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Shark Costume

Casen's Shark Costume

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Photo #1 - Casen's Shark Costume Photo #2 - Shark Photo #3 - Shark

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

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

A word from Sharon, the 'Shark' costume creator:

My grandson Casen is wearing the costume. He called me and said Grammy will you make me a shark costume for Halloween, and of course I responded with a yes. I researched pinterest and couldn't find the look I wanted. Casen is 4 years old and loves to fish. He is always the fish and we pertend to catch him. I wanted something that look real and something he could play in after halloween. I took paper and traced around him to get the size and then I took 1 inch foam and cut front and back. Covered the foam with gray fleece. Made mouth with red flannel and teeth with white fleece. Fins and tail made from foam and fleece. and I left the fleece long enough to fit in the front and back seams. I completed the front and the back then sewed them right side together and turned. Put the costume on Casen and figured out where the arms needed to be. Cut the holes then hand stitched raw edges, then did same with the bottom. The eyes are google eyes with a rolled up fleece for top and bottom lids, and glued on. The treat bag was from a pattern I found on pinterest, but I did embroider his name on the tail. My grandkids no I can just about make anything they ask for being a cake, costume, or just about anything. I love to please them. I am in the process of making an octopus costume for my 4 month old granddaughter.

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#1 comment by Selena short November 1, 2013

Best shark ever!!!!!

#2 comment by Katie September 25, 2014

Hi Sharon! I love this costume! I've been looking for a great shark pattern for my 3 year old son. Do you happen to have a pattern or information on where you got this from? I'm would love more direction on how to make this amazing shark! Thanks!

#3 comment by Ashley November 17, 2014

Awesome! Best costume ever.

#4 comment by Pat September 7, 2015

This is the best shark costume I have ever seen! Ive wanted to make one for my grandson but havent found a pattern or design I liked until now. Thank you!

#5 comment by Anais November 3, 2015

Just recreated this for Halloween. My son was a huge hit!! Won't lie it was a lot of work but great fun. Thank you!

#6 comment by Teresa Farrer September 18, 2017

Would like to know How I can get this pattern for my grandson's halloween costume. Could you please let me know. So cute.

#7 comment by Mary September 19, 2017

Is there a pattern available for this wonderful shark costume?

#8 comment by Pat September 19, 2017

Would love directions on making this.

#9 comment by Nancy Sanjurjo October 3, 2017

I have seen some people have already asked about the pattern or information but no reply on here. If you have directions on how to make it and what kind of foam you used please let me know. Pattern would be preferable. I am hoping I get a response soon, I only have 2 1/2 weeks before the church does their costume parade and I would love for him to wear it. He is very into sharks. Thank you,
Desperate shark's mom

P.s I have been looking for 3 months already and this is the closest to a real looking not floppy shark.

#10 comment by Meg Tusia November 3, 2017

Thank you so much for your creativity and imagination. I copied your design and it was the hit of the town. Wish I could share photos of how great it came out.

#11 comment by JLaughren October 3, 2018

Wow! Will you make these for purchase? I do not sew, but would definitely buy one from you! That is WAY better than any other shark costume you can buy. My son would play in this later after Halloween too!

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