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  • Halloween costumes for horses 2019 ideas

    I am looking for costume ideas for my horse, On the day of Halloween, my horse is taking a part in the costume contest. I want my horse to look different and unique in contest any ideas do you have to share?

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    Google. I've seem some truly spectacular ones. Any kind of car or vehicle, with you dressed as the driver. A flower, with you dressed as a bumble bee. Headless horseman is easy.
    "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him."

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    • #3
      What do you like? I love Harry Potter (obviously), my gelding's name is Rain (I didn't name him), and he is a redhead, so I think I'm going to put a gryffindor patch on an old black BOT blanket, maybe dab some freckles on his face, so he can be Rain Weasley (like my username). I have the bushy curly brown hair to be Hermione so it would work and the boyfriend wears glasses so I might drag him along to be Harry Potter. You could come up with something cute for just about anything you are interested in.

      If you want something more simple, you could paint a bunch of numbers on him (or her) and he could be be A Horse You Can Count On.

      Google is a good place to look for ideas though. I think my absolute favorite one I've ever seen is the kid on crutches with a black eye and injuries, and the pony with a Pony For Sale sign around its neck.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RainWeasley View Post
        I think my absolute favorite one I've ever seen is the kid on crutches with a black eye and injuries, and the pony with a Pony For Sale sign around its neck.
        I did this last year (without the horse) for a last minute invite to a Halloween event. I literally went straight from the barn. I went through my horse first aid box and bandaged myself up, wore my breeches (which I was already wearing), helmet, half chaps, and protective vest (for warmth) and hung a "Horse for Sale. Cheap." sign around my neck. I got an amazing number of comments and compliments.

        My niece once did a costume class dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, riding a pony dressed as a flying monkey. My sister crafted a set of wings for the pony, but it's been long enough ago that I don't recall exactly how she attached them.

        My kids once won a costume class dressed as cavemen, riding a pony dressed as a dinosaur. It's pretty easy to craft a dinosaur suit using a full body slinky.
        "Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything
        that's even remotely true."

        Homer Simpson

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        • #5
          I like the pony for sale, but my all time favorite is the dark horse painted up with livestock paint to be a skeleton. Must have taken forever. Rider also wore a skeleton costume.
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          • #6
            Here is a shiny internet picture costume.
            A caveman would fit along it:

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            • #7
              The horse as a sea monster/dragon and the rider Neptune.
              The horse costume above could work as sea monster.
              Neptune costume is easy, any pitchfork works fine with some gold paper:

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              • #8
                I once dressed my horse as a horsefly with antennae with foil bobbles. I made wings of flexible poster board with string at the ends that I used to hold the wings up and flap them from the saddle. I dressed as an exterminator with my crop made into a flyswatter.

                You do have to make sure your horse is okay with flapping wings! Mine was but some others in the class werent so sure!

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                • #9
                  I once dressed my Clydesdale up as a racehorse.

                  I've also seen a picture of a dark horse painted with pinstripes like a suit, a fake tommy gun slung on his side and the rider dressed like a flapper from the '20s.

                  And the one where the rider wears a poodle skirt and has the poofs on the horse's legs like a poodle dog.

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                  • #10
                    In freestyle reining you get to see some very funny costumes.

                    Youtube has plenty of those to get ideas from:

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSyOzOXiDxc

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Laverne77 View Post
                      I once dressed my Clydesdale up as a racehorse.
                      OMG, that's hysterical!

                      "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." —Bradley Trevor Greive

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by chestnutmarebeware View Post

                        OMG, that's hysterical!
                        Hey, Clydesdale racing is a real thing.

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bm6AkAwgGg
                        "Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything
                        that's even remotely true."

                        Homer Simpson

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NoSuchPerson View Post

                          Hey, Clydesdale racing is a real thing.

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bm6AkAwgGg
                          "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." —Bradley Trevor Greive

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MsM View Post
                            I once dressed my horse as a horsefly with antennae with foil bobbles. I made wings of flexible poster board with string at the ends that I used to hold the wings up and flap them from the saddle. I dressed as an exterminator with my crop made into a flyswatter.

                            You do have to make sure your horse is okay with flapping wings! Mine was but some others in the class werent so sure!
                            I really think we need pictures of this....
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                            • #15
                              Sadly, I no longer have pictures. So long ago it was film and the pictures didnt survive my last move...

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                              • #16
                                I dressed my horse up as a hula girl. I put a coconut bra on him with leis around his neck with a grass skirt behind his saddle. Then for myself, I got one of those t-shirts with those bikini cartoon people on them. It is cold in mn for halloween so I could wear it over my coat.
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                                • #17
                                  If you have a grey or a leopard appaloosa, Pippi Longstocking would be fabulous.

                                  "So relax! Let's have some fun out here! This game's fun, OK? Fun goddamnit." Crash Davis; Bull Durham

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Laverne77 View Post
                                    I once dressed my Clydesdale up as a racehorse.

                                    I've also seen a picture of a dark horse painted with pinstripes like a suit, a fake tommy gun slung on his side and the rider dressed like a flapper from the '20s.

                                    And the one where the rider wears a poodle skirt and has the poofs on the horse's legs like a poodle dog.
                                    Reminds me of the Budweiser commercial when the donkey dresses up like a Clyde.

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                                    • #19
                                      Halloween is my JAM. I've done Pebbles and Dino (from the Flintstones), Dragon and rider, zombie horse and rider, Cat in the Hat with Thing One and Thing Two, and my winning costume last year was Ursula and the Little Mermaid (I was Ursula, my liver chestnut gelding was Ariel). I find a lot of inspiration on Pinterest!

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by DoodlesMom View Post
                                        Halloween is my JAM. I've done Pebbles and Dino (from the Flintstones), Dragon and rider, zombie horse and rider, Cat in the Hat with Thing One and Thing Two, and my winning costume last year was Ursula and the Little Mermaid (I was Ursula, my liver chestnut gelding was Ariel). I find a lot of inspiration on Pinterest!
                                        Okay, you can't talk like this and not share pics!!

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