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Topic: Yard Gnome Riding a Snail  (Read 26734 times)
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Giailh
« on: November 05, 2008 08:55:19 AM »

Here is my husband's costume.



He named it Speedy and held a stick with a carrot (to encourage the snail to go).  He found a picture of a similar one on the web for inspiration.  There were no plans, just trial and error.  It is made of chicken wire, batting, fabric, and pool noodles.  The eyes are Styrofoam balls.  It has straps to hang off his shoulders and he wore it several times for various events.  It took about a month to make (work nights after work).  I had a slight less elaborate costume as a female yard gnome to compliment his.

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 09:00:09 AM »

HOLY CRAP! you win!! (what i don't know, but you definitely win!) you did a great job Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008 09:09:26 AM »

That is just awesome...I love garden gnomes!  My grandma used to have a ton of them.

Absolutely fabulous!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008 09:13:54 AM »

Ridiculously CUTE! Awesome job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008 09:41:21 AM »

dear oh dear, i was looking at this for ages wondering if it was motorized and how it moved.
this is so cool.. i agree with first commenter.. you win.. not sure what, but you win!
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008 09:56:34 AM »

This costume is AWESOME!!!! I too sat here for a second trying to figure out how he could get it to move! ..a wagon... wheels..? Hehe.. then I realized that those were fake legs and he could just walk! Haha.. the legs look soooo realistic! Awesome job! My father in law gets teased a lot because he looks like a garden gnome...without a costume! This would be perfect for him Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008 10:34:42 AM »

That is such an original costume - its great! The snail is soooo cute! Well done Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008 10:36:06 AM »

I LOVE this - what a fun costume!!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008 10:43:41 AM »

Heck  Grin ya!  That is awesome, what a good sport your DH is!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2008 11:14:31 AM »

hahaha that's great!
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