So you own a kigurumi and you've gotten good mileage out of it from being super cute at
conventions and being super cozy bumming around at home. Awesome!
With October coming up on us fast, here are a few ideas for ways to get even more use out of
that kigu by transforming it into a Halloween costume!
1. Fox Costume Repurposing Ideas
Swiper, no swiping!
This is an easy one, and will go over well in a crowd of children but is also great if you want to
pretend to constantly steal things at a party of adults. All you need to add to your kigu is a pair of
gloves and some blue fabric for the bandanna with either holes cut for your kigu's eyes or some
simple paper eyes glued on.
The Classic Robin Hood
Getting yourself the hat and the bow might require searching an actual Halloween supply store,
but an oversized green shirt and a brown belt should be easy to find at a local thrift shop. If you're
having trouble getting a hat to stay on your kigu hood, consider safety pins!
Into scary costumes? Five Nights at Freddy's
Most dollar store or big department store Halloween sections will have staples like the individually
packaged hook hand and eye patch. Add a little strategic tinfoil and you're good to go, with
maybe a jagged line of cardboard teeth taped along the top of your hood for good measure!
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This is great if you already happen to own a giant blue exercise ball. If not, head to Walmart and
pick up one of those giant blue balls or a grab an inflatable beach ball. Wrong colour? Grab some
blue spraypaint. The downside of this one is that you have a giant ball to drag around and deal
with all night.
2.Cat Costume Repurposing Ideas
What in boots??
The beauty of this costume is that you can totally get away with just adding some giant boots to
your kitty kigu and calling it a day. If you want to go above and beyond, though, you should be
able to easily find the components of this one in any department store costume aisle.
If you like both puns and political jokes, this one is for you. You won't have an easy time finding
the perfect hat and jacket last minute, but if you can get something recognizable enough – the
red star is important for this – you're bound to get one or two guffaws when people figure out the
Look Ma, I'm A Meme!
You can slap some cardboard painted like pop tarts to your sides or carry a caption from your
neck; the internet has dozens of classic cats to choose from. Brown and white face paint and a
disgusted frown gets you into Grumpy Cat territory, a box you can leap into now and then when
the party calms down makes you more of a Maru – easy peasy!
3. Bat Costume Ideas
The Obvious: Baseball Bat!
This one is good for sports fans who already have hats and jerseys available, but works great in
combination with a cheap Halloween version just grabbed off the rack. It's a visual gag that
everyone will get right away and is bound to get a groan or two.
This is a good budget costume if you've got the time to invest in cutting, taping and gluing some
cardboard. Style yourself after one of the bigger more rectangular batteries if you find yourself
struggling to get a nice tube going. Add some flappy wings to what you see above and you're
immediately much cuter than that kid.
MMORPG Beginner Area Cave Mob
Every video game has those low level bats! Make yourself into one by crafting a portrait and
healthy bar out of paper and cardboard and wear it over “hovering” your head with a rig made out
of clothes hanger wire.
What clever ideas do you have for turning a normal kigu into a Halloween costume? Do you have
a kigu other than these three that you'd like to come up with an idea for? Post a comment!
Article by staff blogger: Lauren Craig