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Here's How To DIY A Fiona The Hippo Costume This Year

September 29, 2017 by Leah Carton
shefinds | Style

Fiona the Hippo has captured our hearts since she was born earlier this year on Jan. 24. The baby hippo has had plenty of her own viral social media moments in 2017– she even has her own Facebook show that has raked in millions of views! And her own 2018 calendar expected to be released in November! One thing’s definitely for sure, we can all agree that Cincinnati Zoo’s newcomer is seriously adorable. So, why not copy her cuteness? With just a few affordable pieces, you can DIY an animal costume this year. Completing this look will give you the best Fiona the Hippo Halloween costume come Oct. 31.

First thing’s first, let’s talk about what you need to wear. While you may think dressing up as a hippo is difficult, it can really be so easy– just stick with a gray theme! This soft jersey dress from H&M will cost you less than $18. Plus, this is a piece that can also become your go-to fall wardrobe essential this season.

jersey dress

H&M Jersey Dress ($17.99)

Okay, now onto ears. Of course you need some animal accessories to make your own perfect Fiona the Hippo costume. These hippo ears are super affordable and make for the perfect fit for both kids and adults. Wildlife Tree on Amazon also offers plenty of other Halloween animal ears so you can also easily make the best duo or group costume ever! Why not go as April the Giraffe and Fiona the Hippo? How iconic!

hippo ears

Amazon Wildlife Tree Plush Zoo Animal Ears Headband Accessory For Animal Costumes ($18.99)

A cute baby accessory that you can simply add to this DIY costume is a pacifier pendant necklace. A pacifier is honestly an essential for any baby look you want to achieve on Halloween night. The best part about this one is that it comes on a chain so you don’t necessarily have to keep it in your mouth or hold it all night long. Plus, you can score this one for less than $4!

pacifier necklace

Party City Pacifier Pendant Bead Necklace ($3.99)

Seriously, how cute is this Team Fiona pin?! This personalized pin is adorable (and not to mention, hilarious) and is perfect for adding to your jersey dress. This pin will really get the point across that you’re not just a baby hippo– you’re no one other than Fiona herself.

Fiona the hippo pin

Cincy Shirts Team Fiona Enamel Pin ($10.00)

Let’s talk footwear. You can really wear any pair of comfortable shoes for your DIY Fiona the Hippo costume come Halloween night. However, you may want to go all out by sticking to your hippo gray theme– even if you don’t already own a pair of gray shoes. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable options that you can choose from both in stores and online. You can easily score these comfortable gray canvas sneakers from Walmart for less than $5– how amazing is that?! Plus, you won’t have to worry about ruining them on Halloween night since they’re so inexpensive.

gray sneakers

Walmart Women’s Jersey Lace-up Sneaker ($4.88)

We’ve got all of the tips on the best DIY Halloween costumes you can make this year. For more ideas, be sure to check out this Pennywise It clown costume and this Handmaid’s Tale costume.

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