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Whimsical Octopus

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Whimsical Octopus - Homemade costumes for kids

My little 8 armed octopus!

Costume type:  Costumes for Kids
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Animal Costumes

This homemade costume for kids entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Jerra, the 'Whimsical Octopus' costume creator:

My son Aaron is wearing the costume. I saw the idea on pinterest. I took a pair of sweat pants and 8 knee high socks, filled the socks with batting, sewed the knee highs onto the sweats and made felt eyes and sewed then onto a fleece beany. A black sweat shirt completes the costume for the top!

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#1 comment by Carlene Morrison November 15, 2011

Way cute costume Love it!! Would like to make one for my Grand daughter for next yr. Pinterest is an awesome sight everyone should check it out

#2 comment by Katie Butler November 15, 2011

Amazing ideas Jerra. He looks sooo stinkin cute. You have Great creativity. Good Job Jerra, you did an AMAZING Job!!!

#3 comment by Taylor LeMasters November 15, 2011

Nice!! that is so awesome! Haha I wish I had a mamma that could do all that! haha good job. He looks happy too thank god haha

#4 comment by Leah November 16, 2011

This is the cutest Octopus EVER!! And great photo all around I love it. You are so talented, Jerra! Wonderful job!

#5 comment by Samantha November 16, 2011

Adorable! He's so darn cute already, and even cuter iin costume! Great job Jerra, wish I was that creative!

#6 comment by Amanda C November 16, 2011

I just love this! So cute! I hope that I can be as creative next year with both my boys! I hope you win!

#7 comment by Melanie November 16, 2011

Super Cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE this...seriously wish I had the skill to do this! I would be making so much stuff for my kiddos!

#8 comment by Jerra November 16, 2011

Thank you everyone for your votes and support! Aaron and I had a ton of fun making this and if he wins he wants to get himself the new Lightning McQueen race car!

#9 comment by Lisa Dawson November 16, 2011

So cute. I just love that idea. It fits his personality so well. You are so creative. Can't wait to see next years ideas.

#10 comment by Kel Arrington November 17, 2011

Awesome costume! Very original idea and perfect execution. Great job, he is so adorable! Definite winner in my book!

#11 comment by Jennifer B November 17, 2011

I just love this! You will have to make Eli a costume next year - I have one in mind! Awesome job, Jerra :D

#12 comment by Ray Morrison November 17, 2011

Cute costume, It is nice to see homemade things like this. Pinterest is a great site with such great ideas. Glad we found it.

#13 comment by Marie Hill November 17, 2011

This costume and kid in it, is the cutest thing ever! The setting is perfect as well - thank you for sharing!

#14 comment by Alicia D November 18, 2011

This is a great Halloween costume! You are very creative. You and Aaron definitely deserve to win this contest!

#15 comment by Chris November 18, 2011

#1 in my book! This was a great idea and one that I should have used for myself. Couldn't have pulled it of as good as Aaron though.

#16 comment by Carlene Morrison November 18, 2011

I love it when a parent takes the time to make their children the costume they mean so much more and are like so cute way to go Jerra!!!!!

#17 comment by Jerra November 19, 2011

Thank you again everyone! I really had fun with Aaron on this and everyone in town loved it during trick or treating.

#18 comment by Melissa November 19, 2011

I love this Jerra! Aaron looks wonderful and so does all of your hard work! Good luck on all of your future projects!

#19 comment by Corinne November 19, 2011

Awesome costume! I bet he had a blast wearing it and got lots of compliments! Good luck on the contest!

#20 comment by Amanda C November 19, 2011

I sure hope you win Aaron! You look so cute in your costume! Your Mom did an awsome job! I already can't wait to see what next year's costume will be like!

#21 comment by Tiffanie November 20, 2011

Awesome job on this. I love the idea, may have to steal it for my kids; costumes. :) I always liked the costumes my mom made for me when I was little, they were always the best.

#22 comment by Alicia S November 20, 2011

This is an awseome idea for a Halloween costume! I love when kids and parents take time to make their cotumes. So much fun!

#23 comment by Kevin Long November 20, 2011

Great costume! Looks like it took a lot of time to make. Kudos to his mom for all of the effort it took to put it together. :)

#24 comment by Kourtney A November 20, 2011

Such a cute costume and handsome little boy! Very creative! Love it! I've never seen this done before and think it I a great idea.

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