DIY Costume: Sushi Roll

Make this cute sushi halloween costume.
There’s something fishy going on here! Craft your way to an adorable costume this Halloween with this DIY sushi roll. Your child will be the talk of the block when you go trick-or-treating!

Materials
Cardboard
White fabric
2 ½ yards ½” thick sheet foam
Black vinyl fabric
White foam packing peanuts
Felt in various colors (shades of green, yellow, orange, peach)
Black kids’ headband
Scissors
Utility knife
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
5” pearl mandarin orange balloons
Spray adhesive

Instructions
Step 1: Cut two circles out of the cardboard that will be wide enough to fit your child’s torso. If you’d like them to be able to sit down, make sure the circle is not longer than their shoulders to their hips. Wrap the cardboard circles with white fabric and hot glue in place.

Step 2: Trim the width of the foam sheet to 2’. Wrap in the black vinyl fabric and hot glue in place.

Step 3: Hot glue the foam around the edge of the circles. Circles should be about 1” inside the edge of the foam.

Step 4: Cut a hole in the center of the foam large enough for your child’s head. Cut a hole on the opposite side of the foam large enough for their torso. Have them try on the costume, mark where their arms are. Remove the costume and cut out holes for the arms.

Step 5: Place the roll in a large cardboard box or on a plastic drop cloth. Cover the white fabric on one side with spray adhesive. Drop the foam peanuts on top and let set for 5 minutes. Shake off the excess peanuts. Repeat for a second layer of peanuts, then flip the roll over and repeat on that side.

Step 6: Cut slices of remaining foam into jellybean-like shapes. To make the avocado, layer dark green on medium green on light green felt and hot glue together. Wrap around a foam piece, glue in place; trim excess. To make the fish pieces, draw a series of “U” or “V” shapes on orange felt. Cut out the shapes and then glue to a lighter yellow piece of felt with a 1/4” space between each shape. Wrap around a foam piece, glue in place, and trim excess. Remove some peanuts from the middle of the roll and glue the fish pieces in the center.

Step 7: Blow up about 20 orange balloons. Blow up to the fullest size, then leak air slowly until you reach the most round shape; tie off. Carefully hot glue the tied ends to the top of the sushi roll.

Step 8: Fringe a piece of dark green felt on both sides and hot glue to the headband. Cut (2) ½” wide pieces of pale peach felt and curl around each other in a bundle; hot glue to the green felt. Cut a 4” x 2” piece of pale green felt and swirl it into a bundle; hot glue to green felt.

Step 9: Get your little one dressed in black pants and shirt, help them into the sushi roll, and top with the wasabi-ginger headband.

-----------------
Costume design by Abby Larson, founder of Style Me Pretty Living, www.stylemepretty.com. Photo courtesy of Rustic White Photography.

Published: October 2014

 

April Fool's Day Family-Friendly Pranks

April Fool's Day Family-Friendly Pranks

On April 1, people who aren’t typically jokesters turn into pranksters. Many of us enjoy playing tricks on each other and perhaps falling for a couple ourselves. This offbeat holiday continues to . . .

Read more

Spring Break Day Trips and Stay Trips

Spring Break Day Trips and Stay Trips

DAY TRIPS Day Trip for Families to Los Angeles Explore Julian Fun Stuff to Do in Long Beach Fun Family Activities in Temecula A Borrego Springs Adventure Treasure Hunting in San Diego 10 Tips . . .

Read more

Easter and Spring Round-Up

Easter and Spring Round-Up

Celebrate Easter and springtime with these family-friendly events, festive recipes, seasonal crafts and fun activities.   Easter Egg Hunts and Earth Day Events in San Diego County 30+ . . .

Read more

5 Ideas for an Easter-themed Playdate

5 Ideas for an Easter-themed Playdate

Have you ever considered having an Easter-themed playdate for your toddler and his friends? Easter egg hunts are fun, but they can be overwhelming for toddlers, especially if older children are invo . . .

Read more

Easter 2019 - 30+ Egg Hunts & Happenings in San Diego

Easter 2019 - 30+ Egg Hunts & Happenings in San Diego

Find an egg-citing trail of Easter happenings including egg hunts, Easter Bunny sightings, crafts, brunches and worship services. We update this list with more events as they become available, so be . . .

Read more

Celebrate Easter With These (Almost) Sugar-free Ideas

Celebrate Easter With These (Almost) Sugar-free Ideas

The Easter holiday invites a bit of excess. During medieval times, Easter Sunday was the day when Lenten fasts of eggs, dairy, and fat were broken, thus an inundation of rich treats was prepared to . . .

Read more

14 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

14 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is near, but don’t wait until April 22 to celebrate. Now is the time to reflect on your family’s commitment to the environment. Have fun as a family and encourage your children to be s . . .

Read more

20+ Earth Day Activities Around San Diego 2019

20+ Earth Day Activities Around San Diego 2019

Earth Day is April 22! Take part in these activities in San Diego and celebrate all month long!   Celebrate Earth Day in San Diego and honor Mother Nature with these “green” activities t . . .

Read more

San Diego Family Magazine Logo

Be Family Informed – Sign up for our Newsletters below!