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Making cardboard kukeri inspired costume for Halloween!

I have been thinking about this costume for a while now. I went through some sketchbooks for inspiration and found this idea popping up over and over again.

Pictures of Alex Feliciano’s kukeri inspired costume
Sketches, inspiration and work in progress photos.

I’ve been sketching this costume for a while, it or iterations of it are scattered though out several sketchbooks. I’m going to attempt to build a cardboard version of the Kukeri costume, a Bulgarian fur suit costume, used in the harvest festival to frighten away bad spirits.

I’m adding a spine element to the tall head section. A few pulleys and strings will help the neck/head move naturally, controls will be attached to my head. Turns and tilts of my head will be reflected by the costume tall head.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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