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Animal from the Muppets - Homemade costumes for adults

Animal from the Muppets

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Photo #1 - Animal from the Muppets Photo #2 - Animal Photo #3 - view from above
Costume type:  Costumes for Adults
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for adults entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest, and won 7th place in the Favorite Halloween Costume nomination!

A word from Maria, the 'Animal' costume creator:

This is completely homemade, except for the clothes.
First, I cut out a large circle out of cardboard (about 19 inches in diameter). Then I measured the circumference of my head and drew a circle that size inside the larger circle that was already cut out. I cut an "x" out of the small circle and folded the flaps up, so that the large cardboard could sit on top of my head (like a hat).

I then cut two large semi-circles out of orange felt and hot glued them around the edges of the large cardboard circle. I used fluff to stuff the semi-circles and hot glued them together so that I now had a very large orange dome shape sitting on top of my head.

To make the eyes and nose, I used nerf balls bought at the dollar store and covered them with white and red felt respectively, and hot glued them to the dome. I then used red, pink, and orange boas for Animal's feathers. For his expressive eyebrows, I used a black boa. For the bottom lip, I made a tube out of orange felt and stuffed it with fluff. I hot glued the ends to the head.

For the inside of the mouth, I used a piece of black felt and a piece of pink felt for the tongue. I made sure there was a space for me to see out of. His teeth are simply made out of white felt.
For his attire, I cut an old pair of jeans in a zig zag shape, and I happened to find an Animal shirt in a store which I also cut. I wore orange tights and an orange shirt underneath the t-shirt. His large sneakers were lent to me from a friend and the chain necklace I found in a "punk rock" store downtown. I painted a pair of gloves I had orange.

Rating: 4.5 of 5. Votes: 275

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#1 comment by Sharon November 13, 2011

Me likee! A-MIN-AL!!! How many people wanted to pet you?

#2 comment by Bea November 13, 2011

Great costume. Love the fur/feather boas! Can't wait for the movie

#3 comment by Maria November 14, 2011

I always loved the muppets. Great costume :) The head looks just like the character. Where did you find the shirt?

#4 comment by Julie November 14, 2011

Looks amazing! Just in time for the Muppets Movie!

#5 comment by Blanche November 14, 2011

Please wear this on opening night of the movie and be sure to bring edible drmsticks

#6 comment by Shirlee November 14, 2011

Animal from the Muppets is my favorite! Very timely with the movie coming out and every detail is there! Awesome!

#7 comment by TKLTracey November 14, 2011

Best homemade costume ever! Very creative and professional looking.

#8 comment by Gloria Gillard November 14, 2011

Great costume!!! I love it...did the kids know who you were?

#9 comment by Stacy Musi November 14, 2011

I hope you win the contest you "animal"! Good luck!

#10 comment by KS November 14, 2011

I like the shoes! Nice touch! Your mask is very nicely done!

#11 comment by rochelle November 14, 2011

This is the best costume I have ever seen. It is so creative.You can see all the detail and effort. I think this is the best one yet.

#12 comment by Victor Henrique November 14, 2011

I want this sneaker, it is the best animal costume homemade i ever see. Congratulations dude!! I do hope u win, because u desrve. I will ask u for make mine next time i have a heloween party hahaha.

#13 comment by Pedro November 14, 2011

Amazing! Wooooooooow! What an increadible look! I wish i could get one of this! Where can I find ? Please!

#14 comment by Luccas Corazzari November 14, 2011

OMG!!! Amazing costume, so nice.
this is guy is so similar as the muppet video of manamana ,is the same one ? ahahah congratulations is so funny and cute ahahah =)

#15 comment by Linda D November 15, 2011

Looks like Jim Henson designed this. I can imagine a very funny voice to go with this muppet! This costume is an inspiration to all Halloween costume creators.

#16 comment by Marilyn Simmonds November 15, 2011

Looks like this really required a lot of work - It looks great too, just like the actual muppet. She has my vote.

#17 comment by Diane V November 16, 2011

Your mother tells me that you never looked so good. In fact, I can see the family resemblance. :) Very cool costume!!

#18 comment by Lloyd November 16, 2011

How did you do that? That's awesome! How are you Gonna talk that for next year?! Can you make me one?

#19 comment by BEE November 17, 2011

You look fabulous. Your costume is very creative. I bet you had loads of great comments on Halloween.

#20 comment by Miriam November 22, 2011

Tho my kids' costumes were in the running (Rock, Paper, Scissors), I tried to throw votes your way as well. This is an AMAZING costume and deserved to win the whole thing.

Nice Work! Wear it to the Muppet Movie premiere;)

#21 comment by Michael November 27, 2014

If you see this can I please have the instructions?

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