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Spaceman Costume

Fall is here and Halloween season is upon us! Every year we do a Homemade Halloween costume series and this year I asked my friend Fergi Johnson to put it together. Most of the items can found at the drug store or thrift store so they are simple and affordable to put together.  P.S. – for more Homemade Halloween costume ideas click here!

Spaceman Costume | Oh Happy Day!Spaceman Costume | Oh Happy Day!

Spaceman Costume | Oh Happy Day!Spaceman Costume | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Plastic bowl (we found ours at a Halloween store,) gray spray painthollow plastic ballmetal antenna , plastic tubing, duct tape, small cardboard box, gray shirt, gray pants,rubber gloveswater gun, high top shoes

For the helmet:
Step 1: Gently spray paint one side of the inside of the plastic bowl so that it creates a hazy effect.
Step 2: Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the plastic ball in half. Drill a hole in the top so the antenna can fit through.
Step 3: Drill a small hole in the top of the bowl and place the antenna and already-attached ball through the hole. Use a nut to keep the antenna in place.

To make the oxygen tank:
Step 1: Measure and cut 2 pieces of plastic tubing long enough to wrap diagonally around your child’s torso.
Step 2: Cut 2 holes (big enough to fit the plastic tubing) in the top and 2 holds bottom of the cardboard box. Attach each piece of tubing so that one end comes out of the top and the other comes out of the opposite hole in the bottom.
Step 3: Cover the cardboard box in duct tape.

Spaceman Costume | Oh Happy Day!Spaceman Costume | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
“Materials” photograph by Paul Ferney
Art Directed by Fergi Johnson
Produced by Alison Piepmeyer
Thanks to little ‘D’ for modeling!

  1. Stel // STEL STYLE

    September 15, 2014

    cool costume!! i love it so much

    http://www.stelstyle.com

  2. leslie

    September 15, 2014

    I don’t know..I know there is air at the bottom but seems like not enough air flow…suffocation hazard? But super cute

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • September 15, 2014

      The bowl we found had air holes in it already – and there was plenty of air flow that came up through the bottom. But if you were worried about it, you could always drill more holes into the front. :)

  3. Tabata

    September 15, 2014

    Hi there, where can I found the plastic bowl? Thanks

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • September 15, 2014

      We found ours at a Halloween costume store.

  4. Mike

    September 15, 2014

    Love the costume, I think I will try this myself!!!! Little “D” looks awesome.

  5. Christine

    September 15, 2014

    This costume is OUT OF THIS WORLD! :)

    http://www.thebookwormclub.org

  6. Laura

    September 15, 2014

    This kills me! It’s genius! One of our daughters was an astronaut last year, which was a super fun costume to make, but it was very NASA-inspired, and I love this other color palette so much!

  7. Andrea Jay

    September 16, 2014

    I look forward to this series every year, thanks for doing it!

  8. Jordan

    September 16, 2014

    I am so in love with this costume. I love this Halloween series!

  9. Brittany

    September 18, 2014

    This is so great!!! I really love it!

  10. Willa

    September 22, 2014

    The paint effect is cool but I would really not want the kid to be breathing in the spray paint fumes. Even when the paint has dried or seems like it doesn’t smell, it is still off-gassing volatile organic compounds pretty much indefinitely and the helmet would just hold and concentrate them.

  11. Willa

    September 22, 2014

    Maybe you could dilute non-toxic acrylic paint (aka craft paint) and put it in a spray bottle to get a similar effect? Or sponge it on.

  12. kelly

    September 22, 2014

    Could you share which Halloween store had the helmet? (I’m in Marin.) wouldn’t it tip over if used as a bowl? it looks really round.

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