spongebob musical costume diy

Do you love Spongebob Squarepants? Do you also love musical theater? Well, then I’ve got great news for you! You can make your own Spongebob Squarepants the Musical costume with just a little effort and know-how. It’s easy and will surely get you lots of laughs (and maybe even a few compliments). So read on, and I’ll show you how to do it.

How to Dress Like Spongebob Squarepants in the Musical

Spongebob is the lovable and optimistic main character of Spongebob Squarepants. In the musical, he wears his signature yellow square pants and red tie. To dress like Spongebob, you’ll need:

  • Yellow short-sleeve button-up shirt
  • Plaid pants
  • Red tie
  • Red suspenders

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Spongebob’s shirt is a yellow short-sleeve button-up. You can find this type of shirt at most department stores or online.

IZOD Men's Breeze Short Sleeve Button Down Gingham Shirt, Sundress, Large

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In the musical, Spongebob dons plaid pants, which may be tricky to locate. A possible solution could be to search for pants with a similar pattern, such as red and yellow plaid, or to create your own using a fabric adhesive to attach red and yellow scraps to a pair of black pants.

HENGAO Men's Regular Fit Plaid Chino Pants Jeans, Deep Khaki, 28

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Spongebob’s tie is red. You can find a red tie at most department stores or online.


If you’re having trouble finding the crimson suspenders that SpongeBob wears in the musical, an alternative option is to use a fabric adhesive to attach red fabric scraps to a set of black suspenders.

SuspenderStore Men's Red Thin Stripe Grosgrain CLIP Suspenders

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Spongebob wears white socks with red and white stripes in the musical. If you want to go another route, you could use a pair of long white socks that you already have and paint red and blue stripes on them using sharpies or markers.


In the musical, he wears black sneakers. You might already have a pair of these, but if not, this pair of lace-up jazz shoes is a great fit for the outfit.

SANSHA Women's Soho Lace-Up Jazz, Black, 8

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About Spongebob Squarepants The Musical

Spongebob Squarepants the Musical is a live stage play inspired by the beloved Nickelodeon show. The plot follows Spongebob and his Bikini Bottom buddies as they put on a show to earn funds to save their hometown from destruction by developers.

Since its premiere in 2016, the play has been touring the world to rave acclaim. Throughout the play, the characters learn crucial lessons about teamwork and the strength of friendship.

Spongebob (Ethan Slater), Patrick (Danny Skinner), Squidward (Gavin Lee), and Sandy Cheeks (Leslie Carrara-Rudolph) are just a few of the talented actors featured in the show. Music for the show was written by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler, and John Legend.

If you’re a admirer of Spongebob Squarepants or musical theater, then this play is a must-see.

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Wrapping Up

Now that you know how to dress like Spongebob Squarepants in the musical, it’s time to start planning your costume. Round up all of the items you’ll need and get started on your masterpiece. And don’t forget to have fun! After all, that’s what Spongebob would want you to do.

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