After a simple but effective Kermit costume the year before, I decided to stick with the Muppet theme and try out one of my favorite characters this year – Homemade Animal Muppet Halloween Costume!
Right away I knew that the head would be the hardest and most time-consuming part. I found a head pattern online in a puppet-building forum and blew it up for large-scale use. I traced the pattern onto a sheet of foam and a sheet of felt material, used spray glue to cover the foam with the felt, and then sewed the whole thing together to form a ball-head.
The nose is just a Styrofoam ball covered in leftover red t-shirt material. The eyes are whiffle balls with black felt. Eyebrows are made from a simple craft boa. The teeth are modeling clay that I shaped and baked in the oven to harden (still very lightweight). The hair is yarn though if I were to remake the costume I’d look for a better material. The mouth is a black sheer material that I could see through. I was planning to make movable eyebrows but it didn’t pan out as I had planned.
– Plastic spiked wristcuffs
– Plastic spiked necklace with attached chain (Home depot)
– Red/yellow t-shirt with Electric Mayhem logo on back
– Torn brown pants with rope belt
– Orange t-shirt, socks and gloves for Animal’s skin