When my son told me what he would like to be for Halloween, my three year old daughter piped up with "I want to be a Happy Dolphin". She made it a point to make sure I heard the Happy part; she could not be just any old dolphin, she had to be a Happy Dolphin. She wanted to be blue with a white underbelly, big eyes and a big smile. This is how I made her Homemade Dolphin Costume.
I grabbed some foam, foam glue, spray paint, etc. and began creating a happy dolphin for my young daughter. She is not at all fond of anything that covers her face or that goes over her head and makes her feel trapped and/ or like she can not breath; so I made her costume accordingly. I glued on a big smile and kept it big and open for her to see out of.
She will wear some white clothing which will keep with the underbelly color of white. She can move freely and loves it. She will probably be wearing it for many more months. We love to wear costumes year round at our house - we have vivid imaginations and love pretend.