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.
Accessories: - 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
Comments for Coolest Homemade Animal Muppet Halloween Costume 15
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!
Coolest Homemade Animal and Miss Piggy from the Muppets Costume 12
by Jayme C.
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!