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Coolest Handmade Shark Eating Child Halloween Costume

My 6 year old son Declan is fascinated with sharks. My handmade shark eating child Halloween costume is inspired by my son’s love for sharks and the movie Jaws.

I started off the costume by making a paper mache helmet so he could wear it with comfort and could take the costume on and off with ease (Declan is not a fan of fussy costumes). I proceeded to build on top of the helmet with cardboard. I cut a large oval and cut the centre piece out and folded it in half to create the jaw and built out the body of the frame with newspaper. Once I had the initial shape, I refined and smoothed it out with paper mache.

I made the teeth with a salt dough recipe and glued them to the sharks jaw and finished with a lick of paint. I also made a fin from card and paper mache and attached with elastic string under his arms.

This handmade shark eating child Halloween costume cost me a total of £10 (due to the huge amount of PVA glue required) and took approximately 40 hours to make.

Handmade Shark Eating Child Halloween Costume

Handmade Shark Eating Child Halloween Costume

Handmade Shark Eating Child Halloween Costume



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