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librarylolita
« on: November 03, 2013 05:43:40 AM »

I am a children's librarian and this year for our Boo @ the Library program I decided to do an unusual animal costume.  I was hoping to get the kids to ask what I was so I could guide them to a book display on the topic.

After looking through some lists I chose the pink fairy armadillo:


And here's the costume:


Big claws for agitating the sandy ground so they can "swim" through the soil:


Lots and lots of scales or scutes that make up the top layer of this creature's bony armor:


I had a special nametag made for the day that says "Pink Fairy Armadillo."  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013 06:43:15 AM »

It looks great! It must be funny to use your library.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013 07:14:40 AM »

Very fun! The kids must love you!
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013 10:38:38 AM »

OMG that is Terrifying!
I love it.
Passing along to my librarian friends!
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013 10:55:47 AM »

Awesome costume - I bet all the kids wanted to touch you!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013 02:29:19 PM »

I am impressed . Good job. One of my favorite species of armadillo
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013 04:19:42 PM »

Very well done!
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013 06:34:23 PM »

!!!!!!

Wow. I love this. Oh-so-very much.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2013 04:23:14 AM »

fun costume!
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2013 07:28:54 AM »

Amazing!
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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2013 07:31:36 AM »

Wow, what a lot of work this must have been for you to make.  Looks fantastic!
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2013 11:50:39 AM »

Wow!  This rocks!
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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2013 01:03:48 PM »

Thanks, Everyone!

Awesome costume - I bet all the kids wanted to touch you!  Smiley

Yes!  In the last picture you see a little girl who was following me around for most of the night.  She would run up to touch my scales, and I would say (in my best armadillo voice) "Uh oh!  I wonder who might be behind me..."  And she would run away giggling before I could turn around.
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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2013 02:27:58 PM »

That is HILARIOUS! I had no idea such a creature existed, and I'm glad the kids got a kick out of it Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2013 12:40:57 PM »

Cute animal, cute costume
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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2013 07:28:33 PM »

I LOVE pink fairy armadillos! I was so excited to see this! Your costume looks amazing!
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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2013 08:41:26 AM »

Thanks for entering!

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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2013 11:05:47 AM »

Thank you to everyone who voted for the pink fairy armadillo!
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2013 08:24:15 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2014 06:59:21 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2014 11:36:51 AM »

A well deserved win! Best armadillo costume I've ever seen!
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2014 06:50:43 PM »

Excellent crafting.  And excellent librarian-ing too.  What a clever way to get kids excited to learn Smiley
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