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Phineas with Perry the Platypus Costume

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Phineas with Perry the Platypus Costume

Phineas and Perry the Platypus

Costume type:  Costumes for Adults
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Cartoon Costumes

This homemade costume for adults entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Kat, the 'Phineas with Perry the Platypus' costume creator:

After procrastinating on ordering a costume for my husband, I was officially out of time and desperate. Luckily, I tripped over my son's Perry the Platypus stuffed animal... I quickly started rounding up some supplies we had laying around.

Phineas's face was shaped from a single sheet of posterboard and then covered with peach colored felt. The hair was also poster board, cut in leaf shapes and then covered with red felt.

For the eyes, I ran to Michael's and found some egg shaped styrofoam and shaved off a small slice so I would have a flat surface to securely glue to the felt on the face. I glued black felt ovals for the pupils and a small white dot on top to complete the eyes.

For the teeth, I cut up 2 leftover strips of posterboard and covered them with white felt. To make the teeth look a little recessed from the lips, I added a strip of cardboard from a box I found in the garage.

The bowtie was made from black felt and my husband simply added a white tshirt and some blue shorts, and voila, almost instant Phineas costume. :) My husband (who's not one to dress up for Halloween) loved it. The opening was just large enough so that he was able to slip his head in and it was balanced on his shoulders.

Rating: 4.3 of 5. Votes: 23

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#1 comment by Yesenia November 19, 2014

Could you send me instructions on how you made it? Thanks

#2 comment by Kat November 19, 2014

I don't have specific instructions unfortunately. I pretty much experimented, folded and wrapped the poster board around until it looked somewhat close to the shape of Phineas' head and taped and glued to hold the shape and make sure it would fit over my husbands head (I vaguely remember having to trim the neck hole to make it all even). Then I drew the mouth on it and cut it out. I also cut a small hole at the top of his head so I could glue the hair inside (the hair was basically several leaf shaped pieces and covered with red felt). The head part was also covered with felt and the ears were felt as well. I used an orange marker to draw the detail in the ears. I'm not sure if this helps any but with some playing around, I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out. :)

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