Our seven year old didn't want to be a "deer" -- he wanted to be a BIG BUCK! The "skin" is a faux suede blanket sewn to make arm and leg holes. A little fake white fur to make him a White Tail, a HUGE homemade rack of antlers made of Styrofoam and painted brown and he is now a BIG BUCK! The Styrofoam was attached to headband and covered with some more faux suede to complete the head covering. The Deer Costume is complete with a little black nose paint and some brown gloves.
The best part is that the stance you see in the picture is how he will approach every door - when the door opens he will perk up just like a deer in the woods!! He never comes out of character!