Halloween 2013 - DIY Tutorials - Sea Life Themed Family Halloween Costumes

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Halloween 2013 - DIY Tutorials - Sea Life Themed Family Halloween Costumes

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We look forward to Halloween every year simply because it gives us an excuse to be creative and silly – well, okay, we need no excuse for that do we?

Each year we think of a theme for our family and this year we chose "Sea Life". Here's a look at how we made our DIY sea life theme family Halloween costumes.

IZZAROO - DIY Sea Life Themed Family Halloween Costumes

IZZAROO - DIY Sea Life Themed Family Halloween Costumes

DIY Adult Goldfish Halloween Costume Tutorial:

Supplies:

Instructions:

  • Cut 2 pieces of light orange felt for hood (or fish head)
  • Cut 2 strips of light orange & medium orange jersey for top fin
  • Gather the jersey pieces and loosely hand sew in place
  • Sew or glue the two hood pieces with the jersey pieces (fin) sandwiched in between
  • Cut small piece for front of hood to resemble fish mouth
  • Glue medium orange piece for mouth onto front rim of hood
  • Cut 2 large circle of white fabric for eyes
  • Cut smaller black and white circles for eyes
  • Glue all eye pieces together
  • Stuff with Poly-fil and glue/sew in place on hood
  • Using light orange felt, cut the 'collar' piece and sew/glue 2 velcro squares to opposite corners
  • Using light orange felt, cut the large back piece for the body of the fish
  • Using both light and medium orange felt cut "U" shapes for the scales
  • Glue to top of the "U's" onto the body piece
  • Cut 2 pieces of light orange for the bottom fin, stuff with Poly-fil and sew/glue together and then glue this to the body piece
  • Cut medium orange piece for the bottom fin. Use a marker to draw the lines or sew stitch lines.

DIY Baby Turtle Halloween Costume Tutorial:

Since Zoey was so tiny, we thought a turtle would be a great costume for her since I could carry her in a carrier. It's perfect how her head and limbs peak out of the turtle shell.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  • Using the dark green felt, cut 2 oval shapes larger than your baby carrier
  • To attach the costume to the baby carrier: Cut a rectangle about 3 inches tall and wider than your baby carrier. Sew/glue 1 side on 1 piece of the green felt you just cut
  • Attach velcro to the other end
  • Attached opposite velcro piece to the green oval
  • Sew/glue together the 2 green ovals (side with rectangular piece that attaches to the baby carrier should be inside) and leave a 3 inch opening for turning
  • Turn it inside out so you no longer see the sewed/glued seams (piece that attaches to baby carrier should now be on the outside)
  • Using the tan felt, cut geometric pieces for the shell and glue these pieces onto the green piece you just made
  • Draw patterns on the tan felt using black marker
  • Fill with Poly-fil and hand sew/glue opening shut

DIY Adult Shark Halloween Costume Tutorial:

Supplies:

Instructions:

  • Cut poster board to the shape of the back of shark head
  • Use light grey felt to wrap loosely around front of shark head and over the top poster board. Glue in place.
  • Cut black and white circles for eyes, glue in place
  • Cut to and bottom rows of teeth
  • Cut 2 red pieces for mouth, glue together on inside of mouth
  • Glue teeth to outer edge of red mouth
  • Glue top teeth to grey felt
  • Cut 1 grey felt piece to the same shape as red bottom mouth piece
  • Cut 1 poster board piece to same shape as red bottom mouth piece
  • Glue poster board to bottom mouth piece to keep it stiff
  • Glue grey felt to poster board to finish

IZZAROO - DIY Kids String Ray Halloween Costume

DIY Kids String Ray Halloween Costume Tutorial:

Supplies:

Instructions:

  • Using tan and grey felt, cut 2 identical pieces for the body of the string ray
  • Glue/sew top and bottom together, leaving 4 openings for head, arms and body
  • Turn inside out to hide seams
  • Cut out small grey details of sting ray and glue to tan side
  • Cut 2 small triangles and attach to back bottom
  • Cut 2 long shapes for the tail, stuff with poly fil and glue in between 2 small triangles

There you have it. Fun DIY sea life theme family costumes for Halloween.

If you make your own versions we'd love to see! Tag #IZZAROOcostumes for a chance to be featured on our website.

See our past Halloween costumes for more fun ideas.

Hope this inspires you to #CREATEmore and make lasting memories for your family. I would love to hear what you think of these in the comments section. 

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