For Halloween, I want to get eight ventilation tubes from Home Depot (like in the image above). Cut them down to about five feet long and attach them to a plastic garbage can. Put the garbage can over my head, presto! I’m a squid or octopus. I will even have my arms go through two of the tubes so I can control them and move them around. But those tubes will be longer than my arms, so I’ll have some sticks inside the tube to extend my arms longer. And there will be little holes in the side of the arms, so I can stick my hands out when I need to use them.
Here are some fun images of squids and octopuses:
The octopus would be fun, cuz of their eight arms. I could put something fun at the end of each arm. I don’t know what yet. But something maybe. And plus they have suction cups. Again, not really sure what to use for suction cups.
Squids are fun cuz they squirt out ink. So maybe something with a pen or something. I dunno. Like each arm could hold a pen? I could draw with a pen? And then there’s beached squids. Those are fascinating. And then there was the time when a giant squid attacked Chicago.
Either with the octopus or the squid, I’m gonna make some really big eyes. Like those googly eyes. I need to find a clear plastic plate for the outside, a paper plate for the inside, and some black cardboard for the inside eye. That way, when I move the googly eyes will shake around!
- What would make good suction cups?
- What else would be fun props or jokes to go with the octopus or squid?
- If the tubes end up being metal or some color, maybe I should cover them with an old bedsheet. What color would be ideal? And maybe I should wear all black or gray so that my body is not too distracting from the costume?