Monkey & Ape Halloween Costume Ideas
What better time than Halloween to brush up on your banana-peeling skills? If you want your party to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys this Halloween, why not try a monkey or ape costume? Here are some ideas on how to put one together:
Monkeys are closely related to apes, but there are quite a few differences. The most obvious one is that they have a tail, so don't forget your fifth limb if you're going for a monkey costume! Similar to your options with the gorilla costume, you can just grab a plastic mask, a fake tail, and a simple suit and call it a day, or you can get more creative. If you're the crafty type, visit your local fabric store and look for some furry material that you can make a monkey suit out of. Alternatively, you can buy pre-made monkey costumes online.
Gorilla costumes are a staple of Halloween and it's no wonder why: with abs and pecs like those, gorillas can be pretty scary! There are many different kinds of gorilla costumes that you can try. For example, if you just want to go with something simple, you can grab a cheap plastic gorilla mask and put on a black zentai suit that has a gorilla body printed on it. If you're looking to go full King Kong, then you'll need one of those more expensive realistic gorilla suits.
You might want to perfect your knuckle-walking before the big night, too.
What if you want to embody one of the other great apes, such as a chimpanzee or an orangutan? Pre-made costumes of these primates are a little harder to find than a Gorilla, but you can easily make your own simple chimp or orangutan costume if you buy a mask and then wear a hairy bodysuit that matches it.
If you want to be "clever" you can also dress as yourself for Halloween, since humans are technically in the great ape family. No matter what primate outfit you choose this Halloween, just make sure to bring plenty of bananas to share with everyone.