A bubble wrap suit can be a popular costume for a costume party, just imagine how many people will want to hug you so that they can pop a bunch of bubbles at the same time? It will be a successful suit for those who have social anxiety as they can pop bubbles and enjoy this tension releasing activity while they nervously interact with strangers and co-workers. Or wear it to a mosh pit to ensure that you won’t suffer from minor bruises from banging up against others.
A bubble wrap suit is relatively cheap to make. If you have a friend who has some bubble wrap then you can buy it by the yard and this will prove to be very affordable. However, if you don’t know anyone who has some left over bubble wrap that they can donate or sell to you then you’ll have to go down to the packaging store, you might find it sold at some post offices, to purchase some. A roll is quite bulky and while it is light, it will be too big to fit on public transport, unless you buy an extra ticket.
It is quite easy to make a bubble wrap suit, and you don’t have to even use a sewing machine. Just use a suit that you own to make a pattern, you can do this by laying out the suit and measuring the elements of the trousers and jackets, and you can even trace some of the shapes, such as the back and two fronts of the jacket. Try to make the suit as loose fitting as possible as bubble-wrap doesn’t have any give or elastcicity like usual material. Use self-adhering velcro or cold glue to stick the components of the suit together. Don’t use a glue gun as the hot glue will melt the thin plastic of the bubble wrap.