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I made this Pink Lion costume last summer for Burning Man 2011. Let’s just say it was quite a hit.

Pink Lion at the Sensatron

There was an entire night when he could only roar.

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My good buddy Jason Tomaino approached me last summer and declared he wanted to be a lion for Burning Man. We found this amazing wolf-style faux fur, and it was love at first sight!

pink lion with satin lining pink lion d-ring belt pink lion sequin bowtie pink lion ears

The pants and hood are both lined in white poly satin, cause I know how to make luxury. There is plastic boning in the ears so that they always stay perky. The sequin bowtie is sewn onto the zipper pull. The waistband has a D-ring tape on it, to clip little treasures onto. Unfortunately the weight of the fur was too much for the elastic waistband, so it quickly became apparent that gold suspenders would be necessary. And I’m so glad that they were!

Nestor is real!

He’s quite charming with that furry tail of his.

There was some fur left over, so I made him a cuddle puddle blanket, which he put to good use.

cuddle puddle with the Pink Lion

Perhaps the best part is that he’s a Thai massage therapist, and traded me amazing massages for the costume. Uh, yeah, it was awesome. Just wait till y’all see what I’ve made for him this year.




Yes, more hoods! I’ve been working on hoods every single day for the past week, which is sometimes tough after 7-9 hours sewing at the store! These hoods are all furry, which is a huge pain in the ass to work with–the fur strands get everywhere. Ooooh, but the finished product is so awesome that it’s worth the hassle!


scary panda! nice panda gangsta panda

I actually made two panda hoods, one lined with black satin and the other lined with very expensive minky dot fabric [all of my fabric is from Fabric Planet of course], but you can’t tell the difference in these pictures. Any hoods made with the white fur is super warm!

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This hot pink fur is so fantastic. It feels like you have a stuffed animal living on your head, which actually makes you feel pretty good. And that green satin is just amazing! I got enough of it to make about 8 more hoods, so you’ll be seeing a lot more of it. This color combo is totally electric, and I think it’s my favorite so far.

disco hood sassy eskimo! pink snow hood

The fur/jersey combo is pretty sweet, and very warm, which was great because it was actually cold and windy when Jason and I took these pictures!

Also don’t you just love the new glasses? I got them for costuming, because sometimes I want to have a different look!