Adorable Toddler Octopus Costume

Adorable Toddler Octopus Costume

Costumes are kind of a big deal in our home. My husband and I go to 2-3 costume parties a year, and I always make the costumes. They are usually pretty fabulous, so the bar was set high for our son’s second Halloween. He was a year and a half old and was starting to … Read more

Elaborate Octopus Costume!

Elaborate Octopus Costume!

This year I wanted to make a very unique and different costume. I settled on an octopus because I thought it was pretty unique and would be big and flashy. I taught myself basic sewing a few years ago so I thought I would give it a shot. Making the Octopus Costume First, I made … Read more

Homemade Amazing Giant Squid Costume

Homemade Amazing Giant Squid Costume

I wanted a costume that had crazy tentacles and lighting so I went with a squid/cuttlefish hybrid. I fabricated the entire body from cross-linked polyethylene foam rubber that was glued using contact cement. The suckers are formed by heating foam discs and pressing them into a cup shaped mold. Thin foam is sprayed with adhesive … Read more

Scuba Diver Caught by an Octopus Illusion Costume

Scuba Diver Caught by an Octopus Illusion Costume

In the summer a person on an on-line garage sale was giving away a large bag of bubble wrap. i jumped on it thinking, I know I can make a costume with this. I immediately thought of an octopus, but it was my husband who said, make him a scuba diver that has been captured … Read more

Crazy Baby Octopus Costume With Moving Tentacles

Crazy Baby Octopus Costume With Moving Tentacles

This is a combo costume that I wore with my 7 month old daughter in a baby-bjorn. The concept was an octopus with flailing tentacles attacking a snorkeler. I was really excited to do a combo costume with my child from the moment I found out I was pregnant. I knew we would be able … Read more

Handmade Octopus Costume

Handmade Octopus Costume

I was asked to make 8 Octopus Costumes for a school play.  I made the Octopus Arms out of pool noodles cut in half covered in shiny fabric and made the octopus tentacles out of felt. I attached them to a black t shirt with room for the arms in the sleeves. The head was filled with pillow stuffing.  The … Read more

Cool Homemade Octopus Costume

Homemade Octopus Costume

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 … Read more

Coolest Octopus Baby Costume

Homemade Octopus Baby 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 … Read more

Coolest Homemade Octopus Costume

Homemade Octopus Costume

MATERIALS NEEDED for this homemade octopus costume: * Black stretchy fabric ($3 scrap at fabric store) * Pink felt ($0.25 for 1 sheet) * Purple felt ($1 for 4 sheets) * Black long-sleeved shirt * Black pants * Hot glue * Fiber fill * Wire clothes hangers * 2” wide heavy-duty nylon belt We did … Read more

Coolest Octopus Costume

Homemade Octopus Costume 7

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 … Read more

Squid Costume

I know I’m probably the only person who would admit to this: I have always had this Halloween idea to dress up as a Pepto-Bismol pink squid for Halloween. Strange but true. I don’t know why – for some reason I found it immensely funny. So I decided to do it for this Halloween. I … Read more

Cool Octopus Costume

Octopus Costume

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 … Read more

Coolest Homemade Baby Octopus Costume

Homemade Baby Octopus Costume

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!