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  1. #1
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    Default Halloween Horse/Rider Costume Ideas?

    Going to a show that has a costume contest next weekend....any suggestions for horse/rider combos?

    My horse does allow paint on her....have done it before....



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    check out this blog, tons of great ideas
    http://horsefancydress.blogspot.com/



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    I have NO idea how that blog found this picture, but this is my photo. I leased that pony years ago

    http://horsefancydress.blogspot.com/2011/03/batman.html
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    The best costume I've ever seen was at the Newtown Bridle Trails hunter pace. The two women were a "bubble bath."

    they took shower curtains for quarter sheets and covered themselves with semi blown up white balloons. toilet brushes for a jumping bat. shower caps over their helmets. it honestly was the best I've ever seen. I'm sorry I don't have a picture of all the details but it really looked great and was moveable.



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    I'm going as Kimbra and my horse is going to be Gotye...will let you know how it works out as I am not crafty at all, but I think I can pull this off.

    Reference video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY

    Costume ideas:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Goty...uples-Costume/

    And NO, I am not going to be nude and painted. Don't want to scare every single person at the show off the show grounds!



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    I have always wanted to dress up like a cave woman and make my horse look like a mammoth. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by KateMcCall View Post
    I have always wanted to dress up like a cave woman and make my horse look like a mammoth. lol
    Like this?

    http://horsefancydress.blogspot.com/...y-mammoth.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Grey_hunter View Post
    LOL YES!
    Ahhh that is so cute!!!
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    A Facebook group I created for Eventers in the West Region of the U.S.
    Remy - My OTTB Gelding! Love him to pieces!



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    daughter of one of my barn mates dressed up as a bumble bee and decked her horse out as a flower garden, along these lines: http://horsefancydress.blogspot.com/search/label/Bee
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



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    I love the pony in the lamb costume..."Mary had a little lamb"....looking for photo link.-
    Well couldn't find that but found this: www.sleezybarbsleepware.com, see customer costumes!
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    There are some very creative people pictured in that link.

    I had to laugh at the one that is labelled "american football?" and it is a bull with a bull rider.



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    The last time I did a costume class, I dressed up as a witch and my horse was the "broom". I wore black turtle neck with black breeches, black paddock boots and 1/2 chaps. I made a cape out of a piece of black cotton and black netting which I ripped into long strips. I left a couple of inches at one end of the material sort of as the collar and then took a weird looking silver pin to keep it around my neck. I got a black wig and witches hat, black lipstick etc for makeup. I took an old timey type broom and tied it to the side of my horse. My horse had black and orange streamers in her mane and forlock. Over her butt, I tied some of the fake cobweb stuff to the back of my saddle. To that I tied spiders. The only problem with the costume was the handle of the brrom was so long we couldn't turn to the right because it kept hitting my mare in the neck.



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    My plan for this year is to go as a "dressage queen" I'm borrowing a shadbelly, making a sash and going to find a tiara to go on my helmet



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    I haven't done a costume class in years, but here are a few of my favorites from back in the day:

    (1) The Goodyear Blimp (my friend's pony was really, really fat)
    (2) Bedouin - I leased an Arabian for a while, and made him a set of robes, and the traditional head covering. In retrospect, it would have been hilarious to make him the camel.
    (3) A Chinese Dragon (a la Chinese New Year)
    (4) Don Quixote



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