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Coolest Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume 15

by Kelly D.
(Gardnerville, NV)

Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume

Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume

Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume
Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume
Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume
Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume

My three-year-old daughter Waverly (Wavy for short) loves the ocean and all its critters. After a visit to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium in California this summer, she decided that she wanted to be a jellyfish for Halloween, in particular, the beautiful orange "chrysaora achlyos," or black sea nettle jellyfish.

This homemade jellyfish Halloween costume was a hit; she loved it and was comfortable wearing it, and she received a ton of compliments, plus it was inexpensive and only took me a couple hours one evening from start to finish.

1) I started with a five-dollar kid's cowboy hat from the department store toy aisle.

2) I cut several circles of quilt batting that were slightly larger than the brim of the hat. I stacked the circles on top of each other and enclosed them in about a yard of metallic orange lamé, tacking the fabric down on the bottom of the stack with fabric glue, basically making a flat, round pillow.

3) I then placed the "pillow" on top of the hat, attaching it to the hat with velcro strips. If you are handy with a glue gun, that would probably work, as well.

4) For the tentacles, I cut long, inch-wide strips of the orange lamé, as well as orange tulle, silver lamé, and some red curling ribbon. I gathered up a handful of the strips, secured them together at one end with a rubber band and attached them to the brim of the hat with a safety pin. I did this seven times in all, resulting in a total of seven handfuls of material safety-pinned to the hat, leaving a space in front for my daughter to see out of. When all those tentacles flowed out behind her when she walked around, she really did look like a jellyfish!

5) I finished off the look with a bit of sea-related facepaint (starfish, waves, bubbles) and a skirt trimmed with some of the lamé and tulle.


So basically, the homemade jellyfish Halloween costume is a big hat with a smattering of accessories! This particular costume is great for little kids because it leaves their hands free for trick-or-treating, etc. whereas a jellyfish costume that involves holding an umbrella is slightly cumbersome, especially for wee ones.

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i used your input to make my costume
by: ella

that is so cool looking !!!!!! my friend had a under the sea b-day party and i did it the way
that u did it and it looked great!!!

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