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Scuba Diver in a Shark Cage Costume

Scuba Diver in a Shark Cage Costume

Don't be afraid to go back in the water!

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Photo #1 - Don't be afraid to go back in the water! Photo #2 - front view Photo #3 - left view Photo #4 - back view
Costume type:  Costumes for Adults
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for adults entered our 2019 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Leslie, the 'Scuba Diver in a Shark Cage' costume creator:

I am a 64 year-old adult wearing a "scuba diver in a shark cage" costume; all homemade by me. I made the shark cage out of PVC pipe and spray painted it metallic silver. I drew it all out first with dimensions and the length each piece needed to be and then cut them on a bandsaw and assembled. The back door was a little tricky. I had to use a little bigger PVC joint for the hinge on one side so the door could slide up and down a little so that I could rest the short pieces of PVC pipe sticking out on the other side, on the joints that were cut to hold them (you can see them in the picture of the back side). So I would lift the door up and out to swing it open and closed. The “chain” to secure the back door is just a woman’s belt I got on clearance. I attached all of the stuffed animal fish and mermaid with fishing line. My air tanks are made from soda bottles I spray painted, with PVC pipe at the top and orange juice caps for the knobs. My “gauge” and “air mask” are made from yogurt cups. There’s a pacifier inside the air mask so that I can hold it to my mouth hands free. The air tanks are attached to a backpack, with black elastic on the back to hold them in place and key rings sewn to the front straps to hold the tubing in place. The tubing is just fed through the PVC pipe at the top of the tanks. The blue “weights” around my waist are just foam ankle things I wear for swimming for resistance, attached with elastic. I attached my phone and the Bluetooth speaker to the sides of the cage so I could play a Jaws sound clip, and the bubbles are from a battery-operated bubble blower gun. The 2 jellyfish hanging on the front I made from cut up water bottles, glued and spray painted. The plastic strips I cut in the bottle curl when you hold it over a flame. Then I wore are my snorkeling mask and snorkel, a black hoodie and pants, and water shoes. Tried using flippers but couldn’t walk in them safely. Pictures were taken at work.

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