How to Dress Like a Mad Scientist for School or Halloween

Science for kids can be fun! Dress up children as mad scientists and complete kid science experiments. A homemade mad scientist costume can also be used for a science birthday party theme, on Halloween, for school presentation or during a science fair. Create a mad scientist costume by using some items you may already own.

Things You'll Need

  • Black face paint
  • Eye goggles
  • White hair paint
  • Hairspray
  • Dress pants
  • White lab coat or men's shirt
  • Candy flask
  • Rubber gloves
  • Charcoal or fireplace soot

Video of the Day

Step 1

Splatter a white lab coat or long-sleeved, white, men's button-front shirt with soot from the fireplace. This makes the coat look like a lab explosion occurred all over it.

Step 2

Spray the child's hair liberally with hair spray, and use your fingers to comb the hair upward.

Step 3

Write the letters "e = mc2" using a black permanent marker on the white lab coat or shirt.

Step 4

Dress the child in a lab coat or shirt, tie, dress pants, work shoes and goofy socks.

Step 5

Add several accessories, including pens, a pocket protector and a protractor, to the front pocket of the lab coat or shirt.

Step 6

Add a clipboard or beaker that the child can carry in hand.

Step 7

Place eye goggles on the child for "protection." Smear the child's face with black face paint to give it that dirty, explosive look.

Tips & Warnings

  • You may use red paint as fake blood instead of fireplace soot for a more ghoulish look.
  • If you do not own a lab coat or men’s shirt, check the local thrift store for a great buy.
  • Add a tie or bow tie for a professional look.
  • Purchase a flask full of candy that includes fake eyeballs and fingers.
  • Have the child wear rubber gloves for extra protection in the "lab."
  • Wear non-flammable clothing for Halloween.


Promoted By Zergnet

You May Also Like

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.