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DachshundSpiel Costume

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DachshundSpiel Costume

DachshundSpiel Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Pets
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for pets entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Nathan, the 'DachshundSpiel' costume creator:

My Dachshunds name is Aizen AKA(Goose). The costume he is wearing is a 6 foot tall functional Cuckoo Clock with him as the Cuckoo bird. It is named the DachshundSpiel after the great clock towers called glockenspiels found in Germany and other parts of Europe.

The costume is completely hand made out of different types of wood but mostly birch. The working movement is a battery operated quartz movement that accurately keeps time using a hour, minute and second hand. The ornate finals (the leaves on the trim and the bird at the top)were hand carved. the clock is bolted to a two foot stand on rollers for mobility. To prevent my dog from overheating, a basic air conditioning system was installed composed of a fan blowing air over frozen water bottles. the fan is powered by a 12 volt battery placed at the bottom of the clock. In all it took eight months to complete. attached are two pictures of goose in the final costume as well as several taken while it was being worked on.

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#1 comment by Mary Lou October 17, 2014

Best costume ever!

#2 comment by Alan Skerl October 17, 2014

Best I've seen!

#3 comment by Fernando Folds October 17, 2014

This is awesome!

#4 comment by azazel gewurz October 17, 2014

a very nice work of art. gute Arbeit und viel Gluck!

#5 comment by Bert Spice October 18, 2014

Beautiful clock design. It turned out really well.

#6 comment by Mary Ann Tansler October 18, 2014

Excellent design and high-quality. Very cute costume. By far the best I've ever seen.

#7 comment by Melanie Skerl October 19, 2014

Great costume!! Beautiful hand carvings!!
Best one I've seen, by far!

#8 comment by Desiree Wilt October 19, 2014

Such a wonderful costume. You were always the most creative person that I have known. I cannot wait to share this with others. :)

#9 comment by Tiffany Eberstark October 26, 2014

Your creations grow more elaborate and beautiful with each passing year. i am amazed by your attention to detail in the intricate carvings of the bird, leaves, and decoration surronding your dogs head. What makes it even more special is that in addition to to its functionality as a clock, you have taken your pets comfort and safety into account by adding the air conditioning. Thank you for sharing this wonderful creation with the world.

#10 comment by Niel Fielding October 30, 2014

that thing is sweet. you should patent it.

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