DIY Shark Costume and Treats Bag for Kids

Looking for super easy, inexpensive, and cute trick-or-treat costume for your kids this year?  I got you covered!

Omer was 3 and a half years old when I made this project back in 2015.  He was so obsessed with sharks at that time and I just thought, why not make him one?  So I went online and found on the lovely Pinterest a lot of great blogs for making kids’ shark costume, with step-by-step tutorials!  I came across this blog which I thought was just perfect for what I need.

I took some time looking for places to buy Omer a cheap gray hooded jacket and found one in a factory-overruns store in South Station, Alabang.  I am always happier if I found a store that sells the same quality clothes as those branded ones, with great variety at a lot less price, I mean, jackpot!  The jacket cost Php 450.00 ($9.00) and I thought it was well worth my every single peso.  Its quality is so amazing that Omer still uses it up to this day, being 2 years later.  After buying the hooded jacket, I went to a fabric store in Starmall to buy some pieces of Felt fabric for Php 120.00 ($2.20) per pack.

I proceeded stitching the Felt onto the jacket following the instructions of the blog link that I shared.  I was okay without sewing the white Felt on to the tummy area so I just skipped it.

Next was to pair his costume up with a treats bag.  There are actually lots of stores selling the generic pumpkin bag during this season, but I thought that it didn’t really match with his costume.  I saw this amazing blog which I tried doing instantly.  I never imagined actually making it work just by hand-stitching everything, so when I was finished, I was super satisfied and a little proud of myself! 😀  I did not spend any single peso for this project, as I just reused an old car-seat cover for the outer fabric and an old shirt of mine for the lining.

All done and ready to make some fun!

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The catch was to think of something for Yuli and me to wear that would of course match with Omer’s.  After some brainstorming, I finally decided for the three of us to be the shark-bitten family (or as my friend joked, more like the piranha-bitten family).

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I remember cramming to finish up our costume, making ourselves look like surfers (with just what we could find in our closet), and buying bandages the night before Omer’s trick-or-treating.  I borrowed a red poster paint from my youngest sister to put blotches of blood onto the bandages (which looking at it now I think I must have overdone) just a few hours before we went out of the house.  Not to mention the stress of putting everything to the last minute, though, I thought it was a lot of fun.  Omer really, I mean really, enjoyed his shark costume, and looking at the smile on his face made me think all the stress was worth it. <3

 

I am again racking my brains for our family’s costume for this year’s trick-or-treat.  If you have any cute or witty suggestions, I am all ears!

‘Til the next DIY trick-or-treat costume,

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8 Replies to “DIY Shark Costume and Treats Bag for Kids”

  1. Oh this is such a great idea and it turned out so cute! I absolutely love the idea of shark hood as a costume. So simple and easy to make. Just precious.

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