If you been following the blog for sometime you know how I love to create my own costume. One of my favorite Halloween creations was my Poison Ivy costume, over 3 years ago.
This year, I wanted to make something a little more difficult, a centaur. Centaur which represent the zodiac sign, Sagittarius, the Archer, is a mythological half-man, half-horse. Sagittarius is said to represent an inner spirit to free one’s self from mankind’s animalistic nature, and enhance the purpose of the soul.
This was a very difficult, yet fun task. Everything, with the exception of the wig and jewelry, were either made from scratch or altered. The form of the horse was first made out of chicken wire, then covered with paper mache (my least fave part), added foam and stuffing for dimension, metal pieces and duck tape for stability and covered with faux fur. We added wheels to make it mobile. My pants were sown out of the same fur. The corset was actually white, I tried to dye it brown but it didn’t turn out right, so we covered it with faux leather. I purchased the bow and arrow and quiver as a kit and sprayed parts of it gold. The skirt was made of brown faux leather with a gold netted material sown on top. I ran into a lot roadblocks with keeping “donk” stable, (also, cut myself with the wire, burn fingers with the glue gun and even stepped on a needle), but after a couple of tweaks we got her rolling and sitting up perfectly.