Sunday, September 4, 2011

DIY Bubble Bath Costume

I have been trying for years to get my daughter to use this costume. Unfortunately as a kid she never wanted me to make it and well now she is too big to tricking or treating. I always thought it was so cute though and it would have been so easy to make.

I have seen two versions of this costume. One is pictured and the other I cannot find a photo of it. Either versions are easy to do and I am going to explain the one I like as it may be difficult to find a rubber duck blow up toy.

Here's what you will need:
  • Rectangular Heavy Card Board Box (if it is not heavy then get two that are the same size and glue them together for extra support).
  • White balloons (about 2-3 dozen)
  • Hot Glue
  • Clear Packing Tape
  • White paint
  • Fiber fill
  • Bath Brush
  • Shower Cap
  • Pink Sponge Rollers
  • Soap Box
  • 2 Heavy straps or 2 old belts
  • Flesh Colored pantyhose and top

  • Paint the rectangle box white. (This will be your tub
  • Attach two straps to the box,one on each side. The top of the box should be waist length.
  • Using  pantyhose and fiber fill you want to create some legs. Fill the pantyhose with filler fill to approximately the knees of the panty hose. Once you get them filled then fold over twice and sew shut.
  • Now attach the legs one by one to the end of the tub box. (It should resemble legs hanging out of the bathtub.)
  • Blow up balloons
  • Put on the flesh colored top and some white sweat pants or tan tights.
  • Step into the cardboard and hold up tub by slipping straps over your shoulders.
  • Now someone will have to help you tape the balloons securely onto  the carboard. The balloons will resemble bubbles and they should all be white or pearly looking.
  • Once all of the balloon are tapes on don your shower cap and hold the back scrubber for special effects.
This is a cute costume that could be used for a Halloween costume contest. It's unique and cute.

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