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Where the Wild Things Are


Meet Carol:

OK, so it has been about 3 years since I started this costume, and even though it is not NEARLY complete, it clearly belongs on my blog, filed under costumes.

The head is formed by riveting flexible PVC (with metal washers) to a jumbo-sized Halloween "Witches Cauldron". The cauldron shape (ie. the flat bottom of the cauldron) can still be seen if you take a look at the top of the head. This general shape was then filled out using industrial shipping foam, and covered in plastic-wrap, glue, and finally stretched felt.

I wish I had a closeup of the claw-gloves, cause they are pretty cool... Essentially I took the cheapest pair of garden gloves I could find, and glued a fur hand-cutout to the top of the fingers. Then I took the teeth from a caveman necklace and used them as the claws. Finally, I affixed pieces of pink-ish foam on the palms to create paw-pad look.

I had planned to make some feet based on a tutorial I had seen for making some wolf-feet... but I ran out of time before Halloween! DOH!

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