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You’ve been nominated to make the ALS ice bucket challenge costume

Unless you live under a rock, the ALS ice bucket challenge is not an unfamiliar phrase to you. All summer long and all across America, many people were filling buckets of ice-cold water and throwing them on themselves in an effort to bring awareness to ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Whether you participated, ignored your nomination or weren’t nominated at all, you can relive the summer trend with our easy how-to for an awesome ALS ice bucket challenge Halloween costume.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


  • Bucket
  • White tulle (both ribbon tulle and 2 yards of tulle for the poncho)
  • Hot glue gun
  • T-shirt
  • Black permanent marker


Step 1: This is the easiest part of the costume. Before you start writing with your marker, put something in between the sides of your T-shirt so the marker doesn’t bleed through the fabric. I used a notebook.

Write “ALS” and “#ALSIceBucketChallenge” on the front side.

Then flip the shirt over and write “I nominate you” on the back.

Step 2: Create the water for over your shoulders.

Another simple task. Just take the 2 yards of tulle, fold in half and cut a hole in the folded edge for your head.

Step 3: Create the falling water from the bucket.

Cut pieces of tulle ribbon that will hang from the bucket. It’s good for your water effect if the pieces of ribbon are different lengths.

Next, use your hot glue gun to apply glue to the inside of the bucket. Attach the tulle ribbon around the rim of the bucket and let your glue dry.

There you have it. You now have 24 hours to complete your challenge!

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