Turkey Costumes and Ideas for Dressing Up on Thanksgiving

Want to dress up for Thanksgiving dinner, a school event, or work?


Read Turkey Costume Ideas and Tips for Thanksgiving – it’s a much better, updated version of this article. 


These ideas in that article include pilgrim, Indian, and football referee turkey hat costumes, and they can make a family or community gathering more fun and meaningful. Those are fresh turkey costumes – they go beyond dressing up as a turkey for Thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving is about gratitude, and part of being grateful is celebrating our freedom, life, and liberty.

For some people, being grateful and celebrating our freedom and liberty involves dressing up in a fun, creative Thanksgiving turkey costume — while other people just like to watch.

Here are a few costumes and ideas to ramp up your Thanksgiving celebration…

Turkey Costumes and Ideas for Dressing Up for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Pilgrim costume. A pilgrim costume is a bit more formal and serious than a goofy Thanksgiving turkey costume.

BuyCostumes.com has a pilgrim costume for women 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 — and you can use it next October for an easy Halloween costume!

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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Turkey Costume for Dogs

Turkey Costume for Dogs

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

Assorted Thanksgiving turkey costumes. There are different types of Thanksgiving turkey costumes at online costume retailers, such as Johnny-O Turkey costume (pictured) or a Thanksgiving Turkey mascot costume.

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.

Thanksgiving Indian costume. A major part of the Thanksgiving story is the native Indians — Thanksgiving isn’t just about white pilgrims, turkeys, and the Mayflower! An Indian maiden or warrier costume is a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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!

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving ideas, read Thanksgiving Gift Ideas – Not Just Thanksgiving Baskets.

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

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