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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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!
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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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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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.