DIY Jellyfish Costume

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.  
I'll have one more costume to share with you this week, but in the meantime,

Happy Halloween, everyone!



  1. Oh my! This is sooooooo adorable!
    The cutest costume I've seen this year!
    Super cute!

    hugs ~ Crystelle

    1. Crystelle, you just made my daughter's day!

  2. Thanks for sharing! That is so cute!

  3. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...I just love this. How clever. Thanks for sharing!



  5. Looking at the pic, I thought, that looks a lot like my house. We really should make an effort to get to know each other! It's close enough to my house...3 doors away!

    Great costume!

  6. Do you know how much I love the fact that your daughter has opted to dress as something so interesting and kind of funny for Halloween. I've seen more than my share of princesses already and it's not even the 31st. You did a great job making the jelly fish AND you did an INCREDIBLE job photographing it.

  7. I think that is one of the most creative costumes I've seen yet! She is going to be the only jellyfish around, for sure! That's so sweet!

  8. I love your fun and original costume! And the white tutu makes it so cute!

  9. This is sooo incredibly cute! You did a great job!

  10. OH MY - this is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I'm visiting from YHL Pinterest Challenge and I'm your newest follower. I would love if you would share this at my link party going on right now:


    Have a great week!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  11. Totally diggin' this costume!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  12. The costume and your daughter are so adorable!!! I love it.


  13. Just adorable, Elena! I wish Pinterest had been around when I was searching frantically for ideas on the 30th every year. lol I'm sure it will be a huge hit with your daughter's fellow trick or treaters. Have a great week and a Happy Halloween! ~Mary

  14. Oh that is such a sweet costume :) I'm always on the lookout for costumes that are adorable rather than scary and this one is just perfect!

  15. Oh that is so cute and she is so beautiful. I love the glowing picture.

  16. This is such a cute costume! I'm featuring this on my blog Wednesday and pinning it!

  17. This is so adorable, Elena. I'm sorry I missed this last week. :)

  18. I'm a little late to this post, but I found you on Pinterest and decided this is going to be my daughter's costume this year! I made her a peacock costume last year. Check it out at http://torresfamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2012/12/diy-peacock-costume.html?m=1

    I'm a little bummed my pictures are not very pin-worthy

  19. This is awesome, I am making two of these for my Husbands "under the sea" themed Christmas work party, can't wait to share!! x


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