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Coolest Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea 11

by Brian T.
(Joliet, IL, USA)

Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea

The Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea took me about two and a half days to complete. I constructed it entirely out of cardboard, masking tape, thin wooden dowels, and posterboard for the scales. It took a lot of putting it on and off in the beginning just to make sure that it would fit properly and not be too uncomfortable, but after I got the basic frame all constructed, the scales took me a really long time.

After I finally got all the scales on there, I took it down to the basement for paint. For the finishing touches I added the spherical Styrofoam eyeballs which I painted. It was quite easy to wear all night and dance in, and I had no problem getting a bottle of beer in through the mouth hole. I could barely fit it in my car though!! I actually had to drive to the costume contest with the tail sticking out the side window.

Nonetheless I was the star of the party and everybody wanted to have their picture taken with THE FISH!!

I have posted 4 sequential videos on youtube that document the construction of the fish:








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Holy Schnikes That is the COOLEST!!!
by: Meghan Knight

Love the foot sticking out...and the eyeballs...all around the coolest thing EVER!! I wish I could have seen it in person.

awesome fish
by: Anonymous

With all the costume contests I have gone to in my life I have never had the pleasure of meeting a fish. How creative!

I can't believe it's just cardboard!
by: Remy Geerts

This costume looks really cool, it has an original style, almost from another time period. Love the colors too! and I can't believe it's made of just cardboard. Well done.

Very good!
by: Paul Hoggard

Very good!

Awsome inspiration!
by: Gary

I found this website while looking for fish costumes. Your video inspired me to create a costume instead.

SO cool!!
by: Jackie Tee

I love this! THANK YOU for the videos showing us how you did it. My nephew wants to be a killer fish this year and I don't have a clue on how to do it. Now, thanks to you and your videos, we'll be quite busy for the next few days! I'll post it to show the final product. :)
Well done!

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Coolest Scary Catfish Costume 12

by Gary C
(Omaha, Nebraska)

Coolest Scary Catfish Costume

Coolest Scary Catfish Costume

Coolest Scary Catfish Costume
Coolest Scary Catfish Costume

I was inspired by the videos of the Coolest Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea 11 submitted by Brian T. (Joliet, IL, USA). I decided to make my own Scary Catfish Costume.

First I took an old Darth Vader helmet and covered it inside and out with Duct tape. To form the Jaws of the fish I used white computer paper, taped them in place and covered them as well. I bought some shelf liner and glued it in place with spray adhesive. The fish lips and teeth are white felt. Putting it together got messy; so I did it out on the back porch. This is where 100 degree heat came to my aid. The adhesive set up quickly. The dorsal fin is the same liner material, and wooden dowels arranged in a fan pattern, the glued to the back of the head while it was still tacky.

I painted it with diluted black and green craft paint. Then when it dried, I added the details and glued on “whiskers” to make it a cat fish. The fins and the tail are green fabric mesh. The fishes body was a gray sweat suit with the tail and fins sewed on.

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Coolest Homemade Pink Salmon Costume 8

by Kelly M.
(Deming, WA)

Homemade Pink Salmon Costume

Homemade Pink Salmon Costume

Homemade Pink Salmon Costume
Homemade Pink Salmon Costume
Homemade Pink Salmon Costume

I wanted to make a Pink Salmon Costume for my little niece Cheyenne, since her mother and father, and myself, all work in the fisheries industry in Washington state and of course since the costume was for a little girl, I chose a Pink Salmon.

I started with a little vest that I had and made a giant fish body around it. I stuffed it with a bunch of batting to make it really puffy and soft, then I added pink and green shiny material for the sides and I chose flashy sparlkly material, that had sequins on it, so it would look like fish scales for the belly material.

I made fins for over the sleeves holes of the vest, and I added a cardboard piece inside the tail, so it would stand up and waggle back and forth as she walked down the street. I added eyes and spots and all the other details that you might find on a salmon. We put her in a pink hooded sweatshirt and sweat pants under the costume.

The costume turned out great and little Cheyenne didn't want to take if off when she was done trick or treating.

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Brilliant!
by: Anonymous

I grew up in Washington, too. Brilliant idea for a costume and perfectly executed. Thanks for sharing!

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Coolest Homemade Gold Fish Costume 3

by Laura
(Miami, FL, USA)

Homemade Gold Fish Costume

Homemade Gold Fish Costume

I decided to be a Homemade Gold Fish Costume, but cute. Orange was the color I was in love with at the time.

First, I needed scales; I found a light salmon colored old lady sequined sweater at Goodwill. I dyed it with RIT orange fabric dye. The boiling process curled the sequins so they looked even more scale like. I took in the top by hand to be a little sexy. I found an orange satin bridesmaid dress at the same store; I cut the skirt off and made it much shorter. I sewed a homemade tulle tutu to puff out the skirt to be my fluffy fish tail. My hair was dyed bright pure orange as well, a color difficult to maintain.

The makeup was really the focus. I was inspired by a face paint design I found online and altered it to match my idea. Originally it was a swamp creature design, dark and scary. When I was done, I was cute. Oil based, professional face pain worked best, though expensive, it last a long time and has made many costumes come together.

Gold Fish Costume

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goldfish blues
by: Anonymous

you have a terrific creative ingenious design. thanks for the fabulous idea. it may turn into a rainbow fish costume. happy halloween 2010. cheers.

Love it!
by: Anonymous

Love the costume my favorite parts of the costume are your use of your very own bubbles very large bubbles they look very nice.

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