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Homemade Costume Week: Octopus

29 September 2010 18,544 views 8 Comments

by heather

Welcome to Day 3 of Homemade Costume Week at Dollar Store Crafts! This week, I'm bringing you several costume ideas that are simple, no-sew, and frugal. Today's featured costume is the no-sew Octopus costume. I used several pairs of striped knee socks to create the octopus legs. You can find knee socks at the dollar store, or shop at Target or Wal-mart for more selection. [get instructions for making the Octopus costume at my Kaboose post]

I originally imagined this costume slightly different, with the sock legs coming out of the chest and the child's arms as one pair of legs. I decided to make the legs more like a skirt coming off of the sweatshirt and add the face to the chest of the sweatshirt instead of the hood.

Project Estimate:

  • Hooded sweatshirt, on hand
  • 4 pairs of knee socks (8 socks total), $4
  • Duct tape, on hand or $1
  • About 30 plastic grocery bags, on hand
  • Craft felt sheets in black, white, and pink, on hand or $1
  • Glue dots, $1

Total: $6 and up

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8 Comments »

  • Kathryn said:

    How adorable!

  • Elisha said:

    Oh my gosh I am so going to do this for someone!

  • Cheryl Golangco said:

    This is so cute!

  • Michelle L. said:

    Hahahaha! This is the funniest yet! Sock wizardry!

  • cuteek said:

    Thanks this is just what I was looking for, I’m trying to make a Ursula from little mermaid inspired costume, but I don’t have a sewing machine – the sock idea is genius! Brilliant!

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  • Amanda said:

    Heather this is beyond adorable!! So apparently Facebook doesn’t always notify you when someone tags your FB page, so I thought I would let you know that I shared this with my FB fans :) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153280364470217&set=a.353593675216.349539.323548680216&type=1

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