As seems to be tradition, here is a Halloween post almost 2 months after the fact. I wasn't sure if I was going to have the time or money to make myself a costume this year, so I didn't start planning one until about a week in advance. My friend Charli was giving me a bunch of ideas, and she mentioned the 'sassy horse' from Tangled. Tangled is one of my favorite movies and I decided that 'sassy horse' would be a wonderful costume.
I looked up some reference images of Maximus and did a couple of very rough sketches of the costume, and how it would work. I look very happy in sketch form.
I built the base of the head out of foam.
And then covered it in felt, made the 'harness' part out of fun foam and found some ping pong balls for the eyes.
The front of the body was made out of white felt and then fun foam for the saddle straps.
I painted all of the embellishments gold.
The saddle was actually the first part of the costume that I made. I had Murder She Wrote on in the background, which made working on it even more fun! I made the blanket under the saddle out of felt and then the saddle itself out of fun foam.
I gave Maximus a glorious and luxurious yarn mane.
And painted his eyes.
It was very important that I have a wanted sign for Flynn Rider.
And a little Pascal to keep me company.
It was probably the easiest costume I've worn at work seeing as how it didn't have enormous wings or as 3 foot tall head. People seemed to enjoy it, even when they didn't know exactly who I was. I'm pretty sure that a lot of the older customers thought that I was just a very disgruntled horse.