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Mounted Deer Head Trophy Costume

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Mounted Deer Head Trophy Costume

My daughter was a deer

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Photo #1 - My daughter was a deer Photo #2 - Mounted Deer Head in between bookcases Photo #3 - Mounted deer head, another view Photo #4 - The face!
Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2017 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Binyomin, the 'Mounted Deer Head Trophy' costume creator:

I made this costume for myself to wear. I have no particular obsession with stuffed animal heads; I just wanted to wear the most annoying and cumbersome costume! I had the idea for a mounted head but I thought it would be impossible to do. I searched around online, and I found someone on this website who had done something similar, so that gave me the confidence to go ahead with this idea :)

The wall is made out of black foam board, purchased at Michael's (framing department). I used masking tape to make the lines between the bricks, and I used a stone-textured spray paint to make the bricks. I peeled off the tape and I had a brick wall!
The fireplace was made out of a spray-painted cardboard box. I bought a rechargeable 3-inch fan on Amazon and taped strips of tissue paper to it to make a dancing fire, and I attached a little disc-shaped LED light (Loew's Home Improvement) to the inside (top) of the fireplace to light up the "fire". I used toilet paper and paper towel rolls for the logs, and I used a glue gun to hold everything in place. The whole fireplace is glued to the wall with craft glue.
The mantelpiece is made out of Styrofoam that I painted black, with another piece of the black foam board glued on top.
The cardboard book is from Michael's. The frame is from Michael's, and there's a tiny picture of a hunter with his kill in the frame. The vase is from eBay, the faux flower is from Walmart, and there's actually a peacock feather in there too, from Michael's. There's a little electrical outlet (sticker from eBay) on the wall, on the right side of the fireplace.
The wall is actually made of two pieces, connected by two-inch Velcro. The fireplace part was removable.
The antlers were from Amazon and the face paint was done by the wife.

Rating: 4.4 of 5. Votes: 9

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#1 comment by Yitzchok March 20, 2017

Wow, What creativity! Really impressed with the concept and design. Wish I'd thought of this myself.

#2 comment by Melanie March 25, 2017

Brilliant!!! That is some unbelievable costume, and probably took weeks to execute. It's extremely creative and I love how the baby is matching!

#3 comment by Gayle October 11, 2018

Fabulous- best mounted head costume I've seen. Bravo!

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