Too Cool for Pool: 3 Last-Minute DIY Costumes

These versatile noodles aren't just for the pool anymore!

Adorable Pool Noodle Halloween Costumes 01:37

Repurpose pool noodles as funky Halloween costumes for the whole family.

Show: HGTV Happy

Why pay a lot of money for a costume you’re only going to wear once? With some very inexpensive materials and a minimal amount of time and effort, you can create cute and creative costumes that are sure to impress this Halloween.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Begin by trimming seven pool noodles in stair-stepping lengths. Once trimmed, use an ink pen attached to a string to pull string through the noodle and bend the shortest noodle to create an arch. Once bent, remove the pen and tie the string together. Repeat this step with all noodles, bending them over each other from smallest to largest. Use ribbons to create backpack straps, and attach white balloons at the bottom of the noodles to create a picturesque rainbow.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Queen Bee

Wrap a full-length yellow pool noodle around your torso, and secure it with clear tape. Next, add a noodle above and below the full-length noodle. These should both be cut two inches shorter. Continue adding pool noodles above and below, each two inches shorter than the last until you have used eight noodles total. To take this costume to the next level, add fun embellishments like a queen's crown and sweet "flying" bumblebees.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Small Fry

Tape yellow and white stripes across the bottom of a red poster board, and place cut-out yellow paper letters across the top that read “FRIES.” Tape random lengths of yellow pool noodles at the top to create the look of golden fries protruding out of the top of a box. Repeat all steps to create a back, and hold the two together with bungee cords draped over your shoulders.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Next Up

15 Hilarious Halloween Costume Ideas for Cats

Lean into the season with any of these eerie-sistible cat costumes.

Save on Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family During's Sale

Classic Disney character costumes, plus looks from the Marvel universe, Star Wars, Pixar and more, are all 20 percent off right now.

15 Too-Cute Halloween Costume Ideas for Dogs

Your fur baby shouldn't be left out of the Halloween fun! We tracked down some seriously adorable costumes that'll be perfect for your pup.

The 30 Best Halloween Costumes for Kids

Trick or treat! We've got the cutest and coolest costumes lined up for your kids this Halloween.

20 Adorable Halloween Costume Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

You're never too young to get in on the Halloween fun (or to have your parents do it for you). We've found darling ideas for our little ones of all ages, from newborns to toddlers.

How to Make a Gumball Machine Pumpkin

With a little patience (and a whole lot of gumballs), you can create a one-of-a-kind decor piece that trick-or-treaters will flock to this Halloween.

How to Make an Image Transfer Pumpkin

This old-school image transfer technique gives pumpkins an imperfect, antiqued look that is just the thing to dress up your porch, mantel or indoor Halloween display.

How to Make Bleach-Dyed Halloween X-Ray Pillow Covers

Give your couch a creepy touch this Halloween with one-of-a-kind throw pillows created from materials borrowed from your bathroom cabinets.

DIY Halloween Wreath for Trick-or-Treat Candy

Hang up something hauntingly adorable for your trick-or-treaters with this DIY Halloween wreath featuring a secret candy pouch.

Transform a Pop-Up Play Tent Into a Haunted Playhouse

Give your kid's pop-up play tent a monster makeover just in time for Halloween.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.