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Halloween Costume Contest 2012

Echo the Scorpion

Oct 24, 2012
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Echo the scorpion

This is Echo. She is an 8 year old Boston Terrier who is no stranger to costumes.

This Halloween, she is dressed as a scary scorpion! To create her costume, first off measurements were taken. Namely, neck, back length, shoulders, waist. I then drew a mock up of what to cut, based on the measurements and then I coorolated those to a fitted shirt she has.

The bodice is made of a very stretchy brown knit fabric. It is double layered for clean seams and for added durability and stability. The neck is secured with two sets of velcro, as is the strap that wraps under her belly.

Six scorpion legs made of latex were sewn to the bodice, about 1.5 inches apart. The middle leg on the right side is attached to the wrap around strap, to keep it in sync with the other legs, but still allow sizing flexibilty. If that makes sense.

Stuffing and wire were incorporated into the tail and claws to add shape and stability without weight. The wire is just a hanger that has been shaped.

Additionally, around base of the tail and under Echo’s belly is a nylon adjustlable strap to keep the tail from sliding off the costume. The back of the scorpion is secured to the neckline.

The latex and fabric colors were chosen specifically to match and compliment Echo’s brindle coloring and she was photographed on a dried out Kansas baseball field to get an authentic desert look. For me, it’s all about the details.

Thanks and happy Halloween!

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  1. User avater RaulBurke May 20th

    wow its diffrent.

  2. squirre1monkey May 18th

    I have traced these images back to these articles and registered in order to contact you! does echo have a website / social media accounts to follow and link to? I am featuring your costumes at my critter couture gallery and would like to create a link in the artist directory :) I would need a close up of echo and would love to link to your blog, patterns, etc. Please contact me a and visit gallery at

  3. kikikiwi18 October 24th

    You might recognize Echo from my creation last year, the walrus!

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