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The Claw Costume

The Claw

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Photo #1 - The Claw Photo #2 - Back of costume
Costume type:  Costumes for Adults
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Cindy, the 'The Claw' costume creator:

The Claw Halloween 2011

This is me wearing my costume.
On an outing with friends, these machines were everywhere. We had a great time trying to win prizes for everyone in our group. This inspired me to create my own version.

Unable to find the right size box, I bought two "Display Boards" and glued them together. The only cost was for the boards and a couple cans of spray paint. Half of a Mountain Dew fridge pack for the front, an old marker for the lever, and the cap from the spray can for the drop button. A foil covered coat hanger for the claw, Craft foam letters on the back, and some borrowed stuffed animals (all unharmed) completed the project. The animals were loosely tied to a ledge glued inside. I also glued paint stirrers, for stabilization, above the windows. Dowel rods glued low across the side windows served as handles to carry the box. I love hot glue!
Add a funny mask or one of those animal hats and get inside.

Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 47

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#1 comment by cindy Baier August 29, 2013

This was as much fun to make as it was to wear.

#2 comment by Hilary November 26, 2014

I absolutely love this costume, it is so unique!

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