How to be a Lion
Lions! The king of the jungle, as everyone likes to call them! Of course, a lot of lions live in the savanna and not the jungle, but king of the jungle just has a slightly nicer ring to it. And you get the picture—they're the kings. For years, they've played a role in storytelling as powerful creatures, symbolic of courage, strength and pride. They prowl the Serengeti, hunting gazelle and singing show tunes (okay, so maybe some of our information on lions comes from that Disney movie). Lions are the regal beasts of all creatures and, in the costuming world, they're the king of all animal costumes. If you're on the fence about whether you should dress up as one of these majestic felines, then let us fully convince you with some of our ferocious lion costumes, while giving you a few great tips on how to make the most of your experience.
Love Your Look as a Lion
Having some trouble conceptualizing what your child will look like wearing a cute little lion costume? Well, have no fear! We've put together some imagery that you can use as a jumping point to plan a great costume experience for everyone. Just take a few tips from us and you can have some astoundingly cute images to add to your social media accounts that will have your friends and family letting out a resounding, "Awwwwww!"
Take to the Jungle
Here we have a couple of lion cubs in their natural habitat! Alright, you got us. We didn't go all the way to the jungle to get these pics. To get the look just right for a photo shoot with your little cub, you're going to need lots of greenery, since lions are known as the king of the jungle. We found our inspiration in a local park, which made for a pretty good "jungle" backdrop for some photos. You can head to any forested area to add a vibrant green dash of color to your photos.
Make Use of Makeup
Details! That's always the key to great photos to share. Putting the finishing polish on your child's look can turn a close up shot into something truly epic and makeup is the perfect way to do it. Just add a little black makeup to create whiskers and a touch of white makeup to help create a muzzle. Just make sure your child brings his best snarl!
Then it's time to tell your little cubs to go wild! They'll need to roar, bear their fangs and show off their best lion impressions. The best photos come with spontaneity. All you have to do is stand at the ready with your smart phone or camera to snap up all the perfect pics. Make sure to take plenty so you have a lot to choose from.
Select Your Shots
Once you you've got a whole plethora of pictures, you just need to choose the best ones and upload them to whatever social media you prefer (or, all of them, why not). We recommend a few cuddly close ups that really capture your child's inner lion. Then, just watch your likes go through the roof! Rawr!
More Lion Costumes Styles
Did you know that in the wild, there are 8 subspecies of lions in the world today? That's right! Those thickly maned creatures have 8 different breeds that range in habit from Africa to southern Asia, and they've played a pretty important role in many cultures' history and mythos. We've done our homework, and we're glad to say that we have well over 8 different costume styles to choose from in our massive selection of lion costumes. We carry a variety in styles to help you bring out your inner lion. From sexy costumes, to big goofy mascot costumes, you should have no problem finding an outfit that expresses your inner most lion. We've rounded up some of our best ones right here.
Mascot Lion Costume
Lions might not be all that funny in the wild, but maybe the Serengeti Plains, or your local football game, could use a few extra laughs. Okay, maybe don't hit up the Serengeti in a costume, that might be a bad idea. We're not sure if this mascot lion costume would generate any laughs from the animals in the Serengeti (except for those cackling hyenas), but it should create plenty of entertaining moments at the next high school football game in the area. Just make sure that the team you're rooting for is actually "The Lions," since the last thing you want to do is show up to a " Bears" game wearing this mascot costume. Make sure your comedy game is up to snuff and for goodness' sake, practice your dance moves. Every mascot worth his or her salt knows how to boogie when they play Welcome to the Jungle at the next exhibition match.
Child Storybook Lion
Lions have always had a big influence on the fictional world! From classic favorites like The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, to some of the newer animated features, like The Lion King and Zootopia, no one can seem to get enough of lions in storybooks and movies.That might make your choice for a costume for your little one quite easy! This child storybook style costume helps your child get into the role of his favorite lion character. The large mane acts as a little mantle to help keep your little man nice and warm during a trick or treat romp, or just for play time. Who knows, maybe you and your little one can write your own story about lions when he dresses up in this adorable costume for kids.
You want to be king of the jungle, right? The kind of animal than no lion tamer can subdue? Then why settle for some non-deluxe costume? With this deluxe edition lion costume, made by our own costume experts in house, you'll show that tamer who's REALLY in charge! Plenty of soft fleece and polyester faux fur make this costume cozy and comfortable for your reign as the regent of the animal kingdom, even if it's just for a simple night of fun at a costume party. With this costume, it's important to practice your fierce jungle cat roar to assert your rule over the entire jungle, so make sure to take a deep breath and let one out right now! If you're doing it right, the neighbors just might come knocking on your door to make sure that an animal didn't escape from the local zoo.
