How would I dress up as a Muppet for Halloween? Does that mean there’s a party and I am invited? Let me think on that a moment. That’s a good question. I think I’ll go in a Gonzo Costume.
Now that my own kids have grown up, I had to go to Google and query Gonzo’s image to refresh my memory of what he looks like. The muppets sure have staying power. They have been around for a long time. My oldest is 25 and he used to watch them all the time.
I really like Gonzo. I have been going over things in my head as to how I could make a Halloween costume for myself without having to spend too much money, or any, if possible. A Gonzo outfit would be the easiest to complete I think.
I could wear a suit or a theme type of outfit which I should be able to find in my husbands closet. The head piece is a little more trickier to put together. One thought is making a hood which wraps around the neck made of blue or blue gray fabric.
I think maybe if I use some kind of face paint I can create the large eyes with white and yellow. In the various pictures I looked at, his nose is blue in one picture, yellowish brown in another, and purple in the third. But it I just can’t do it then I do know of a nice Gonzo mask that I could buy.
But I think if I took a sock or colored hose and stuffed it with filling, it would make his long nose. I could also attach it underneath the hood somehow. The rest of my face could be colored in a blue makeup or face paint to match the hood. A few pieces of yarn attached to the top portion of the hood would work as his hair.
And since his hands are fuzzy, I was thinking that a pair of gloves might work if I can find a pair that matches the color of the hood. Of course if I purchase fabric to make the hood, I could just get a little more to make a pair of gloves.
But I really like Gonzo so I think I will try to put together what I hope will be a reasonable facsimile in my own handmade Gonzo Costume. It will be fun to see if it turns out. I wonder if others will recognize who it is. And if the worse thing happens and I just don’t have the time or skill to make my own Gonzo Costume then I guess I’ll just have to buy a pre-done Gonzo Costume as my last choice.