I made this Homemade Caged Head Halloween Costume for my husband to wear last year. When the costume is on, it stands almost 8 feet tall and is about 4-5 feet wide.
He had to slip inside and put a back pack on that I constructed the top portion of the monster who would carry my husband's head in a cage that I made from sticks and twine (as any monster would be sure to do!) Once inside, his hands would slip through the monsters sleeves and then into the gloves I made as the monster's hands with long, fingers and nails. Then he could reach up and hold the cage to look like the monster was carrying his head in the cage.
Its hard to see in the photo but the monster is wearing a huge black cape and cloak that would sway and flow as he walked. The bottom was tattered and was a dark grey, not the blue it shows in the photo. My husband would turn his head and scream help at people as they went by! It was a huge hit and he had people stopping him all night to take photos with him.
It took about two weeks to put this together. The photo doesn't do it justice
Coolest Homemade Gorilla Caged the Zookeeper Costume 27
(Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
Homemade Gorilla Caged the Zookeeper Costume
This Homemade Gorilla Caged the Zookeeper Costume was inspired by one that I saw on a website for like $1500!! Well I knew that mine wouldn't look as professional but I decided to try and have some fun with it! I bought the hands and mask for 15 dollars from a party store and used curtain rods with duck tape to make the cage! I already had the zoo keeper hat and the shirt!
I stuffed the legs and gorilla with newspaper (although for this years costume I am using bubble wrap as the stuffing). You can't see it clearly in this photo but I wrapped my legs with Halloween garland and used furry black slippers I had as the feet!
So in total with the tape and all it was probably about $40! I sure felt good saving all that money and having a funny costume! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
PS: I'm not sure why but a lot of people thought the gorilla caged Jane Goodall!! I answered with "the gorillas love Jane, why would they cage her!!"
This Caged Zoo Keeper Homemade Costume took a while to construct. The cage is made of PVC pipe, but if I do it again, I'll use cardboard tubes such as those that are in gift wrapping paper as they will be lighter. A brace was made to hold the cage up while supported by the shoulders to keep hands free for the trick-or-treat bag. Using lots of duct tape and masking tape to hold things together.
Major Supplies: Cardboard Tubes, Gorilla stuffed toy, fake fur, kids pants and shoes, stuffing (balloons, pillow stuffing, plastic grocery bags, anything light weight). The head of the gorilla was from a stuffed gorilla that we purchased at a thrift shop. For this costume, stuffing should be with things like balloons.
As popular as this costume was for a company costume contest as well as trick-or-treating, it got a bit heavy for my daughter. Find ways of keeping it as light weight as possible.
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Coolest Homemade Gorilla Carrying Girl in Cage Costume 29
by Steve W.
(Aurora, IL, 60502)
Homemade Gorilla Carrying Girl in Cage Costume
In this Homemade Gorilla Carrying Girl in Cage Costume, I am the girl in the cage and yes I am really a man. The cage is made from PVC that is painted silver. The top is just cardboard painted silver. There is also a light at the top so the girl can be seen clearly. The legs inside the cage are fake and my legs are the Gorilla legs. My mother-in-law made the Gorilla costume since it had to be large enough for the Gorilla's head to be over the cage. The Gorilla has flashing red eyes.
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