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Tiger in a Cage Costume

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Tiger in a Cage Costume

Nice Kitty!

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Photo #1 - Nice Kitty! Photo #2 - Tiger head
Costume type:  Costumes for Adults
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Animal Costumes

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

A word from Elaine, the 'Tiger in a Cage' costume creator:

Halloween is my favorite time of year! I hand make a new costume every year. This year I bought a stuffed tiger on ebay. I cut off the head and pulled out all the stuffing. I removed the face of the tiger and kept the top and back of the head and the ears. I used this part to cover my hair. I made-up my face with a kit I purchased at a Halloween store. The cage is made from cardboard and foam core. I used lots of duct tape. I used wooden dowels for the cage spindles. After cutting a circle in the bottom of the cage for my head, I placed the cage onto some old wooden legs. It was easy to cover the bottom of the cage with a black table cloth. I have a small stool under the cage that I am sitting on when I slip my fully made-up head through the hole I cut in the bottom of the cage. My hands are inside the tigers paws so I can move them and make it scary. My ideas come to me when I dream.

Rating: 4.5 of 5. Votes: 90

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#1 comment by Jackie Raber September 26, 2013

This is a great lady and a great costume she puts a lot of thought and time into her work and it is always a wholesome subject

#2 comment by Bill September 27, 2013

voted for this wonderful one!

#3 comment by Terri Abruzzese September 27, 2013

AWESOME Costume Elaine!!! You come up with such amazing ideas!

#4 comment by Debi Anderson September 27, 2013

This tops every year she has her costumes!
She definitely will WIN!!!

#5 comment by sandi Garrett September 27, 2013

Creative is the word I use to describe Elaine 's costume. Year after year her costumes amaze me. Happy Halloween. You look greeeeeeeeat!

#6 comment by Deanne Lanni September 28, 2013

Just when I think you cannot outdo last years costume, you come up with an AMAZING idea! This is the best I've ever seen so far!

#7 comment by Eileen November 17, 2014

How did you do this?

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