Introduction: Zoidberg Costume

About: I'm a Designer, Creator, Inventor. #1 Hobby - brainstorming. I invented the Unicorn Poop cookie, as published here on instructables. And now I am a metalsmith. <3
It was my first Holiday with my husband, then boyfriend, 2007. He told me that he was going to be Zoidberg for Halloween and I had no idea what that was. So he had to show me by playing some Futurama episodes. I still thought he was weird, but I always want to make things happen. I brainstormed for a while and surprised him by putting the costume together for him. He was very surprised and impressed with what I had come up with and he wore it to a Halloween party with my friend and I that year. (I had done the post cards for the party, so I got free drinks that night. ;) haha.)

As he would say "bwoo bwoo bwoo bwoo bwoo!" - or however it goes. :)

Step 1: The Pieces!

Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue
Bart Simpson Mask
Red Face Paint
Red Glove
4 Pieces of Red Felt
Lab Coat (embroidered)
Needle, thread
A Dude with Dr. Zoidberg's stature


I ordered a Lab Coat from or something like that, and had it embroidered with "Dr. Zoidberg".

For the Claws, he bought a hot glue gun and some felt and I was kinda puzzled as to how to make them .. cute/realistic/wearable, just make sure to have good scissors, stack the felt 2 at a time and wisely cut so that the 2 pieces match up. I used elastic to keep them on his wrist and stuffed them with polyester fill, to make them more functional.

For the lucked out. Tripped over a bart simpson mask at Target and we ended up making the eyes into the shape of goggles, leaving tabs on the side for elastic attachment to hold them onto his head.

The "mouth fingers" were a pair of women's gloves. (I cut the thumb off and hand sewed it shut and then took the part and attached it to ITSELF in the back, behind the mask, also stuffed the fingers a little.

Step 2: Party!

Now it's time to hit up Comic Con, or the Halloween party, or whatever you want to do as Zoidberg. I made this costume for him in 2007, and I had a video of him doing the sideways walk...but I can't find it and that saddens me! Either way, he loved it and people still ask my brother "how is Zoidberg?" after that party that night. (3 years ago!) :D Zoidberg lives on.

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