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Halloween is right around the corner. Your youngest child wants to go as Elsa from Frozen—again—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 the perfect costume 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve saved the best for last. And, no we did not pick this one because it has Aqua in the name. (Okay—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!
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 a night of trick-or-treating!
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!