I am popping in today to be apart of my blogging buddy Jamie’s handmade costume series. She has a complete website dedicated to handmade halloween costumes! It is so fun to peek around on there and get some great ideas to make your own…and your kids costumes. I am sharing this one that Melissa (bff) and I made last year for her daughter. Melissa got the idea on family fun and added a few things to make it her own. It turned out so cute and it was very easy to make…

handmade jellyfish costume @cleverlyinspiredcv

What you will need:

Large Mexican hat

bubble wrap

package tape

hot glue gun and glue


1/2 yard felt (to match fabric on top…we used blue)

Shimmery fabric for the top



How to make:

1. Cut felt circle the size of the bottom of the hat. Hot glue onto hat.

2. Cut out circle for the head and hot glue felt to hat.

3. On the top of the hat…stuff bubble wrap so that it fills the entire top. We used packaging tape to adhere. You want it to be nice and round on top…like a jelly fish.

4. Cover bubble wrap with fabric cut to fit around and over the felt on the bottom of the hat. Folding and gluing as you go.

5. Cut streamers and ribbons to hang down from the edges of the hat…curl if you desire:)

6. Sarah wore a blue shirt to match her sparkly jellyfish hat:)

How flippin cute!! Go see Jamie’s site for more great ideas! Thanks for including me girly:)


Go check out more really cute handmade costumes at Really Awesome Costumes

Handmade Costume Series 1



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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  2. Cute costume. I was excited to check out “Jamie’s handmade costume series. She has a complete website dedicated to handmade halloween costumes!” Only, the link goes somewhere else … do you have the real link handy? I’m always interested in new costumes ideas for next Halloween!!!!

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