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Sharknado Costume

Sharknado Costume

Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Kelly, the 'Sharknado' costume creator:

We got the idea from the syfy movie sharknado my 3 year old willow is wearing the costume, we made it out of a tomato cage some spider webbing and alot of rubber sharks! we had fun and willow played the part well!

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#1 comment by Jaime November 18, 2014

If you see this can I please have the instructions?

#2 comment by kelly November 18, 2014

I dont really have instructions i can walk you thru what i did. It was really trial and error and alot of making it up as i went! but im more than happy to explain if you want! Hopefully you see this. Its the only way its letting me answer you.

#3 comment by Kara August 18, 2015

Please explain the process

#4 comment by kelly August 19, 2015

I bought the spider webbing from the doller store 4-6 bags. Took an old tomato cage and wrapped the cage in the webbing until i liked it, then sprayed it with grey paint. I used spray on glue to make sure the webbing stayed together. Then i took an old t shirt cut it into strips and tied them to the inside of the cage and criss crossed them so they went over her shoulders to hold it on. It was pretty heavy for my daughter in the photo (she was 4) she wore it just for the contest. But for halloween my 9 year old wore it with no problem so just make sure whoever is wearing it you test it out on make sure its not to heavy. If you can find a cheap tomato cage thats not as heavy it would work better, (just as a side note thats somthing i would have done different) i got the hat on amazon it was about 15$ the sharks were a little tricker i searched the web for weeks some i found on amazon some from ebay some from online toy stores.MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE SIZE! First set i ordered were wayyyyy to small but looked big in pictures. I will look and see if i can find a link to the ones i got.(ok back to instructions) i bought metal wire like the kind used for fake flowers, carefully make holes in the sharks fins and thread the wire thru then thru the webbing and twist it to the bars on the cage. When i did the final fitting i made small slits for her arms to come out. When my older daughter wore it i took the webbing and pulled it together then made different arm holes. Its actually very easy to work with. Some tips i learned,start early!!! it took alot of time to find and then get the sharks. Give yourself plenty of time to let it dry i think i ended up doing 5 or 6 coats of the grey spray paint, i just kept spraying it daily till i liked it. I also took it after the last spray and rolled it in the dirt and leaves. Make sure the glue you use is regular spray glue. I accidently bought what ended up being a spray adhesive that stayed tacky...LOL it was a mess that never fully dried so the costume was sticky, which is why i ended up rolling it in the dirt, so happy accident but still messy.
in the end it was a fabulous costume! be prepared to be stopped alot! lots and lots of pictures! sorry if my instructions are all over the place im typing the instructions as they come to me i want to make sure i give you all the directions. Also sorry if my grammer and puncuation is off my tablet is having a mental health day! please feel free to ask if you have any questions,and have fun!!! oh one last thing when i did the sharks i made sure to get different sizes and types, just be careful the photos can be deciving the first bag i got ended up being REALLY small like the size of a pencil eraser, but the photos looked huge! Good luck!

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