Too Cool for Pool: 3 Last-Minute DIY Costumes

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jalynn Baker

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