Lori Zimmer

DIY: How to Make a Last Minute Salvador Dali Lobster Telephone Costume in Just 30 Minutes!

by , 10/31/11

DIY, Lobster Telephone, Salvador Dali, Halloween


-       Old black dress or shirt

-       One yard red felt

-       White and black felt or material

-       Black marker

-       Hot glue gun

-       Optional sequins (one yard red) or glitter


Stop at your local fabric store on your lunch break and pick up some remnant felt. You’ll need about a yard of red, and enough black to make the phone dial (12 inches to 16 inches diameter), and just a scrap of white. Felt is fairly cheap, so this should cost you around $5.

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  1. daliexpert November 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I have a pencil signed limited edition version of Dali’s Lobster Telephone. You can see it at: http://www.salvadordaliexperts.com

  2. ejcampfield November 2, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Lori — please e-mail to me at: EJ(symbol for “at”)DaliGallery.com

    Much thanks! Will send you a copy of the holiday ish.

    –E. J. Campfield

  3. Lori Zimmer Lori Zimmer November 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Hi EJ- Thanks so much! I love Dali. What email address can I mail it to?

  4. ejcampfield October 31, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Lori, your Lobster T-phone costume creation is a surreal delight! I edit the SALVADOR DALI COLLECTORS NEWSLETTER for the Salvador Dali Gallery, Inc. in San Juan Capistrano, CA (www.DaliGallery.com). We are the world’s only gallery dealing exclusively in authentic Salvador Dali fine art, and our latest newsletter publishes (electronically) this week, distributed by e-mail PDF subscription to 5,000+ Dali aficianados worldwide. I’d very much appreciate your permission to include a photo and sidebar story on your costume in our holiday season issue. Got a higher rez JPG you can send me? Pretty please??? (I think you’ve got the “pretty” part mastered superbly too :)

    –E. J. Campfield
    Gallery Operations Manager
    Publications Producer (I.C.)
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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