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DIY Double Dare Costume

Halloween is right around the corner!

Are you looking for a simple, inexpensive and AWESOME DIY costume idea?  Well, look no further!  I have your costume right here….  A DOUBLE DARE CONTESTANT!

We rocked this costume last year and it was a huge hit!


This costume works best as a couple’s costume.  OR… even better, a foursome! We even had our own referee!   But, with a referee or not,  it is sure to be a success at any Halloween Party.  Especially, if you and your crew are cool enough to entertain your friends by competing in some physical challenges. YES!  PHYSICAL CHALENGES!  Remember them??   Those were my favorite part.  Especially because my red team won!! 🙂


Here’s what you’ll need:



  • balloons
  • newspaper
  • flour
  • water
  • red/blue spray paint
  • glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • black ribbon
  • Velcro


Elbow & Knee Pads:                             

  • dust masks
  • black spray paint


Double Dare Shirt:                              

  • red/blue t-shirt
  • iron on transfers
  • double dare logo (see below)
  • printer


Red or Blue Pants:

  • sweatpants or scrubs







 If you’ve ever paper mached this is a cinch.  Okay, if you’ve NEVER paper mached this is a cinch!  But, you’ve paper mached before.  Think back to 3rd grade!


Tear up strips of newspaper.


make a paper machete mix:

1 Cup flour and 2 Cups water.

Mix until smooth and paste like.  (I would make a double batch to make 4 helmets)

Blow up balloon and place in bowl.

Paper machete top of balloon.  The more layers you make the sturdier it will be.

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Let dry 24 hours

Pop balloon.  (Do this OUTSIDE!  The hardened glue on the balloon acts like shrapnel.  Believe me… I learned the hard way)

Trim helmet to fit your head then spray team color.

Glue ribbon on as chin strap and add Velcro to secure ends at chin.  (We also lined them with stuffing to make them fit better)


Elbow & Knee Pads:

– Spray 4 dust masks black. (I know, crafty, right!?!)




Double Dare T-shirt:

Red or blue T-shirt.  We got ours at AC Moore with 50% off coupons.

Get  iron on transfers.  I recommend Jolee’s Easy Image.



Print Double Dare logo on transfer.



Follow transfer directions and apply to shirt.




Get sweatpants or scrub bottoms in the color of your shirt.



AND VIOLA… you are a Double Dare contestant!!!!  See I told you, simple enough, right??

Just see how awesome you could look.  THIS could be you…

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Have Fun,






By | 2018-01-10T11:36:30+00:00 October 25th, 2013|Blog, Momma Likes to DIY, Momma's Corner|Comments Off on DIY Double Dare Costume

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Hey gang! I'm Heather, the Editor in chief here at Appletini Photography. I am a self proclaimed SuperMOM of 2 who enjoys blogging, party planning, and DIYing! I am married to SuperDAD and have a slight coffee addiction! When I'm not wearing my SuperMOM cape, you can find me on the blog connecting with other Moms. Over at Momma's Corner you can read about the good, the bad, and the funny of my adventures in party planning, DIY, and Mommyhood.