Crocheted Coral Reef Costume

Updated on Oct 25, 2011
This is an entry to I Die for DIY Costume Contest sponsored by Chictopia.
black Aerosole flats - green skirt
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PennyRichards 's Thoughts:

I crocheted myself a wearable coral reef after seeing so many interesting photos of the crocheted coral reef exhibits at the Smithsonian and elsewhere. It took about six months, just working on it casually most of the time. The yarns were almost entirely thrifted, various fibers; there are starfish, sand dollars, brain coral and other tentacles and tubules and such. It’s actually very comfortable, which is my first rule of costumes. Here’s the back:
Back of Coral Reef Costume

Comments (4)

totallyradical
totallyradical on October 26
This is very cool and quirky ! I like that you kept a element of fun to it and that it is very comfortable ! :)
PennyRichards
PennyRichards on October 26
It was so fun to wear that I'm wearing it again this year! But it's a good thing I'm not averse to physical contact, because people always want to touch it, kids want to tug at it, etc. ;)
sugarsugar_dina
sugarsugar_dina on October 26
What a creative idea! Makes me want to start crocheting again :D +follow
PennyRichards
PennyRichards on October 26
Thanks! The good thing about freeform crochet is that you can't do it 'wrong'--it's all about expression, and great fun too.
PinkCheetahVintage
PinkCheetahVintage on October 26
This is awesome-love it! +1
PennyRichards
PennyRichards on October 26
Thanks so much!
Ari_Ari
Ari_Ari on October 25
cute :D
PennyRichards
PennyRichards on October 25
Thank you!
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