Picture of Minotaur costume-Narnia style

Hi and welcome to my step by step guide on how to build this Narnia style minotaur, It is made very cheaply and using materials that I already had, all of the fur is made of string that I stripped down and hot glued on to make a fur effect, I felt this would be a lot cheaper than using fake fur and also would give a better effect of fur. The mask was made using plaster and was moulded on clay, the body was a t-shirt and the bottoms are made of old school trousers and tights, I made the armour out of coke cans. Im entered into the epic costumes contest, please vote!

Any way on with the build

the stuff you will need:
around 50 meters of sisal rope- eBay is the best and cheapest place to buy this-25meters is around £6
you need roughly 200 mini glue sticks
and a mini glue gun, you can use a large one but I don’t know how much glue you would need for them.
I bought my glue gun for £5 with 50 sticks
you also need modelling clay-enough to build a face, horns, hooves and hands
some modroc or plaster and scrim, around 4 rolls
acrylic paints
around 20 coke cans- or other aluminium cans
2 old t-shirts one that fits and one that’s a couple of sizes to big
a pair of old trousers that are around 2 sizes too big
a pair of tights- (not my first choice but I think the best)
an empty 2 litre coke bottle
a pair of strong scissors
a craft knife
a balaclava
some spare wood
some newspaper
a few bits of cardboard
around 1/2 a meter squared of fake leather dependant on your size.
a long reel of paper-I got some from IKEA


Could you comb the "fur" to make it less curly? Anyway, minotaurs are my favorite, I want to make one myself! Good job

poofrabbit2 years ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
ellwoodjoe (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Thanks, definitely cannot wait
Lamarch2 years ago
This is amazing, you did a great job, I can't wait to try My hand at a version like your.
ellwoodjoe (author)  Lamarch2 years ago
I agree - the materials you used were not what I expected. Amazing job. :D
ellwoodjoe (author) 2 years ago
thankyou for these greate comments! I gess the string was a bit of a pain but it got a lot easier after a while, thanks
poofrabbit2 years ago
Wowza! Nice job! I love that you stuck with your materials, it can be so easy to get in a project and think to yourself, what was I think and switch, but this turned out lovely! Very well done!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Holy shizzle. what a great lot of work! And what resourceful materials you used! Really well done. Five stars.