A koala might seem like a cuddly animal, but deprive them of the eucalypt leaves fermenting in their guts keeping them permanently drunk, and you have a vicious killing machine. When provoked, koalas are known to throw a foreleg around their opponent and bite. Help children understand the vicious nature of this seemingly cute but actually dangerous animal with a Koala Attack Halloween Costume.
Or, admit that you wanted to sew a fanged animal onto your child's clothing as a costume, and since really any animal will do for such high-concept art, a koala found at the local thrift shop allows one to pontificate about koalas' diet and aggressiveness.
Step 1: Get Cheap Stuffed Animals
I found local thrift stores to be good source of stuffed animals.
You won't believe this part: I bought the koala for $1, and before starting in on my costume idea, tossed it into the washing machine. After the spin-cycle, I heard a faint song coming from the washing machine. Upon opening the door, imagine my surprise to hear "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in beepy monotone emanating from the koala. Not only had the electronics survived and then been activated by the washer, but someone had put the unofficial anthem of baseball into a marsupial native to Australia!