Catskill Mountain Yeti Costume

Run in terror from the Catskill Mountain Yeti! This is my 3rd home made costume and was by far the most difficult and expensive yet.  Due to the thickness of the faux fur I had to hand stitch almost every inch of this costume.  I used my full face ski helmet covered in furniture foam as a head looking out through the Yeti’s mouth making the Yeti almost 7 feet tall and took a good portion of the weight of the arms off the lower part of the costume.

My elbows were the Yeti’s shoulders and my hands were his elbows and controlled the forearms and hands of the Yeti which were also shaped out of layered furniture foam making them awesome for beating on the ground and dancing!

To construct the costume I went online and found an episode of How It’s Made that goes step by step through the process and did my best to replicate their process to make the highest quality costume I could.  If there are any questions about how I made it or where I found my supplies you can add a comment below

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    • Felicia Chapman

      Hey! I love this costume and would love to make something like it — would you be willing to share your techniques? 

    • Candice P.

      Terror? This this is CUTE! I want a hug!!! Anyway this this is awesome…it looks like it was well worth your time and money because it looks store bought. Also, a store bought mascot uniform runs upwards from $1,000.00 so if it was less than that, you scored! I have always wanted to make something with the faux fur, but it is too hot where I live around Halloween most years, so that would be too miserable for my kids. 

    • Serega Pest

      i want this costume

    • Brandon Kerr

      Hey Shane, I love your costume. I am working on an ad campaign and I am interested in using your costume for our photo shoot. Would you be willing to rent the costume to me for a week? I would pay the shipping cost to get it from you and back to you. Please contact me:

    • Jonathan Diemel

      This costume is so inspiring. I am wanting to make one similar to this so much! If there is any additional information to this article that you can provide me with that could help, it would be greatly appreciated!

    • Grim Numi

      Could you share the video you made it from please


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