Following the release of Finding Dory, I got several requests from my Etsy customers for a toddler version of my infant octopus costume - kids wanted to be Hank the Octopus! Because Savannah is 2 1/2 right now, I thought this would be a perfect time to come out with an updated pattern!
I made this costume as close to Hank's coloring as possible, using an orange knit with red dots and 1/2" red pom pom fringe. I went with a smaller pom pom size for this costume, but I sort of wish I had used the larger size. Etsy had a great selection of polka dot knits (I bought from Magic Fabric Designs) as well as pom pom fringe (from Creative Trims), and at reasonable prices! I was much happier with the selection on Etsy than at JoAnn or Fabric.com.
If you're interested in making an octopus costume for your toddler, the pattern is available in my Etsy shop. I really want to try one in purple and black one day to look like Ursula from The Little Mermaid!
I also started a Pinterest board to collect up links to fun octopus fabrics. If you have good ones, please share in the comments!
If you'd rather make the costume for an infant, that pattern is accessible here. Look how much she's grown in just two years!!!
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