How to Make a Bob the Builder Halloween Costume

Updated April 17, 2017

Bob the Builder is a great Halloween costume for young children. The costume is quick and easy to make with no sewing involved. You can find most of the items lying around the house. You probably won't even have to buy the tools since you may already have them if you have little boys with toy boxes. Girls can be a Bob the Builder character, too. Wendy is Bob's assistant, and she wears almost the same exact outfit.

Put on the long johns first. Disregard this if you are in warmer climates. Many of us go out trick or treating with our kids on Halloween night. Sometimes the temperatures get very chilly at the end of October. Long johns will keep Bob the Builder warm without ruining the costume with a jacket.

Add a pair of jeans and a flannel shirt to the outfit. Most construction workers and contractors wear a heavy pair of blue jeans because they hold up well under those challenging working conditions. Bob the Builder usually wears a blue pair, but he can sometimes be found wearing brown trousers when lounging around his house.

Add the tool belt around the waste of the blue jeans. Tie the tool belt in the back. That will make sure it's secure. The tool belt is one of the main parts of the Bob the Builder costume.

After the tool belt is in place, add the plastic tools to the slots available. Bob the Builder often carries a hammer, screw driver, measuring tape, and a flashlight. Fill up the slots just enough to make the Halloween costume look good. Don't add to much stuff. After all, you don't want walking to become difficult.

Put on the hard hat.

Learn some lingo from the show. Some popular phrases are as follows. "Rock n Roll" is one. Another popular one is: "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!"


For an added touch, add Bob's lunch box to be used as a treat box on Halloween Night. You will be doing one of Bob the Builder's favourite things, and that's reusing.



Things You'll Need

  • Jeans
  • Flannel shirt
  • Long johns
  • Kid tool belt
  • Plastic tool kit
  • Plastic hard hat
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