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« on: October 29, 2007 07:08:13 PM »

I got this idea from the Make Magazine blog. They had a link to an Instructable for a very fancy version using battery-powered LED rope lights and a large plastic wash basin bolted to a skateboard helmet. (http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-LED-Jellyfish-Costume/)

I went the lo-cal route, with a bunch of glowstick bracelets (eBay!) and a dollar-store plastic bowl. Here my son almost holds still enough to get a good photo.

I used plenty of clear tape to hold it all together, and I also used some strong packing tape to attach a circle of elastic at the front and back. That way I could stretch the elastic out and lower it onto my head, and the elastic would hold it more or less steady. It turned out really well.

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007 07:11:08 PM »


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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007 07:18:04 PM »

I love it!  Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007 07:31:32 PM »

yay jellyfish! i shall call you squishy and you shall be mine, you shall be my squishy!!!

« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007 07:38:36 PM »

yay jellyfish! i shall call you squishy and you shall be mine, you shall be my squishy!!!

HA! You're cracking me up!

The best part of this costume is how cheap it is. I got 100 of those glowstick things for $7 plus $4 shipping ("what? $4 shipping from an eBay seller? madness!"), plus $1 for the bowl, plus tape I had, plus elastic I had. And I only used maybe 20 total glowsticks for the costume. You could do it with friends and go as a whole smack of jellyfish. (Really -- a group of jellyfish is called a "smack.")
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