With the brand new girl power remake of Ghostbusters hitting theaters this summer, we knew this DIY costume tutorial was a MUST. Grab your besties and spend a night in DIYing your group Halloween costume for Halloween 2016. You’ll never believe it but the secret behind this costume is Tupperware containers!
Step one is to find a killer tan jumpsuit. We bought ours off of Amazon for $36.00. They run really small and smell like bad chemicals so if you follow suit, I suggest buying a size larger and sending it through the washing machine before wearing it.
Now let’s talk about turning that drab tan jumpsuit into a killer Ghostbuster costume. Start by downloading this Ghostbuster printable and printing it out onto dark iron-on transfer paper. Cut out and iron onto the top left corner of the jumpsuit. Next, cut strips of this iron-on reflective tape and iron onto the chest and arm of the jumpsuit.
Making these backpacks was the most rewarding part of the costume. Start by cutting apart an old backpack so just the back panel and shoulder straps remain. Hot glue three different sized Tupperware containers and one lid onto the back panel of the backpack. Roll craft paper into a cylinder tube and glue onto the left edge of the backpack and finish it off by hot gluing on a large lego block — because why not! Once everything is in place, give the backpack a good coat of black spray paint and watch your weird backpack turn into the start of a Ghostbuster pack.
Let’s talk about this gun — surprise, it’s actually just a spray painted water-gun from Target! We purchased clear tubing and covered it with black electrical tape. We then used the tape to attach one end of the tube to the water gun and the other end to the tube on the backpack.
Team assembled! We ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? — Ghostbusters! (Or Alisa, Paige, Marisa, Lexy and Brenda)
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Models: Alisa Magennis, Paige Sager, Marisa Kumtong, Lexy Kelly, Brenda Lawrence
Photography: Brittany Griffin
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