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Sea Anemone Costume

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Sea Anemone Costume

Sea anemone!

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Photo #1 - Sea anemone! Photo #2 - Tentacle hair Photo #3 - Clown fish are my friends Photo #4 - Close up
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Marianna, the 'Sea Anemone' costume creator:

My name is Marianna, I'm featured here in my sea anemone halloween costume. Originally I was surfing through images on the web for a starfish costume idea. I stumbled upon a couple of costume photos of sea anemones. I was sold on this creative costume concept. I loved how people used long ballons for tentacles, but wanted to add my own creative and feminine twist to the costume. The sea anemone photos online showed individuals surrounded in a large amount of balloons which did not look particularly comfortable or practical for movement. Hence the idea of the tentacle hair was born. I also wanted my body to be part of the sea anemone's natural form, which is trunk-like and textured with bumpy features. To make the tentacle hair, I took an old shower cap and long, skinny balloons typically used to create balloon animals. I individually glued each balloon to the cap. When it was all said and done, over one hundred balloons were glued to the cap, offering a feminine and unique look. Rubber bath-toy fish were glued to the cap for added flair. My dress came from material purchased at a department store. I stitched and glued the dress together myself. I had never made a dress before, and was pleased with the results. Balloons were stuffed into the "trunk". Lots of pink and glittery body make up was applied to my skin. I printed out a clown fish sketch, colored it, and attached the image to my dress. I was a final contestant for "funniest" costume at a local bar. I spent around $50.00 on my materials and spent 2 or 3 evenings assembling the costume. It was worth the time and effort once I saw the final product. Happy Halloween!

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