DIY Shark Costume

We’re really into sharks over here.

Jack spent a few days as a hammerhead shark (thanks to a couple of washable Crayola markers).

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And we recently bought a shark umbrella stroller (another impulse buy from Target!).

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Now we’re working on shark costumes for Halloween.

I got the idea from a quick Google search for images of kid shark Halloween costumes. This picture is my main inspiration. (Credit: Lisa Storms)

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Here’s a picture of ours so far:

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Think you might give it a try? Here’s what you need:

1. Gray, blue, or black hoodie. (Target)

2. Red felt for the mouth (Michaels Craft Store)

3. White felt for the teeth (Michaels Craft Store)

4. Large plastic eyes (Michaels Craft Store)

5. Hot glue gun

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Here’s what you do:

1. Turn the hoodie inside out. Cut the red felt to fit inside each side of the hood.

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2. Cut out strip of white felt (about 2″ x 12″). Cut a zigzag down the middle to create a strip of teeth.

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3.  Use hot glue to glue the teeth onto the front edge of the hoodie. Glue on the red felt to the inside of each side of the hoodie. Let it dry.

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4.  Turn the hoodie right side in. Glue on eyes. Let dry.

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6. Put on and ATTACK!!!!!

UPDATE: For guidance on making a menacing back fin, click here.

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6 Responses to DIY Shark Costume

  1. Matthew September 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    OMG, your daughter is soooooo cute, Marie!! She’s a mini-Marie! Your son is growing up fast. Pretty soon he’ll be a full shark meal. Anna wants to be a bat.

    • Marie Saba
      Marie Saba September 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

      Thanks Matthew! Little sissy is such a doll, and yes brother is getting big fast … too fast! And Anna! A bat! I love it! Hope kinder is off to a great start.

      • Matthew September 19, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

        Yup. She was home with stomach flu today, but feeling somewhat better by bedtime. Have a groovy weekend!

  2. Michelle Villemaire March 4, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Insane! So cute! I’m in love with your site!

    • Marie Saba
      Marie Saba March 4, 2014 at 9:25 am #

      Thanks! Same to you — just subscribed to homemademimi.com! So glad to connect with you and your beautiful family. Best, Marie

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