How-to: Make-It-Yourself Donkey Costumes

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Things You'll Need

  • Gray hooded sweatshirt

  • Gray sweatpants

  • Gray felt

  • Black fabric

  • Black yarn

  • Fabric glue

  • Scissors

  • Black socks

  • White paint

  • Needle

  • Thread

  • Fake plastic teeth

Create your own donkey costume at home using a gray sweatsuit.

Donkey costumes can be fun for both adults and children and can be worn to a Halloween party or a kid's birthday party. These types of costumes have become more popular since the release of the Shrek movie and the popularity of "Donkey" in the movie. Instead of purchasing a donkey costume, save money by creating your own donkey costume at home. A do-it-yourself donkey costume is inexpensive and can be fun to create.



Step 1

Purchase a gray hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. Cut out donkey ears from gray felt and sew to the hood of the gray sweatshirt.

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Step 2

Cut a strip of black fabric to create a donkey tail. The strip should be approximately 16 inches long and 2-3 inches wide. Attach 10 six-inch pieces of black yarn to the strip using fabric glue. Sew the opposite end of the tail to the bottom of your gray sweatshirt.

Step 3

Wear black socks on your hands and feet to represent hooves. To prevent slipping, cut out the bottom of the socks and pull over your shoes.

Step 4

Paint your face white using a water-based paint that is labeled as face or body paint. Add fake teeth that resemble a donkey. This type of teeth can usually be found at party stores or ordered online.


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