I can’t remember how old our daughter was when she first tried sushi. But what I do remember is that she was very little and how my husband and I were staring at her devouring salmon in a moment of bewilderment. At a time where most of her peers were begging for McDonald’s and Pizza, she wanted sashimi rolls.
So for Halloween this year, she decided to go as her favourite food ever. Sushi!
Here’s what we used to make this costume:
- White sweatshirt
- White Skirt
- White tights
- Black headband
- Pink, Green (lime and emerald) and White Felt
- Glue Gun
- Orange Pillowcase
- Green infinity scarf
- White adhesive velcro strips
- Safety pins
Things to note about the costume items:
The green infinity scarf, headband and velcro strips I picked up at Dollarama. The felt is from Michael’s craft store. Chopsticks courtesy of my friend Jenny. The rest was Amazon and pre-owned clothing items.
HOW TO MAKE THE PIECE OF SALMON
This is so easy it’s not even funny. Please excuse the night time crafting photos on my office floor. This is where I do 90% of my crafts.
Take an orange pillow case and lay it flat on the floor. Cut out some long strips of white felt. Lay out your felt on the pillow to create your pattern.
Glue THE MIDDLE OF THE “V” SHAPE STRIPES to hold your stripe in place first. Then use the glue gun to glue the rest of the stripes around the pillow. This will help keep your pattern and stripes in place. REMEMBER to leave an opening at the top to actually put in your pillow into the pillow case.
THE FRONT (the pillow case opening is at the top)
THE BACK (after it’s done, just insert the pillow into the pillow case and glue shut).
THE WASABI AND GINGER HEADBAND
THE GINGER PART
Cut out 4 big circles and one smaller circle.
Take one bigger circle and fold it in half. Then fold it in half again. Using your glue gun, glue the folded piece onto the smaller circle.
Repeat x 4.
Glue the four middle pieces together.
THE WASABI PART
Cut two green circles. One should be slightly bigger than the other.
Cut out a starfish meets ninja star like shape.
Glue ends of your starfish ninja star to the center.
Repeat with your second green circle. Then glue the second wasabi piece ON TOP of the bigger one.
Glue both the Ginger and Wasabi onto the headband. Cut out a small piece of fake grass and glue it to the headband.
PUTTING THE COSTUME TOGETHER
Take adhesive white velcro strips and put them on the back of the pillow. Stick the pillow onto your back (if you can get someone to help you, this would be obviously make this easier.) Use safety pins the very top to hold the “salmon piece” into place. That pillow can sag due to the weight so these 2 little things help hold the pillow in place.
Step into the green infinity scarf and put it around your rib cage as the seaweed wrap. Add headband and chopsticks onto your hair. And you’re done! Happy Halloween!
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