The costume was an oversized green shirt that I painted. I used material paints for the design and then added some glitter using puff paints. I put newspaper inside the shirt while I painted so that no paint would drip through to the back of the shirt. I only put the design on the front as our shells would cover the back.
We wore green leggings, green shoes and green socks.
We painted our nails bright green and added glitter.
We wanted to look some what girly. We tied our hair in pig tails and added lots of green ribbons. (I left my hair in plaits all day and undid them when it was time for the party so that they were crinkly).
Sadly I forgot to take a photograph of our shells. I made shells by sewing together a heap of scraps that were browns/greens/greys and then I did small spirals of glitter to add texture. I made the cloth in to bags by simply sewing two squares together on three sides. I stuffed the bags with small pillows before tacking the final side. I added two arm straps and the job was done.
For our faces we used acrylic paint.I did trial using face paint but the brand I used must have been pretty cheap as the colours were quite pale. The acrylic paint was fine and it washed off with soap and water.
We first applied facial moisturizer. And then it was on with the paint. Paint the eye lids first, then the mask and finally the face. This way you are not overlapping and trying to colour between the lines.
It took a lot of layers to make the green this vibrant.