Hi! My name is Alanna Kendall and ever since I can remember I’ve been obsessed with Halloween… well obsessed with getting dressed up and costumes actually. To date my homemade zebra costume has been my favorite. I truly enjoyed putting it together and being a Zebra at the Annual NYC Halloween Parade and going clubbing in full Zebra mode after! I don’t know how I even got the idea for it frankly. All I knew is I wanted awesome makeup and to be completely transformed or “covered” by paint or fabric. I managed to do this except for my hands which looking back at pictures I admit was the only thing I regret not covering.
Everything was homemade and thankfully I live in NYC where any material you need can be found and anything you can think of can be constructed! I bought zebra printed velor and sewed a full body suit complete with tail which I pinned at the back. I work in swimwear design and most our bikini triangle tops have removable pads of which I made the ears and covered them in fabric.
For the mane I went to the best trim store in the world, M & J in new York and bought some black faux fur trim. I then french braided my hair and attached the faux fur trim down the center of the braid with bobby pins then sprayed white and black hair spray to give a striped effect.
The make-up took a good three hours or so (I’m a bit anal when it comes to getting face paint perfect so it took longer than I had thought), using wet to dry face paint from Ricky’s Nyc.
IT was great to see people’s reactions! My friend’s all had a hard time recognizing me and all agreed it was very freaky talking to me. A couple Little kids were really cute and asked if I was from the Lion King. Others were just confused and meowed at me thinking I me be some sort of feline. In all it was super fun to be a Zebra and I’d love to repeat this costume in a couple years from now and perhaps change it up a bit. Hope you enjoy!!
6 thoughts on “Coolest Female Zebra Costume”
This is frickin AMAZING! your craftsmanship and makeup are perfection
Your costume looks great! The makeup is perfect, nice job!
This costume is incredible!
Alanna I was wandering why you didn’t enter this costume before. It has to be the most artistic and beautiful costume I have ever seen. I agree with your comment, ‘you transformed yourself completly’. You should definitely win for this costume.
This is amazing! I am trying to put together a similar look and live what you did!
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