These costumes gave my wife and I an epic 2013 Halloween. We placed first place at a Halloween costume contest winning $500 at Solona Beach, California. The first thing I do when making a costume is conceptulize an idea from pictures off the web or from a movie.
Making Digitigrade Stilts
I have aways wanted to make a costume with stilts. The benefit of digitigrade stilts is that you can have the illusion of animal-like legs. Supplies vary from you-tube clips I watched, but as you can see from the photos my addition of real cow hooves added a realistic element.
Making the Bow/Arrows/Quiver and Wings
The bow was hand drawn, and cut from from one piece of wood to make it stable. EL lights and symbols were added to add a mystical appearance. Lights were added to the quiver and wings. The arrow head was constructed from a light, plastic bottle and hot glue. The sheep horns were painted to match the hooves.
Finally some make-up, sheep like fabric gave us what we were looking for. We went downtown to a street party in San Diego. I was pretty much taking photos the entire time. Seeing peoples faces react to the creativity and realism of my costumes is what I like best about Halloween. One day out of the year I get to be a celebrity. After Halloween is over I start brainstorming for the next year.
Other past costumes on this site include: Coolest homemade Genie, and Leprachaun Illusion Costumes