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Jaws Halloween

Added Oct 31, 2010

by gonewandering

Winnipeg, Canada






My sister’s favourite movie is Jaws, and for Halloween this year we decided to attempt to re-create the girl (Chrissie) being eaten by the shark at the beginning of the film. I sculpted the main body of the shark out of a foam mattress and attached that to the lining of the dress (princess seamed basic dress with boning in seams). I covered everything with quilting batting to smooth it out, and finished with a random stretchy jersey fabric we found in the bargain section. The eyeballs are sculpey with nailpolish to make them shiny, and the teeth are cardboard stuck in with toothpicks. It is the toughest costume I’ve made to date, and took a long time to put together, but it was worth it!! And bonus: it’s super comfortable (like wearing pillows…). Duh duh duh duh duh duh DUH DUH DUHIUDHDUDHDHDUDH…..

Material Notes

broadcloth (lining), jersey (outer fabric), polyester batting, mattress foam, satin ribbon (inside mouth), boning, sculpey clay, cardboard, toothpicks, Jaws movies 1-4.


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    Oct 12, 2016, 03.52 PMby Katia Kholodkova

    I love it!!! What a great idea! :))

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    Feb 27, 2011, 07.25 PMby malinfjell

    This. Is. Awesome! I love this costume, would wear it, always. Haha!

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    Dec 1, 2010, 04.48 PMby gempje

    you are GENIUS

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    Nov 4, 2010, 02.28 PMby sunspot

    One of a kind!!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 03.40 AMby gonewandering

    Thank you for the lovely comments, folks! I knew it could be great if the execution was right, and I’m really proud of how it turned out!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 03.55 PMby gelbegardinen

    Absolutely brilliant! Great idea and execution. ;)

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    Nov 2, 2010, 10.56 AMby peaches2218

    Two thumbs way up.

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    Nov 1, 2010, 01.16 PMby lozthewoz

    This really made me laugh! Very clever!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 07.48 AMby Shira B

    This is so amazing! :)

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    Nov 1, 2010, 07.10 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this is sooo fantastic!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 02.32 AMby sandoz18

    Brilliant!! Love seeing how you created it.

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    Nov 1, 2010, 01.27 AMby kana

    that’s such a cool idea!! I was never impressed at something this funny!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 12.14 AMby sclundy

    ok, best costume award winner, for sure!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 12.05 AMby olystyrene

    Hahahaha! Awesome!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 11.29 PMby sardinemaiden

    best shark costume I’ve ever seen!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 10.54 PMby mixtlii

    It’s brilliant! Congratulations!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 10.14 PMby dixiediy

    awesome costume idea!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 09.59 PMby Emma (Cotter) O'Connell

    Brilliant costume, I love it!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 08.58 PMby kimboat

    hahaha love this! amazing!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 08.31 PMby milkyway

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGg i love ittttttttttttttt super original!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 08.04 PMby impqueen

    That rocks!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 08.04 PMby elisabethdavis

    great job! very creative! Make sure you enter into the costume contest!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 07.38 PMby lienepien

    Great job! I think you were very unique in this costume!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 07.36 PMby dabura

    fantastic!!! Great idea and realization. well done :)

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    Oct 31, 2010, 07.31 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Too cool! Definately worth the effort!

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