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Emmett Kelley Costume

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Emmett Kelley Costume

Where's that bus?

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Photo #1 - Where's that bus? Photo #2 - Nap Time! Photo #3 - Maybe I need a job! Photo #4 - All I've got are empty pockets. Photo #5 - My ride is here!
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Brenda, the 'Emmett Kelley' costume creator:

I am wearing a costume I made of Emmett Kelley. He was famous for the character of 'Weary Willie' who was a white face clown and a hobo. Weary Willie was the guy who would sweep up after the other circus performers. He would try with desperation to sweep up the spotlight, but never could catch it! His routine was hilarious to me as a child and remains a wonderful memory. He was also known for trying to crack a peanut with a sledge hammer. That stunt was too hilarious. The costume was made from an old suit of my dad's. I cut it up to show some wear and tear and added patches from various cloth scraps. The wig, tie, shoes and hat were found at a thrift store and the gloves belonged to me from a prior job. I have less than $5.00 in this costume since the suit was just a hand me down from my dad. No one recognizes me in this costume, but everyone loves it and compliments my creativity.

Rating: 4.7 of 5. Votes: 24

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#1 comment by Frances Reddaway November 13, 2013

You are so smart! Love it!

#2 comment by nina bell November 13, 2013

Girl you got my vote.you look really like Emmet kelly

#3 comment by Penny Chinik November 13, 2013

Francie says "smart" and I say "creative"! Hope you win! Great costume, Brenda!

#4 comment by Bonnie Ginn November 13, 2013

Your right I didn't even recognize you. Fantastic costume. Great job as always Miss creative Brenda.

#5 comment by Vickie Candler November 13, 2013

Love it !! Voted !!

#6 comment by Kay November 13, 2013

Fantastic and creative use of an old suit!!

#7 comment by Judi November 13, 2013

I can tell you put a lot of time into this one. You did a great job with the detail :)

#8 comment by Stacy November 14, 2013

Love it. Authentic.

#9 comment by Becky November 14, 2013

Great job sis!

#10 comment by Alexus November 17, 2014

I love this costume! Great job

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