Are you looking for an easy last-minute Halloween costume for a teen or kid? Then you may want to consider this super simple DIY Mad Scientist Costume. It’s no-sew and can easily be thrown together at the last minute!
As much as I love sharing sewing tutorials and ideas with you here, I admit that sometimes I look for ways to avoid sewing (gasp, am I allowed to admit that??). Case in point, Halloween costumes.
For example the Mad Scientist costume idea that I’m going to share with you today. My favorite method for a great Halloween costume is to combine ready made items with a few handmade things. This helps me save time (and some sanity) at Halloween and it’s fun to look around the house for things to use in a costume. Plus the kids love getting involved in the “hunt” for items to use.
Last year we convinced my son to be a “Mad Scientist” for Halloween. He’s really into science and technology now so it didn’t take too much convincing. We were able to quickly pull his costume together with a few items we had around the house, and a few we picked up at the store.
We even got him some dry ice to put in his Halloween bucket to take trick or treating, but Halloween was “postponed” due to storms and it dissolved before we got to use it.
What you need for a Mad Scientist Costume:
So let’s break down the “anatomy” of a Mad Scientist costume.
Mad Scientist Halloween Costume Elements:
- Lab Coat- ask at your local Dentist or Doctors office, they may have one that they are about to discard. Otherwise, you can get one at a “scrubs” supply store. They are pretty inexpensive.
- Rubber Gloves- You can just pick some up at the grocery store
- Safety Goggles- Check your toolbox, or pick some up at the hardware store- ours were $2
- Wig- Purchased at a costume shop- it’s meant for an “old lady” costume, we just teased it up a bit to make it look crazy.
- Graphic Tee.
Accent the costume with some dark makeup around the eyes and that’s it. You’ve got a costume!
If you’d like to see his sisters DIY Glinda Costume, just CLICK HERE. My kids are twins and they refused to “match” Halloween costumes this year. I made it 11 years with matching “twin” costumes, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. Soon they won’t even want to dress up and I don’t know how I’m going to handle that!