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Croc Shoe Costume

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Croc Shoe Costume

M.E. is a CROC!

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Photo #1 - M.E. is a CROC! Photo #2 - The CROC goes for a jog Photo #3 - CROC frontal view Photo #4 - CROC side view Photo #5 - CROC two thumbs up
Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest, and won 2nd place in the Best Children's Costume nomination!

A word from Jennifer, the 'Croc Shoe' costume creator:

M.E., the 13-year old costume-wearer, LOVES croc shoes. She has been wearing them since age 5 and owns them in every color and size, always to match the color of her current karate belt. Every year she selects some inanimate object to be for Halloween - one that cannot be bought, is often super difficult to make, and that no one else is likely to be wearing. I am a close friend of M.E.'s parents, and since she was 5 years old, M.E. and I have kept this annual tradition of making her costume together. This year she came up with the idea to be a CROC. I immediately knew I would need foam to make it, but had never worked with foam before and knew nothing about what kind of foam to use. After a lot of research and a trip to a large foam warehouse in Burbank, I selected a foam (closed cell, L200) that felt and seemed like it might work. I learned later that the foam I selected is often used for costume making in the entertainment industry.

We then drew on paper a life-sized version of the croc (both top and bottom), and used that as a pattern to cut the foam. We joined the top and bottom with a long strip of foam that was wide enough to allow space for a person to fit inside the costume. We used gaffer's tape (also new material for me) to secure all the pieces together. We made the strap out of foam, and printed the CROC logo from the web for the circular parts that connect the strap to the shoe. The owl, skull, and spider that you see at the foot of the croc are our version of Halloween jibbitz (jibbitz are decorations you can buy to adorn your CROC shoes).

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#1 comment by Penny November 2, 2012

Awesome!! I am amazed at such creativity!

#2 comment by Jacqueline Garcia November 2, 2012

Best Costume I have seen!! Very Creative!! I Love it!!!!

#3 comment by Claire November 2, 2012

Great job! Love how real it looks.

#4 comment by Mimi November 2, 2012

The most creative and realistic costume ever! Fabulous.

#5 comment by Gina November 2, 2012

Great Work! I hope you win...

#6 comment by Lydia November 5, 2012

this is unbelievable. it looks so real! What a fabulous job.

#7 comment by Jordan Beall October 6, 2013

How do I buy this? Omg

#8 comment by Blake November 18, 2014

Awesome costume, one of the best!

#9 comment by Megan August 17, 2016

How do u bye it

#10 comment by Rosie Potter September 1, 2016

How can i make one

#11 comment by Vernina G September 15, 2016

I am plannig on re creating this croc costume but having troubke to fidn the type of foam please someone help!!

#12 comment by Mary claire December 5, 2016

Where do I find the foam

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