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Coolest Artemis Goddess, Fisherman and Dogfish Group Costume

by Nikki Howard
(Spencer, IN)

Coolest Artemis Goddess, Fisherman and Dogfish Group Costume

Coolest Artemis Goddess, Fisherman and Dogfish Group Costume

Coolest Artemis Goddess, Fisherman and Dogfish Group Costume
Coolest Artemis Goddess, Fisherman and Dogfish Group Costume
Coolest Artemis Goddess, Fisherman and Dogfish Group Costume

I am the silver Goddess of fishing, hunting and wildlife - Artemis. As I was taking a moonlit stroll one evening, I happened upon this lonely, hungry, handsome fisherman, and decided to give him a special catch-- a dogfish. The fish was especially difficult to catch, but he was up to the challenge.

The idea for this costume all began with our dog. We walk him on a flexi-lead regularly, and my husband always comments that it’s like reeling in a fish. Sooo, he asked me if I could make the dog a fish costume for Halloween. I looked up dog fish costumes on line, and wasn’t too impressed. I started looking at patterns and I ended up using a very basic Simplicity dog coat pattern, which I altered for the tail.

I lined the bottom of the tail with vinyl because it drags the ground. It’s a very simple costume, and he can go to the bathroom in it. I also found a Simplicity dog hat pattern. I altered the hat, by adding piping around the outside edge to make it look more like fish lips. I glued on big googly eyes, as well.

Hubby’s costume is a thrift store fishing hat with some hooks inserted (and then we filed the hook off for safety). I crocheted the fish for his stringer, and we used our son’s old Tweety bird fishing pole with catfish dropline for the string. He actually wound the string in the reel and attached it to a snaphook so that we could attach it to our dog’s leash.

My costume is also a Simplicity pattern, for a maxidress. I used costume satin and added the silver rope for an embellishment, and satin opera gloves to stay warm. :D

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Coolest Homemade Fisherman and Fish Costumes

by Amy H.
(Hampton, VA)

Homemade Fisherman and Fish Costumes

Homemade Fisherman and Fish Costumes

These Homemade Fisherman and Fish Costumes were made by my mom. Blake is a fisherman and she used cardboard and posterboard to make the boat. Each board is cut out separately and she used silver paper to punch out nail heads. On the back to the boat is the name "Double Trouble" in red.

To hold the boat up it has suspenders attached to it that go under his flannel shirt. An old pair of jeans and pantyhose were used to make the legs and feet to look like he was sitting in the boat. We bought a fisherman hat and attached lures to it and the vest. For his trick or treat bucket we used a silver pail with the word "bait" painted on it. All that was left was to complete the look with a five o'clock shadow.

Braedon is the fish and she spray painted the fabric to make it look more fishy! It is lined with black fabric and batting to hold the shape. Elastic is used to hold the fins to his hands. He wore black sweats under it to keep his legs from showing. His trick or treat pail was a silver bucket that said "chum".

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Just too adorable for words
by: Anonymous

I absitively love the costumes. You paid attention to every detail and I'm so jealous! I wish I could learn how to make a ship costume for next year's Pirate theme party.

Sweet!
by: Sandy

Fantastic! I love to make my own costumes every year!!!!!

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