Cool Homemade Angler Fish Costume

Here is my son, the Angler Fish (original fish, not the character from movie). He wants to be a scientist, reads a lot of books and makes his own research. He wanted to be an Angler Fish because he finds it one of the most amazing creatures of the ocean. He has a functioning light … Read more

Coolest Angler Fish in a Aquarium Costume

Coolest Angler Fish in a Aquarium Costume

My son, Blake, asked to be a fish tank for Halloween this year. He is a fish hobbyist. He has a 55 gallon fish tank in his room that he loves dearly! I’m sure that is where his idea came from. The Angler Fish was inspired from the movie, “Finding Nemo”. We decided he was … Read more

Rainbow Fish No-Sew Costume

Rainbow Fish No-Sew Costume

For someone who knows how to sew, this Rainbow Fish costume would be a lot easier to make… I unfortunately do not. The fabric I found at Jo-Ann was perfect for the colors of the gills. The only problem was it frayed really bad so I also have to buy a bottle of the anti-fray … Read more

Ferocious Female Angler Fish Costume DIY for an 11-Year-Old

Ferocious Female Angler Fish Costume DIY for an 11-Year-Old

My 11-year-old daughter has had a fascination with the Angler Fish ever since she saw it on the BBC Blue Planet series. Last year she did a school research report on the Angler Fish which sparked the idea that she would BECOME her favorite creature for Halloween.   It’s CREEPY!  It’s SCARY!   It’s WEIRD!    AND it … Read more

Cool Handmade Goldfish Costume for a Girl

Cool Handmade Goldfish Costume for a Girl

I made my 2 year old daughter Vivian a goldfish costume this year inspired by her little puckered lips that look so fishy when she gives me kisses and her unique hue or red hair. The costume was a blast to make, very easy and super affordable costing under $10. I made the mask the … Read more

Coolest Scary Catfish Costume

Coolest Scary Catfish Costume

I was inspired by the videos of the Coolest Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea 11 submitted by Brian T. (Joliet, IL, USA). I decided to make my own Scary Catfish Costume. First I took an old Darth Vader helmet and covered it inside and out with Duct tape. To form the Jaws of the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Goldfish Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Goldfish Halloween Costume Idea

I originally saw this homemade goldfish Halloween costume idea in Woman’s Day magazine. The design was for a toddler, but it was easy enough to customize it to a larger size. The base of the goldfish costume is a Hanes men’s 3XL orange hooded sweatshirt. I wanted it to be extra roomy, which is an … Read more

Coolest Angler Fish Homemade Costume

Homemade Angler Fish Costume

This costume is homemade and is of an angler fish. Many people don’t know what that is so I often reference the movie Finding Nemo where the scary fish with the dangling light comes into play. This Homemade Angler Fish Costume has a working LED light on one of the top spikes. I was very … Read more

Coolest Deep Sea Fish Costume

Coolest Deep Sea Fish Costume - This picture was taken at the Marriot Halloween party

I really wanted to be something scary, but that people could identify with… Something that actually exists right here on our planet, 3000 feet below the surface of the ocean! I decided first that I wanted it to be BIG! These fishes in reality are quite small, but I thought maybe if I blew up … Read more

Fish Costumes

I asked my 2-year-old what he wanted to be for Halloween and he said “a fish”. I found a fish pattern at a local store and used it as a guide. Justin picked out the material – shiny stretchy polyester stuff (excellent fish material for fish costumes). I used 1-inch foam for the form. It … Read more

Coolest Angler Fish Costume

Angler Fish Costume

I enjoy making masks, so when my friend asked me to make her a tropical fish mask, I thought “wouldn’t an angler fish be cooler?” so while I used bright shinny fabric for hers, I used stretched deer leather over a wire frame for mine. The teeth on the angler fish costume are made from … Read more

Coolest Homemade Fisherman and Fish Costumes

Homemade Fisherman and Fish Costumes

These Homemade Fisherman and Fish Costumes were made by my mom. Blake is a fisherman and she used cardboard and posterboard to make the boat. Each board is cut out separately and she used silver paper to punch out nail heads. On the back to the boat is the name “Double Trouble” in red. To … Read more

Coolest Homemade Gold Fish Costume

Homemade Gold Fish Costume

I decided to be a Homemade Gold Fish Costume, but cute. Orange was the color I was in love with at the time. First, I needed scales; I found a light salmon colored old lady sequined sweater at Goodwill. I dyed it with RIT orange fabric dye. The boiling process curled the sequins so they … Read more

Coolest Homemade Angler Fish Halloween Costume

Homemade Angler Fish Halloween Costume

My Homemade Angler Fish Halloween Costume was a real party pleaser! I used some foam from a couch cushion and carved it out to make the body of the Angler. I then made the additional pieces like the eyes, the fins, the esca (or lure-like antenna), and the lower jaw. The teeth are styled from … Read more

Coolest Homemade Angler Fish Costume

Homemade Angler Fish Costume

I loved the movie ‘Finding Nemo’ and came up with the idea to make an Homemade Angler Fish Costume this year. I started with a chickwire frame. As you can see, it came out better than I expected. Over the wire I put duct tape to help keep the shape. I then put paper mache … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dork Fish Costume

Homemade Dork Fish Costume

Ok, sooo I’m sure some of u are wondering what a dork fish is… well only people that watch Blue Collar Comedy would really know what it is unless you have heard it from someone. A dork fish is a silly thing that my husband started calling our son after watching that show. It was … Read more

Coolest Homemade Anglerfish Costume

Homemade Anglerfish Costume

MATERIALS NEEDED for this homemade anglerfish costume: * Mesh framing wire * Poster board ($2) * Tan fabric (I used a flat sheet from WalMart) ($2) * Brown felt for fins ($0.50) * Black felt for eyes and mouth ($0.10) * White felt for teeth ($0.50) * Computer keyboard detachable light (bendable) * Black t-shirt … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pink Salmon Costume

Homemade Pink Salmon Costume

I wanted to make a Pink Salmon Costume for my little niece Cheyenne, since her mother and father, and myself, all work in the fisheries industry in Washington state and of course since the costume was for a little girl, I chose a Pink Salmon. I started with a little vest that I had and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Rainbow Fish Halloween Costume

Homemade Rainbow Fish Halloween Costume

This homemade Rainbow Fish Halloween costume is based on the book RAINBOW FISH by Marcus Pfister, which is one of my daughter’s favorite books. It is the story of a most beautiful, lonely and rude fish who discovers the value of inner beauty and friendship by giving away his coveted scales to other fish one … Read more

Coolest Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea

The Homemade Killer Fish Halloween Costume Idea took me about two and a half days to complete. I constructed it entirely out of cardboard, masking tape, thin wooden dowels, and posterboard for the scales. It took a lot of putting it on and off in the beginning just to make sure that it would fit … Read more