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My daughter loves Finding Nemo, so when she asked to go trick-or-treating as Nemo, with her dad dressed as Marlin, I whipped up these super easy no-sew clownfish costumes from orange hoodies, some cheap felt, and hot glue!

They really are easy, I promise: the hardest part is sourcing an orange hoodie.  I made these Nemo costumes by trial and error the day before Halloween while my 7-week-old baby napped, so with the benefit of my experience you can turn your family into clownfish in no time flat.
 
 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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Materials Needed:
1 orange hoodie (zip or pull-over are both fine)
1 yard white felt (more for a bigger human)
1 yard black felt
1/2 yard orange felt (I repurposed some felt pumpkin trick-or-treat bags from the 99c store)
small bag of fiberfill, styrofoam peanuts, crumpled newspaper, bits of cloth, or other light-weight poofy stuff
orange and white face paint

Tools Needed:
Hot glue & hot glue gun (or sewing machine, but we're being lazy here)
Stapler, needle & thread, or sewing machine (for more firmly attaching tail)
Rotary cutter or scissors for cutting strips
Flexible measuring tape

Step 2: Prep hoodie

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My adult hoodie was plain unornamented orange, but the child's hoodie had some embroidery across the front and on the sleeve.

I used a seam ripper to quickly remove the big letters appliqued on the front, but the logo on the sleeve was full of annoying little fiddly bits that would have taken ages to remove, so I gave up and hot-glued a piece of orange felt over it.  Easy, and nearly unnoticeable - especially in the dark.  I was pleasantly surprised.  
nphoenix29 months ago
This is just too adorable! I love it!! Thank you for sharing this amazing work! :D
canida (author)  nphoenix29 months ago
Thank you!
caitlinsdad10 months ago
It would have been nice to use an iridescent or scotchlite reflective fabric for the white stripes. Wouldn't want the big guy to get hit by a car when wandering around in the middle of the street.
canida (author)  caitlinsdad9 months ago
That is a brilliant idea. Er, a bright idea. I mean, upon reflection, I certainly wish I'd done exactly that.
angelabchua10 months ago
me gusta!
canida (author)  angelabchua10 months ago
Gracias!