You obviously can’t show up for a Halloween party in your scrubs dressed as a ‘doctor’ or ‘nurse’ because that would be totally lame. And, let’s be honest, your scrubs are probably contaminated with MRSA. I would also shy away from the sexy Ebola nurse costumes that flooded the Halloween market a few years ago. If you are hoping to embrace your inner science nerd and medical know-how with your disguise this Halloween, check out the following DIY costume ideas.
1. Virus or Bacteria
Whether dressing as a virus or bacteria strikes your fancy, a germ costume is the perfect Halloween pick for nurse practitioners. Costumes can be made at home and even be a family affair. Other members of your family may consider dressing as Clorox wipes, for example. Note that in the pictured bacteria costume, the light pink macronucleus does double duty as a treat pouch.
2. Lego Healthcare Provider
Do your kids love Legos? Incorporate passion for your profession with their love of toys. With a little time and patience, you can make your own Lego healthcare provider costume at home. Just watch your step while Trick-or-Treating. Walking around clad in boxes can be a little treacherous.
3. Operation Game
Do you remember the board game Operation? Becoming a life-size version of the game makes the perfect costume for nurse practitioners. Don’t forget to bring along an obnoxious buzzer to signal a surgical move gone awry.
4. White Blood Cell
Kick off flu and cold season by celebrating the body’s natural defenses with a white blood cell costume. Isn’t this the cutest lille leukocyte you have ever seen?
By this point in your nurse practitioner career, you may be glowing with radiation, anyway. Create your own X-ray machine costume from a large cardboard box. The costume can also serve as a creative baby announcement.
This year I will not be donning a nursing-related Halloween costume. I will be appearing as a key member of the Orange Is the New Black Netflix cast. Whether for prison appropriate attire or nursing, I just can’t seem to get away from scrubs What will you dress as this Halloween?
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