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« on: November 09, 2013 07:37:39 PM »

This year, Levi was debating between a "llama" and a "decorator crab".  I talked him into the crab idea!

I used "A House for Hermit Crab" by Eric Carle as inspiration.  This is a type of hermit crab that decorates its shell with various things for camouflage.

It consists of:
- a full body suit/jumpsuit with a front zipper and elastic hood.  Eyes on stalks attached were hand sewn and googly eyes attached to the ends. 
- gloves with cardboard inside to give them a claw shape
- Pull on body sleeve that has a dimensional chest piece, and attached legs with wire inside to give them shape.
- Shell, made from a giant long stuffed tube of fabric swirled into shape.  It goes on like a back pack, and has a waist tie that slips under the body sleeve.   On this is a bunch of decorations including seaweed, gems, starfish (which Levi helped make), a snail, sea annenomes. 

Here is a video of a 360 view, its pretty hard to photograph to see everything!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4C1y6ZWbD8&feature=youtu.be

At the zoo:


Back:


Front:


Eyes:


Here is is laying down (he was being silly waiting for the zoo train):


And this is just the jumpsuit:


He LOVED his costume and got lots of compliments!   Happy Halloween everyone!    Grin
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013 09:31:31 AM »

Creative, original, beautiful, fun...
You are talented!
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lady4feet
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013 01:52:18 PM »

You did an awesome job and what a fun costume! The shell looks amazing. I really like that you made the arms and shell detachable so Levi could still have fun.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013 08:32:54 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013 12:29:30 PM »

So adorable!
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