This Shark Costume is perfect for your ocean loving toddler!
Ever since Shark Week was on the Discovery Channel in August, Reed has been begging me to make him a shark costume for Halloween. I looked through all of the pattern books at Joann Fabric and was unable to find a single shark. Google to the rescue…
The tutorial I found was great and easy to follow. You can find it here! I did make a couple of modifications. The pattern called for red felt to be sewn to the mouth hole and an oval cut out for the head. Reed was not having any of that. So I added the red to the back of the mouth. You can see that in the pictures below. I also used gray felt for the body of the shark. I felt like it keeps its form better than whatever material was used in the tutorial.
He wanted to show you guys what it would look like if he was actually swimming in the water! HA! I could have probably stuffed the dorsal fin with more pillow stuffing so it would stand up straighter. But he seems perfectly happy with how it turned out!
If you’re looking for more costume ideas, check out these Cardboard Box Halloween Costumes! I love how creative people get this time of year!