I go to the University of Winchester in the UK and for one night out my class decided to make the theme- circus. I knew that most people would turn up as clowns and I wanted to be something different so I decided to go in a Homemade Lion Costume.
I’m a poor student so I need to be resourceful. I decided to wear an Afro wig that I already had at home as the lion’s mane but I back combed it even more to make it more wild looking. I bought a really cheap brownish t-shirt dress that I cut the sleeves off of and wore as cuffs so I looked a bit eaten and torn up. I wore it with brown leggings and brown boots and smothered myself in a orangy brown body paint.
The face paint was pretty easy to do, you just need black white and the orangey brown colour. The tail was a fluffy bit of material I found in a fabric shop that I pinned to my dress.