Coolest Homemade Centaur Half Man Half Horse Costume 2
Homemade Centaur Half Man Half Horse Costume
This is a Homemade Centaur Half Man Half Horse Costume. I purchased soft suede fabric, along with a wig (for the horse's mane, horse's tail and the man's hair), and also a muscle man t-shirt. Since my son is only 3, I sewed in a pair of pants inside the front two horses hooves.
I used cardboard to shape the horse and bent the cardboard into the horse's back and stomach. I also used some cotton stuffing so it was plush and soft looking like a horse. I then sewed on the suede fabric, along with hot gluing the horse's mane and tail on. The muscle man t-shirt was just put on and tucked in.
I did buy a pair of suspenders that my son wore underneath the muscle t-shirt that would help him pull the weight of the horse. Another thing I did was attach two wheels to the back to hooves of the horse so the horse part would move easily and smoothly(just make sure you cover the wheels with material so it doesn't show.
We got the idea, because my son loves horses yet wanted something with a beard and there it was! This sounds difficult which some parts were but it finally turned out great, my son can't wait to wear it!!
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My daughter decided last year that she wanted to make her own costume. We decided on a Homemade Centaur Girl Costume. This was very time consuming because we were trying to make it out of items we had at home and also because of the paper mache.
I began the "costume" by forming chicken wire into the shape of the back of a horse. I held it all together with zip ties.
Next, we began the paper mache. I put 5+ layers on to make sure it was sturdy. We then attached the fabric "fur" with hot glue. I wasn't even going to attempt trying to sew it. The hot glue held it together GREAT. I put patches of the fabric here and there and because it was furry, you couldn't see where the pieces were connected.
We then cut a small round piece of wood to go into the bottom of the hind legs and attached rolling wheels off one of our computer chairs. The body of the horse was then attached to my daughter with a "belt" made from the same fabric as the horse body and it was held together at the front of her stomach with Velcro that was sewed onto the belt.
Inspired by different movies and books comes alive my dream of being a “Centaur”. This 2010 Halloween was completely different, instead of buying a costume, I made a Homemade Centaur Halloween Costume. It took me two whole weeks and less than $100. With the help of my sister, we went and bought wood at a lumber store, is easier to go buy wood there, because they even cut it for you. We also went to our nearest thrift store, where we bought; accessories, clothes, a pack of synthetic hair for the tail and also a bag of stuffing, the same they use for decorative pillow cases. Also for the main part which is the body shape, we used an old mattress that we found on the neighbor’s trash, we cut it up, took out all the foam and “voila”.
Other helpful materials are; gray tape, yards of cord, drill, hammer and wood glue of course. The best part was that we enjoyed doing it and it was a great learning experience. Now we think we can do anything!
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