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Rafiki Costume

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Rafiki Costume

Close up of the face and beard

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Photo #1 - Close up of the face and beard Photo #2 - The whole costume Photo #3 - I tried to include the tail
Costume type:  Costumes for Adults
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Cartoon Costumes, Animal Costumes

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

A word from Francisca, the 'Rafiki' costume creator:

I decided to be Rafiki because he is my favorite character from the Lion King and wanted to do something creative for my senior year in college. I am student at Binghamton University who is wearing the costume.

For the outfit, I bought grey tights and a matching shirt. For the front part I used white fabric that was slightly furry and hot glue gunned Velcro onto it to stick on to the shirt.

For the tail I used grey fabric and used that to cover glued pipe cleaners together. I bunched 4 together and connected two sets of those. For the blue "butt flap" I used felt and connected it to my pants with Velcro as well. And the stick I purchased at Joanne Fabric and painted my face with basic face pint.

The beard was the hardest part of the costume and where I had to get creative. I bought white 1/2 inch elastic at Walmart and created a circle in the shape of a beard connecting to the back of my head with a line across the lower back. The line across the back was to create a fuller hair effect. Then I cut up pieces of "white yarn fur" also purchased at Joanne around 8 inches long and glued this on with hot glue. Lastly I inserted velcro at the right side of the the beard it was easy to take on and off.

I saw the picture of the little boy who was Rafiki in 2006 on this site and realize his costume is 10x times better than mine but I tried my best to be as realistic as I could. He looks adorable and that costume is straight amazing! :)

Rating: 4.1 of 5. Votes: 35

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#1 comment by Sean December 6, 2014

Very clever! Love it!

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