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Gorilla Carrying Human Costume

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Gorilla Carrying Human Costume

Gorilla Carrying Human

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Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Anthony, the 'Gorilla Carrying Human' costume creator:

I made the costume myself and I am wearing it! It messes with your mind!!!

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#1 comment by Claudia September 27, 2013

Haha I love it!! So creative.

#2 comment by Drake March 6, 2014

How did you make it?

#3 comment by Heather Stevens October 7, 2014

Cool! Will you share how you did this?

#4 comment by Robin October 7, 2014

I LOVE this!!

#5 comment by Janae November 15, 2014

Is it for sale?

#6 comment by paul August 25, 2015

PLEASEEEEE tell me how this is done i need to do this this year!

#7 comment by TwoBrakeTony October 9, 2015

Hey all! To do this is very simple:

All you need is:
1) a box big enough to fit your torso
2) a T-shirt and Jacket for the second torso
3) a mask and matching gloves
4) some stuffing
5) hanger for anchors
6) shoe strings for should straps
7) and healthy lower back (seriously)

So you build the fake torso first (the gorilla. use your imagination as to spec and sizes of how much to stuff the torso. Stuff a t-shirt, with pillows preferably. You want a pillow to stick half way out of the top to fill the mask (head). Next drape a jacket over the stuffed shirt, and secure it to the shirt. Next stuff the arms of the jacket with news paper or bubble wrap. then stuff the gloves and secure to the end of the sleeves on the jacket.

Next you'll want to cut the whole in the box. Now this is a tricky cut, as it needs to be slightly angled. So you're essentially cutting and oval into the box. You'll have half a semi oval an the back of the box (back referring to where it will be anchored to fake torso)and a half semi oval on the bottom. So the cut should take out the bottom back corner of the box. Adjust cut to ensure it fits around your gut. lol

From here take shoe strings or straps and secure them to the box so the string are on the inside.

Next secure the torso to the box. Now the trick with this is to ensure your stuffing is good. You want more stuffing on the top (chest) of the fake torso more than the bottom. You want the jack to hang freely. Attach the hands to the front bottom side of the box.

So once you have everything anchored and secured, time to put it on model in the mirror.

So when I say you need a healthy (strong) lower back, that's what creates the illusion. You are arching your lower back to create the illusion.

I hope this helps you create your own. I whipped this up in an hour.

Good luck and happy halloween!

#8 comment by sandra October 9, 2015

Tony is this awesome you are so talented bud. Sandra :)

#9 comment by TJ October 28, 2015

Does it still look good/work while walking?

#10 comment by Paula September 18, 2016

Three questions please! How actually do secure the gorillas torso to the box? How do you keep the gorilla upright? How are the hangers and shoe strings used exactly? I'm creating this awesome costume for my son and we need some guidance please. Thank you

#11 comment by Ellie September 25, 2016

I want to do this this year, and I wa wondering how heavy will the fake body be on your back? I don't want to be walking around all night with some thing heavier than I though it would be... ��

#12 comment by Anne September 28, 2019

Thank you for your explanations, we're trying this costume this year!!

#13 comment by yitty katz February 21, 2020

middle of doing the costume. How do we keep the Gorrila upright?

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