This costume is far out! Go beyond light-years this Halloween with a solar system costume you can rock yourself or as a group. Read on to find out how to turn styrofoam balls, nebula tights, hula hoops, and paper lanterns into the most galactic space garb you've ever laid your naked eye on.
Solar System Costume
- Start with BlackMilk's Galaxy Leggings ($71), which have actual NASA photography printed onto them. The ones pictured here feature the Jewel Box Nebula.
- Throw on a simple black tank top or t-shirt.
- Paint various sizes of styrofoam balls to reflect all eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and, if you're a contrarian, Pluto. This kit ($28) includes styrofoam globes that are already painted.
- Attach the styrofoam planets to a black umbrella ($10) using invisible hanging wire ($2, originally $21), as though the planets of the solar system are orbiting you, the sun!
As an added bonus, you could also wear this Glow in the Dark Stars Headband ($30) from Etsy user JanineBasil.
Planning on going as a group? Learn how to make individual planet costumes after the break.