I believe I had a very original Homemade Octopus Costume. I had some shiny pink material left over from the year before and was brainstorming what to do with it. My roommate threw out an octopus and I latched on to that real quick. Rather than being all shiny and pink, I thought it would be cute to have a kind of patchwork octopus.
My roommate helped a lot with the design and execution. We started with copying a “pattern” from one of my hoodie long sleeve shirts. From that I made the shoulder and hood piece and attached sleeves from a different piece of fabric. Then I attached a piece of fabric to the hood in order to stuff it with batting.
The remaining six arms were fairly simple in the beginning. I just sewed tubes and put an angle at the end, then stuffed each with a coat hanger and batting. Attaching the arms to the rest of the piece was a little more difficult. They were quite thick at the ends so the sewing machine would not work, I had to sew them on by hand.
Lastly I added two googley eyes to the head. The funnest part about it was that the coat hangers inside the arms allowed me to have a cup holder for the whole night.
My Octopus costume was made by me! It took a long time but was well worth it! I got 3 pairs of purple leggings which I stuffed with polyester wadding, in a roll as to not get lumpy legs! I then put garden wire through the middle of each leg to create the curve at the end. I used a sewing machine to sew these together as it was hard work! These then hung off my shoulders.
I got a purple dress in the same colour too with long sleeves so my arms were matching the leggings. I painted Suction Cup Pad Sucker's white with nail varnish! I then sewed these onto the underneath of each leg and sleeve.
With a bit of help from my friends at work I was able to make the hat construction out of cardboard, again I covered this in polyester wadding and then covered this using double sided tape with purple material, again matching the rest of the outfit. I finished it off with 2 big googley eyes!
But the ultimate finishing touch was attaching fish wire from my wrists onto the next octopus legs, this really confused people, even me! Especially when I went to pick something up, or when I hugged someone all the octopus legs wraped around them too!
My son wanted a giant octopus costume for Halloween. I started with a hooded sweatshirt. I used three pairs of ladies heavy tights for the tentacles. I cut both ends of the tights and sewed one end of each tentacle to a point.
I then stuffed each tight with stuffing. Next I cut out suckers for each tentacle making them larger at the base and smaller to the end. I used a glue gun to attach the suckers. I then sewed each tentacle around the hood of the sweatshirt, three on the front and three in the back. Each of the arms of the sweatshirt are tentacles too so I glued suckers to them also.
I used a foam ball for the eyes. I cut the ball in half and covered each half with white fabric. I used black felt to finish the eyes. I glued the eyes on either side of the hood. I cut small circles of felt to finish decorating the hood. My son loves his costume.
I made this Octopus Baby Costume completely by hand using needle, thread, material, and a bathroom tub mat. I made this for my 1 year old grandson, measured the height he was then cut the material 1 inch above so it wouldn't drag. It was like a dress below the bottom so he could move freely then I sewed each tentacle ensuring they were the same width and height.
I used the bathroom mat (since it has suckers on them) and cut a bunch of them out. I hot glued over 40 suckers to each tentacle. I made the eyes partially see through so my grandson would not be scared and could see through it. I drew in eyes with black marker and white out. For fun I attached a little blue shark and a fish to the tentacles.
This took a long time since I sewed everything by hand. The keys were just a bribe (not apart of the costume) to keep my grandson from crying.
This is a Homemade Baby Octopus Costume we made by making a cape with four legs, green circles stitched on for tentacles and purple tights and onsie with more tentacles sewn on to make the other four legs.
We took a purple ski cap and made a pattern for eyes and a big octopus nose!
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