Shortly after I joined Pinterest, I began a costume board. It's kind of funny because I've never been much of a homemade costume girl. I mean, I love them, but I was always too afraid to make one of my own.
I especially love the ones that make you slap your head and ask, "why didn't I think of that??"
That's exactly what happened with this pin*. It's so cute and so simple that for months it's been the cover for my Pinterest costume board in the hope that one of my daughters would want to be a jellyfish for Halloween.
(* I take great pride in crediting the original source for the pins that I mention on the blog. For the life of me I have not been able to find the source for this one. If you know whose it is, please let me know.)
After about a month of indecisiveness and more flip-flopping than a political candidate, my little one finally came around to the whole jellyfish idea. (I promise I didn't force the issue... much.. ;)
Today we put the costume together using:
- a clear, child-sized umbrella
- wired ribbon
- curling ribbon
- Black and white construction paper
- iridescent jewel stickers
- Bling on a [string]
- 22" glow sticks
We made the eyes from the construction paper, covered the whole thing with jewel stickers & bling, and taped the ribbons to the bottom. This will be the costume's "day look," for her school party, etc.
|(In case you're wondering, in this picture the umbrella is sitting in a vase which is perched on a stool.)|
At night I will be taping pink & purple glow sticks to the metal frame to create the look of a glowing jellyfish...
Here we have my daughter modeling the costume along with the white tutu and jellyfish shirt that she will be rocking on the 31st.