Gepetto Pulls Pinocchio's Strings for Halloween Show
|Costume type:||Costumes for Pets|
This homemade costume for pets entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.
Phoenix is Gepetto, the puppeteer, and his real little boy Pinocchio, played by Aladdin, just wishes he didn't have any strings. Gepetto is manipulating Pinocchio's marionette crossbar with his paw so he can help him put on a show for Halloween before Pinocchio's nose grows too long.
Pinocchio and Gepetto's clothes were hand-sewn. The hats and wigs were purchased and adapted to work with the costumes. The shoes Pinocchio is wearing were made from socks which were cut and pieces of craft foam were glued on. We also made the stage from a cardboard box and Pinocchio's crossbar out of foamboard. We added strings to make the marionette complete.