I was very honored to be asked to help raise money for children’s educational programs at the shell museum. Of course I said “yes” … then they asked me dress as a Cephalopod. Uhhh well alrighty then.

Hmmmm Do I want to be a SQUID? That’d be … NO. Do I want to be a CUDDLEFISH? Uh…not so much. Do I want to be an OCTOPUS? Eh… maybe. But ooooooo… the regal CHAMBERED NAUTILUS… oh yes! I’m gonna be THE QUEEN NAUTILUS! hahaha

So I started making a NAUTILUS shell costume.

how to make a seashell costume

Then I made a seashell crown (of course with a crown jewel JUNONIA in the center)…seashell shell crown tiara Pam Rambo junonia

Then the shelling community came together to raise funding for some wonderful programs to support children’s education.

The Cephalebrities …

It was a fabshellous night!

Thanks to so many of you who “tipped” me (and Shell Love Bug) – thank you for your support! We raised lots of money for such a good cause.

PS- I’ve been so busy cleaning up from Hurricane Irma then making this costume so I haven’t even had a chance to give yall an update on the shelling lately- Im so sorry! Well it’s been pretty awesome…