Bring the party with this Animal costume! I strongly suggest starting by finding every relevant picture from the web you can to use as reference. Here are some of the other things you'll need.
Paper Mache (Flour, Water, Salt, and Paper)
Large 17" Balloon
Felt (Red, Pink, and Black)
Clear Plastic Christmas Ornaments
Yarn (Red, Pink, and Orange)
White closed cell hard foam
Construction Hard Hat
Orange Long Sleeve Shirt
Orange Knee High Soccer Socks
Hemp Rope Belt
Punk Rock T-Shirt
Fake Plastic Chain
Step 1: Paper Mache
1 part flour, 2 parts water, add some salt to help make it stronger and last longer (or so I've been told)
This process can be a little messy, so put down some plastic and wear an apron.
1) Blow up the balloon and tape it to a base that will keep it upright.
2) Rip some recycled paper into 2" strips. Ripping helps make a good edge for bonding, and you should prepare all the paper you'll need before getting your hands dirty.
3) Go to town, making sure to completely cover the balloon evenly. I did about 5-7 total layers to make it really strong and easy to handle later on.
You will need to let it cure completely, which might take a couple days, before you pop the balloon and start cutting!