How to Make a Mascot Shark Costume

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Introduction: How to Make a Mascot Shark Costume

About: I'm a Freelance Costume Designer, and crafting and sharing my designs are what I LOVE to do! :D

Direct Link To Youtube Mascot Shark Video!

I made this fabulous suit for Halloween 2015 and a Katy Perry dress to go along with it! It has been one of the greatest costumes that I have made so far simply because of how happy it makes people when they see it! Even if Left Sharks glory days are behind him, you could change the blue color to gray and it would be perfect for a regular non dancing shark costume XD.

Every mascot suit out there can get pretty hot so to combat this, my boyfriend wore a camel pack with water that he had frozen for a few hours, this kept him cool and hydrated as we walked around. The suit also has a large opening center back that adds some ventilation.

MATERIALS

MAIN SHARK BODY

½” White Upholstery Foam- 2 Sheets

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GO9ZCI6?psc=1&...

4 Stansport Back Backing Pads (Dense Foam)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00069PFKK?psc=1...

Contact Cement Glue- (you can also get it locally at Walmart, home depot, etc.) http://www.amazon.com/Weldwood-Contact-Cement-For...

Blue Blizzard Fleece- Exact Color: Wedgewood- 5 Yards

http://www.joann.com/blizzard-fleece-fabric-solid...

White Fleece- 1.5 Yards

Aluminum Foil

Duct Tape

Painters Tape

Respirator

Sharpies- in two colors

Box Cutter

Pins

Scissors

Glue Gun

Blue Foam Spray Paint

Needle + Thread

Electrical Tape

Bike Helmet

1” Eva Foam http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SB4AXM?psc=1...

SHARK MOUTH

White Craft Foam

Black Sheer Fabric

SHARK EYEBALLS

White Styrofoam Ball

Black Paint

GILLZ

Black Craft Foam

SHARK BOOTIES

Elastic

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    3 Comments

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    offseid
    offseid

    4 years ago

    Looks great!

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    seamster
    seamster

    5 years ago

    Oh my, this is so impressive! Loads of fantastic ideas and techniques in your video. Such good work, and I'm jealous of that huge work room you've got!

    A little tip: A lot of instructables users view content on mobile, and embedded videos often give mobile users some grief. If you add a direct link to your video in the text as well, this will help more people be able to see it. ;)

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    Mey Lynn
    Mey Lynn

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thank you for the positive comments and the tip! I will definitely use a direct link from now on :D