|Costume type:||Costumes for Pets|
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.