After about 8 non-consecutive hours spent, my Halloween sushi costume is ready to go!
To find out how I created this beauty, continue reading!
Like most DIYs, I started with a good ol’ Google search. I found a great tutorial on Style Me Pretty and modified it to best suit my needs and resources.
Here’s what I used for my costume:
- Black fabric
- Foam sheets
- Hot glue gun/sticks
- Orange Pom Poms
- Black headband
- Felt (Dark green, green and peach)
I tried my best to document the process, but I often times got too excited or too busy and forgot to snap a pic. Here’s the creation process, from left to right, by row:
1: Cut out two same-sized circles out of cardboard for the front and back panels.
2: Cut out a panel out of cardboard. This will be the width of the cylindrical shape you’re creating. I eyeballed it, so just make sure that the length of the panel is long enough to wrap around the circumference of the circles from 1.1.
- Bend the cardboard along the grooves so that it can wrap around the circles smoothly.
- Cut out 3 holes – 1 for your head and 2 for your arms.
3. Assemble the three cardboard panels by gluing the 2 circles to the panels using a hot glue gun around the circumference of the circles.
- Cover the side of the sushi with black fabric to look like seaweed. Use a hot glue gun to stick the fabric to the cardboard.
- Cut out your shapes for the rice, cucumber, avocado and crab meat.
- Paint the foam for the filling. Note: you can also wrap with coloured felt.
- Hot glue gun the rice and filling to the front and back of the cardboard.
- Add orange pom poms for the roe.
I really liked the Wasabi and Ginger headband, so I created it with felt:
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to create it. Note: I can’t sew, so I used my hot glue gun 🙂
Looking forward to the parties this weekend! My next step is to build in a cup holder for all of the beverages I’m sure to consume. 😉
Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!