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Why I Gutted a Teddy Bear: a Don't Starve Beefalo Cosplay

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What do you get when you combine an almost obsessive love for a video game, a big beard, a 3d printer, a 53 inch teddy bear, and a two dollar thrift store hoodie? You get an amazing beefalo costume. Come with me if you will on a journey that started with the desire to make a beefalo costume that was almost quashed by the high price of faux fur at the fabric store. Only to be rise again thanks to a really good deal on a giant teddy bear.

Step 1: What You Will Need

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If you wish to follow in my footsteps on this wacky adventure here is what you will need.


  • Seam Ripper
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread
  • 3d printer
  • computer
  • AutoDesk's Meshmixer
  • AutoDesk's Fusion 360


  • 53 inch teddy bear or other giant stuffed animal
  • a hooded sweatshirt aka hoodie(It would have been better to get a beige one but hindsight is 20/20)
  • thread
  • PLA fillament
  • Grey filler primer spray paint (I used Rustolium Filler Primmer)
  • Ivory spray paint.
  • super glue
RCEM23 days ago
this is the best thing I've seen in ages. you rock :)

TinkeringProductions (author)  RCEM22 days ago
Thanks! I'm glad you got a kick out of it.
One of your best ideas yet!! So well photographed and explained. Hope you win the contest!! Here the Beefallo is inspiring a horn dance and modeling for the camera!
MarthaA111 month ago
You are insane. That is a high compliment in case you were wondering.
TinkeringProductions (author)  MarthaA111 month ago
Thanks! Sometimes you just have to dig deep and let the crazy out! Glad you enjoyed the cosplay!
hasues1 month ago
Love this game, and I can tell this beefalo looks ornery.
TinkeringProductions (author)  hasues1 month ago
I did stab myself quite a few times with the seam ripper so one could say I took damage while taming my inner beefalo. Thanks for checking out my instructable.
RAMATRONICS1 month ago
I obsessely love this game too! LOL with your costume, thanks!
I'm glad you got a laugh out of the costume. I know it has brought me quite a few giggles. Thank you for checking it out.
I LOVE THIS GAME!! What a fun cosplay :D
YAY! Another Don't Starve fan! I'm glad you enjoyed the cosplay.
This is amazing - thanks for the motivation to go learn about a game I hadn't heard of too! Looks fun!
Thanks I had a really fun time making the costume, doing a ridiculous photoshoot, and writing the instructable. As for the game there is also a multiplayer version called Don't Starve Together that is also really fun.
Mimikry1 month ago
so cool!
don't know how much time I spent collecting beefalo poo ;D
TinkeringProductions (author)  Mimikry1 month ago
Thanks! Yeah I start almost every game trying for find a herd to set up near. I've lost track of the times they've saved me from the hounds. :)