Halloween is hands down my favorite Holiday and time of year.
In 2010, I took on Edward Scissorhands and was quite successful. I fabricated the scissorhands from scratch, made a collar piece using belt offcuts, modified a pair of suspenders, and mangled a black wig. The rest of the costume was just clothing and an passable, but not great makeup application.
In 2011, I took on Bender from Futurama. I fabricated it mainly from cardboard (concrete forming tubes, as well as flat stock). PVC was used for the body framing, which was then wrapped in cardboard and contractor paper in an attempt to smooth out the shape. The body sucks .. the rest was acceptable.
In 2012, I was an Evil Scarecrow with a skeletal arm. My desire was to make a fully articulating arm from PVC trim boards, PVC tubing, elastic, and fishing line. It functioned, but the mechanism didn't operate smoothly at all. Burlap was used to make a long, tattered shirt (itchy as all get out) and makeup was used to turn my face into a skull.
This year I wanted to step up my game ... try to reclaim the fame and glory I achieved with Edward. I wanted to be fully disguised, but I didn't want the mess and hassle of makeup.
I decided to become a Muppet - the best Muppet ever ... Animal.
You can see the costume in the video below: