DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

INSIDE : Learn how to make a fun, EASY, 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, from babies to older children.

Scuba Diver Costume for your children

I have been making my children coordinating DIY and homemade Halloween costumes ever since they could crawl.  So far, they have been baby owls, a Baker + Cupcake and Two Outer space Planets.

Last year my kids were into all things underwater.  So when Halloween was nearing, I decided to create them matching DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costumes.

Unfortunately, I did not capture pictures of the creation process for the blog, but decided to share the few personal photos I had taken from last year.

I made my son in all blue accents for his scuba diver costume and my little girl was in all green.
 

inexpensive DIY Homemade Scuba Diver Costume

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Homemade Scuba Diver Costume
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What supplies do you need to make a DIY SCUBA DIVER HALLOWEEN COSTUME?

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Black shirt and pants  
2 sets of 2 Litter Bottles
Cotton Rope or yarn
Spray Paint (green + blue)
Black Electrical Tape
Sponge Hair Curlers
Swim Goggles + Snorkels  
Metal Pail 
Silver Washi tape
hot glue
chalkboard paint

HOW TO MAKE A DIY SCUBA DIVER HALLOWEEN COSTUME:

How to make a SCUBA Diver Costume TOOL BELT:

Since this was a Halloween costume for young children, I made simple accessories.  Their tool belt was made from electrical tape and then I wove  sponge hair curlers through it.  I doubled the tape onto itself so it wasn’t sticky and wrapped 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 Scuba Diver Costume OXYGEN BACKPACKS:

I saved four 2-Litter bottles, washed and dried them.  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.

Target’s dollar section came into play for their fish buckets, but these are a similar style pail.  And a little chalkboard paint and you can write their names on the pails.

Scuba Diver Costume in Blue

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.

Scuba Diver Belt
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 google looking sunglasses that would be perfect for your small one.

DIY Homemade Scuba Diver Costume

There have been thousands of you all making this halloween costume!!  Please tag me on Instagram with your finished products, I’d love to see and share them!! 
 

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!

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Yield: Makes One Costume

DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

Learn how to make a fun, EASY, 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, from babies to older children.

Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

Instructions

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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25 thoughts on “DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

  1. So cute! Question. .. I assume the belt is not attached to their clothes. Did you put two stripes of tape together (sticky sides) to make it? And then how did you attach it together at ends.

    1. Thank you! You are right, I put two pieces of tape together so it was not sticky and I could weave it through the sponge curlers. Then I wrapped it around their waist and secured together with an additional piece of tape. I’d love to see pictures of your little scuba divers when you are done!

    1. Good question, Daria! I tied a knot on one end of the rope and the opened the top of the soda bottle and placed the rope/knot inside the bottle, then put the cap back on. So that held the top portion of the rope. For the bottom, I simply glued the rope using hot glue.

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  3. I LOVE THIS!! Seriously, I’m off to convince my little one to do this. =) I actually scored a wetsuit for him ($1) at a garage sale this summer and it would be such a perfect outfit. So cute!

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