Category: Costumes

  • Pangolin Costume

    Pangolin Costume

    A costume for my 5 year old 🙂 Design So, most years I try to make costumes for my kids for halloween, and for Halloween 2020, my youngest wanted to be a pangolin. I can’t remember exactly how we ended up on that creature, but thought it would be a fun project. I gathered a…

  • Emerald Tree Boa Costume

    Emerald Tree Boa Costume

    Design Like usual, I gathered a bunch of reference photos of emerald tree boas on Pinterest and on the interwebs. The design is pretty interesting–they’re primarily green with white markings that look a little like lightning bolts, and you often see them perched on branches. Fascinating to see in photos, but I personally wouldn’t want…

  • Peregrine Falcon

    Peregrine Falcon

    Peregrine Falcon halloween prop! There’s a mechanism inside the bird that moves the head left/right, up/down by pulling on some lines that come out through the bottom. Sort of like an inverted marionette. The mechanism was loosely based on methods I worked out from the plinko board, which is basically a system made up of…

  • Peacock Mantis Shrimp Costume

    Peacock Mantis Shrimp Costume

    What’s a Peacock Mantis Shrimp (or, “Mantis Shrimp”)? For Halloween, my son told me he wanted to be a Peacock Mantis Shrimp. I had never heard of it before. He proceeded to describe it: “No way”, I said… “that’s impossible.” After some looking up on the interwebs…turns out this thing really exists! This is really…