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Coolest Grateful Dead Bear Costume

by Kristen C.
(Raleigh, North Carolina)

Homemade Grateful Dead Bear Costume

Homemade Grateful Dead Bear Costume

Homemade Grateful Dead Bear Costume
Grateful Dead Bear

This Homemade Grateful Dead Bear Costume was such a hit! and so easy to make! If you're crafty you can make your own custom fur costume, but if you're not as crafty you can buy one. You can easily turn a costume base from another costume to make your dead bear (ex: Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird etc.), you just need some sort of colorful fur.

For the signature neck accessory, I bought colored felt and cut zig-zags on the bottom and glued it to my fur. I also bought white tights and dyed them with fabric dye (RIT). You can use in the washing machine since I couldn't find bright yellow tights.

The shoes are kids slippers. I also used hippy tattoos with hearts and peace signs everywhere. My Jerry Garcia doll was probably the biggest purchase, I found that on E-bay.

Whatever you do be mellow, free spirited, and have fun with it! After all that's what the Dead was all about.

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Coolest Homemade Grateful Dead Costume

by Jillian
(Brielle, NJ)

Homemade Grateful Dead Costume

Homemade Grateful Dead Costume

Homemade Grateful Dead Costume
Homemade Grateful Dead Costume

My 11 month old son is in a Grateful Dead Costume dancing bear for his first Halloween. I transformed my old radio flyer into a Volkswagen bus by recycling diaper boxes and then using paper mache and spray paint.

I finished it off with some eBay finds and the bus was driven by Jerry Garcia. My peanut apparently did a little too much partying with the band and was asleep for the parade!

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by: Anonymous

how did you make the costume, I wanted my son to be a grateful dead bear also?

wow
by: Anonymous

WOW WOW and WOW! *amazed*

Making the bear costume
by: Jillian

Thanks! I used a McCall's pattern for a baby panda bear costume.

Luv it!
by: Anonymous

So adorable!

Ripple...
by: Anonymous

wow....best costume ever!!!! Amazing! Wish I would have thought of this, great job!!

This takes the cake
by: Joann

If this doesn't win the award, I don't know what will. Fantastic job!!

awww
by: Anonymous

thats adorable.

So creative!
by: Anonymous

My husband would flip over this costume! You get major points for creativity on this one (not to mention coolponts as well). Well done!

OMG
by: Anonymous

I wish I was that small than I'd have that as my costume!!!!! Not to mention how cute that costume is!!!

Best costume I've ever seen!!!!
by: KristenCrowder

Omg me and my Hubby wanted our baby girl to be one but wanted to wait till shed be walking! It's adorable!!!

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