It's a pretty well known fact that female lions are often way better hunters than male lions, so why should boys have all the fun when it comes to dressing like a lion? That's right; put the kiddies to bed and the men to shame in this sexy lion costume for women! It's a way to show your ferocious side and claim your title of "Queen of the Jungle." It's just one of our many exclusive costumes, so it provides a unique style that you won't find anywhere else on the internet. The costume has a cute skirt, along with plenty of faux fur trim, so whether you're traversing the plains in search of a good hunt, or just heading to the party, you'll be in true safari style.
Couples Lion Costume Ideas
It's true; lions usually live in groups called prides, so it would be no fun if you went on the hunt all by yourself. That's why you should bring your favorite guy or girl out with you when you head out in your snazzy new lion look. You could stalk a gazelle together on the plains, or you could just head out on the city to be a couple of cool cats strolling through the city. Well, we've got the perfect couples idea for you! Pair up in these costumes and you'll be one the prowl as a jungle power couple in no time.
You no longer have to choose between a cozy costume and a sexy costume, when you can just wear this cozy lion costume. It brings together the best of both worlds with this cozy lion costume for women. With a soft, fleece design and fiberfill stuffing, this costume proves to be one comfy little outfit that you can wear with your significant other, but since it's a sexy sheath-style dress, you also get a sexy style that will keep you feeling confident enough to take down a wildebeest, with or without the help of your significant other.
Want to show your special someone that you've got the courage of a lion? Well, then it's time to show off your manly mane! That's how the real lions do it anyways, and with this lion costume, you should have no problem showing off a fuzzy mane of fur. It comes with a headpiece that has a big fuzzy mane and lion ears, but's it's made of a fleece fabric that's warm, cozy and just the right amount of ferocious. That way you can assert your role as king of the jungle, while being ultra comfortable as you survey your kingdom.
Lion Costume Accessories
What happens when you have the heart of a lion, but you'd rather not deck yourself out in a full-on faux fur costume? Do you give up the dream? Do you ignore your heart? Of course not! You let out a triumphant roar to confirm your status as king of the jungle and just use a few of our hand picked accessories to turn a normal outfit into a lion costume. We've already done the hard part for you. We've already scoured the world and tested out all of the possible accessory kits out there and we've come up with a list of 4 of the most must-have items to create, or complete, your transformation into a lion.
Deluxe Lion Mask
When your soul is that of a snarling lion, you want to look like a snarling lion! It's really too bad you were born with such a human-looking face, right? No problem! Through the power of costume masks, you can acquire the sharpened fangs of a feline, the wild flowing mane of a beast and the deadly piercing eyes of a prowling predator. That's right, this latex lion mask brings you a deluxe look so you can look like a ferocious jungle cat and all you have to do is slip it on over your head. Just don't wear it around the circus, as they may try to turn you into their newest attraction.
Lion Face Makeup
What if a full-on latex mask isn't really your kind of thing? They look pretty great, especially when you choose one of our high quality animal masks, but sometimes they can get in the way of snacks and drinks when you're headed to a party. So, what do you do then? Well, you just use this makeup kit you silly goose! With enough yellows, browns and pinks craft the perfect lion face on your face, this makeup kit will turn you the most courageous of all the animals, while still leaving your snacking capabilities fully intact.
Lion Ears & Tail
Another great option to round out your wild cat look comes in the form of this lion ears and tail kit. It has the benefit of giving you a big cat look at a very affordable cost. The best part about this accessory kit is how easy it is to use, since all you have to do is toss the headband on your head and pin the tail to your pants. Then you'll instantly be many times more lion-like than before! You can even pair it up with a makeup kit to make a full transformation into your favorite big cat.
Lion Pet Costume
Secretly, your dog probably wishes that he was a lion. He already thinks that he's top dog around your house, despite the fact that he's still afraid of thunder and the fiercest enemy he's ever faced is the mail man. Well, now you can finally give him the look that matches his innermost instincts! This lion pet costume gives your little doggie a shaggy mane and ears of the wild animal. It may cause some confusion for all the neighborhood cats though! Once they catch a glimpse of your puppy sporting this cute pet costume, they may just have to bow down to the new king.