My oldest son is all about DIY Halloween costumes and this year he decided to be a Mad Scientist! We had most of the supplies needed to put together this awesome DIY Mad Scientist Costume. The Mad Scientist Costume is a really easy costume to put together last minute too.
The only things I purchased was a lab coat found at the thrift store for $0.50, fake mustache and some plastic test tubes on Amazon for $5.
DIY Mad Scientist Costume – What you need:
- button up dress shirt
- bow tie
- safety goggles
- lab coat
- hair gel for crazy hairdo
- scientist badge (free printable below)
- badge holder and clip
- glasses (optional)
- fake mustache (optional)
- charcoal dust (optional)
- test tubes or beakers (optional)
How we put our DIY Mad Scientist Costume together:
My son already had black slacks and a grey button up shirt. Little brother owned a bow tie that fit him. He already owned fake glasses but if you don’t I suggest getting some 3-d glasses and removing their lenses. I usually keep our 3-D glasses when we go to the movies. Safety goggles came from grandpa’s work shop. The lab coat size small was found at thrift store. If you can’t find a lab coat at your thrift store you can make one from an adult white button up shirt. Fake mustache was found at the grocery store and plastic test tubes from Amazon.
I filled the test tubes with colored water. We opted for an explosion went off look and used our activated charcoal capsules; I opened the capsules and smudged it all over his face. You could use black face paint instead but the the charcoal dust looks more authentic, in my opinion.
Free Printable Scientist Badge:
I designed an official looking Scientist badge with help from my son. I printed, cut out and taped it to an old work badge (you can find badge holders & clips at most stores or Amazon). We loved the way the badge turned out! I am sharing this badge with you too!
Some options for the badge is print a picture of your child to put over the fingerprint. Also, you can either write in your child’s name or use an editing program to type in their name. To type you will need to save the file and open it in an editing program. PicMonkey is a great option, it’s a free online editing program and is really easy to use! Just open blank sign file and add your text to the badge.
This badge would be great for your DIY Mad Scientist costume for Halloween, dress-up play or for a Scientist Themed party. I think these badges would make a great party favor! I have shared a printable with 1 badge on the page and a printable with 9 badges on the page (for parties).
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