Octopus Costume

In keeping with our “under the sea” theme this year… Clyde will be fashioning an Octopus Costume :)
 

Trying to get a crawling nine month old to sit still for an octopus photo shoot isn’t the easiest of tasks… but we got a few pictures. Just like his brother’s,  I made sure his costume is comfortable because my boys will rip clothes off if they don’t like them. 

This is what I started with…
-light blue onesie with a truck on it
-blue pants
-XL men’s blue shirt on clearance

My main problem was that all of the blues were a different shade so I tie-dyed all of them along with Poseidon’s pillow case. Also, I tried to seam rip that embroidered car which almost resulted in a major fail… saved it by adding felt octopus eyes. 

For the “octopus leg belt”, I created a sock shape and cut out 12 halves from the XL men’s shirt. Then I sewed them together but left the tops open. I stuffed the legs and made “bias tape” (not actually on the bias- just from the tshirt scraps). To close the legs, I sandwiched them into the bias tape. The whole belt has a Velcro closure. 

Lastly, I kind of cheated and fabric glued felt “o’s” for the suckers to the back of the legs… I mean after cutting 35 “o’s” out I wasn’t abut to hand sew them on… Halloween is one day people. 

and this pretty much sums up how he felt about this little photo shoot…  bye mom.

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Comments

  1. this is literally the most amazing thing! DYING!!! love this line “Halloween is one day people.” HAHAHA!!

    i can’t believe youd idn’t miss a detail, including the “suckers”. and i love how his little legs act as more tentacles! just brilliant!!

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  2. OMG that is so amazing. I want one…. for myself.

  3. ADORABLE!!! The costume and the model are just tooooo cute. You did a great job!

  4. Very clever and very cute! Thanks for sharing your wonderful imagination with us!!

  5. Such a cute costume! I love the little sucker things on the underside of his belt. So cute! I found you on Tatertots and Jello, but I also saw you on Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! Have a wonderful Halloween!

  6. That is a great costume. Super cute little guy too. I love that you made it:)

  7. OMG, I absolutely love this. Such a cute baby!!

  8. Oh my gosh. So adorable!! Such a fantastic costume and great pictures!!

  9. OH. MY. GOSH! This is one of THE cutest costumes I’ve seen this year. I love how you tye-dyed it so it would all coordinate, and my fave part is the “suction cups” on the tentacles…boy, oh, boy is that awesome. I’d be so thrilled if you’d link it here:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/falling-for-crafts-challenge-7-holiday.html

  10. This is adorable! I found you on Tatertots and Jello. Thanks for sharing and Happy Halloween!

  11. wow, this is the cutest thing EVER! I love it! you are so creative!!

  12. Thanks for this cute idea! I made my baby girl one today for Halloween!

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    I just adore this idea! Giving it a shot for my 8 month old’s first Halloween. Was wondering if you used rubber bands for tie dying or did you just use the cinch method. Also, what did you use for stuffing. The legs look perfect! Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing your brilliant ideas with the world and with new mommies like me!

    • I did use rubber bands :) and I just used regular pillow/stuffed animal stuffing… and thanks, its a fun costume to make! send me a pic of the final product :)

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