So, I got the Jellyfish costume idea originally from a Martha Stewart old lady costume, and put my own spin. All you need is an umbrella, lots of bubble wrap, some battery operated lights and voila!
I used battery operated Christmas lights with clear packing tape at the top of the umbrella (be careful taping, because you will want to be able to still close your umbrella a little, it makes it easier to get in and out of places!).
I collected green and pink and clear bubble wrap in different colors. I cut them in a swiggle line at different lengths and attached with a stapler to the plastic umbrella (covered up the staples, with a ribbon... color of your choice around the umbrella).
I also used some different color ribbons in the top, to give it more of that iridescent see-through look of a jelly. Completed it with some light up heels and that was pretty much all she wrote!
Only down fall to this great and amazing costume, was the fact that it was not very "bar" friendly... it tended to get in the way AND ... the battery operated lights made the umbrella REALLY heavy :)
I created this awesome homemade glowing jellyfish costume after seeing an inspiration on this site last year. Me and my husband had so much fun making this costume that we decided this year we are going to perfect it a little more.
First we had to find a "bubble" umbrella, they sell them at golf shops but we found this one at Target. We purchased a mini black-light from Spencers (it is battery operated).
We tore up an old sheet, tied it to the spokes of the umbrella, zip tied the black light to the inside dome and for special effects and better glow we got a few glow sticks and broke them open right as it got dark and dripped it all over the insides of the umbrella.
I wore all black so all you could see was the glow and the costume was the biggest hit on the block! I had several people stop me and ask how I created it, I gave out the website of course!
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(San Jose, California)
Homemade Jellyfish Unique Halloween Costume Idea
I made this Homemade Jellyfish Unique Halloween Costume Idea out of random pink and white fabric that I found at my local craft store, bubble wrap, and a clear umbrella. I used a hot glue gun and clear tape to attach the fabric onto the inside of umbrella. I then cut pieces of fabric into long strips. The strips were cut unevenly and cut with different shapes so that no two strips were alike.
To add texture to the strips, I sewed the strips of fabric along the edges with a sewing machine. This helped to make the strips look more wavy and free-formed. I then lined the rim of the umbrella with the strips to create jellyfish effect. I also found a pink dress that matched the colors I used for the jellyfish.
It's a very simple "do it yourself" costume and doesn't require a lot of time to make. The materials were also very easy to find.
Our Jellyfish costume was completely hand made with love! We used umbrella hats for the top and covered them with fabric which we painted and added glitter. We wanted the jellyfish to look as realistic as possible, so we knew they had to light up.
We purchased cheap light up swords and carefully dissected them (hacked them up with a hammer). We harvested the light strings and attached them to our costumes to look like dangling tentacles. There are also streamers and ribbons which we curled to look like more tentacles. My boyfriend Ben and I have received great feedback from our Halloween costumes. We plan to attend many parties this Halloween to show off our delightful jellyfish costumes. What makes them so special is the fact that they were made completely by hand and the materials for each one cost only about ten dollars.
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by Vicki P.
(Green Bay, WI, USA)
Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Jellyfish Halloween Costume Idea
This homemade jellyfish Halloween costume idea is my favorite costume that I've made. It wasn't too bad to put together and transporting it was easy.
It all started with my sister wanting to be a goldfish for Halloween, I was short on ideas so I bummed off her theme and decided to be a jellyfish. The first thing that popped into my head was a clear umbrella and bubble wrap, after that I added a battery operated pack of lights on the inside and iridescent fabric. With lights off, this costume glows like a real jellyfish! I spent the night bopping up and down as i walked to give the full impression.
This year, my sister wore the homemade jellyfish Halloween costume and she loved it!