Ebola Lab Costume
|Costume type:||Costumes for Pets|
This homemade costume for pets entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Vickie, the 'Ebola Lab' costume creator:
The Leon County Humane Society sponsors an annual “Dog-O-Ween” contest to raise money, so we entered our Yellow Lab, Beau. With all the news these days about Ebola, we decided to make him into an “Ebola Lab.” Outdated lab supplies were found at a local thrift shop, and we paid $1.75 for a bag full of test tubes, biohazard bags and other medical supplies. The mask and disposable suit came from the local Porter Paint Store. We used a Greyhound muzzle to make the face mask, and 2 Skoal Cans to make the respirators. Because the cans are black, and the muzzle is black, I covered the muzzle with some white fabric so the cans would stand out. I used Velcro to attach the cans to the muzzle. It worked fairly well, but if Beau shook his head really hard, or rubbed against anything, the cans fell off. We used red food coloring in water to make “blood” for the test tubes. We used a can of spray adhesive to attach the bags and stickers to the costume.