“What’s our family theme for our Halloween costumes this year?” A question my kids start asking in August. This sis why I have many DIY Halloween costumes, to help families, and show them it doesn’t need to be complicated. Take this easy DIY Scuba Diver costume, for example. You can add a whole family of divers on a budget and using things you probably have around the house. Check out this Scuba Diver costume tutorial.
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Easy DIY Scuba Diver Costume
Some store bought costumes are awesome, I’ll admit it. But the costumes that are homemade are even awesomer. When we have a family Halloween costume theme that’s DIY, the kids all pitch in and we get crafty together. The key is it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Enter Scuba Steve costumes.
The great thing about this is you can make it as colorful, decorative, elaborate, or simple as you want. You could make it in 30 minutes if you have the material. Let’s get to this scuba diver costume tutorial.
DIY Scuba Diver Costume Materials
Black clothing – pants and shirt
Goggles or Scuba/Snorkel mask
Duck Tape – color of your choosing
Black Electrical Tape
Two empty 2-liter soda bottles
Glue or Glue Gun
How to Make a DIY Scuba Diver Costume
First, set aside your black clothing. That’s the easy part.
Time to make your scuba tanks! Make sure your 2-liter soda bottles are empty, rinsed out, and dry. You can decorate them however you like. Bright colors? Sure! Paint or Duck Tape? Whichever you choose!
We went with a classic gray Duck Tape look. We just wrapped the duck Tape around in layers.
My girls would probably use colored Duck Tape. Next use the black electrical tape and wrap it around each bottle to look like a scuba tank. We usually have Duck Tape around, so I just cut that in half instead of using electrical tape.
Then glue the bottle together. I like using a hot glue gun, because it holds better, but you can also tape the back for reinforcements. It doesn’t have to look pretty. That’s why I like the back, so it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Then take your rope or cord and glue it to the top and bottom of your bottles. I used some hot glue and then also reinforced it with tape. Ta-da! Your scuba pack is complete!
Put on those black clothes and add goggles, scuba accessories, or anything else you’d like! I added a giant fish 🙂
Show Laffy Taffy Your Family Costumes
Check out Laffy Taffy’s Instagram account and share your family DIY costumes on Instagram with the hashtag #HafftoLaff. You can make a family of scuba divers, a shark and scuba diver, or whatever you want. Just have fun with it, because really, that’s what it’s all about – making memories and laughing together.
All month long, they’ll be featuring their favorite family costumes! So smile and say, “Scuba Steve!”