DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Stick Figure Costume

Outshine your friends this Halloween with a costume that's easy to make and so much fun to wear.

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Materials Needed

  • black shirt, pants, shoes & hat
  • long, flexible glow sticks with connectors
  • clear packing tape

Tape Glow Sticks to Shirt

Connect glow sticks together until you have a strand that stretches the length of your wingspan (from wrist, across the chest, to other wrist). Starting in the middle of the upper chest, use clear packing tape to secure glow stick to black shirt (Image 2). Secure glow sticks down the front of the arms, taping at the upper arm and wrist. Wrap tape completely around the arm for extra security (Image 3).

Attach Torso, Legs & Head

Use tape to secure a straight glow stick line (the stick figure's torso) from the sternum to right below the belly button (Image 1). This line will connect the wingspan arch to the leg arch. To create the stick figure legs, create another arch of glow sticks similar to that of the wingspan, encircling the hips, upper thighs and ankles with tape to keep glow sticks in place (Image 1). Create a stick figure head by connecting both ends of one glow stick to create a large circle. Tape the circle at the sternum (Image 2) and on the top of the head (Image 3). Wear a black hat to prevent tape from sticking to hair. 

Get Glowing

Cut the lights and bask in the glow.

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Stick Figure Costume

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Stick Figure Costume

Need a last minute Halloween costume? With some black clothing and a pack of glow necklaces, you can whip up this bright outfit in less than 10 minutes.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

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