Here is my Lion Gus. Sorry about the poor picture. My flash is picky. His mane was from Freecycle and I just attached some fleece to the back of it (salvaged piece again!) and pinned a tail to the back. The tail was made from the fleece and some of the mane. It was adorable. Again, bad picture, but you get the idea!
And of course, here is my Wardrobe. My Old Man Spike. Yes, its a box I cut out for him to fit into and we found a pic online of a waredrobe and just printed it out and pasted it on. It was cute, really it was. Caused a lot of stares and giggles at the Pug party.
Although we didn't win the costume contest ( I think we should have because really a Spider won...a spider is so original you know!) it was a fun project and helped fill up some of our time we normally would have been watching tv. Well, with the cable gone, finding things to do has been easy to get lost in doing! All in all I think we maybe spent about $7 total for the extras like glitter, elastic and the icicles.
I loved it and can't wait to win next year....just have to come up with something in 3's again.