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Coolest Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume 4

by J
(New York)

Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume

Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume

I wanted to be something from the sea, so I looked at many pictures online and landed on some beautiful pix of orange jellyfish. I’m a stickler for detail, so I studied every main part of this creature.

To make the top piece of the Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume, I bought 1” thick green foam and cut it into a circle. Then I cut midway to the center and took a “v” out so the circle would be higher in the center and lower at the edges. I glued and sewed the foam together to form its new shape, covered both sides with plain orange fabric and started on the fancy outer fabric.

I used a sheer print fabric for the top, cut into triangles and sewn together to form the circle. The tentacles were sewn into long, tiny tubes, then turned right side out (not easy to do with sheer fabric, I assure you!). They were all hand sewn along the outer edge of the circle. I attached the headpiece to a hat so it would stay in place on my head.

The inside “oral arms” were made from iridescent sheer orange fabric, cut into strips and hand gathered individually using wide thread stitches, then attached to a black top and black leggings. I also used matching iridescent orange face/body paint to blend in.

The lightweight fabrics actually moved like a graceful jellyfish in the water- very effective.

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cool
by: Anonymous

mine will be diff colors

Fabulous
by: Anonymous

Great job on this costume. Thanks for sharing!!

AMAZING
by: Oogly Boogly Jellyfish-to-be

Oh my gosh this costume is so creative I loove it. I cant believe you did this by yourself its so cool. I might do mine a different color, though.. :)

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Coolest Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume 6

by Deanna W.
(Redondo Beach, CA)

Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume

Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume

This is our Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume for our daughter. We bought a foam hat from JoAnns, cut a ring of poster board out and attached it to the brim of the hat to extend its width. We then used a glue gun to attach, firstly, a layer of iridescent basket wrap, then secondly, a layer of lavender fabric from the wedding section selection of fabrics at JoAnn's.

Once the back end was attached (a sort of pocket-shape), we stuffed it with iridescent Easter grass to make it brain-like, then went around the brim with the glue gun, securing the rest of the fabric to create the "jelly" part of the jelly fish. We then cut different lengths of various textures & colors of yarn and attached them to the brim with the glue gun. All in all, it took about an hour to make this.

We used the bottom sheet from a white twin bed sheet set and cut head & arm holes in it, then attached a sheer piece of lavender fabric over the sheet to create a "dead space" between tentacles and to cover up our child's body. Then we pinned little stuffed fish to the "body". It was a hit. She was told all evening long that she had the best costume ever!

 Jellyfish Halloween Costume



 Jellyfish Halloween Costume

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Coolest Homemade Glowing Jellyfish Costume 3

by Kelly
(St. Peters, MO)

Homemade Glowing Jellyfish Costume

Homemade Glowing Jellyfish Costume

My 7 year old son loves ocean life and wants to be a marine biologist when he grows up. He decided he wanted a Homemade Glowing Jellyfish Costume this year, but he wanted it to glow as jellyfish glow under water. Well, I thought about what we could do, and I decided to make him a black light responsive costume that would envelope him and seem to float through the neighborhood.

We couldn't be happier with the results, and he looks so cool. He's a great kid with a thirst for knowledge and love of art. I took his idea and together we made what we hope to be a kid friendly, traffic stopping costume. We hope you enjoy it!

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amazing!
by: Anonymous

what type of material did you use for the umbrella?

Thanks a lot!
by: Kelly

I used a clear plastic dome umbrella and painted the underside with liquid laundry detergent as most are black light responsive. I then put saran wrap on it on the inside of the umbrella to keep the detergent on the umbrella and not my son. Then I added a portable black light to the inside pole of the umbrella and wa-lah... He was a smashing success, and I am so happy with the results.

Queries
by: Anonymous

It looks great!! I would like make something like that. But what is Saran wrap? And will it look so great in day light?

question & answer :)
by: Anonymous

saran wrap is just plastic wrap that you use when you cover leftovers before you put it in the fridge. :) I don't think in this case that the "press 'n' seal" kind would work, nor would wax paper. You would have to use plastic wrap made by glad, I think it's called "cling wrap" on the box.
My question is: did you have to use masking tape or anything to get the saran wrap to stay put, or did it do well without any tape all night long? Also, I can't find any portable blacklights bigger than a mini-flashlight- where did you find yours?

material?
by: Anonymous

What material did you use to make the tentacles?

Material?
by: Anonymous

Love this! What material did you use to make the tentacles? Thanks!

Help!
by: Anonymous

What material did you use for the tentacles??? How did you attach them? Did you dip them in liquid laundry soap also??

What does it look like in the daylight?
by: Anonymous

My child really wants to be sea life and this looked perfect but my one question was- How will it look at daytime? My child has a Halloween Carnival at her school so please please please respond!

Where to find a blacklight for glowing jellyfish costume
by: Teri

For anyone looking for a portable blacklight... try a pet store. Apparently they are good at locating pet stains... who knew?? I found a 6" black light at Petco, and a 12" one at Petsmart. I wish someone had told me where to look before I spent hours scouring Halloween and hardware stores!! We're putting the costume "together" tonight, but I think either light will work. It does not show up in bright light though...

HELP!?!?!
by: Jiana

Hey, this is super last minute (being October 30th and all) but would you happen to know if there is anything other than laundry detergent that would respond to blacklights? Do you think a regular Halloween store would have glow in the dark paints that would work for this? Thanks bunches for this magnificent idea and clear instructions! :D

How to Hold
by: Anonymous

How do you keep the jellyfish up without having to hold it?

Question
by: Anonymous

Will the detergent wash off after so i can still use the umbrella???

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what material did you use for the tenticals?

I made this
by: Anonymous

Sorry for not replying to anyone else, I didn't know until today's comment.

The tentacles are strips of fleece that are bright colors and respond to black lights. (oranges, yellows, and whites).

It is held up because I put ours in a back pack that night so he could be hands free.

It looks good in the daylight too, but it doesn't glow nearly as bright.

Any plastic wrap should work as the fabric softener or detergent never really dries.

Portable black lights are at specialty stores like Spencer's and most halloween stores. Also at pet stores.

So cool!
by: Joy

I LOOOVE THIS! Did you have to use tape to tape down the Saran wrap? If so, what kind of tape did you use? Did you dip the fleece in the detergent? Thanks! I'm really looking forward to doing this. :)

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Coolest Homemade Jellyfish Costume 11

by Shana
(Chicago, IL, USA)

Homemade Jellyfish Costume

Homemade Jellyfish Costume

My Homemade Jellyfish Costume was made with metallic fabrics, pearls, jewels, and feathers. It also included LED lights that lit up on the inside of the Umbrella. Matched with a silver, sparkly outfit and elaborate, shimmering makeup.

This costume has been my best yet!

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costume jelly fish
by: Anonymous

can I buy it from you.

Jellyfish costume.
by: Anonymous

Can I buy from u and how much. Sue


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Coolest Homemade Jellyfish Costume 9

by Sherry W.
(Dadeville, AL)

Homemade Jellyfish Costume

Homemade Jellyfish Costume

Homemade Jellyfish Costume
Homemade Jellyfish Costume
Homemade Jellyfish Costume

This homemade Jellyfish costume is a hat! Corrugated plastic as the base, cut a hole in the middle for old straw hat, used 6 led AA battery sets, sheer silver and tulle to cover and sheer wired ribbons for tentacles. Black clothing.

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