Cartoon characters are common costume inspirations. Sometimes, it can become too common that you can't help noticing the same costumes over and over. If you still want to come as a cartoon character, but want to stand out from the rest, why not come in a SpongeBob costume? Television's cutest sea sponge (which actually looks like a kitchen sponge) serves a fresh costume idea straight out of the ocean.
Do-it-Yourself SpongeBob Costume
Creating a SpongeBob costume is a fun arts and crafts project. It all starts with a rectangular box. This will serve as the base of the entire costume. Cut out holes for your head, arms and legs. To create the sponge like costume, you can either use papier-mâché or actual sponge. Once you have this in place, you can start adding the details of SpongeBob's face by painting or by pasting construction paper cutouts. Non-negotiable facial features are SpongeBob's rosy cheeks, wide blue eyes and bucked front teeth. Once all these are done, paint SpongeBob's clothes composed of a white collared shirt, brown pants, black belt and red necktie. Wear this over yellow long-sleeved shirt and yellow leggings. Slip on a pair of white socks with red and blue stripes. Complete the look with a pair of black shoes.
What You Need for an Adorable SpongeBob Costume
- Rectangular box for the base of the costume
- Water, cornstarch and old newspaper for the papier-mâché
- Paint or cardboard for the details of SpongeBob's face and clothes
- Yellow long sleeved shirt
- Yellow leggings
- Black shoes
Are You Ready to be Unique?
Classic cartoon characters provide tried-and-tested costume ideas. However, television's latest animated superstars such as SpongeBob offer fresh alternatives that are equally fun to wear. For your next party, put on a SpongeBob costume and you will definitely draw in not water, but lots of smiles and admiration.