Zoom Meeting Costumes

Wearing a Halloween Costume to work can be super fun – but when your work or classes are digital, it takes a little extra creativity. But you can absolutely make a last-minute costume for your digital meeting! You can enhance any of these costumes with some makeup, or you can just wear them at the beginning of the meeting, and take them off when you feel done with wearing the costume.

Spider Headband Costume

To make the spider headband, you’ll need:

  • Two craft foam balls
  • Paintbrush
  • Black Paint
  • Hot Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Pipe Cleaners

Glue the two balls together to make the head and the body.

Black pipe cleaners are best, but if you don’t have any handy, white pipe cleaners will work in a pinch. Cut 4 pipe cleaners in half, and insert into the larger styrofoam ball.

Press the headband into the body to make an indentation. Use this indentation to glue the headband into place.

Paint the spider’s body black. Paint the legs if needed.

Once the paint is dry, you can glue the eyes in place, and bend the spider’s legs.

Cat Ear Headband Costume

To make the cat ears you’ll need:

  • Headband
  • Black and pink felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue
  • Binder Clips

Cut triangles from the pink felt. Place on the black felt, cut the black felt with a 1/4″ border on the sides of the triangles, and a 1″ border on the bottom.

Glue the pink felt to the black felt.

Cut notches in the bottom of the black felt to make the ears more 3D.

Fold at the notches. Use a little glue to secure.

Line up the headband with the ears. Fold the bottom of the ears to the back. Secure with plenty of hot glue. Use a binder clip to secure the ears in place while the glue cools.

Pumpkin Headband Costume

To make the pumpkin headband costume, you’ll need:

  • Craft Foam ball
  • Orange and brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Green and tan pipecleaners
  • Headband
  • Hot Glue

Use a pipe cleaner to mark the circumference of the foam ball. Use the handle of the paintbrush to make an indentation along this line. Repeat, making three lines around the ball to mark the segments of the pumpkin.

Glue the pumpkin to the headband. Make an indentation into the bottom of the styrofoam for the headband to lie flat when glued in, just like with the spider costume.

Paint the pumpkin orange. Use the brown paint (mixed with orange as needed) in the crevices made in the last step to give them more definition.

Twist the brown pipe cleaner around the paintbrush handle to make the vines. Fold the green pipe cleaner in half several times and twist to make the stem.

Use the back end of the paintbrush to make an indentation, then glue the vine and stem in place.

Slipped Halo Costume

To make the slipped halo costume, you’ll need:

  • Gold star garland
  • Headband
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters & Pliers

Wrap the gold star garland into a circle. Wrap the end to secure the layers together.

Cut two piece of wire, each six inches long. Twist them onto the headband.

Secure the halo to the other end of each wires. Secure it close to the headband on one side to make the halo look as though it is slipping.

Witch Hat Headband

To make the witch hat headband, you’ll need:

  • Black patterned felt
  • Styrofoam cone
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Headband
  • Wire

Cut the styrofoam cone down to size.

Wrap the cone with the black patterned felt. Glue in place and trim off extra felt.

Trace a circle onto the felt to cut out the base of the witch hat.

Glue the top of the hat to the bottom.

Tie on a ribbon for decoration.

Cut two pieces of wire, each three inches long. Bend into U shapes and use to secure the headband to the bottom of the hat. Add hot glue to keep it all together.

Olympian Costume

This costume could be a statue, or an olympian… you can interpret this crown of leaves however you like. And you can pair it with a bedsheet tied like a toga if you like.

To make the Olympian Costume, you’ll need:

  • Faux Ivy
  • Brown pipe cleaner or headband

Fold the ivy back and forth on itself, then bend it into a U shape. You can glue it to the headband or wrap with a brown pipe cleaner to secure.

You can pin the crown of leaves to your hair with bobby pins, or just place it on your head.

Unicorn Horn

The Unicorn Horn is super fun to make! Here is a step-by-step video that shows you how to make it.


  1. Love it! Very clever and definitely timely.

  2. What a cute idea! I bet the participants would love it! May have to put my spin on it.

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