Cool Homemade SpongeBob and Gary to the Rescue Child Couple Costume

My boys (2 and 4 at the time) are the ultimate Spongebob fans, especially my oldest – Austin. He desperately wanted to be Spongebob for Halloween, so like any working mom, I took to the internet. A million searches later I couldn’t find any pre-made Spongebob costumes for sale (ugh!) so I decided to try and make one on my own – how hard could it be?

My first task was finding a big square to work on and my little ones diaper box worked perfectly. We cut arm and head holes out and then I thought about gluing sponges to it, until a friend of mind was going to trash an egg crate mattress pad – perfect! I glued it to the box and spray painted ( MULTIPLE, MULTIPLE times, turns out that spongy material just sucks up paint – who knew) ) it yellow.

I then created his clothes with large pieces of felt that I stapled on, as if I was upholstering something. The final touch was his nose that was (after much searching) made out of a giant yellow crayon eraser that I shaved into a smooth round tip.  Always wanting to coordinate the kiddo’s I decided to have my little one by Gary and enlisted the help of my mother in law to sew a throw pillow onto the back of a blue sweatsuit; his eyes were giant puff balls that I glued to a coil and then to a headband.

All my hard work paid off and they were the talk of Halloween night. They even won first place in a couple of contests. Hope their good luck (and my hard work) continue here.

Cool Homemade SpongeBob and Gary to the Rescue Child Couple Costume

Cool Homemade SpongeBob and Gary to the Rescue Child Couple Costume