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Octopus Halloween Costume

Aug 17, 2011
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It’s almost halloween! I’m hoping someone craftier than me can give me advice on how to make this octopus costume. I’m great at visualizing… not so great at executing :D. I can handle the dress, but my sewing skills are pretty much zilch. Does anyone have an idea of an easy way to make the hat and tentacle cape? Thanks in advance!

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  1. User avater Rogues_of_Thread August 17th

    Here is a different way to go about it: This reminds me of a "dress" that I found in the 5ft tall pile of random costume pieces in the basement of the theater in high school. We called it the "octopus dress." I can't imagine it's original use. It was a black crepe tank top and shorts one piece. The tentacles were attached at the waist in the same seam as the shorts and it had a zipper up the side. The undersides of the tentacles were pink and they were long enough to drag on the ground. Very Ursala from The Little Mermaid. You can wire the tentacles and make the hat out of felt. Good luck!

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