Halloween Dog Costume Gallery
Gallery Of Hand-made Money Costume For Small Dog
Remember the Geico insurance TV ad of the 'Motorcycle Money Man' as an illustration of how much money you can save going to Geico? I used that idea as a canine couture for a Halloween dog costume for the 2016 election year. The joke being that the homeless man holding the sign, 'Give me a dollar or I'm voting for Trump' is that he made $250 by the end of the day. The meme on Pinterest is here.
I bought 100 $1 denomination 1:1, (same size as real money) from Ebay for $6.99. They are the China Bank employees training banknotes use to upgrade the speed and accuracy of counting. The training banknotes are not legal tender and are printed with Chinese warning labels printed on both sides on the bill surfaces. I had to fold them in a certain way to hide the bright pink Chinese notations.
To make them more realistic and aged, crumple each one and put in a pan of diluted coffee and tea. Dried the out on the rub. Afterwards folded all the same in order to hide the pink Chinese warning and sewed them onto a toddler's pullover. There was a baby bib to be used as a 'hat' for the dog but ran out of the prop cash to fully cover the doggie hat.
Measured the dog because plan to sell on Ebay. Put the baby clothes prior to sewing the money to show buyer how it fits. The following gallery is a time line of the making of the money pullover. Enjoy!
Small Dog Measurements
11' tall at the shoulder while standing
13' from base of tail to neck where the pull over top edge will be
11" thick neck
0 - 3 months toddler pullover
4"x6" cardboard sign with white paper printed in black & white, "Give me a dollar or voting Trump", covered in clear tape to resist water damage.
You can make you own sign, don't use any sign, and the doggie 'hat' is not required to use.
100 count $1 prop money sewed securely onto pullover & 'hat'.
The Prop Money Looks Realistic When Folded.
Word of caution: Don't EVER - NEVER use this fake prop money to tender all debts public and private. That is a FEDERAL OFFENSE investigated by the Secret Service! Not even as a joke! Not even to a homeless person begging on the street for a cruel laugh!
WARNING: PROP MONEY IS NOT REAL CURRENCY. IT IS CRIMINAL AND A FEDERAL OFFENSE TO ATTEMPT TO USE ANY KIND OF MEDIA MONEY PROPS TO MAKE A PURCHASE. YOU WILL BE ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED IF USED IN ANY MANNER OTHER THAN MEDIA PRODUCTION, PROMOTIONS, TRAINING OR ADVERTISING. THE PUNISHMENT BY LAW FOR THE ILLEGAL USE OF MONEY PROPS CAN BE UP TO 20 YEARS IN A STATE PRISON OR A $100,000 FINE.
Now, relax, this prop money is perfectly legal to possess to be used as part of a Hallowen Dog Costume. The above warning is from (18 U.S.C. §§ 471, 472) which states that "The use or attempted use of counterfeit currency is illegal if the person has the intent to defraud the recipient."
Therefore the watch word is 'unlawful intent' (Md. Code, Crim. Law §8-604-1), and 'must have the intent to defraud in order to be guilty of forgery (Ga. Code §§ 16-9-1, 16-9-2, Ebenezer v. State, 191 Ga.App. 901 (1989), Grimes v. State, 245 Ga. App. 277 (2000)).
Link to new story TD Bank Issues Counterfeit Money Without A Refund: Report [UPDATED] where a man withdrew money from a bank and was given a fake $100 - from the bank! It happened in 2012 when banks had automatic money counters and authentic detectors.