The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008
Print the shark template on heavyweight paper. Cut out paper templates. Trace eye, teeth, and nostril templates onto felt that coordinates with the colors of the template, and cut pieces from felt. Trace fin onto a piece of gray industrial felt, and cut out.Tip: Use double-sided tape to temporarily hold templates onto felt as you trace.2. Assemble the felt eyes and glue them onto the top of the hood, toward the front. Glue nostrils to the top center of the hood, within the hem. Glue teeth to the inside edge of the hood, starting in the center and going out to make sure they are aligned properly.3. Poke holes about 1/8-inch apart along the straight edge of the industrial felt fin with an awl or a small drill bit. Sew the fin onto the back of the hoodie with embroidery thread, threading the needle through the holes you have created.4. To create gills, draw diagonal lines of glue on the INSIDE of the hood, originating from the center seam in the back of the hood. Pinch and hold the OUTSIDE of the hood over the glue lines to form wrinkles.
Heavyweight paper or cardstock
Tailor chalk or fabric-marking pencil
Double-sided tape (optional)
Black, gray and white felt
Gray industrial felt
Awl or drill with small bit
Needle and gray embroidery thread
These hoodie costumes are perfect for kids who love "scary" animals, such as sharks and bats. Get our shark costume how-to here, and then try our Bat Hoodie Costume.