Published on February 11, 2022 | Last Updated on February 11, 2022
If there is one place that has fueled our imagination and fascinated us for thousands of years, it is space. It is not surprising then that Space Costumes are so popular when it comes to fancy dress parties. With so much choice and variety, it can be hard to make a decision on what is the best Space Costume for you. So to help you, here is our pick for the top 10 best space costume ideas.
The great thing about an alien costume is that no one can tell you that it is not realistic! Take inspiration from movies and television shows and let your imagination go wild.
For those that lack time or the creative know-how, buying a ready-made costume is a great choice and you are sure to find an outfit that suits you and your budget.
If you prefer to make your own costume, then why not create an alien eyeball headband? All you need is a headband, some polystyrene foam balls, pipe cleaners, strong adhesive, and some googly eyes. Glue the pipe cleaners and foam balls to the headband and stick the googly eyes onto the foam balls and there you have it, and instantly recognizable alien look.
Another great idea is to make your own mask. There are plenty of free printable templates such as this fantastic mask from Alien mask printable coloring page for kids (studyvillage.com) which children can have fun coloring. Cut it out and attach a ribbon or band to fix it securely to the head. To complete the outfit, take a bedsheet and cut holes for the head and arms. Wear it over a hoodie and tie a rope belt around your middle. Finally, add your mask and there you have it, a simple but great-looking alien costume.
For more ideas for alien costumes check out this webpage from 19 DIY Alien Costume Ideas – Alien Halloween Costumes for Women (countryliving.com). Each image comes with a tutorial that will give you the confidence to make your own alien costume.
For a simple futuristic spaceman outfit; select some old clothes, boots, and gloves, and spray paint them a metallic silver color. Buy some cheap safety eyeglasses to complete the outfit. Why not go one step further, take a look at this website, Home Page – Tell Love and Party to find great costume ideas for your whole futuristic family.
If the futuristic metallic look is not to your taste, then how about dressing up as an astronaut? All you need is a white painter’s suit, some heavy boots, and thick gloves. Sew leather patches on the elbows and sleeves and you are already looking great. For the helmet, paint an old motorbike helmet silver or make one out of paper-mâché. Check out How to Make an Astronaut Helmet to help you make an amazing paper-mâché helmet.
A rocket man costume is perfect for any fancy dress party. Awe your friends and family with these great ideas.
There are many ways to create a rocket man costume. Cut out a rocket shape from cardboard and attach colorful streamers to the bottom to represent the flames. Paint the rocket white or silver and use straps to attach it to your back. Space here you come.
For a more complicated look and one which will get people scratching their heads, check out the Izzaroo website, DIY Video Tutorial – Kids Flying Astronaut Halloween Costume. The page includes a video and step by steps on how to create this optical illusion with easy to follow instructions.
You can purchase a ready-made inflatable Earth costume online but if you want to create your own, then have a go at making an Earth costume out of paper-mâché. It is simple to make and can be a fun activity for both kids and parents to do together.
You can use any large round object to create the structure of the globe but make sure that it can be deflated. Beach balls, inflatable pilates balls, or giant balloons are perfect. Paint your globe blue; draw in the continents and; cut out holes for your head, body, and arms. Complete the look by wearing a long-sleeved blue sweater and leggings. Take a look at the Coolest Paper Mache Earth Costume for more precise instructions on how to create your own Earth costume.
Creating a Saturn costume is very similar to making an Earth costume. Follow the same instructions on how to create a globe but this time paint your globe with bands of yellow and brown to recreate Saturn’s colors. You will need to add to the globe its famous ring. This can be made simply by cutting out a large ring from cardboard. Make sure that it can fit snugly around the globe. Put on some yellow or gold leggings and a matching long-sleeved top and go out and have a great evening.
No list of Space costumes is complete without Martians. As no one has ever seen them, your costume, whether bought or made can look however you want.
The outfit can be very simple, consisting of just a green outfit, the alien eyeball headband, and green face painting to a futuristic martian look using silver and metallic accessories to a full body suit complete with rubber face mask and bulging black eyes. Really, it doesn’t matter how much or how little you do to create the look, just by wearing green you will be immediately recognizable.
The Jet Pack Space Costume is simple and quick to make but still looks great.
All you need is a couple of plastic bottles fastened together with duct tape and painted silver; some colorful streamers or crumpled-up tissue paper to represent the flames and some bands or ribbon to attach the jet pack to the body. That is really all there is to it. Dress up as an astronaut, if you want to make the costume even more eye-catching.
The sun costume is really easy to make and is a great costume for any fancy dress or children’s party.
One way is to create a paper-mâché globe. Paint the globe yellow and glue some cardboard triangles, also painted yellow, around the circumference of the globe.
Another option is to draw a picture of a sun onto two pieces of card and paint them yellow. Cut them out and fasten them together with two straps at the top, similar to a sandwich board. In many ways, this version is more practical, as you can easily put it on and take it off. So, it might be more suitable for young children.
There are plenty of ideas for creating a great moon costume. As with all the costumes on the list, your choice will depend on time, money, and confidence with costume making.
One option is to make the paper-mâché globe and this time paint it silver or brown with a tinge of grey. You can use the paper-mâché to create craters or even cut up egg boxes and glue them to the outside.
Another option is to cut out a crescent moon from cardboard, cover it in aluminum foil and attach it to a headband. Put on dark clothing and decorate your outfit with silver stars.
The Alien Abduction Costume is one that has become increasingly popular. It is also one of the costumes on the list that can be quite daunting, especially if you want to make your own version.
Create the illusion of a hovering spaceship. This is a fun outfit and is not as difficult to make as it first appears. Check out the easy-to-follow guide to creating this fantastic outfit on the Mother of Grom website, Homemade ‘Alien UFO Abduction’ Costume.
Finally, how about a costume that makes it look like you are suspended in the air as a vicious-looking alien ready to kidnap you and take you back to its ship. For inspiration take a look at some of the great photos on (30) Pinterest. Many people will find this costume too challenging to make, don’t worry you can buy them online at a price that won’t break the bank.
Whether or not you buy your space costume or make it yourself, you are sure to leave a lasting impression, whichever one of these 10 great ideas you decide best suits your taste and the image you want to achieve. From the simple to the complicated, bought or made, there is a perfect costume for everyone. So next time you are invited to a fancy dress party or to a Halloween party, make a space costume your no. 1 choice.