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Coolest Homemade Animal Halloween Costume Idea 34

by Lisa
(DeKalb, IL)

Homemade Animal Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Animal Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Animal Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Animal Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Animal Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Animal Halloween Costume Idea

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.

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Coolest Animal Costume 11

by Greg A.
(St. Catharines, Ontario)

Homemade Animal Costume

Homemade Animal Costume

Homemade Animal Costume
Homemade Animal Costume

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.....

A-N-I-M-A-L!!!

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