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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dressing Up in Bear Coat Costumes for Entertainment

Penguin Costume
Penguin by Junior Libby
With Halloween coming up, we have a guest post on animal costumes, and not just for the upcoming celebration.

Thanks to some recent entertaining music videos where singers, actors, and dancers seem to be throwing parties in animal costumes, dressing up is becoming a popular trend. Whether you are looking for a bear coat or a fox costume, there are many to choose from either online or at specialty stores.

Taylor Swift

One popular music video was put out by music singer/songwriter Taylor Swift. She wrote the song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” in which she sings about the constant problem of getting back together with her boyfriend after breaking up. As she sings the chorus, “We are never ever ever getting back together,” several background singers and band players are dressed in animal costumes. They jump around, throw their hands up, dance, and play their guitars all whilst wearing donkey costumes, furry heads, and tons of makeup. Quite honestly, they really look like they are having a great time. 


In another hilarious and bizarre artistic interpretation of a song, the Norwegian group, Ylvis, received over 40 million hits online within two weeks of releasing their music video. If you have not seen it, you should. It is available to watch on YouTube. Even the comedian Ellen DeGeneres has gotten into it.

Some of the simple lyrics go like this: “Dog goes woof, cat goes meow, bird goes tweet, and mouse goes squeak. Cow goes moo, frog goes croak, and the elephant goes toot. Ducks say quack, and fish go blub, and the seal goes o wow o wow ow. But there’s one sound, That no one knows, What does the fox say? Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!” Further descriptions of the fox’s sound vary from “Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow” to “Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!”

The group has several animal costumes that debut on their video. These consist of dogs, elephants, cats, ducks, and several foxes, just to name a few. The dance is wild and entertaining. The best part is that it looks like they are having a blast!

You Can Too!

Jump in the game and get yourself a chicken costume, a bear coat, fox ears, or even invest in a mascot outfit. Look online, there are several available to order.