How to Make an Easy Phillie Phanatic Costume

The Phillie Phanatic is the mascot of Philadelphia's Major League Baseball team, The Phillies. He is touted as the most popular mascot in all baseball. Yet, you cannot find a mass-produced costume. So if you want to be a Phillie Phanatic for Halloween (or the BIG GAME), you must make your own.


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    Form a cone from a sheet of green craft foam and sew it to a pair of swim goggles, secure it with some shoe glue. Unwaxed dental floss was used as thread.
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    Use a household item about the size of the goggle lens to make eyeballs and eyelashes.
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    Attach googly eyes, white foam and purple foam directly over goggle lens. Goggles are to be worn on forehead, so they will not obstruct view.
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    Attach blue maribou feathers to back of purple foam eyelashes. One single piece was all that was necessary. Attach green marabou feathers to inside and outside of cone edge, one time around just wasn't enough. You may also want to put green maribou around base of cone (not pictured).
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    Attach an aquarium airline tube to a red party blowout, glue it in place and feed the airline tube down to the person's mouth. Our problem was blowing the tiny airline tube was like trying to blow up one of those skinny twisting balloons. Perhaps a hole in the bottom of the green would lead directly to the mouth without kinking.
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    Pin some blue maribou feathers to your backside while wearing a kelly green hoodie, kelly green sweat pants, fuzzy green slippers and an over-sized Phillie's Shirt. You are ready for the BIG GAME or TRICK or TREATING!

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