The Chicken Opera: Bob the Squirrel
Bob the Squirrel
Completed March 2012
Items made: Vest, Tail.
(I did not design these amazing makeups -- I wish I had -- but I included them anyway because they're the final element that finishes the look.)
If you've been reading my blog, you'd know that I made several of the costumes for my college's original production, The Chicken Opera.
Bob appears in the show for a whole 5 minutes, but the biggest challenge was his giant bushy squirrel tail. Enter a back brace and a tomato stake-cage thing. All I did was bend the cage into shape... cover it in batting and faux fur... and attach it to the back brace. Then I added a fur vest to cover up the harness. All in all it turned out pretty well.