Magoo was undecided for awhile. Then I came across a great squirrel costume. (From Night Fall publicity shots.)
|From NIGHT FALL HARTFORD 2012. Not my photograph or my costume.|
I CAN DO THAT!
And I did! I finished yesterday. Here's how it looks on the dressmaker dummy.
I had envisioned a black tire tread, but it didn't show up on the dark grey, so I went with metallic. It's visible and reflective now. Style and safety - can't beat that for a kid walking around in the dark!
There are X's on the eyes - as requested. We debated adding blood and guts, but Magoo is happy with it the way it is. It's a more elegant death for this little rodent who Magoo has named Bucky.
The head was made from poster board, which I then paper mache'd for strength, and then painted. I bought the clothes from Salvation Army and stamped them with fabric paint. The tail was made by cutting strips of paper and taping them onto a wire tail form.
Dead Squirrel costume!
I'll take more pictures once Magoo models it for me. Hope all your Halloween preparations are coming along!