4 years, 8 months.
It all started last weekend when our family was at Target getting your Halloween costume. We amazingly found a Captain America costume for just 10 bucks!
In the next aisle, I found a gorilla costume for $30. The thing is, I’ve always wanted one. My way of thinking is, you never know when one might come in handy…
I tried it on, but fortunately, it was a “XL” size for boys; the body of it fit a little tight, but I could have made it work. However, the head mask itself was too small to even fit past my forehead.
Since then, I have checked in every store comparable to Target, as well as those seasonal Halloween stores.
The going rate for a men’s gorilla costume is $80.
So it’s $30 for an XL boy size, but $80 for the next size up; a men’s.
I have great plans for a new character for our Jack-Man series; a mutant beast that would be a reoccurring character.
And the thing is, gorilla costumes really aren’t that common, but they are recognizable. I think a gorilla would make a very fascinating and dynamic character for our videos.
As for now, the story ends with our family going yesterday morning to Super Target, near our house. I did find a men’s gorilla costume there for $70…
However, I also found a $25 Chewbacca men’s onesie and a $15 Target brand “Angry Teddy Mask.”
(I’ll still check the morning after Halloween to see if I can get the gorilla costume half off at Super Target.)
When I got home yesterday, I decided I could cover up the Chewbacca’s sash with a green puffy vest I already had, to make the costume original for our videos.
So for nearly half the price of the best deal I could find on a gorilla costume, I made my own beastly creature costume.
If things go as planned, everyone will be able to catch a glimpse of my new beastly character after we film a new webisode of Jack-Man next weekend…