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Octopus Swimming in the Ocean Costume

Octopus with skirt representing the ocean

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Photo #1 - Octopus with skirt representing the ocean Photo #2 - Octopus 'babylegs', fleece and hat while using circle water skirt as a backdrop Photo #3 - Profile of hat and octopus baby cover Photo #4 - Action shot of trick or treating with my 3 year old, Ladybug Girl! Photo #5 - Front of hat

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

This homemade costume for babies entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest, and won 3rd place in the Most Creative Costume nomination!

A word from Kriss, the 'Octopus Swimming in the Ocean' costume creator:

It was easy to decide to make my 14 month old an octopus for halloween, its her nickname from her dad and I. But I knew I'd be wearing her in a baby carrier so I could still help our 3 year old trick or treat, but I didn't want a costume to be covered up by the carrier.

Using fleece I made the body of the octopus to cover my Beco butterfly carrier. 6 of the legs were stuffed and stitched to the bottom of the cover, these were all cut out freehand by me. The sparkly fabric were the "suckers". I used iron on fabric and felt to create the eyes.

I also made "babyleg" style octopus legs for the 7th and 8th leg, the ends were stuffed so that they would also have a fluffed out appearance.

I also wanted my daughter to stay warm so using more fleece I made her a matching hoodie and hat.

I wanted myself to represent the ocean so I made a circle skirt out of 2 layers of fabric, with a fleece yoga style waist band. The under-layer of the skirt was a blue/white poly that looked oceany, and the upper layer was sparkly organza netting. I cut them both with an asymmetric hem to add to the flowy nature of water.

Overall I was very pleased with how everything turned out, and my daughter was very warm! She was as comfortable as she could have been without having to be wearing a bulky costume!

Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 16

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#1 comment by Lily November 18, 2014

Is there instructions on how to make this? This is the best one I've seen!

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