Bubble Guppies Costumes
If you are reading this you are probably going crazy trying to find your child a Bubble Guppies Costume. Sorry I have to be the one to pop the excitement bubble, but at this time there are no official Bubble Guppies Costumes on the market. I honestly do not know what they are waiting for with getting out any Bubble Guppies Merchandise to the market.
I know parents with kids who are crazy over this show are truly going nuts. I fully understand – been there and done that so many times.
So as far as the Bubble Guppies Costumes go you will have to get a bit creative and I did some research to see what I could find to help you out. So YES you will have to make your child this costume, but to be honest it will not be as hard as you think and no one will have the same one. So that is an Extra BONUS !! And besides years ago when we were young most of our costumes were handmade and that is what made them so special right?
So basically you will be creating a Mermaid Costume which you can use for any of the main characters – Gil, Molly, Deema, Nonny, Oona or Goby. So how do you do that? Good question, I am going to show you what I found to help guide you.
So I searched the web trying to find an EASY tutorial on how to make a Mermaid Tail and I found this one on Instructables. Even though this tutorial shows how to make a Mermaid Tail you can actually swim with it was basic enough and I thought could be easily altered for what we want it for.
You can find the entire Mermaid Tail Tutorial HERE.
Now here is how I would change it up….
So start by picking out your Fabric for the character you will be creating. What I would do is go with a Solid Fabric (I will tell you my idea to add the design below) and buy something that has a little stretch to it. Make sure to buy enough for the Mermaid Tail and a Tube Top for the girls.
Then get some large paper to use for tracing your child on and for your pattern. You can find big rolled paper in your local craft store or office supplies stores.
All you do is trace your child with their legs together on the paper leaving an inch or more on the sides so once you sew it they can have some room to move. At the bottom create the shape of fins.
My ideas is when you sew it up to leave a hole in the bottom so their feet can stick out and they can walk. You can even shorten it so that the Fin Design will just touch the ground, but be visible as Fins.
Add Elastic on to the waist for easy on and off. Seems simple enough right?
For the Top I would just create a Tube Top using the Fabric and attaching some straps to hold it up. For the boys I would just have them wear a solid T-Shirt for their costume.
My idea to get the designs on the Fin and Top to match the Bubble Guppies is to just use some Fabric Paint. You can use Fabric Spray Paint or Brush it on in the pattern and color to match the character you are creating. It is pretty much just a lighter or darker color of the material you chose.
Once you have the Costume done you can accessorize. To do the Hair I would use Colored Hairspray to match the Character. I find this a much better option for the young ones than wearing a wig. I know my kids would never keep them on and complain it made them itchy !!
For Oona I would get a Star and paint it Light Purple, Glue on a Clip and add that to your child’s hair. For Nonny make sure to get a pair of Blue Goggles to complete this costume and of course Goby likes his Backpack.
So there you have it – my ideas on creating a Homemade Bubble Guppies Costume – I hope this is helpful and if anyone uses this to do so PLEASE send me some pictures to share. If you have anything additional you think I should add on let me know as well.
Oh and one more thing, if this is too much for you you can find lots of Bubble Guppies Outfits, Hair Accessories and Jewelry on Ebay HERE.