{Octopus Costume} || tutorial |

Hey there! I am sitting here thinking about the Halloween costumes i've made for Porter in the past, and was remembering my favo...



Hey there! I am sitting here thinking about the Halloween costumes i've made for Porter in the past, and was remembering my favorite- an octopus. 
I am reposting the tutorial because it's too good to not :)

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I really wanted Porter to be an Octopus for Halloween. I originally was asking my mom to make it, but since I got her old sewing machine, I decided to do it myself. I really had no idea what to do though. I looked online for octopus baby costumes and it literally brought up 1 or 2 handmade costumes. Shoot. Someone had used socks for theirs, so I decided to use tights. I googled Octopuses and looked at a bunch of real ones and kinda went off of that.

So here ya go.

I dyed the white tights green with Rit Dye.
This is what they ended up looking like after being dyed.
I then rubber banded all of the tights separately, and a onesie as well. After they were done, I soaked them in Soda Ash (for tie-dying).
Viola! Done! I used blue and yellow dye and once they were washed and dried-
I cut the legs from the top part of the tights. 
I then sewed the feet to be more pointy.
Then, I stuffed each one.
After they were stuffed, I cut out felt circles to use on the bottom of the legs, for tentacles. 
Each felt circle was hot glued on.
Sorry for the lack of photos after the last step. I used thick ribbon for the waist and hot glued all of the legs to the ribbon.
And the hat- it's two of the tops parts of the tights sewn together, and I sewed felt eyes to it. It also has stuffing in the top to create a more cone-like shape.

And I sincerely apologize for not having a picture of a person (i.e. Porter) in the costume. He's been teething the last couple of days and PISSED so I haven't gotten a chance to put it all on him at the same time. Soon I promise!!

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