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Angler Fish Costume

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Angler Fish Costume

Angler Fish Costume

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Photo #1 - Angler Fish Photo #2 - Angler Fish
Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Animal Costumes

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

A word from Ivan, the 'Angler Fish' costume creator:

I have a tradition of bulky and difficult Halloween costumes and this one certainly fits the bill. The main body is made of an insulating blanket for a hot-water heater (essentially silvery bubble wrap). Seams were made with silver duct tape. The lantern (a replacement flashlight bulb inside a ping-pong ball) lights up using a 9-volt battery and some wires. The teeth and eyes are made from Styrofoam hemispheres (one hollow, one not), and the fins from craft foam. The tail is stuffed with bubble wrap. Halloween was rainy here and I was the only one who stayed dry going from house to house because the costume is nearly waterproof. (My legs were vulnerable, and some water got in the mouth.) It is difficult to estimate the cost of the costume because I tried to use what we already had at home, but would probably be a $40 job starting from scratch.

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#1 comment by Ariel December 6, 2014

Awesome costume! Can you email me the instructions?

#2 comment by anne laney September 25, 2015

that is a really great costume..

#3 comment by Tammy October 10, 2015

I would love to know how you attached the whole mouth area!

#4 comment by Angel January 22, 2016

This costume is the best! Can you email me instructions? Thanks!

#5 comment by Renee July 5, 2016

This is a great costume! My son loves it! Are there instructions you can email? Thanks!

#6 comment by Renee September 21, 2017

I started to make this costume last year and got frustrated but my son still loves the idea.... any chance you could email instructions or tips?

Thanks in advance!

#7 comment by Tracey April 23, 2018

My son loves this! Would you email the instructions?

My son will be performing in a 2nd grade sea creatures play soon and wants to be an angler fish.

#8 comment by Lori Vaughn May 29, 2018

Cant wait to make this yr thanks for sharing did you make a skelton or what does the blanket drape over

#9 comment by Laura September 26, 2018

Hi would love to know exactly how you made this. My nephew wants to be a fish this year for Halloween.

If you could email how to do it that would be brilliant.

#10 comment by Carren October 3, 2018

I would love to see some brighter picture or a template if you have one.

#11 comment by Amber Pearce October 2, 2019

Do you share instructions? We'd love to make something like this.

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