How to Make an Astronaut Costume (DIY)

Best DIY Astronaut Costume Ideas from YouTube

There aren’t too many tutorials on how to make an astronaut suit costume on the Internet, but no worries! Here’s a list of the best and most creative videos we’ve found on YouTube to help you save your money and have lots of fun spending time with your kids.

To say more, everyone is always super-impressed with DIY costumes because they are so unique. Also, your kids will be excited about all the attention they get from neighbors with these! So, let’s get straight to it – ready for blastoff?

No.1 Making an astronaut costume at home is fun!

“Excuse me, Houston, I think we have a problem… This costume is just too awesome!”

Abigail ‘Astronaut Abby’ Harrison
Founder and the President of The Mars Generation

Here’s the latest Astronaut Abby’s DIY video on creating a homemade astronaut costume. It’s suitable for joint watching and making – it’s creative, entertaining and simply spacetacular!:)

Complete gear includes: space helmet, rocket-fuel jetpack, suit.

Difficulty: ★★★☆☆

Estimated time for completion: 2,5 hours;


  • Duct tape (silver, red and black);
  • Black pipe cleaners;
  • Black pom pom;
  • Balloon (should be bigger than the head);
  • White paint;
  • Fire-colored tissue paper (red, orange, yellow);
  • White protective Tyvek suit;
  • Bowl;
  • Poster board;
  • Scissors;
  • Newspaper;
  • Plain white paper;
  • Paintbrush;
  • Glue gun;
  • White glue;
  • 2-liter soda bottles (X2);
  • Paper towels;
  • Water;
  • Patches.

No.2 Homemade Astronaut Space Suit Costume DIY

In this video, Katie from Caredotcom is going to tell you how to make an easy DIY space suit costume at home using just day-to-day supplies. Check it out!

Complete costume includes: helmet and jetpack;

Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

Estimated time for completion: 1,5 – 2 hrs;


  • Regular bike helmet;
  • Silver duct tape (lots of it);
  • Foam board (12×12 inches);
  • 2-liter soda bottles (X2);
  • Silver ribbon;
  • Tissue paper (red and orange);
  • Double-sided tape (or hot glue);
  • Printed space patches;

No.3 Flying Astronaut Costume DIY

In this video, you will find a super-creative approach to constructing a homemade astronaut suit which looks just amazing! Why? Because it’s a costume of a spaceman while he blasts off!

Though it may look a bit complicated to make this costume yourself the final result and happiness of your children will let you know it was totally worth it! Plus, DIY costumes allow you to adjust the size perfect for your kids so that you won’t have any fitting in problems!

Complete costume includes: astronaut jumpsuit and a launched jetpack;

Difficulty: ★★★★☆

Estimated time for completion: 15 hrs;


  • Spacesuit;
  • Elastic;
  • Duck tape;
  • Hot glue gun;
  • X-Acto knife;
  • Pool noodle;
  • Fabric (orange, red, yellow);
  • Cardboard.

In case you find some of these options difficult, but you’re still up to do the costume yourself, feel free to use any helpful ideas that inspire you!

Make sure to check our DIY astronaut helmet selection ideas to crown your spaceman gear!

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