DIY This Finding Dory Family Costume for an Unforgettable Halloween
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DIY This Finding Dory Family Costume for an Unforgettable Halloween

Calling all families! This is the cutest family costume you’ll see. As Brit + Co’s resident Disney/Pixar mega-fan, I freely admit that between ages 10-14, I probably watched my Finding Nemo DVD every single weekend. It should come as no surprise that I was in line to watch Finding Dory on opening day. I’ll confess: I was a little worried that Finding Dory wouldn’t live up to the amazingness of its predecessor, but it totally did. I watched the movie multiple times in theaters and laughed and cried each time. I learned that an octopus has three hearts and that Dory loves shells. Most of all, my love for Dory, Marlin and Nemo grew and grew, and Hank’s grumpy exterior and marshmallow interior completely won me over.

Come October 25, Finding Dory is available on digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, which is great news for so many reasons. First being that you can watch the film on repeat if desired, second being that it’s perfect inspo for the cutest Halloween family costume ever. This Halloween, dress you and your family up as your favorite marine creatures, Dory, Hank and Nemo! Although making three costumes may sound a little daunting, each of these outfits is really easy to make. Let’s get to it!

Dory

First up, is the star of Finding Dory, Dory! Brit + Co has an adorable Baby Dory costume DIY if you have an infant in tow, but if you want to dress up as Dory yourself, follow the shells, I mean, follow these instructions.

Materials and Tools:

— yellow tights

— yellow sneakers

— long sleeve blue shirt

— yellow skater skirt

— blue beanie

— black and yellow fabric paint

— paint brush

— white, purple, black and orange felt

— scissors

— hot glue gun

Instructions:

1. Paint black curved lines on the sides of the blue shirt and let dry.

2. Paint a thick yellow stripe and thin black stripe on the ends of both sleeves.

3. Cut two larger circles out of white felt. Cut two medium-sized circles out of the purple felt. Cut two smaller circles out of black felt and cut even smaller circles out of white felt.

4. Glue the black circles on top of the purple circles and glue the purple circles on top of the white circles to form eyes. Glue the eyes on the beanie.

5. Cut a tag shape out of the orange felt. Make sure you cut a slit near the tag area so you can loop the end of the strip through.

6. Complete the outfit with yellow tights and yellow sneakers. If you can’t find yellow sneakers, just paint some white canvas sneakers with yellow fabric paint.

Paint black curved lines on the sides of the blue shirt and let dry.

Paint a thick yellow stripe and thin black stripe on the ends of both sleeves.

Cut two larger circles out of white felt. Cut two medium-sized circles out of the purple felt. Cut two smaller circles out of black felt and cut two even smaller circles out of white felt. Glue the circles together to form eyes. Glue the eyes on the beanie.

Cut a tag shape out of the orange felt. Make sure you cut a slit near the tag area so you can loop the end of the strip through.

Complete the outfit with yellow tights and yellow sneakers. If you can’t find yellow sneakers, just paint some white canvas sneakers with yellow fabric paint.

Just keep swimming!

Hi! I’m Dory! I suffer from short-term memory loss.

Darn it… no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t forget you.

Hank

Making an octopus costume sounds intimidating (all those arms!), but this one is actually really easy. The best part about this costume is that if it starts raining, you’re good to go!

Materials and Tools:

— orange long sleeve shirt

— orange pants

— orange umbrella

— hot glue gun

— white pom poms

— orange felt

— scissors

— orange shoes

Instructions:

1. Remember, Hank is technically a septapus, not an octopus. Cut seven large octopus “arms” out of the felt. Make sure the arms are longer than the length of the umbrella.

2. Glue pom poms along the sides of the arms.

3. Glue the arms on along the inside of the umbrella.

4. Put on an orange shirt, pants and shoes. If you can’t find orange shoes, paint a pair of white canvas shoes with orange paint.

Remember, Hank is technically a septapus, not an octopus. Cut seven large octopus “arms” out of the felt. Make sure the arms are longer than the length of the umbrella. Glue pom poms along the sides of the arms.

Glue the arms on along the inside of the umbrella.

Put on an orange shirt, pants and shoes. If you can’t find orange shoes, paint a pair of white canvas shoes with orange paint.

Meet Hank. He may seem grumpy as first, but he actually incredibly sweet. Plus, he can camouflage into anything.

Nemo

All it takes is some orange clothes, paint and tulle to bring the world’s most famous clown fish to life.

Materials and Tools:

— orange, white and black tulle strips (1 yard each, cut into 21-inch-long strips)

— orange ribbon

— orange t-shirt

— orange leggings

— orange beanie

— white, orange and black felt

— scissors

— hot glue gun

— white sandals

— black and white fabric paint

— paint brushes

Instructions:

1. Paint a thick white stripe on the shirt. Outline the white stripes with thin black stripes. Let dry.

2. Cut two large circles out of the white felt. Cut two medium-sized circles from the orange felt and cut two small circles from the black felt.

3. Arrange the felt circles to form Nemo’s eyes and glue the pieces together. Glue the eyes on the beanie.

4. Cut a piece of ribbon that is 24 inches longer than the length around your child’s waist size. Tie two knots 12 inches in from each end.

5. Starting by one of the knots, tie knots of tulle around the ribbon. Make a pattern of seven orange tulles, one black tulle, four white tulles and one black tulle, and continue repeating the pattern until you reach the second knot.

6. Complete the costume with a pair of orange leggings and white sandals.

Paint a thick white stripe on the shirt. Outline the white stripes with thin black stripes. Let dry.

Cut two large circles out of the white felt. Cut two medium-sized circles from the orange felt and cut two small circles from the black felt. Arrange the felt circles to form Nemo’s eyes and glue the pieces together. Glue the eyes on the beanie.

Cut a piece of ribbon that is 24 inches longer than the length around your child’s waist size. Tie two knots 12 inches in from each end.

Starting by one of the knots, tie knots of tulle around the ribbon. Continue tying tulle around the ribbon. Make a pattern of seven orange tulles, one black tulle, four white tulles and one black tulle, and continue repeating the pattern until you reach the second knot.

Complete the costume with a pair of orange leggings and white sandals.

I’m Nemo. I live in the ane-ne-ne-ne-ne-nome.

This is Nemo, aka Brother Sharkbait.

The whole gang’s here!

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.

These costumes are truly unforgettable.

Which Pixar characters will you and your family dress up as for Halloween? Share your pictures with us on Instagram by using the hashtag #britstagram!

Author: Irene Lee

Photography: Chris Andre and Brittany Griffin

Models: Jen, Joe and Skylar Welsh