I am super-cheap, so I look for the most inexpensive items for my Halloween costumes. This year I made an astronaut costume. I bought a white sweatshirt for $4 at JoAnn Fabrics. I found NASA patches and logos on the internet - saved the images and printed on Iron-On Transfer paper (cut them out and iron on).
I bought a pair of grey track pants at Marshall's for $5. They were three sizes too big, so I took in the sides and hemmed the bottoms. I cut the letters U, S and A out of both red and blue felt and sewed them onto the pant legs.
For the JetPack, I bought two Styrofoam wreaths, cut them in half, Velcrod them together and Velcrod them onto the back of the sweatshirt. I also tied silver pipe cleaners around them.
For the space helmet, I saw a picture on this website of a pumpkin treat bucket with a hole for the face and painted white. I did the same thing. Cut a hole for the face with a dremel tool, spray painted it white inside and out. I printed the NASA logo and American Flag on sticker paper (Avery Labels) and stuck them on the helmet. The helmet was terrible though, doesn't stay straight on the head, stickers kept coming off, paint chipped off constantly. The helmet could be improved somehow, but I didn't have time to think about it before our Halloween activities.
My son wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween so we created this Astronaut Costume for him.
We started with an old karate uniform and covered it with white duct tape. We were able to add some detail to the legs by folding the duct tape. The badges were printed off the internet and taped on with clear tape covering them in case of rain. The lights are from the dollar store. Some coloured electrical tape and odds and ends from the recycling bin helped us accessorize. We bought the helmet at an army surplus store and spray painted it white. His little sister side kick was a pink polk-a-dot alien.
Everyone was very excited by this costume. It was too bad he was actually quite sick with a cold on Halloween night and only felt up to going to a few houses. Fortunately one house of college kids gave him all of their candy because they said he had the "coolest costume ever".
For this Shuttle Astronaut Costume I made a zip up sweatshirt/jacket and sweatpants from orange fleece. (Pattern for both at my local fabric store.)
I bought the patches online (just do a search, there are several sites which sell them.) There's also a US Flag patch on his left arm...they're available almost anywhere. I took the time to sew the patches on rather than iron them so that when my son grows out of the sweatshirt, I can remove them and iron them onto something else.
He used his black winter boots and snowmobile helmet to complete the look.
Since his costume isn't a jumpsuit, he can wear his COOL sweatshirt anytime he wants - part of his costume is still being used!
My four friends and I were astronauts this year... not sexy, slutty astronauts, but AWESOME astronauts. We made our own Homemade Astronaut Costumes.
We made our helmets out of trash can lids and purchased plumber coveralls online for our body suit. The costumes cost approximately $35 each and took about five hours for one of my friends and me to make all five of them! It was so worth it! We were famous all over the campus for the weekend!
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