Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Well, it was quite a production here at the System Office back on 5/9/08. Renee Christiansen, Youth Services Coordinator, received the Very Hungry Caterpillar costume. You should have seen all of the stuff that goes into this costume PLUS a big manual. There was a fan that pumped air and sticks to keep the antennae up. It was something else.

(UPDATE: Since so many want to know...this costume came from Costume Specialists. Check it out.)

First, some VERY poor quality videos from my OLD cell phone. First, the attempt to get INTO the costume with Laura's (from Special Services)help:



Next, John Ditmore from IT tries to help get the thing inflated. Help, I'm melting...



Finally, success as the Caterpillar fills with air. The back of the costume sits on a little dolly with wheels, look at it go...



Apparently, we were one of the first to use this costume and it was quite a success. Bye bye Very Hungry Caterpillar, aren't you cute!?


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is the most awesome thing i have EVER seen!!!!

Stephanie Zimmerman said...

We sure had fun with it. You are not alone in your assessment as this post gets about 10 hits a week every since I put it up - from all around the world!! Thanks for the feedback.

Marianimal said...

This is brilliant - I'm making my own version for a charity event at work! :D

borbored said...

Wow! That's so cute! Where did you manage to find such a fantastic costume?

Anonymous said...

Hey- Where can I get that costume?! My son having a very hungry caterpillar party and this dude would be perfect!

Emma said...

wow, that costume is amazing. I am working on a costume as well for a play of that book. So far I have a sheet with little socks attached for feet with velcro!! And of course, the headband antennae :) thanks for the ideas on here!

Stephanie Zimmerman said...

Glad you all like the costume. We got this from Costume Specialists at http://www.cospec.com/childrens_book_characters.html