Oct 31, 2012

Costume time 2012: Finding Nemo crew

Happy Halloween! It's time to reveal all of the costumes I made this Halloween. You've already seen mine, but it really was part of a group costume. A few of my friends and I decided to go with a Finding Nemo theme for Halloween this year. My friend, Damaris, had been inspired to dress up as Darla from Finding Nemo since she got her braces this year, so the rest of us decided to coordinate with her.
Check out Damaris in her thrifted and customized Darla outfit. Her headgear is acutally the handle from a can of paint that she attached with a rubber band. She thrifted and dyed the sweater and took the shorts from her dad. This costume was amazing and had people laughing all day long.

I was Nemo, complete with gimpy fin.
I took a more creative take on it and made my tutu, fins (one big and one little), and I also embellished my tank.
Karina was Dory (if you know her, you know she's the chatty one, so it suits her perfectly!).
I made Karina's tutu and fins. She added a sparkly tank top and embellished the fins, her hair and ankle with a bit of yellow to mimic the yellow at the end of Dory's fins. Everyone totally loved her as Dory.

And once our friend Carlo heard we were doing Nemo, he wanted in. He loves Nemo and totally knew who he wanted to be, the wise Gill.
This was a total last minute costume, but I think it came out pretty good. I asked Carlo to bring me a black hoodie that I could add things to. I freehanded the top fin and stuffed it with a bit of fiberfill to keep it standing. Then I attached the fins, one whole and one all mangled. He was totally psyched with his Gill costume.

We had a great time with our costumes, and once people realized who we were they loved it. They are still counting the ballots for the costume contest, so keep your fingers crossed for us.

I hope everyone is having a great and sugar-filled halloween! I'll have another costume post up shortly.


  1. Your costumes are amazing! I am going to dress up as Darla next month, - but I can't seem to find the 'Rock'n'roll girl' emblem anywhere. Where did you buy it??

    1. Iif you look at the larger picture of "Darla" you can see it is just a sticker. So I'd google it then print it out on sticker paper but if you dont have that kind of printer simply print it and use double sided tape to make it stick to your violet sweater/jacket :)

    2. That's exactly what we did. It was just printed out and then tacked onto the sweater with a few stitches. Super easy!