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Gorilla carrying a Kid Costume

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Gorilla carrying a Kid Costume

Tommy in the cage

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Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Daniel, the 'Gorilla carrying a Kid' costume creator:

This is my 14 year old son Tommy. When I was in high school (1989) down in Orlando I once saw a guy handing out flyers to tourists. He was wearing this kind of outfit. I mentioned it to my son and he wanted to give it a shot. We worked for 3 months on this outfit. I have also included pictures of how we created it. The gorilla outfit was purchase on clearance last year after Halloween was over. The main structure revolves around a PVC cage structure. A portion of which is actually inside the gorilla. The hard is mounted on this frame and actually contains a mannequin head. This was needed to both give the mask support as well as provided realistic eyes inside the head. The tops and bottom of the cage are black form board. Light enough to carry but strong enough to hold Tommys fake legs and shoes. The whole kit is hooked to a backpack with paracord and then that backpack is covered by his red shirt. - Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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#1 comment by Noah November 16, 2014

Awesome! Best costume ever.

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