How fun are child and parents costumes that you can wear together? And even better if they're easy to make, right? Here is an easy tutorial for a DIY Halloween scuba baby costume and a no sew shark costume for Mom or Dad.
I have been wanting to make a scuba baby costume forever...probably since before I even had a baby! I had so much fun making this costume and Grayson actually liked wearing and "using" it. Here are the instructions for an awesome, easy and cute costume for a baby and of course a joint shark costume for Dad.
How to make the scuba costume:
What you need:
- Red, white and green felt sheets (just need a sheet of each...about $0.39 at Michael's)
- Swim goggles (I had these laying around, but you can get some cheap ones on Amazon or the Dollar Store as well)
- Elastic for the weight belt (You can also use a cord or a ribbon)
- Metal water bottle (I used a Klean Kanteen bottle, but you can use anything similar)
- Cord for the tank (I went to Osh to have them cut me a piece of pipe for this)
- Black ribbon to wear the tank
- Black electrical tape
The felt is super easy to work with. I cut out the shark diver shape flag and sewed onto the shirt. You can also hot glue gun it on. I just wanted to keep the shirt for after. You can print and trace or free-hand this image:
For the tank, I cut out a dive flag out of felt as well and attached it onto the water bottle with black electrical tape. You can also use this image below as a guide.
I wrapped the clear cord for the tank with black electrical tape and attached one end onto the water bottle with the tape and the other end onto the pacifier. Then I also attached the black ribbon onto the water bottle with more electrical tape. I used a good amount of tape to make sure everything stays together well and you can't really see it in the final product. I made the cord pretty long at first and then ended up trimming it down. You don't need too much cord actually...just enough to reach around.
Lastly, I cut the green felt into squares with 2 holes for the weight belt and wove through the elastic. I just tied the elastic onto a knot at the ends. Then I also cut out little flippers and drew black lines with a sharpie for definition. I just used his existing shoes with velcro to secure the flippers underneath. No attachments required.
No sew shark parent costume:
How to make the shark sweatshirt:
I used a cheap gray sweatshirt from Target and felt from Michael's. I bought a few of sheets of regular red, white and black felt. For the teeth I used one of the stiff felt sheets that they sell which helped keep the teeth straight. I just cut out the felt and glue-gunned it onto the sweatshirt. That's it!