Homemade Bull Costumes

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Homemade bull costumes are quite easy and inexpensive to make for your child this Halloween. No need to rush out and drop a lot of cash on an outfit that your child may only wear once. Using recycled items or items that can be reused for everyday purposes will ensure that your child's bull costume is economical, environmentally friendly and fun.

Decide on a Body

  • The first part of creating your child's bull costume involves finding the perfect material for the body of the bull. One simple solution would be to purchase brown sweats from your local retailer if you want to create a brown bull. You might also look for cow print pajamas that can be worn later at night. If none of the above is appealing, consider cutting arm and leg holes in a large box, painted with black and white paint to look like a bull.

Figure Out the Face

  • The most obvious choice for creating the bull face is to use face paint. If you do not want to pay big money for commercial face paint, consider creating your own using corn starch, cold cream and food coloring. Practice painting a bull face on paper prior to painting your child's face to ensure that your face painting job is clean and crisp. Alternately, your child could create a mask using a paper plate that looks like a bull face. Just remember to cut out two eye holes so that your child can see.

What's a Bull Without Horns?

  • Your child's bull costume will not be complete without horns. Check your local thrift store or large merchandiser for a Viking hat. Cut the horns off of the Viking hat and fasten them to a baseball cap to be worn on your child's head. Alternately, use polymer clay to create horns to be fastened to a headband, baked, cooled and then placed on your child's head. Some parents also decide to create horns using cardboard and paint. Those horns are also secured to the head using a headband.

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