A unicorn costume can, of course, be constructed for two people much like a pantomime horse [see Wikipedia]. However it would take quite a lot of dexterity to ski in this configuration! There are a lot of commercially available panto horse costumes that you could easily turn into unicorns! However they do tend to be a bit on the expensive side. Or you can go for a basic pre-made model for a few hundred dollars.
FULL BODY COSTUMES
The Aeromax toddler unicorn costume is an easy zip up design which makes it a very simple costume option although the pink color will probably limit its appeal to girls.
Adult versions of the costume are typically home made. These suit work best when modeled on an anthropomorphic (a.k.a. "furry") vision of the unicorn. This type of suit strikes a harmonious compromise between equine and human attributes. However the investment required to get this type of result limits its use mainly to true enthusiasts of 'fursuits'.
And for a slight change of pace, see this unicorn zentai ("complete body suit, 2006).
Other unicorn fursuits:
- Two unicorns (2005)
- Beastcub's speckled unicorn (2009)
- Black unicorn female (2009)
- Green Kirin (2009)
- Head and tail only (2010) ... but extra points for the leather chaps.
- White uni (2011)
- Kirin (2011) <--A must see!
- Palomino unicorn(2011)<--Nice tail design.
- My Little Pony (2016)
Four-legged costumes (centaur)
There are a number of ways to achieve an authentically four-legged unicorn costume.
Firstly, the rear part of the body can be constructed and attached at the waist to be worn in an upright position. The rear legs can be stationary, lightweight or mounted on wheels.
Four-legged costumes (arm stilts)
Alternatvely, a quad suit can be constricted wear the front legs are operated using arm-stilts. See an excellent example here.
A full fursuits worn in a quadrupedal posture is called a Quadsuit.
HEAD ONLY COSTUMES
An older child may prefer to put together their own outfit with the highly detailed unicorn head hat by Elope (shown right). This hat also comes in white. And a knitted unicorn hat is currently for sale via Ecrater.
- Swimsuit edition (2008)
Horse-face masks: Pictured right is an authentic Venetian unicorn mask which maintain a horse shaped face with eye-holes near the unicorn's eyes.
- Black unicorn leather mask (2009)
- Girl with unicorn mask by Ben Hopper (2011?)
- Unicorn father (vintage?)
- Rubber mask (undated)--An 'off the rack' option.
- Black head (undated)
There is a widely available rubber unicorn full-head mask that is very effective (see below). It is a version of the horse head mask available from Archie McPhee and Company.
This developed into the brief 2013 fad of unicorning--wearing the unicorn mask in baffling and inappropriate settings like supermarket shopping or sight-seeing.
There are now a lot of other full head masks such as the large puffy Maskimals head (below) available from many retailers. I have this one and it is a fun head that is easy to get on and off and to see while wearing, through the large mesh eyes. However this is clearly not a serious costume.
Readymade costumes for adults are much harder to find. But this Elope headband with ears and horn could be the basis of a great costume.
Probably the definitive cheesecake unicorn is the young man in a well known this Exterface photoset. These photos even have their own fan art.
See also this interesting club costume.
Costumes for Pets
And if you don't want to leave anyone out of the unicorn fun, you can also get an inflatable unicorn horn for your cat in both white and black.
For a few more costume check out my hub on pegasus costumes. Costumes marked with an asterisk (*) also have a unicorn horn.
poetryman6969 on November 02, 2015:
Yoleen Lucas from Big Island of Hawaii on March 31, 2013:
They sold a sexy female one at Hot Topic last October, for Halloween. It's great for anytime wear, especially if you don't wear the horn with it.
Penny Skinner (author) on January 02, 2012:
That's a one off, not for sale.
Bob on April 25, 2011:
I want to buy the sexy unicorn costume.
Penny Skinner (author) on April 18, 2011:
Which one are you looking at? Many of these are home made or custom made.
Bob on April 17, 2011:
Where do I buy this costume?