Halloween Costume Ideas – Finding Dory and Finding Nemo

(Check our all of our movie-inspired Halloween costume ideas, easy ways to connect with your kids, and simple ways to share God’s story!)

If dressing up as Star Wars characters (for kids, for adults, and for couples) isn’t your thing, here’s some awesome ideas for dressing up as and sharing God’s story with Finding Nemo and Finding Dory!

Halloween is a great time to connect with your kid’s over their love of Finding Nemo and Finding Dory!

Marlin and Nemo (clown fish)

Here are a some ways to dress up as Marlin or Nemo.

Here is a “no sew” idea using an orange hoody and some material. (Click the image below.)

Connect with your kids over Finding Nemo while you share God's story!
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Here is another cute Nemo or Marlin idea!

You can also order them now, if you prefer not to make one. Amazon has them for both kids and adults.

 

Connect with your kids as you dress up as and share God's story with Finding Nemo.
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Connect with your kids as you share God's story with Finding Nemo this Halloween!
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Dory

Here is a cute “cardboard cut out” costumee that can work for young or old.

Here is a fantastic art project that is also a costume!

Foam board + creativity = awesome Dory costume!

Connect with your kids as you dress up as and share God's story with Finding Nemo and Finding Dory this Halloween!
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Here are a few options you can buy if you don’t want to take the time to make them. As with Nemo, Amazon has options for both adults and kids, including a Disney princess Dory tutu costume!

Connect with your kids as you share God's story with Finding Dory this Halloween!
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Connect with your kids as you dress up as, and share God's story with, Finding Dory this Halloween!
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Share God's story - and connect with your kids - with Finding Dory this Halloween!
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Squirt or Crush (the turtles)

Ah, you gotta love Squirt and Crush!

Squirt: Sweet.
Crush: Totally…..

Crush says, "Dude, check out reel parables to learn how to connect with your kids as you share God's story with Finding Nemo and Finding Dory this Halloween!"

Sure, it will take a bit of work, but here is a great way to build an awesome Squirt or Crush turtle shell!

Darla

I know Bruce the shark is sort of a bad guy, but let’s be honest, the real bad guy of Finding Nemo was the fish killing Darla!Connect with your kids over Finding Nemo while you share God's story!

Aside from the braces and head-gear, Darla is pretty straight up easy. Pair a purple sweater or sweatshirt with a plaid skirt, and put your hair into pig tails and you are all most done!

Here are a few different ways to do the braces and head-gear:

Now just add a fish toy (plush or plastic) inside a plastic bag (dry or with water) to top off your Darla costume!

Over all Darla is a pretty cheap and easy costume that almost anyone should recognize and get a laugh out of!

The Scuba Guy!

Last but not least, I give you the Scuba Guy!

Connect with your kids over Finding Nemo while you share God's story!

Delineate Your Dwelling has an awesome how to that you can use for the Finding Nemo scuba guy. Seriously, very DIY and super affordable! Here is an example of her work. Go check it out!

Connect with your kids over Finding Nemo while you share God's story!

 

Finally, here is a family that combined most if these ideas so each member of the family. Great stuff that you should totally check out!

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Sharing God’s Story with Finding Nemo and Finding Dory

Shopping for, and making, these Finding Nemo and Finding Dory costumes is a fantastic time to share God’s story!

  • Finding Nemo is very much a retelling of the Lost Parables from Luke 15. Finding Nemo is the parable of the lost fish.
  • Nemo is literally “caught up in his sin.” He disobeys his dad, Marlin, and is caught by a diver with a net.
  • How do you know Marlin still loves Nemo, even though he disobeyed? Because he went looking for him!
  • Remind your kids that they are like Nemo and lost because of their sin.
  • But also remind them that Jesus loves them the way Marlin loved Nemo!
  • And just like Marlin went looking for Nemo, because he loved him, Jesus is looking for them (and died to save them)!
  • Remind your kids that God loves them the way Marlin loved Nemo.
  • Play a game of hide and seek. When you find your child, give them a HUGE hug and tell them how much you love them. Then remind them that God loves them even more than that!

I love, love, love how Finding Nemo (and Finding Dory to some degree) shares God’s story. I love it so much a wrote a devotional, Sharing God’s Story with Finding Nemo, that you can use to share God’s story with your kids and students.

Yes, you can share God's story with Finding Nemo! Check out Reel Parables to see how!

What did I miss? I am sure there are other Reel Parable moments in Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, so let us know how you share God’s story with Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.

Connect with your kids as you share God's story with Finding Nemo!

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