Cool 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 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.

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8 thoughts on “Cool Octopus Costume”

  1. I loved this outfit and recreated it for my costume this year. It turned out better than I could have imagined. Bravo to you for being so creative!

  2. Thank you so much for posting this! I’ve been trying to come up with a quick and easy Ursula costume and I had everything but the tentacles. This is PERFECT!

  3. you are a GENIUUUUS! HAHA!
    i go to uni and we have a life saving comp social coming up and the theme is ‘under the sea’…and im gonna try recreate that look…I LOVE YOUU! haha :)

  4. I’m so NOT crafty but this is exactly what I’m looking for! This is awesome! my son is 4 1/2 and has his heart set on being an octupus.

  5. I made this costume this week…it was an absolute hit with everyone and my son refuses to take it off! I am not a sew-er & am not very creative, and even I could do it! Thank you!

  6. Have forwarded the link to this to my daughter who is at Uni and needed an ‘under the sea’ theme costume…cheap! Brilliant, so many thanks and well done!


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