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« on: October 31, 2011 12:23:16 PM »

So, I know many people have made this costume in the past (and mine is definitely inspired by those), but I've wanted one of my own for a while now. Well, here it is! It was quite an experience to make and I wish I had started earlier than I did because there was several late nights involved.

The pieces I made are the horns, top, legs, and shoe covers. The necklace was one I owned.

I used a pair of leggings as a base and hand sewed carved upholstery foam to them while worn, plus added fiber fill to the butt area (that was an interesting time haha). Then I taped up one leg to use for a pattern (idea for tape from http://www.komickrazi.com/costumes/tut3.html). Each leg ended up being 9 pattern pieces once I cut the tape apart.

The horns were stuffed fabric, tied up with thread, and wired so I could pose them and attach them to a headband. I love how they came out.

The only part I'm not totally happy with is the hooves. I didn't have the correct materials and didn't manage to make them cloven, but hey, better than just wearing the shoes.

The tail was definitely one of my favorite parts, and I kept getting compliments on my butt  Roll Eyes

I wanted the top to have as few seams as possible, as if I made it roughly from materials I could find in the woods. It worked out almost exactly like I wanted, so I was quite happy with that.

Thanks for looking! Comments, critique, questions are all welcome  Smiley

PS. So many awesome costumes already posted this year!
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011 12:32:02 PM »

That is astonishing, an optical illusion that doesn't die even when you know how it was done... Well done!
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011 12:41:05 PM »

OMG this costume rocks!  You did an amazing job! It must have taken you forever!  Well done, you should be very proud of yourself.


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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011 01:47:02 PM »

Amazing! And thanks for sharing the process for the legs - a fawn just doesn't look right unless you get the legs!
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011 04:47:29 PM »

You did a fantastic job--I love how the horns came out! Was it difficult to walk in the legs? ( I can't tell if they're bendable at the knees?)

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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011 05:45:51 PM »

Thanks everyone  Smiley

You did a fantastic job--I love how the horns came out! Was it difficult to walk in the legs? ( I can't tell if they're bendable at the knees?)

My knees are covered with foam padding that does bend when I bend them so it's not too difficult to walk in. I walk with my legs further apart and my legs get tired faster than usual though. It's the worst on stairs because of how bulky the legs are.
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011 07:39:34 PM »

Excellent job!!!! I like it when someone isn't afraid to bust out the duct tape to get it done! Thumbs up!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2011 09:25:43 PM »

That is astonishing, an optical illusion that doesn't die even when you know how it was done... Well done!

Agreed! I keep looking at it and it just boggles my mind. Amazing job on the construction! Smiley

« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2011 01:35:54 AM »

I have to agree with everyone else, that's just totally amazing! I wish I could make something similar, I love satyrs and this costume makes me speechless!
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2011 05:37:52 AM »

Im very amazed at how well done and shaped the legs are.  I've seen costumes like this before, but yours is by far the best I've seen.

Want to learn to crochet or knit?  I have a ton of extra crochet hooks & circular knitting needles.  Will throw in some pattern books and yarn for anyone interested in a swap.
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