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Lucy at the Chocolate Factory Costume

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Lucy at the Chocolate Factory Costume

Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do!

Costume type:  Costumes for Pets
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Janet, the 'Lucy at the Chocolate Factory' costume creator:

Kiwi, our 8 year old Pug, is channeling Lucille Ball in the classic episode at the Chocolate Factory. I dress as Ethel (not pictured). The idea -- well, who doesn't love Lucy? The sewing part was easy -- constructing a working conveyor belt, not so much!! Really lots of trial and error -- five motors (progressively larger), different types of batteries and combinations thereabouts and finally an engineering friend's suggestion of a rheostat -- to slow the motor -- driving rubber bands turning dowels, covered with vinyl belt, inserted into flanges with ball bearings, on a 2X4 frame! Fake chocolate made out of no-bake, non-toxic clay covered wooden balls glued to the vinyl. Lots of work, but oh so satisfying to sit back and watch it all work. Oh, and a boom box hidden below which blares the I Love Lucy theme song. What fun! 

Kiwi as Lucy at the chocolate factory video:

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#1 comment by Patsy October 17, 2012

Think you outdid yourself this year, Janet. It is absolutely fabulous. Can't wait to see the real thing in action!

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