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Black Scorpion Costume

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Black Scorpion Costume

Kids Black Scorpion

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

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2018 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Jenny, the 'Black Scorpion' costume creator:

Here is my latest creation. Son wanted to be a scorpion for Halloween! No pattern here, it was impossible to find anything online for direction, so I just improvised! I used black stretchy fabric for the body/legs and tail. Sewed panels of the stretchy fabric to the front of a long sleeved black cotton t shirt. Under the panels, I stuffed fiber fill to give the look of body "segments." I also filled the legs with fiber fill and tied fishing line around them every few inches to create the segments in the legs. I attached the first pair of legs to the arms of the shirt with fishing line as well as next few pairs so that when my son lifts his arms, all the pair raise up as well, rather than just flopping next to his sides. For the scorpion tail, I sewed segments of black stretchy material filled with fiber fill, but left a small channel in the middle of each of them to feed a wire through to allow me to bend it into a curved shape. Pincers were sewn and filled with fiber fill, and black stretchy gloves were hot glued to the backside of each pincher. I took a black winter hat and glued 3 pairs of black "eyes" to the front of the hat.

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#1 comment by Emily September 4, 2019

Hi! This scorpion is amazing. My 4.5 year old is dying for a scorpion costume for halloween and it is impossible to find! Any chance you make to sell? Thanks! emilyebarrett[at]gmail.com

#2 comment by Skorupi's mom September 19, 2019

@Emily, my 4 and a half year old daughter is also begging to be a scorpion for Halloween! Sounds like they have something in common!

Anyway I am going to attempt something similar by hand because my sewing machine is in storage right now, but probably not in time for Halloween.

I had an idea that might work though for her. I found a pet scorpion costume online and ordered it for my cat. When i saw it on him, I realized it could easily be used for my daughter in a larger size. Its basically one piece with 2 velcro straps around the pets belly and neck. I think if i added another piece the claws could also be attached to her hands with velcro. If she wore all black, I think it an work.

Good luck on your search. Btw, i hope its ok if i email you. I'm hoping we can brainstorm an idea if you don't find a costume or can point me to where you did find one!

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