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DIY Bubblegum Costume

Photos by Jeff Mindell
DIY Project, Styling and Text by Studio DIY

diy-bubblegum-halloween-costume-5What can you do with a bunch of pink balloons and a dress!? Make yourself a bubblegum costume for Halloween this year! This costume hits hard on the nostalgia factor (who didn’t love bubblegum as a kid!?), plus it’s easy to put together and so fun to wear. Pop to it!



  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Pink dress
  • White felt
  • Metallic silver ribbon
  • Needle and thread
  • Temporary hem tape
  • Pink balloons in a variety of sizes
  • Silver ribbon



  1. Cut out letters to spell “bubblegum” from white felt. You can hand-draw your own, or print out a favorite font (try a bubble font) as a template.
  2. You can attach the letters to the dress one of two ways. You can use a needle and thread to tack on each letter. Alternatively, you can cut strips of hem tape and adhere it to the back of the felt letter, than peel off the backing and adhere to the dress.
  3. Use either method above to attach silver ribbon to the bottom and sleeves of your dress. Start in the back so the ribbon “seam” is on the back side of the dress!
  4. Blow up a variety of small balloons with air and tie with a knot. For the most durability, stitch through the tail of each balloon with your needle and thread to attach it to the dress.
  5. Inflate larger balloons using the Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie with silver ribbon. Tie the balloons to your wrist or just carry the bouquet with you to complete your costume!
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Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Kelly Mindell

Kelly (Lanza) Mindell is the editor and founder of Studio DIY, where she's helping folks celebrate each and every moment, the DIY way. Kelly is an east-coast transplant living in Los Angeles. She's been a DIY-er since birth, an entrepreneur since age fifteen and a freelance blogger and crafter for the past five years. Her colorful, ready-to-party DIYs and ideas have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, HGTV and more. When she's not busy crafting for the holidays and the every day, you'll still find a hair bow in her hair and confetti on the ground.

Written by: Studio DIY

Studio DIY is a popular do-it-yourself website celebrating the holidays and the every day with original DIY ideas. Tens of thousands of readers come to Studio DIY each day to find fun, colorful projects for birthdays, holidays and every celebration in between. Studio DIY is thoughtfully crafted, curated and glittered in Los Angeles by owner, editor and all-around celebrator, Kelly (Lanza) Mindell.

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