decimal point, another wear the 1, etc. You can continue this costume for as many colleagues or friends as you would like. Similarly, a group of people can wear numbers and be a number line when they stand in a row.

Via eHow.

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