We have your fun and eay DIY Instant Pot Costume!
We here at Made with HAPPY love coming up with fun DIY Costumes that are either trendy for that year, like the Unicorn Drink from Starbucks, or something timeless like the hot air balloon I was last year. I was thinking, what is more trendy than an Instant Pot? Ummm… not much my friends, not much!
This is an easy to make and can be used for both an adult costume or kids costume. My favorite thing about this costume is that it is super easy to make and you can find all the supplies you need at the local dollar store.
What you need to make your own DIY Halloween Costume?
As I mentioned before, I was able to find almost all my supplies at the local dollar store.
- 4 pieces of silver poster board
- 1 piece of black poster board
- 2 hula hoops
- black headband
- black tape
- printable – grab below
How to put your DIY Halloween Costume together!
You start by taping the ends of the four pieces of poster board together on the shorter side. Add the tape to the opposite side of the silver. In my case, the other side of the poster board was gold. So I taped the short ends of the post boards together to create one long piece of poster board.
Once you have the poster boards taped together you can add an extra piece of tape to the front of the post boards along the long end. This is the “plastic” top and bottom of the instant pot.
Next its time to attach the poster board to the hula hoop. What I have found is the easiest is to cut the tape into 2-3 feet pieces. Place each piece along the long side of the poster board like the previous piece, but only half way on the poster board. The other half should be visiable. Using your scissors cut the extra tape down to the post board in 2 inch increments. This will allow you to attach tot he hula hoop as it curves. Continue with additional pieces of tape around the poster board until the hula hoop is secure and the poster board is fully attached to the hula hoop. Do the same for the second hula hoop on the bottom of the poster board.
Print out the Instant Pot Screen and attach to the front of the silver “pot” using the tape.
How to make straps out of duct tape?
Next, we’re adding the straps to the costume. Duct tape straps are fairly easy to make. Of course it depends on the size of the hula hoop. I used larger hula hoops this time that are approximately 30 inches in diameter.
I cut two pieces of duct tape approximately 35-36 inches in length. I then cut two additional pieces at approximately 32-33 inches. Lay the longer piece on the table with the sticky side up, and then grab one of the shorter pieces and place the sticky side down onto the sticky side of the longer piece as close to the middle as possible. This will leave a few inches of exposed longer tape on each end. Do this for the other piece of tape and viola you have two straps!
Attach the straps approximately 10-12 inches apart from the middle of the hula hoop on each side of the top. You can secure the straps with another piece of tape across where the straps attach to make sure they are not going anywhere.
How to make the DIY Instant Pot Costume Lid?
I have created a printable for you for this portion to make it extra easy for you. Page two and three contain three shapes, cut out the stencils from the printable and then trace onto the black poster board.Using a ruler, you will need one full piece of poster board approximately one inch thick and 24 inches long. I cut it off the short end of the poster board. This will act as the “lid”.
Attach the long inch piece to the circle using the same method I used to attach the hula hoop to the poster board. Cut a piece of duct tape approximately a foot in length. Attach half of the tape to the edge of the long piece of poster board. Then cut the “hanging” piece of tape every inch or so. Then place the circle right at the edge of where the tape and the inch poster meet and place each inch piece onto the circle as it curves. The smaller rectangle piece is the cylinder of the “spout.” Tape that into a cylinder and then attach the tear drop spout piece on top using a few pieces of tape. Lastly you can attach the spout to the lid the same way we attached the others, cutting the tape in small pieces allowing the for the curve.
I then simply added a piece of tape on the inside of the lid to attach the headband.
I then recruited my friend Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite to model this fun DIY Instant Pot costume and she can add all the fun veggies she wants to this Instant Pot 🙂
Costumes are fun to wear and fun to make and so why not embrace the fun and make this HAPPY DIY Instant Pot Costume?
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