Turkey Costume Ideas and Tips for Thanksgiving


These turkey costume ideas include pilgrim and football referee turkey hat costumes, and they’ll make your Thanksgiving more fun and interesting!

Turkey Costume Ideas The Men’s Roasted Turkey Hat is a quick and easy turkey costume idea. Well, it’s not really a costume – it’s more like a Thanksgiving accessory. As far as turkey hats go, you can’t beat this one! The quality is good, the hat is lined and it’s sturdy.  One reader reported that everyone in his family, including the cat, took turns wearing the turkey hat, and it stood the test of all those heads.

Turkey is the most common main dish of a Thanksgiving dinner – and indeed, Thanksgiving is sometimes called “Turkey Day.” American turkey growers raise more than 300 million turkeys a year, to be processed into five billion pounds of turkey meat valued more than $8 billion. One third of all turkey consumption occurring in the Thanksgiving-Christmas season.





Do you still want to dress up in a turkey costume for Thanksgiving dinner, an event, or work? If so, here are a few turkey costume ideas and tips for Thanksgiving to scan through – they go beyond putting on a turkey hat.

Turkey Costume Ideas and Tips for Thanksgiving

Dressing up as a turkey is the most fun costume, but I’ll start with a pilgrim costume because it represents the Thanksgiving holiday a bit better…

Best turkey costume on Amazon

turkey costume for thanksgivingThe Men’s Adult Fleece Turkey Costume is a festive “Tom turkey costume.” It comes complete with a costume wig, jumpsuit and shoe covers. It’s a fun way to dress up for Thanksgiving – or to promote your business, wear at halloween or sit for a family picture. This turkey costume is designed to fit a man’s chest size up to 42, with a 40-inch waist.

One guy on Amazon said he was searching for a good turkey consume to run a 10k race in – and this was it! The costume material was thin and breathable, and the tail piece stayed on really well. Overall, he said, it was a very funny turkey costume.

Turkey costume

Thanksgiving turkey costume

Thanksgiving turkey costume

The The Rasta Imposta Gobbler Gold Turkey Costume is a simple and easy to wear costume – one size fits all. It’s more of a “real” turkey costume, as opposed to a fun dress up idea for Thanksgiving.

But, read the Amazon reviews before buying this turkey costume online. Most people really liked this turkey costume, but some offered tips for wearing it at Thanksgiving.

Football referee turkey hat

This is a funny Thanksgiving costume even if you’re not into football! The plush Plush Referee Turkey Hat consists of a turkey dressed up in a black and white striped referee uniform. It’s not a full Thanksgiving costume — it’s just a hat.



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Other Thanksgiving hats include a Plush Gobbler Hat, a Plush Turkey Hat or a Raw Turkey Hat.

My favorite Thanksgiving turkey costume

Thanksgiving turkey costumeThe Thanksgiving Turkey Costume is my favorite! It looks like both a creative and original costume – and so is the description:

After Halloween every year you’ll start to notice that turkeys go into hiding. That is because their least favorite holiday occurs in November! Why do these birds hate that holiday? Because if they don’t hide they chance becoming someone’s dinner on that day!

Now you can dress up as this this holiday bird in this great turkey costume. Just be sure to watch out for hunters and pilgrims…

Thanksgiving Turkey Costume Tips

If you’re dressing up in a turkey costume for a family or community event, consider asking a few people to help with the cost. If it’s a corporate Thanksgiving event, make sure you store the costume properly for next year.

Turkey costume for dogs

Turkey Costume for Dogs

Turkey Costume for Dogs

Does your dog like being the center of attention? If he doesn’t mind dressing up for Thanksgiving, consider a turkey costume for dogs. It’s a cute way to get into the Thanksgiving spirit — and some dogs really do enjoy their doggy clothes.

Thanksgiving Pilgrim costume

pilgrim girl thanksgiving costumeOne of the most popular costume ideas for Thanksgiving is a Pilgrim Girl Thanksgiving Harvest Costume. It often includes a white bonnet, very long white high waist apron, a pair of white cuffs with lace trim, and a white collar. Add these wonderful accessories to your own dress for an easy Pilgrim costume. A pilgrim costume is a bit more formal and serious than a Thanksgiving turkey costume.

The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. This first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, and it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims.

Back to the pilgrim outfit: you can also wear it in October for an easy Halloween costume

Your thoughts on these turkey costume ideas and tips for Thanksgiving are welcome below!

Are you celebrating Thanksgiving with a potluck? Read What to Bring to a Thanksgiving Potluck.

A Thanksgiving blessing: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie.



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