Coolest Homemade Lobster in a Clam Shell Baby Costume 2
by Marshall S.
Homemade Lobster in a Clam Shell Baby Costume
I decorated by myself this Homemade Lobster in a Clam Shell Baby Costume. Took a stroller to create the clam shell. I took one big cardboard box and paper mached it into the shape of a clam shell. Painted the shell outside white, inside pinkish. Had to put cushion where my son laid as he is only 3 weeks old.
Made a mermaid from a pillow for the whole body then covered the tail with sparkly gem material to include the swim top. Used a doll head for mermaid and glued it in there. Black seahorse also made from a pillow with sewn black material and white material for belly and eyes. Just glued a starfish and glued on sand dollars everywhere to include hanging sand dollars up in the air. Green seaweed is felt that is strung out and pinned to everything.
Octopus is made from a pillow again with gray blanket material with black and white material glued as eyes and spots on head. The lobster is made from a blanket too, I drew out a pattern on newspaper took the material cut and sewn together. Made legs/claws and stuffed with pillow stuffing glued white and black material for eyes, white material for teeth. Stuffed my son with warm blankets so he would be warm.
I would say I'm one of the few creative men I’ve known, and yes that’s me in the pic.
Comments for Coolest Homemade Lobster in a Clam Shell Baby Costume 2
As a native New Englander living in New York, I frequently miss the incredible fresh seafood from Boston. What is better than a freshly caught lobster, boiled bright red, with just the right amount of butter?
While shopping for new kitchen supplies last year, I came across a pair of lobster claw oven mitts and I knew my Halloween costume was born, a Homemade Lobster in a Pot Costume. I wore a red tank top and red tights. Using pipe cleaners, I created antennae and used red lipstick to reinforce the overall red idea. Rather than just being a lobster, which would have been cute, I wanted to take it a step further.
To make the costume even more fun, I used the shiny side of aluminum foil, creating a big lobster pot skirt that I held on with a belt. The icing on the cake was my drinking glass. I bought a thin, rectangular vase and covered it with a butter wrapper. To everyone else, it appeared that I was drinking melted butter.
The costume survived a great dance party and was a great representation of New England flavor.
I made this lobster costume mostly from an old mermaid-style prom dress that a friend of mine wore in high school. It's fitted down to the knee and flares out at the bottom. It had always reminded me of a lobster (I didn't tell her that) so I thought I'd make use of it!
I cut out the claws from two large sheets of red foam I got at a craft store. I used a hot glue gun to attach two elastic hair bands on the back of each claw to slide my arms through to keep them on one just below my elbow, and one around my hand (similar to the way you would hold a shield). The claws give you full use of your hands, but can be easily removed and replaced when needed. For each antenna, I twisted two red pipe cleaners together and wrapped them around a thin elastic headband that blends in with my hair.