ms frizzle costume guide

If you’re looking for a fun, unique costume idea this Halloween, why not dress up like everyone’s favorite schoolteacher, Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus?

Known for her bright clothes and wacky hairstyle, Ms. Frizzle is a great character to dress up as, especially for teachers trying to make the classroom a little more fun this Halloween season.

Plus, with some creativity, you can create a Ms. Frizzle costume without spending much money. Please read our guide below to learn how.

Authentic Ms. Frizzle Costume Set

If you’d like to skip the do it yourself guide, and simply purchase the best authentic costume, we’ve got you covered:

The Magic School Bus Miss Frizzle Costume

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How to Dress Like Ms. Frizzle


CHARMMA Women's Vintage Peter Pan Collar Planet Print A Line Flare Party Dress

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One of the most distinctive features of Ms. Frizzle’s outfit is her colorful dress. Start with a dark blue dress and add some colorful patches to get the look. You can find fabric patches at your local craft store or make your own by cutting out shapes from brightly colored felt.

Once you’ve added the patches, finish the look with a pair of red flats. If you don’t have time to sew on the patches, you can always safety pin them onto the dress.


The frizzy hair is an essential part of any Ms. Frizzle costume. Your hair will need to be curled beforehand if it is straight. Apply some hairspray after you’ve curled your hair to help the curls last. Then, to add height, backcomb your hair with a wide-toothed comb. At last, tie your hair back from your face with a colorful headband. Finally, the end! You can now confidently educate your peers in the scientific method.

However, your hair must be bright orange for this to work. If you aren’t a natural redhead, you will either need to dye your hair or use a wig instead.

This is the best wig I could find to replicate her signature look:

Women's Lucy Costume Wig, Auburn

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Pet Lizard

Ms. Frizzle doesn’t go anywhere without her pet lizard, Liz Ard. While you don’t need to have a lizard to complete the costume, it can be fun to include one if you have the opportunity. If you decide to go this route, you can make your own Liz Ard plush doll or buy one online.

Adore 16" Cham The Chameleon Plush Stuffed Animal Toy

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About Ms. Frizzle

Ms. Valerie Frizzle is the quirky school teacher in The Magic School Bus book series and TV show. She teaches at Walkerville Elementary School and takes her students on field trips in a magical school bus that can transform into different vehicles.

Over the course of the series, Ms. Frizzle teaches her students about various topics including science, history, and geography, but in a fun, magical way! She is known for her outgoing personality and love of adventure.

Wrapping Up

If you want to dress up as one of our most influential science teachers, we’ve got just the costume for you. The Miss Frizzle costume is perfect for any wannabe scientist looking to have a little bit of fun this Halloween.

With bright colors and an attention-grabbing design, this costume is sure to make you the life of the party. And best of all, it’s easy to put together – throw on a brightly colored dress, some funky tights, and a pair of googly eyes, and you’re good to go!

So if you want to show your love for science (or just have some fun) this Halloween, be sure to pick up a Miss Frizzle costume.

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