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Hungry Hungry Hippos Costume

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Hungry Hungry Hippos Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Groups
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Animal Costumes, Toys and Dolls Costumes

This homemade costume for groups entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Miguel, the 'Hungry Hungry Hippos' costume creator:

Friend, Steven, Tim, and I (green, yellow, and pink respectively) transformed ourselves into lifesize, Hungry Hungry Hippos. Steven asked himself what had not been done before that may be great to do, as a result HHP was born. Took us 1 month to make. Molded the body out of chicken wire, paper-mached the body, used colored duck tape, pvc piping for the fully functioning lever, used cut out toilet paper rolls for the nose, styrofoam balsl for the eyes, and converse that were the colors of our suits.

Rating: 4.5 of 5. Votes: 24

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#1 comment by Erinn October 8, 2012

Hey. We are trying to duplicate this Awesome costume. Is there anyway we can contact you to ask you a few questions? We'd really appreciate it.


#2 comment by Jamie October 17, 2012

This is amazing? I almost tried it last year but couldn't figure out how to do it. How did you make the heads? also chicken wire and paper-mache?

#3 comment by Miguel October 18, 2012

Yea email me at mikegfx8[at]yahoo.com and I'll let you know of any details you may want.
We molded the frame of the body with chicken wire to everyone's body frame then once they were set, we put strips of paper mache on the chicken wire frame...quite a few layers of it so it's tough. Then bought tape at wal mart for the green, yellow and pink to wrap around the whole body.

#4 comment by Karissa October 28, 2012

how did you make the head?! It looks amazing!

#5 comment by Casandra March 12, 2013

Hello I love these costumes.. :) Just wondering if you could give us a little better discription of how you did everything. We are kind of confused on how u made the head and is it attached to the body? If so how do we go about doing that?

#6 comment by Alejandra November 18, 2014

I love this costume! Great job

#7 comment by GEMA February 12, 2015

Itīs fantastic, I am trying to copy it, but I donīt know to make the head...

#8 comment by Danielle March 8, 2015

How did you do this?

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