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Coolest Homemade Animal Muppet Halloween Costume 15

by Josh
(Alexandria, VA)

Homemade Animal Muppet Halloween Costume

Homemade Animal Muppet Halloween Costume

After a simple but effective Kermit costume the year before, I decided to stick with the Muppet theme and try out one of my favorite characters this year - Homemade Animal Muppet Halloween Costume!

Right away I knew that the head would be the hardest and most time-consuming part. I found a head pattern online in a puppet-building forum and blew it up for large-scale use. I traced the pattern onto a sheet of foam and a sheet of felt material, used spray glue to cover the foam with the felt, and then sewed the whole thing together to form a ball-head.

The nose is just a Styrofoam ball covered in leftover red t-shirt material. The eyes are whiffle balls with black felt. Eyebrows are made from a simple craft boa. The teeth are modeling clay that I shaped and baked in the oven to harden (still very lightweight). The hair is yarn though if I were to remake the costume I'd look for a better material. The mouth is a black sheer material that I could see through. I was planning to make movable eyebrows but it didn't pan out as I had planned.

- Plastic spiked wristcuffs
- Plastic spiked necklace with attached chain (Home depot)
- Drumsticks
- Red/yellow t-shirt with Electric Mayhem logo on back
- Torn brown pants with rope belt
- Orange t-shirt, socks and gloves for Animal's skin

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by: Anonymous

how did you make the head??

by: Anonymous

Awesome costume! Where did you get the necklace and the wrist cuffs? and how dod you attach the chain to the necklace? I'm sure Hot Topic probably has some (necklace, wrist cuffs), but they're probably not cheap there!

by: Josh

I got the spiked necklace/cuffs at Party City or one of those places. Shouldn't be hard to find. The necklace was a bit hard to see since the head overshadowed it, but to attach the chain I think I just used a bolt cutter to chop the last link apart, puncture it through the band of the rubber necklace and then bend it back in place - held just fine.

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Coolest Muppets Animal Costume 3

by Debra Hanna
(Conifer, Colorado)

Muppets Animal Costume

Muppets Animal Costume

My boyfriend is a drummer and a fan of the Muppet's Animal. He needed a costume for a Halloween show. We found nothing in stores, so I decided to create a mask of my own. The biggest hurdle was that he needed to be able to see out of the costume to play the drums. An engineering masterpiece was created!

This Muppets animal costume took 2 weeks to create using everything from heater hose, to dental floss to sew it all together. He can see out of the mouth, but nobody can see him. It's light weight and breathable. He even had a hand in painting the eyes! Materials cost less than $60!

Then I needed a costume. I needed to be a book character for our work party, so I decided to be Thing 1 from Dr. Seus. I created the wig from a pair of fuzzy slippers! This project cost less than $20 for materials and only a few days to create. It was so much fun!

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by: Anonymous

I'm a drummer myself and that is AWESOME!!!

by: Anonymous

Very did you make it?

please help me...
by: Anonymous

I am a drummer & want to do this. will be much easier than painting my face & wigs & beards. Can you please help me and tell me the steps you took to make this and what you used. I would greatly appreciate it.

I'll buy it!
by: Anonymous

Do you still have it? I'll buy it!

A couple pointers?

Great Job! Looks professionally done! What did you use to create the round shape? And what did you use to keep it on his head? Any tips on how to make my own one of these would be great.

Animal Mask
by: Eric

Wow! This mask is awesome!! Can you tell me how to make my own? I'm a drummer getting ready for a Halloween show and this mask blows away any I've seen online or in stores! Thanks!

by: Anonymous

I am yet another drummer looking for an animal mask just like this for a Halloween show. And I'm from Evergreen! have any other?

Simply a must-know situation
by: Anonymous

I must know how you did this!

My wife has a minor in costume theater design and I believe this wouldn't be too difficult for her. I, too am a drummer and I'm looking to incorporate this into a show my church does as a fundraiser for our youth group so they can go on a mission trip.

Would be soooo fun!

animal costume 3
by: Anonymous

Please, I need instructions a.s.a.p.

by: Debra Hanna

Thanks for all the nice comments! Contact me at nikehanna[at] if you'd like to have a costume made!

Please post instructions on how to make this
by: Anonymous

I see that you would make this costume and sell it to people, but I always make my own costumes for Halloween. Is there any way you can post a more detailed list of what you used and your construction process? My husband and I were Beaker and Bunsen last year...we want to make Animal one of our goals for this Halloween. :o) Please post more info pretty please. It's that awesome.

Animal costume
by: Pay

Would u be willing to sell animals headT

Interested in Purchasing the Mask
by: DJ Presz

How much would you sell the mask for or how much would you charge to make me one?

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Coolest Homemade Animal and Miss Piggy from the Muppets Costume 12

by Jayme C.
(Milwaukee, WI)

Homemade Animal and Miss Piggy from the Muppets Costume

Homemade Animal and Miss Piggy from the Muppets Costume

After going back and forth on costume ideas (Halloween is a big deal to me, my boyfriend, not so much!) So, he agreed that if he was dressing up, he was going ALL OUT! And all out he did!! We decided on a Homemade Animal and Miss Piggy from the Muppets Costume.

I found as many photos of Animal as I could and researched how to even form a head, etc. This was definitely my biggest undertaking to date and it was so worth it!! After the head was completed, we added a couple additional things to make it more "realistic". He put black tights over his head (tied legs in a knot and cut off excess) and cut eyeholes so he could see and had drumsticks, a dog collar with chain, ?gold? shirt and armbands.

Miss Piggy was also homemade! This picture is so representative of our personalities! Since your site was where I got one of my Animal ideas from, I think others could benefit!

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