If you don't know me personally, you probably aren't aware I ended up going back to work at the end of August. Silence explained. The new gig is a step up -- more responsibility, more hours, a chance to work in tourism and broaden my marketing skills from locally marketing to nationally marketing a product. That product is a resort and convention center. I'm super excited! And it's been fun too.
But that's not why I'm here today. I'm here to talk to you about my son's latest obsession -- anything that has to do with the ocean. For months, Benjamin has told me he wants to be a stingray for Halloween. Since I don't sew and have no intention or time to learn, I googled several various of "how to make a no sew stingray costume." Nothing came up. Then two weeks ago later he tells, he wants to be an octopus! Whew! That will be easy to do.
|This no sew octopus costume is easy to put together|
Here is what you'll need:
1 hooded sweatshirt, color of choice, 1 size larger than your child normally wears
8 knee high socks, color of choice
stuffing for the legs (we used plastic bags)
felt, we used black and white for the eyes
8 safety pins
optional: felt furniture pads (for the tentacles)
Start by stuffing the eight knee high socks and get the kids involved -- Benjamin LOVED this part. If you're using the felt furniture pads, attach them now.
Next step is safety pin at desired length to the inside of the sweatshirt -- now you know why you bought a sweat shirt one size bigger than your child normally wears. Cut circles out for the eyes and glue them to the sweatshirt. PRESTO! You have a homemade octopus costume.
I've had to hid this costume for now, otherwise, he'd wear it night and day -- to school, to bed.
What's your favorite no sew Halloween costume?