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DIY: Human Slinky Costume

Girl wearing handmade slinky costume

One of the strangest costumes ever made is the human slinky costume. When it was first released for sale online, it instantly became popular and dominated the internet. It caught everyone’s attention and mostly by people who grew up in the ’90s.

While it is nice to own one and put it on as your costume at your next costume party, it is actually hard to purchase one because it is difficult to find the right size for you, not to mention that it is also a bit expensive. But no need to be sad, we made an easy step-by-step instruction on how to create your very own human slinky costume. Check out our DIY guide below!

Materials Needed


Step 1

Slinky human costume step

Start with cutting out the bottom of your pop-up hamper.

Step 2

Slinky human costume step 2

Extend the flexible vinyl hose as far as possible. Begin hot gluing the hose to the hamper from the top or bottom. To achieve the best results, make a line of hot glue along with the hose and press it against the hamper. Be careful on pressing the hose to the hamper especially if your hamper is made of mesh. Do not use your hands to press the hamper on the backside. It may be easier for you to lay the hamper on top of the hot glue instead. 

Step 3

Wrap the hose around the hamper until it is fully covered. Let it dry for 12 to 24 hours. Do not worry if does not look perfect as it will give more realistic vibes.

Step 4

Slinky human costume step 4

Once the hamper is dry, sit it upright and start painting. Begin by spray painting with one color, work your way up, allowing each color to overlap slightly, and make sure that the colors are evenly distributed throughout the layers of the hose. This is to ensure that you will get the rainbow effect of the slinky and not just stripes of colors. Let the hamper dry completely.

Step 5

To be able to wear the costume, use two ribbons as shoulder straps and hot glue them in place. Let it dry.

Step 6

Handmade slinky costume is ready!

Wear the costume with a yellow shirt or dress. You can also wear clothes in other colors but make sure that it is not overwhelming so the colors of your slinky will still stand out.

And there you have it! We hope you find this guide helpful to you and you were able to successfully make your own human slinky costume. Time to strut your DIY costume and enjoy the party!

About the author

Oleg Galeev

I have been playing with slinkies (or slinkys) since my childhood! It seems that old toys from my childhood are getting popular again and I decided to create this Slinky blog!

I am going to tell you about different tricks, how to fix slinky, and also review the most popular models.

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