The Top 5 Aquatic-Themed Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is right around the corner. Your youngest child wants to go as Elsaagain—and your oldest just can’t seem to decide. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Through the years we’ve seen some amazing costumes. So, whether you’re still searching for your kids or yourself, we’ve got you covered.

We may be a little biased toward the water-themed ones. But how could we not? Just look how awesome they are.

Jellyfish

This costume is extremely easy to make, but the results are electric. Find an old umbrella, cover it in colorful streamers, and voilà!

For an extra touch: Tape some glow sticks to the inside of the umbrella.

 

  

Scuba diver

You’ll be swimming in candy! All you need to do is grab some old sweats, a couple of soda bottles, flippers, and your goggles. A major bonus for this costume is that it will it keep you warm all night!

For an extra touch: Use a fishing net or large fish bowl for your candy bag.

 

 

Mermaid/Merman

You can’t go wrong with a classic. Even before Disney’s The Little Mermaid hit big screens, this costume was popular. Now’s your chance to bring your own twist to it!

Just start with any brightly colored top. To mimic a flipper, cut a large piece of fabric in the desired shape and glue it to the front of your plants. For scales, cut out little ovals and taper them all the way down your legs.
 

For an extra touch: Glue sequins and glitter to your tail for additional wow factor. 

 

 

A shower

Yes, you read that correctly. This clever costume is one of our favorites. All you need is a hula-hoop, shower curtain, sticks or pipe, and backpack.

 

For an extra touch: Add cotton balls around the base for the appearance of suds.

 

 http://www.instructables.com/id/Shower-Costume/

Aquaman/Aquawoman

We’ve saved the best for last. And, no we did not pick this one because it has Aqua in the name. (Ok maybe we did). But that doesn’t mean this isn’t one of the coolest costumes out there.

Throw on an orange tee, green tights, and shorts and you’re good to go.

For an extra touch: Paint a cheap plastic pitchfork gold to turn it into a majestic trident!

 

https://rncrawforddesign.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/aquaman-costume-tutorial/

 

Bonus: Fish tank

 

We couldn’t bear to leave this one out. Mix and match tchotchkes from around the house for a personalized tank. All you need is a cardboard box, tape, paint and a lot of glue.

 

For an extra touch: Dress the whole family as fish for the best night of trick-or-treating!

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/halloween-costumes-for-boys-that-go-beyond-superheroes_us_560b0a2ee4b0dd850309b6d8

 

 

Feeling inspired yet? Good! We can’t wait to see what you end up creating. Let us know what your favorite costumes are in the comments below.

  

 

From all of us here at Aqua, Happy Halloween!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Water-Smart Tips for a Safe Halloween

 

October is National Safety Month. As you know, we here at Aqua America make water safety a top priority and with Halloween just around the corner we want to give you a few water-smart tips to ensure a safe, enjoyable All Hallows’ Eve.

 

1. Skip the Sprinklers

Whether you like it or not, trick-or-treaters will inevitably run across your yard on their way to the door this Halloween. While keeping your lawn hydrated is always important, we stress that you do not run your sprinklers or water the grass within 24 hours of Halloween festivities. Wet grass poses the threat of slips and falls for children – especially in the dark. So, skip the sprinklers this Halloween and conserve water! The trick-or-treaters (and your water bill) will thank you.

 

2. Halloween Hydration is Key

 

We cannot stress this enough: do not forget to hydrate this Halloween. Trick-or-treating typically takes hours and while you may not realize it, you do a lot of walking in that time. To avoid or reduce the risk of dehydration, toss a water bottle in your and your little ones’ bags before leaving the house. If you choose to stay in and hand out treats instead, we highly recommend investing in some mini water bottles to offer worn down trick-or-treaters and their parents.

 

3. Beware: Wet Leaves

 

Lawns littered with leaves are commonplace this time of year – however, so are thunderstorms and morning dew. Unfortunately, these things can create some major Halloween safety issues seeing as wet leaves are both incredibly slippery and difficult to spot at night. To prevent slipping hazards: make sure you rake, sweep and dispose of any leaves from walkways and porches before dusk on Halloween night.

 

 

4. Garden Hoses are not Ghoul-Friendly

 

Maintaining your garden in the fall season is just as important as it is in the spring, and we get that. That being said, be sure to check your gardening hose is shut off and put away before prime trick-or-treating hours begin (usually around 5:30 p.m.). You do not want to run the risk of someone getting sprayed with water, slipping on the wet driveway or tripping over your garden hose and tumbling to the ground in the dark of night.

 

5. Patch Your Pipes

 

With the combined increase in rainfall and low temperatures this October, many of us begin to run the risk of leaky pipes and flooded basements. No one wants to fall victim to a nasty “trick” so make sure to check your pipes in the days leading up to Halloween – if you see a crack or leak, contact an expert immediately. Puddles of water or mud can quickly build up along your property as a result of damaged pipes and no one wants their holiday ruined by plumbing issues.

   

From all of us at Aqua, we hope you have a safe and spooky Halloween!

 

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