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Goofy Costume

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Photo #1 - Goofy Modeling Photo #2 - Just Goofing Around Photo #3 - Kids Lining Up To Meet Goofy Photo #4 - A Crowd Of People To Take Pictures With Goofy Photo #5 - The Paper Mache Mask

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

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

A word from Bruce, the 'Goofy' costume creator:

I am a huge fan of all things Disney, and Goofy has always been my favorite Disney character. After my family and I had taken a trip to Disneyworld in August my kids commented how the Goofy at the park does not look much like the Goofy from the cartoons, and I had to agree. I had been playing around with the idea of a Disney Halloween costume for quite awhile, but unfortunately no one sells any Disney character costumes, other than the princesses of course. I even looked online for a good Goofy or Mickey costume, and the only thing I found were some cheap, horrible looking mascot costumes being sold from China. So I decided to try and make my own Goofy mask out of paper mache, and in doing so to make a costume that was much truer to the original cartoon character.

I started by making a mold of my head with aluminum foil, and duct tape; which I then paper mache'd so I had a hard surface to work with. I then used card board, duct tape, masking tape, and computer paper to make Goofy's head and face on top of my mold. I used the same materials, plus a Pringles can to make Goofy's hat. Once the mold was exactly the way that I wanted it to look, I paper mache'd the whole thing using only newspaper, and a paste of flour and water. I repeated this step about 4 times in alternating patterns to make a nice hard usable mask. When everything was completely dry I cut the mold in half in order to remove the insides, and then paper mache'd the mask back together with a slit in the back so it would fit over my head. I sanded it all very lightly with a block of drywall sandpaper, and then painted it with acrylic paints.

The gloves are "cartoon gloves" which I bought from a Halloween costume store in the area, and then drew the black ovals, that are on all Disney character's gloves, with a black Sharpie. The shoes are clown shoes that I was lucky enough to find at a local flea market. The black vest is just a t-shirt that I cut the sleeves off of and then cut down the middle. The orange hoodie I picked up from Walmart, and the jeans were already mine.

I knew that people would like this costume, but I did not expect the reaction that it got. While I was walking my kids around the neighborhood trick or treating I kept getting stopped by children yelling out, "Goofy, Goofy!" In the hour or so that we were out I received countless waves, hugs, and high 5's from both kids, and adults. I was stopped at least a dozen times by parents asking if I would take a picture with their children. I even had several teenagers and adults take pictures with me that night. When we got back to our house I stood outside with my wife handing out candy, and a crowd actually started to gather. I stood at the end of our driveway the rest of the night taking pictures, and greeting everyone that wanted to see Goofy. I even had 2 requests in the two hours or so that I was wearing the costume. One guy asked if he could buy the costume from me, and another couple asked if I would be interested in doing birthday parties.

Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 16

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#1 comment by Mark January 2, 2014

can you make one for me and mail it to me before JANUARY 18. I live in maryland

#2 comment by Daisy July 23, 2014

Ill pay you to give me that costume! It looks so perfect, you did a great job! I'd love to buy it from you or pay for you to make a new one. I cant make it myself as im sick and in the hospital a lot but I've always wanted to dress up as goofy for one Halloween before I go... Unfortunately I have never been able to find a costume that did this wonderful character justice. Please consider letting me buy one from you!

#3 comment by Bruce July 24, 2014

Daisy, I would love to give you that one but it was made for my face. It's extremely unlikely that it would fit yours. My wife tried it on and she couldn't see a thing. I live in the Philadelphia area, if you live anywhere close I could make you one.

#4 comment by Daisy August 7, 2014

Oh ok, I understand. I actually live in Texas and cant travel due to my current health. I was hoping I could pay for it and have it shipped but I understand. It really is the best goofy costume I've ever seen so congratulations on that! If you would still consider making one I'd be forever grateful and of course I'd pay for it and for it to be shipped. My email is daisychris1[at]Gmail.com if you'll take me up on my offer. Thanks for at least taking the time to reply. ;)

#5 comment by Melissa October 14, 2014

This is an awesome costume and my son loves goofy! Me and my husband are trying to find a way to make the same one but it is quite difficult is there anyway yout can make a video on how you made it? That would be awesome!

#6 comment by Ashleigh November 15, 2014

This costume is amazing! Wonderful job!

#7 comment by harold sanchez October 25, 2015

Hey Bruce any chance you can make me one? I'll pay you please let me know ????

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