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

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

Picture of What You Will Need

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
MiniatureM1 month ago
This looks great! I'm wondering if you could possibly do something similar to make an Ewok.
Thanks. I'm sure you could. You'd just leave the ears on and get some other fabric/leather accessories to trick out your Ewok costume. Maybe roll around in the dirt once you are done. If you do make an Ewok costume please come back and share it with me so I can see how it turned out.
randofo2 months ago
I once tried to get one of those giant teddy bears and convince someone I knew who was short to just wear it as a costume. No luck. Digging this project though. :)
TinkeringProductions (author)  randofo2 months ago
That would be fun. It was a tight fit for me at 6'5" but it was totally worth it. Glad you enjoyed the project.
RCEM3 months ago
this is the best thing I've seen in ages. you rock :)

TinkeringProductions (author)  RCEM3 months ago
Thanks! I'm glad you got a kick out of it.
joppenheimer4 months ago
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!
MarthaA114 months ago
You are insane. That is a high compliment in case you were wondering.
TinkeringProductions (author)  MarthaA114 months ago
Thanks! Sometimes you just have to dig deep and let the crazy out! Glad you enjoyed the cosplay!
hasues4 months ago
Love this game, and I can tell this beefalo looks ornery.
TinkeringProductions (author)  hasues4 months 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.
RAMATRONICS4 months ago
I obsessely love this game too! LOL with your costume, thanks!
TinkeringProductions (author)  RAMATRONICS4 months ago
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.
jessyratfink4 months ago
I LOVE THIS GAME!! What a fun cosplay :D
YAY! Another Don't Starve fan! I'm glad you enjoyed the cosplay.
audreyobscura4 months ago
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.
Mimikry4 months ago
so cool!
don't know how much time I spent collecting beefalo poo ;D
TinkeringProductions (author)  Mimikry4 months 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. :)