Costume :Donkey
Source :Shrek
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos

on stage

on stage

cosplay corner

on stage

on stage






head - eyelashes and hair



Costume Information

Awards : Best Performance - London mcm expo October 2011

im a nobel steed!

This costume will be a quadsuit. i will be wearing it with my sister to the london expo in October, she will be puss! I want him to have a moving jaw.


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oh my god donkey - tee hee hee - i hv to get a pic with you at expo x

by rosieroo on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 18:02
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LOL! That's freaky but in a totally epic way XD

by BabemRoze on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 21:14
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by cowiee on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 21:26
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That is so cool!

by Nomes on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 21:31
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i know! it looks so scarey without any fur lol!

by Fizzykat on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 21:34
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Omg, I can't wait to see this finished!!

by Kacela on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 22:01
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Oh hell yes!
Gutted I wont be able to see this in person but I'm excited to see it finished!

by LinkyLex on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 22:21
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This is coming along excellently..nice work! :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 12:59
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please can i get a photo of this ? huuugs

by rosieroo on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 22:24
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Haha, this is so cool!! Can't wait to see the finished article. Great work!

by Kata-san on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 22:32
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by Alyx on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 23:25

wow! looks so much like Donkey!! Well done!

by Kyuipo on Thursday, 13 October, 2011 - 22:27
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WOW. LOVE THIS. heehee gotta love donkey!

by Plasticsharkattack on Thursday, 13 October, 2011 - 22:27
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DONKEY! Love it Great work so far :)

by Limegreenjelly on Thursday, 13 October, 2011 - 23:05
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by Newdles on Sunday, 16 October, 2011 - 10:55
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Oh gosh the head is so well made, it looks just like him!
I hope I get to see this at Expo ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 08:49
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SO much love for this!! Looking amazing <3 So hope I bump into you for photos!!

by Moonchild on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 20:12
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Progress looks awesome! Can't wait!

by Newdles on Wednesday, 26 October, 2011 - 09:19
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Love this, I think you have the head perfect! The voice effects were a great idea and it's a fantastic costume.

by Angelphie on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 21:32
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This is awesome...^_^ I love the pictures

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 - 00:27
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This was truly epic to see and though it's very late for me to say, congratulations! very well deserved

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 - 14:30
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Best cosplay ever!

by lilkimmi27 on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 - 17:33
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This is truly awesome.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 27 April, 2012 - 16:59
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bahahaha its so derpy I love it

by prince_izumi on Monday, 6 August, 2012 - 06:46
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this is awesome

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 12 December, 2012 - 15:48

I just love Donkey :3 Well done :D

by Chimmy on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 19:50
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omg im in love with this its so accurate and i love your puss as well :)

by dan-dan on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 20:01

Shopping List

grey fur - around 5 metres£40.00Bought
pink felt for inside mouth£1.00Bought
white fimo for teeth and tounge£8.00Bought
black long pile fur 1/2 metre£3.00Bought
scrap foam pieces£0.00Bought
bike helmet£0.00Bought
expanding foam x 2 cans£12.00Bought
resin mould£7.99Bought
clear cast resin for eyes£10.00Bought
liquid latex for lips and tongue£5.00Bought


complete (Posted 27th October 2011)


its all coming together!! (Posted 24th October 2011)

this is just a quick test with the body to see where i need to take it in or adjust it.

donkey head (Posted 24th October 2011)

finished!! helmet fully ajusted, ive also added the ears, mohawk and his eyelashes!

head (Posted 13th October 2011)

painting the head :)

ears (Posted 13th October 2011)

painted the ears i just need to hard sew it

major alterations!! (Posted 8th October 2011)

eeek! ive had to completly ajust the padding and the inner head today as i found that when wearing the head the weight of donkey's nose pulls the head down wrong and it feels like its gonna fall off! so been adding a whole new helmet inside to change the structure. also had to ajust the padding so that the waistcoat is a bit bigger around the arms.

foam body (Posted 1st October 2011)

ive decided to make a foam suit so that i can get the right body shape for donkey

head progress 8 (Posted 1st October 2011)

the fur is all sewn on now and nice and neat. next i need to add the details and trim some of the fur

head progress 7 (Posted 1st October 2011)

all the fur is glued on now, next step is to hand sew the edges and tidy it up

head progress 6 (Posted 1st October 2011)

ive added the latex lips to the head and started to add some fur, it took a while to get it shaped right around the eyes.

latex (Posted 1st October 2011)

the original tongue i made was much too heavy and weighed the bottom jaw down too much. so i decided to try i new technique, i was unsure if this would work but luckily it did! i brushed liquid latex over some felt to make a tongue and lips.

stilts progress (Posted 1st October 2011)

added the hooves just need fur now, i also added coconut shells so that he will trot, trot, trot in the place yeah!

complete back hoofs (Posted 1st October 2011)

i added more foam and fur so that the feet will right when they are on.

front legs, stilts (Posted 26th September 2011)

these are the base for the stilts, i used some pvc pipe and some metal handles srewed on, then covered in foam for comfort. i still need to add hooves

hooves (Posted 26th September 2011)

hoof progress, this is the back hooves. i used an old pair of trainers and foam. then covered with black leather. they will look better when i finish them

head progress 5 (Posted 26th September 2011)

i have installed the eyes and teeth! he's starting to look more like donkey now. next step is to fur the head

eyes (Posted 26th September 2011)

the eyes are finally dry! i have painted the backs of them, and im very pleased with the result

casting eyes (Posted 26th September 2011)

i decided to cast the eyes using clear casting resin and a mould. they will take up to 2 weeks to fully cure

teeth and tounge (Posted 26th September 2011)

i made the toungue and teeth from fimo, but unfortunatly the tounge was too heavy to use! I will have to find something else

head progress 4 (Posted 26th September 2011)

i have now made donkey's ears and added invisible wire to the bottom jaw so that i can open and shut the jaw by pulling on it with my own jaw

head progress 3 (Posted 26th September 2011)

i added more foam for the cheeks and then carved the foam into the shape i wanted. next i made donkey's lower jaw and added elastic to help the jaw shut tight.

head progress 2 (Posted 26th September 2011)

next step was to add the foam, once it is dry it will be ready to carve

head progress 1 (Posted 26th September 2011)

after about 6 weeks of planning and material gathering i am ready to start making donkey, this is the base for the head. i used a cycle helmet and a piece of very dense foam for the top jaw/nose