I knew last year that I wanted to be Animal this year for Halloween. Thinking I had lots of time to put this homemade Animal Halloween costume idea together came down to the last week and we hadn't started the mask yet. I already had the clothes, the accessories and the materials needed.
Most of my materials were purchased at JoAnn Fabrics. We started with a bicycle helmet and built a frame around it made from hardware cloth. No pattern, just a lot of cutting and fitting. The mouth was attached separate. The mouth was covered with a mesh fabric used for covering waste hauling trucks. The tongue was cut from red felt.
After the frame was attached to the helmet we sewed on 1/2" thick foam then orange fleece using spray glue. The eyes are styrofoam balls with the back cut flat and hot glued on. The pupils were drawn on with a marker. The nose is a foam clown nose. The eyebrows are from a black boa. The teeth were cut from foam cosmetic wedges.
The hair is made from a fuchsia colored yarn cut into different lengths and hot glued on one by one.
I wore an orange turtleneck, orange tights, and brown pants I cut with a jagged bottom. I had old red and yellow t-shirts that we cut and made Animals shirt from. We put eyelets in and I strung shoelaces for the ties on the shirt. I used rope for the belt, purchased the plastic spiked necklace and bracelets from a Halloween store and the plastic chain hanging from my collar was from our decorations last year. I found orange gloves and had a set of drumsticks.
Don’t know if I can top this homemade Animal Halloween costume idea next year.
I love Halloween and I really love creating unique and original costumes. Every year I try to think of something fun and out of the box. This year I decided to make a Homemade Animal Costume from the Muppets. It was a HUGE HIT. Everywhere we went people went crazy for it. It was really fun and interactive... the drum set was the key.. everyone cheered along and chanted ANIMAL ANIMAL ANIMAL!
I made this costume myself using a hard hat, lots of felt, papertowel rolls for the fingers... and a ton of hot glue! I bought the drumset, sticks and wrist band / chain but the rest was all homemade and sewn. I made it so the jaw could open and close which worked really well when banging on the drums (or needing a drink). The teeth are made out of styrofoam and I could see out of the mouth.
Here's a few pictures of the costume! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it and being.....