This octopus sure knows how to accessorize! This Halloween, show your stylish side with a Socktopus costume. Choose your favorite knee socks and a hoodie to make this quick no-sew Octopus costume.

Age range: 4 and up

Level of difficulty for a child helping the adult with the costume: easy

Parental supervision recommended

Time needed: 1 hour

What you'll need:
  • Hooded sweatshirt
  • 4 pairs of knee socks (8 socks total)
  • Duct tape
  • About 30 plastic grocery bags
  • Craft felt sheets in black, white, and pink
  • Glue dots
  • Scissors
  • (optional) Rubbing alcohol

Step 1: Step 1: Make an Octopus Face

1. Cut facial features from craft felt. For eyes, cut 2 large white circles and 2 smaller black circles. For the mouth, a crescent-shaped black piece, and a small pink piece for the tongue.

2. Glue facial features together with glue dots, and then onto the sweatshirt. They should be easy to remove after you're done with the costume.
This is EXACTLY what I was looking for for my fourteen month old this Halloween! I stuffed the legs with poly-fill instead and sewed them in with one long running stitch (no skill involved whatsoever). It turned out great!!
<p>did this last year, sorry it took so long to upload pics. these are my 3.5 year old and 9 month old boys enjoying their octopus costumes! in the last pic he is pretending to swim.</p>
<p>So cute!! Definitely worth the wait for the photos! :)</p>
so cute! i have to save this, my 2 y/o loves octopi...
This would probably be fun for dress-up time, too. :)
Creative! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you!
I seriously love this costume.
Thanks! I think you need the big boy version. :)
So cute. I love it.
So cute! And what an awesome way to reuse grocery bags :)
Thanks! I was pretty excited when I realized I could reuse the excessive collection of plastic bags I have in my pantry!

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