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Jellyfish Costume

Jellyfish Costume 2016

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Photo #1 - Jellyfish Costume 2016 Photo #2 - Me peeking out from Jellyfish Costume 2016
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Nancy, the 'Jellyfish' costume creator:

I'm wearing the costume. I saw a live-action show over the summer with Jellyfish on stage, and I thought I could modify their design a bit by using an umbrella. I found pictures online of jellyfish and jellyfish costumes, and I tweaked here, there, and everywhere to allow for materials I had on hand. I used a clear umbrella, which I covered with some translucent wrapping paper, and used a bit of duct tape to attach some battery-powered LED blue lights to the top of the umbrella. I cut up some shimmery gauze-type material in strips and attached those to the inside of the umbrella. I used about one yard each of purple, pink, and violet material. I sewed a basting stitch down the center of each strip, which provided nice ruffly ridges. I used some ED light strings interspersed with the fabric strips to add a little more pizzazz. I wore dark clothes under the umbrella. Fun to make - fun to wear!

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#1 comment by Meghan October 15, 2017

I love this costume!Where did you get the fluorescent strings hanging from the umbrella?

#2 comment by Tania August 10, 2018

Hi Nancy
I'm modelling my costume from yours. How many tentacles did you sew and what type of fabric exactly did you use please. How thick were your strips.
I want to shine as a jellyfish as there's about 40 ppl dpoing thme same sea creature…
Thank you

#3 comment by Marissa Garcia September 14, 2019

Were you under fluorescent lighting?? We want to use this in a parade... how can we light up to look like this?

#4 comment by Nancy September 15, 2019

Hello Marissa,
I just taped a string of blue battery-powered ELD lights to the inside of the umbrella, and then added a several strings of purple, pink, and blue ED lights (also battery-powered) hanging down from the edges of the umbrella. I used tape to secure everything, and I got all of the lights pretty cheaply from Amazon. Have fun!

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