Baby Finding Nemo Costume
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This homemade costume for babies entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Starr, the 'Baby Finding Nemo' costume creator:
Throughout my pregnancy, I just loved the Nemo themes. It was when I was 7 months pregnant that I knew I wanted our son, Abel, to be Nemo for his 1st Halloween! That's when I started thinking it up. I knew I wanted my husband and I to dress up with him, so, I had to incorporate a scene in the movie to make this happen. I said to myself,” Well, I can be Darla and Dylan (my hubby) can be the Dentist, Darla’s uncle who captures Nemo and keeps him in a fish tank. I then thought, “How awesome would it be if we could put him in a Nemo costume, and in some kind of tank?! I could include all the fish from the tank in the movie!” I shared my ideas with Dylan who then said he could BUILD the Aquarium with the wood that’s been sitting out back almost all summer. I then wondered how it would be able to be “mobile” and safe! A wagon!! We could make a higher platform and sit Abel’s (our son) Bumbo in there and make sure it’s nice and secure and build the aquarium “around” him. That’s exactly what we did.
My husband built the aquarium out of wood, screws, and wood glue. He painted it with some house paint. We took tissue paper and mod podged it for the bottom of the “tank”. That gave it an awesome effect. It looked like it was actual water! We hot glued some aquarium seaweed on top, along with a castle and some pompoms. I printed out the pictures of the fish who were in the tank with Nemo and then we cut them out and hot glued them to marshmallow sticks my husband cut with the wood saw. I then glued them to the tank as well. We found some beaded garland at the Salvation Army Family Store and to me, it seemed fitting for a fish aquarium, so I grabbed a whole bag…for .49 cents ;) My husband starts gluing them together and they wind up looking like little piles of pearls at the bottom of the ocean! He’s brilliant! He then thought to twirl the beads up the 2 sticks we had left to make them look like bubbles coming down from the filter we later printed and cut out. When the “inside” of the aquarium was just about complete, we wrapped cling wrap around it twice to make it look like glass. On the inside of the “glass” we stuck the Starfish and the filter! All that was left to do was add the title and Marlin & Dory! It took about a week from start to finish and when we got our little Nemo in his Nemo costume and hat and put him in his aquarium, we were overfilled with JOY! He was so adorable and stunning!