Big Bird Cosplay Is An Enormous 7'8" Tall

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Photo: George Hughes (Instagram)

If you’re going to cosplay as Big Bird, you gotta go big.

George Hughes has just finished this gigantic piece of Sesame Street cosplay, crafting a Big Bird costume from scratch that stands 7'8" when he’s wearing it.

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There are around 3000 feathers covering the suit, which George had to glue on individually.

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Photo: George Hughes (Instagram)
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It’s so close to the real deal. Indeed the only difference might be in height; as huge as this cosplay is, the actual Big Bird is just a little big bigger, st 8'2".

Bonus: here’s George’s design notes for the costume from this RPF build thread, showing how he planned out how to build and wear it (and complete with really good sketches!).

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Image: The RPF

You can see more of George’s cosplay at his Instagram page.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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PanchoVilleneuve
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Well, he isn’t Small Bird.