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Thursday, October 27, 2011

DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

This is my little miss in this year's costume! It turned out even better than we planned - and I want to make sure to thank my awesome husband for helping SO much with this project! He's the pro scuba diver {I'm certified, but nowhere near as cool as he is!}, so he made sure we had all the parts we needed, and did so much to make it look amazing!!

DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume at #Halloween

Backpack/Leash/Harness {the animal ones would work fine, too}
Black long sleeved shirt
Black pants/leggings
Silver spray paint
Craft foam
Two 2-liter soda bottles
One 1-liter soda bottle
4-6 scouring pads
1 yard nylon webbing {pink, of course}
Black nylon webbing with plastic buckle {sports section of store}
Black cord keeper tube
Plastic zip ties
**Safety goggles

1. Cut the top section off of the 1-liter soda bottle. Spray paint the scouring pads, both 2-liter bottles, and the top of the 1-liter bottle with the silver paint. Let dry COMPLETELY.

2. Remove black nylon from the buckle and replace with the pink nylon {this step can be optional}. Adjust to fit around your child's waist to make the belt. We also attached pink webbing to the straps of the backpack/harness with safety pins to add more color.

3. Roll the scouring pad onto itself, and hot glue. Then attach the rolled pads onto the sides of the belt with hot glue to make the weights.

4. Use the zip ties to attach the 2-liter soda bottles to the backpack. {You can use one bottle instead of two, but we liked the look of two better.} It also helps to use the zip ties to attach the bottles together as well so they won't wiggle all over the place.

5. Cut two long pieces of the cord keeper tube and connect to the "tanks" by hot gluing the tubing to the outer side of each of the 2-liter bottles. Let dry/cool and then connect the other ends to the lid of the 1-liter bottle. You can also cut a hole in the lid of the 1-liter bottle to make a more believable regulator.

6. For fins, I just freehanded the shapes on the craft foam, cut a strip and hot glued it on the back. Then I just put the velcro from her shoes through the loop to keep them on her feet.

{With how much she ran around at the Halloween party, let's just say it's a good thing we had a whole sheet of the foam. The strips tore and the fins were pretty trashed. So I cut out another pair for her to use for trick-or-treating. Easy to make, so it's not a big deal.}

7. We just used some swim goggles and a pink headband - which is normally NOT recommended for scuba diving.... but it works for a costume! **We were actually going to use some safety goggles and then add some craft foam around the edge for the mask, but couldn't find any that would be small enough for her to wear.

Now all we need to do is put our shark fins on {yep, the parents are being sharks this year!}, attach the leash and we are a go for trick-or-treating! My daughter LOVES wearing her costume - she cries when we have to take the harness off!! Her costume was a hit at our family Halloween party, and the main reason we don't have more photos than this is because we couldn't get her to hold still long enough!! :)

Would you like to comment?

  1. This is so cute! She would fit right in with us for Halloween this year. My youngest is going to be a shark and my two older boys are going to be surfer dudes:)

  2. This is so cute! Great imagination! :)

  3. This is so cute! Great imagination! :)

  4. Wow, that looks good enough to be store bought! Wish I could have made our ninja costumes....

  5. wow that's awesome!


  6. So creative! I love how it turned out...especially her flippers. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Totally aDORable! Love the flippers. ;) Great idea for a costume...I don't know that I've ever seen a little scuba diver come through the neighborhood. Would you share it here?

  8. That is too cute! And she is totally adorable!!

  9. so creative and cute! I am featuring this on B&D facebook page.

  10. CUTE costume!! I love the little flippers! :) Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party! Have a wonderful Halloween weekend! XOXO!!

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  11. She is adorable! ~ Creative costume ~ Awesome! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/Weidknect Planet

  12. That is sooo adorable!! I'll bet she loves playing in it. The halloween candy she gets from wearing it is also a pretty sweet perk.

  13. Oh my gosh this is awesome! Pinning this for next year! How in the heck did you dream that up? Your amazing!

  14. This is soooo adorable and creative! I'm going to go put it on our Facebook page and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday!

  15. Love the pink! She is so adorable in her scuba gear!

  16. This is just ridiculously cute!!! And the costume is great too!!

    Great job on the costume - super creative!!

  17. Love the costume! And the cutie wearing it!

  18. That is AWESOME! She looks fantastic - you did a great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  19. Hi

    I found you through Jill's "Round Tuit" linky party.

    Awww, she is absolutely ADORABLE!! What great costume, well done!

    Michelle :o)

  20. What a clever idea! Too cute! Love her pink flippers. :)

  21. Oh I love it! This is fabulous costume - so original and she is darling. Thanks for joining my Halloween Party!

  22. This is a super cute idea. You probably could of found some pretend safety goggles in all the Home Depot toys at Toys R us.

  23. Oh my gosh! This is sooo stinkin adorable.. and soo unique! Love it
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

  24. what a great daughter and i love it so much that this is what she's going to be for halloween this year- i've already started making it n putting it all together even though i have a month n a half but we're a big halloween family n i make the kids' costumes every year (13 yrs n we've never had a store bought costume :)
    THANK YOU SOOOO much for sharing this great idea!

  25. I LOVE her costume! What a good idea! So stinking cute! Gahhhh!

  26. Loving your whole halloween series of posts! Enter this one into our DIY a Halloween Costume Challenge! :)

  27. Absolutely adorable!! Thanks for sharing this mindblowing post!

  28. SUPER FUN!!! pinning to use this next year with my boys... their uncle is a big scuba guy so they would love this! I came over from the costume link party... I just linked up my boys football player costumes for this year... :o)


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