Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote Costume
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About to get caught!
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This homemade costume for couples entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Kristin, the 'Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote' costume creator:
My husband and I wanted something that would be easily recognizable but not something that everyone else was doing - Looney Toons provided the inspiration, and off to the races we went!
My dress is sewn from an old blue turtle neck and light blue fabric I found at a thrift. Both our tails, the "crest/ head feathers", his ears, his nose, and both sets of feet are upholstery foam that I shaped to give us cartoony expression before covering with fabric. Each of those pieces is attached to the main costume pieces by SNAPS, so I could remove them and throw the big costume pieces in the wash for multiple wearings.
Both masks (mine out of foam, his out of fleece) were created from scratch and painted to match our ensembles.
For accessories I made a sign for me ("Meep Meep!" on one side, "ROAD RUNNER (accerlarati incredibilius)" on the other) and an ACME rocket backpack out of an old protein powder container and rope for him (which doubled as our storage for the night since we didn't have pockets!) My husband also had a t-shirt that I painted "COYOTE (carnivorous vulgaris)" under his coyote suit, so when he inevitably overheated and needed to unzip the top half, people would still know what he was supposed to be.
My favorite part of these costumes is my feet - I wore striped tights, then found a pair of wedge heels and sewed on fabric from another thrifted turtle-neck and upholstery foam to make me look taller, my legs look longer, and give me the bird toes the road runner uses to zoom into the sunset. I even painted stripes on them so you can't quite tell where the tights end and the feet pieces begin (hint, the joint is half-way up my knees)