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Rainbow Dash Pony Costume

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Rainbow Dash - Homemade costumes for women
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Cartoon Costumes, Animal Costumes

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

A word from Joelle, the 'Rainbow Dash' costume creator:

I am wearing this costume to my niece's 2nd Birthday Party.

This costume was made at home with the following materials:

  • 4 yards of blue plush fur layers the body of the costume. I used a black shirt and leggings as a replica of my size, so the costume would fit.
     
  • The head is made out of a balloon and 5 layers of newspaper. The technique used is a pinata base, I let sit for 2 days. It sits ontop of a basic bike helmet, so it can strap to my head.
     
  • The feet are made out of metal broom sticks. Which are put together like stilts. Around the stilts is foam to make the legs thicker and also for padding when walking.
     
  • 5 packs of multi-color hair. Some of the colors were not in the store, so I spray painted them.
     
  • wings are made out of cardboard and has a belt so I can strap it around my mid-section.
     
  • Foam lining my stomach for comfort and legs for more horse shaped hind legs.
     
  • Eyes are paper, I colored them then glued them on and covered them with plastic.
     
  • The entire suit is hot glued together!! I do not know how to sew, so I had to used this method.
     

The idea came to me after watching season 1 of "My Little Pony" and fell in love with the characters, especially Rainbow Dash.

I already love horses!! So that didn't help either..lol.

It took me 3 weeks to finish her in time for Otakon 2012 and in time for my nieces party. Kids loved her!

Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 31

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#1 comment by Toni October 7, 2012

This is so cute! My granddaughter loves horses and I have been struggling to find a horse pattern. Is the horse head on top of your head (bike helmet)? Is there an opening for hands? Thanks for your help!

#2 comment by Joelle October 31, 2012

Yes the bike helmet sits ontop of my head. :) Don't connect the front arms to the body. Keep it separate.

#3 comment by Ethan August 16, 2013

Is the balloon just a regular balloon or a horse shaped balloon. If it is horse shaped could you tell me which store and city you got it from because I can't find any.

#4 comment by Joelle August 16, 2013

It Is a regular shaped balloon

#5 comment by Susy August 17, 2013

Congratulations!! This costume is absolutely fantastic. I would like to see more pictures!!! It's really amazing.

#6 comment by Joelle August 18, 2013

Thanks!! A lot of time went into this costume. I'm glad you like it. :)

#7 comment by Caitlyn August 20, 2013

How do you make a costume like this? Do you know anyone who would make one for me? I would love to be a MLP Character for the Sakura-con Coming up. I would love to hear back from you! PS I also love horses ^-^

#8 comment by Ethan August 21, 2013

These suits are massively expensive. Custom full body suits can get to over $3000. I know there is one on eBay on sale for $500 but it is Big Macintosh. I am currently working on one using the methods I found on YouTube on how to build furry suits. It takes a ton of time and supplies but if you have any creativity you can do it.

#9 comment by Joelle August 21, 2013

Hey Caitlyn!! I'm a horse lover too!!! XD I could make a costume for you, if you help to supply the materials. I'm thinking about making a my little pony quadsuit group sometime soon :) I went to Otakon as Rainbow Dash last year, I took soooo many pictures. Lol. It's tiring walking around but worth it!! [at] Ethan I totally agree with the cost of costumes. That's why I just decided to make my own.

#10 comment by Rushy August 28, 2013

@joelle can you email me at rushyboo87[at]yahoo.com I would for one to be made for my daughters party..

#11 comment by Julie August 31, 2013

How do you see out of the head?

#12 comment by Joelle September 1, 2013

I don't. I look out of the neck. There's eye holes with plastic that matches the fur color.

#13 comment by Adelaida September 1, 2013

Where can I see more pictures of this fabolous costume?

#14 comment by alexis May 23, 2014

i did this and im going to comic con and i look great. :)

#15 comment by Joelle May 25, 2014

Awesome! Post some pictures if you can, i would love to see it!

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