INSIDE : Learn how to make a fun and inexpensive DIY Scuba Diver Costume for your children this Halloween in just a few simple steps! Plus, it is a great dress-up outfit for years to come for every age.
Last year my kids were into all things underwater. So when Halloween was nearing, I decided to make them matching DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costumes.
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What supplies do you need to make a DIY Scuba Diver Costume for Halloween?
Black shirt and pants (I also found this Scuba Diver tee shirt option)
Set of 2 Litter Bottles
Cotton Rope or yarn
Spray Paint (green + blue)
Black Electrical Tape
Sponge Hair Curlers
Swim Goggles + Snorkels (I also found this cool Diving Hat option)
Silver Washi tape
How to make a DIY Scuba Diver Costume:
How to make a Scuba Diver Costume TOOL BELT:
Since this was a Halloween Diver costume for young children, I wanted to make simple accessories. Their tool belt was made from electrical tape and then I wove inexpensive sponge hair curlers through it.
I doubled the tape onto itself so it wasn’t sticky and wrapped it around their waist. I then used one additional piece of tape to keep it all together. You could add all kinds of fun little scuba gear related items on their belt but the sponge curlers were light weight and inexpensive, so I just went with these!
How to make a Scuba Diver Costume OXYGEN PACK:
I saved four 2-Litter bottles, washed and dried them (since I was making two costumes). Then I spray painted them the appropriate colors. After they were dry, I added black electrical tape and silver washi tape to secure them together.
I used rope to create the straps. Using hot glue I glued the bottom of the rope to the bottom of the painted bottles. The top portion of the rope, I tucked into the bottom and added a dab of glue to secure.
How to make Scuba Diver FACE GEAR:
Target was having a sale on summer swim gear, so I snagged a blue and green set of goggles and snorkels for $6.99. However, these are a similar styled snorkel and mask.
Here is a close up of their tool belt. You can see the doubled up electrical tape and how I wove the sponge curlers through it.
This was such a fun and simple costume! Also my babies were SO LITTLE!!
How to make a Scuba Steve Costume:
I had a ton of people asking how to take my children’s scuba diver outfit and make it into a Scuba Steve costume from the movie Big Daddy (got to love a little Adam Sandler family friendly movie).
You can still follow my exact directions but simply use a red pair of pants and a yellow long sleeve top. You could also wear yellow dishwashing gloves for Scuba Steve’s famous outfit! I found this pre-made one on Amazon, but I think going DIY would be much more affordable.
How to make a Scuba Diver Baby Costume:
If you are looking to make a little Scuba Diver Costume for a baby, then you are in luck! All you will need to change from my original plan is making sure you have a baby sized black onesie.
Since googles could be difficult to keep on a baby, I found these adorable goggle looking sunglasses that would be perfect for your small one.
The best part was they dressed up as scuba divers for months and months afterwards. This was an excellent costume on the cheap that really got some great use out of! So next year be sure to keep DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costumes high on your list!
- Using electrical tape, fold the entire diamter of their waist size in half and weave sponge hair curlers through it. (Doubling the tape onto itself, helps it not be so sticky) Then, use one additional piece of tape to keep it all together. You could add all kinds of fun little scuba gear related items on their belt but the sponge curlers were light weight and inexpensive, so I just went with these!
- Save, wash and dry four 2-Litter bottles for their air tanks. You can spray paint them the appropriate colors. After they are dry, added black electrical tape and silver washi tape to secure them together. I used rope to create the straps. Using hot glue, glue the bottom of the rope to the bottom of the painted bottles. For the top portion of the rope, tuck into the bottom and added a dab of glue to secure.
- For their fish buckets, paint on some chalkboard paint and allow to dry. You can then write their names on the pails for the Halloween Candy container.
You might like the other costumes I’ve made for them: