BABY OCTOPUS Costumes
MADE COMPLETELY BY HAND, 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 THRU 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.
Submited by MELANIE ALVAREZ, NEWPORT WASHINGTON
I began making the costume around October 1st, I had a lot of extra pizza boxes laying around the garage and my mother was bugging […]