Horse lovers’ calendars may fill up with Halloween horse shows, fun shows, masquerade parties, and trick or treating events. Many equestrians will choose to costume their horses. However, what if a horse lover wants to dress up as a horse? Hey, sometimes humans simply want to horse around, particularly for Halloween, and costume themselves as their favorite creatures. Basically, humans have three main options for coming up with horse costumes for themselves for Halloween events, masquerade parties, trick or treating, or other seasonal highlights.
1. Purchase a ready-made horse costume or horse mask.
Certainly, this is the simplest solution, although it is usually the most costly. Look for equine costumes in Halloween shops, novelty stores, and online. Whole-body costumes, equine face masks, and horse props tend to be popular and fairly easy to find. Some are more family-friendly than others. Although most equine costumes are designed for single wearers, some require pairs of people to serve as the front and back ends of the horses. More than a few ready-made horse costume designs are three-dimensional. Such a getup allows the wearer to be both the horse and the rider, with the horse’s head and neck bobbing in front.
Adorable pony costumes, donkey costume, and unicorn costumes are sold for infants and young children. Some are simply animal-themed fleecy pajamas with eared hoods and perhaps including manes and tails.
2. Sew a horse costume to fit.
Craft sewing patterns offer horse costume options for adults and children. Newer sewing patterns can be found in fabric stores, while vintage and discontinued options are often available on online auction and sales sites. Horse costumes are generally not difficult to construct, if one has some basic sewing skills. Smart sewers use a little imagination, when it comes to making horse costumes. Nearly any full-body animal costume design may be re-tailored into a horse outfit, usually by adding a yarn or fringe mane and tail.
3. Improvise a horse costume from basic clothing and creative accessories.
A basic full bodysuit in fleece or fur can do nicely as the start of a horse costume. A single-color sweat suit or matching long-sleeved top and leggings can also do the trick. Top the outfit off with a purchased horse mask or horsey hat. Use safety pins (such as those distributed with horse show numbers) to attach a fringed yarn mane and a yarn tail.
All three of these horse costume creation options can lead to festive equine ensembles for Halloween or other masquerade events.