My daughter saw a picture on pinterest of a jellyfish costume and that was it thats what’s what gave her the cool Phosphorescent Jellyfish Costume idea which she HAD to be. But ummmm HOW !???
So I finally found a white umbrella at the drug store. Then I went looking from store to store, dollar stores, thrift stores, whatever for more ideas. I wanted battery operated black lights to make it all glow ! But there was non to be found. And what I did find would have made it way to heavy for a 7 YO . So I was searching through a thrift store that brings in a ton of Halloween stuff each year and found these…. headbands… IDK they had this colored coil stuff and they lit up ! I bought 8 !! ( OK they weren’t so cheap either ). Later found out the dollar store had them to cheaper !!! Head smack !
SO I taped them on their side stretching them from one rod to the next under the umbrella. Well it looks cool enough. But now to make the long tentacles. So I found some bright purple garland. hmmmm, I weaved it in the underneath of the umbrella too. The lights from the headbands twinkled awesomely off the purple garland ! Then I covered the top of the umbrella with cheesecloth. I just laid it over the top. It gave it the softer look of a jellyfish.
I did find some battery operated lights and they were very soft so I pinned them around the edge of the umbrella just for some extra light to it ( totally not needed, I think I will take them off for trick or treating ! ). She looked so kool in the dark light she was floating right through the crowds.
Tip: she wore it to her school Halloween party and it was so crowded it bumped a lot of people! Not such a good plan, lol, and she got tired of carrying it too while playing games, lol.
I have higher hopes for Halloween night. Cross your fingers for us!