I always strive for the most creative costumes that girls my age have never thought of. Most of my friends go as Slutty Ghosts…but not me. I wanted something that would make people say “Oh Wow!” or “That’s Awesome”.
Chester the Cheetah was such a hit! I wore orange jeans from Old Navy, an orange shirt from Target, reflective sunglasses and some sweet Nike high tops. I bought felt at a local craft store and got to work on my spots, stomach and tail. The tail took the longest time as I had to sew and stuff it with teddy bear fur.
I put my hair in two sock buns at the top of my head for the ears. Since I already have dark hair I cut out small circles from a paper plate and taped it to my hair temporarily. I then sprayed my hair white and let it dry. To get the hair a bright orange color, I then covered the white with orange spray. Then I removed the paper circles to create the illusion of black spots.
For my make-up I Googled several pictures of the cartoon Chester the Cheetah as well as real cheetah make up on models. Then I went to work on myself (with no help either…I was pretty impressed with the job that I did).
I entered two costume contests and won both of them. The first was a contest at a local bar. I won the grand prize of a $100 bar-tab. I then proceeded to sing “Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen for karaoke and made it rain cheetohs to the crowd. The second contest was through Instagram. I won $500 worth of clothing and accessories from a well known clothing company.
Overall – a successful night!