15 Unique DIY Spongebob Halloween Costumes

If I had to pick one television show that seems to have a firm grasp on the millennial-plus demographic (which is to say the younger three-quarters of millennials, plus the teenage portion of Gen Z) it would have to be SpongeBob Squarepants.

I mean, what else could it be? SpongeBob has been on television since 1999 and, even if it gets canceled one day, it is sure to have a pretty decent internet half-life, thanks to the many memes (Caveman Spongebob, Confused Mr. Krabs, and Mocking Spongebob) that have been made in its image. Because of this, if you are looking for a Halloween costume to wear this year, it might be worth investing in a Spongebob costume. Most things relating to Spongebob are instantly recognizable, relatively easy to put together, and of course, bound to get a decent amount of Instagram likes. So, check out these awesome DIY Spongebob costumes you need to rock this year:


The Pineapple Under The Sea

Spongebob would be nothing without his pineapple under the sea! So, you might as well dress up like one this Halloween. ]This is a good costume because it's not, like, overtly Spongebob-related, but those who know will really love it.

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Human Spongebob

If you want to make Spongebob look a little more, well, human, put on a blonde wig, draw on some fake freckles, and, if you're feeling extra, some blue contacts. It definitely looks recognizable, but it's still distinctly human.

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Sexy Patrick

Remember when Patrick was sexy? Pay homage to that ~iconic~ moment with this costume. All you need to construct it are fishnet tights, bike shorts, high heels, and a pink t-shirt.

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Doodlebob (With T-Shirt)

Doodlebob (whose main mission, if you will recall, is to destroy Spongebob) is a great costume option, particularly if you're putting something together last minute. All you need is a big white t-shirt, a Sharpie, and a big pencil.

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Doodlebob (Advanced)

Or, if you are really committed to putting together a convincing Doodlebob look, make this one with a box.

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Sandy Cheeks

Sandy Cheeks is the most iconic character on the show, so it stands to reason that any costume made in her image is also iconic.

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Spongebob And Patrick With T-Shirts

Don't have a lot of time? Just grab a Spongebob and Patrick tee for you and your BFF and pair it with a tutu.

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Remember the episode when Squiidward tried to lure a SeaBear? IT was amazing. Iconic. And, if you wear this costume, it could be you, too.

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The Whole Gang

If you have a large group of friends that wants to do a group costume, you can put together something that works for everyone by picking and choosing from these options.

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Pearl IRL

I'm...obsessed with this Pearl costume. It's totally cute on its own, but it still definitely looks like Pearl. If you can find a Spongebob food truck at your local carnival to pose by, that's just an added bonus.

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Authentic Pearl

or, if you'd like a slightly more traditional-looking Pearl costume, make a whale's head out of cardboard and paper mache, then pair with a pink dress with the distinctive "P" on the front.

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Spongebob T-Shirt

You can make Spongebob a little ~sexier~, should you so desire, by wearing a crop top with his face on it. Top it off with some suspenders and fake freckles and you'll be all set!

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Spongebob And Patrick

If you have a yellow dress, and your BFF has a pink one (or vice-versa), and you both have some butterfly nets, you basically have to be Spongebob and Patrick for Halloween this year, right?

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Spongebob And Patrick For Couples

Spongebob and Patrick could also be a pretty good costume for couples, regardless of gender. Particularly if one of you is fond of pink body paint.

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Human Gary

Ah, yes--a human Gary costume. My fellow Gurl writer Ashley Reese said that this looks like something that Bella Thorne would wear to rave, so now I can't un-see that, but it's a pretty convincing look nonetheless.

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