Jellyfish Costume Created by Kim from Walled Lake, MI

My daughter loves fish. We decided we could make her a great jellyfish costume. I found a clear umbrella from Target that cost was $20 but we have used it after the fact as its intended use.

I bought iridescent plastic streamers (not paper in case of rain!) that were adoor entry decoration and cut them down to a length that went from the inside of the umbrella to about her knee length. This was taped with clear packing tape to the inside of the umbrella and some pieces were tied to the spokes of the umbrella.

We dressed her in violet like the main color of the streamers. The dilemma was how could she trick or treat carrying an umbrella my husband thought of using a backpack we stuffed a pillow in it and then used a backpack with dual zipper that closed at the top and center of the backpack opening which allowed the umbrella post to sit balanced above her head. We covered the backpack with an iridescent tablecloth from the dollar store. I cut the tablecloth with streamer like edges and she wore it like a cap. Both her hands were free to hold a back for trick or treating and she was protected in case it rained while she was out getting candy! It was also light weight.

A little time is needed to get the right pillow to backpack ratio and we ended up typing the backpack closed with string as the zippers were pressured by walking movement. When she wanted to take a break she just took the backpack off.

Total Spent: $28