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Angler Fish Costume

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Angler Fish Costume

Angler Fish Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Animal Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Ivan, the 'Angler Fish' costume creator:

I have a tradition of bulky and difficult Halloween costumes and this one certainly fits the bill. The main body is made of an insulating blanket for a hot-water heater (essentially silvery bubble wrap). Seams were made with silver duct tape. The lantern (a replacement flashlight bulb inside a ping-pong ball) lights up using a 9-volt battery and some wires. The teeth and eyes are made from Styrofoam hemispheres (one hollow, one not), and the fins from craft foam. The tail is stuffed with bubble wrap. Halloween was rainy here and I was the only one who stayed dry going from house to house because the costume is nearly waterproof. (My legs were vulnerable, and some water got in the mouth.) It is difficult to estimate the cost of the costume because I tried to use what we already had at home, but would probably be a $40 job starting from scratch.

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#1 comment by Ariel December 6, 2014

Awesome costume! Can you email me the instructions?

#2 comment by anne laney September 25, 2015

that is a really great costume..

#3 comment by Tammy October 10, 2015

I would love to know how you attached the whole mouth area!

#4 comment by Angel January 22, 2016

This costume is the best! Can you email me instructions? Thanks!

#5 comment by Renee July 5, 2016

This is a great costume! My son loves it! Are there instructions you can email? Thanks!

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