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How to Make a Lobster and Lobsterman Costume

Sara Eberle
Sept. 28, 2012

As part of the Care.com Halloween costume series, here is how to turn your kids into your favorite crustacean and crustacean-catcher.

Need a costume idea for your kids this Halloween? Turn to the sea. A lobster and a lobsterman will look adorable together.



  • Two white ping pong balls
  • Black marker
  • Red ski hat
  • Glue
  • Two red pipe cleaners
  • Red shirt or sweat shirt
  • Red pants or PJ bottoms
  • Red sneakers/shoes
  • Two red oven mitts

Step 1: With marker, draw eyes on ping pong balls. Glue ping pong balls to front of ski hat. Let dry.

Step 2: Bend and hook red pipe cleaners into hat to make antenna.

Step 3: Put on outfit: shirt, pants or PJs, sneakers, hat for lobster head and oven mitts for claws.



  • Overalls or loose orange pants
  • Black suspenders
  • Flannel shirt
  • Tall rubber boots
  • Work gloves
  • Brown eyeliner

Step 1: Put on outfit: orange pants, shirt, boots and work gloves.

Step 2: Using brown eyeliner, make scruffy beard.

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