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Wile E. Coyote Costumes

Updated on April 9, 2016

Wile E. Coyote

Wile E. Coyote is part of the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon series, being created by Chuck Jones, and making his first appearance in 1949.

This crazy character is among one of the most enjoyable to watch of cartoon characters, and in my opinion, has some of the most creative writers putting together all those fascinating ways he attempts to catch the Road Runner, whom for some reason he is fixated on.

Some of the funner elements of the character is his ordering of supplies from a company named ACME, and the use of those famous rockets or dynamite as means of disposing of the speedy bird.

Another funny part of his persona is the way he communicates primarily through signs. How many times have we seen him holding a sign saying "help" after he fails to secure the Road Runner and he's about to fall off the edge of a cliff?

All of this provides great source material for costumes, and Wile E. Coyote has just the right type of facial structure to make it a humorous and compelling face to imitate with a mask.

Wile E. Coyote Costumes

Now when choosing to dress up like Wile E. Coyote, it's important to include some accessories with it to complete the effect. After all, other than a few exceptions, Wile E. Coyote doesn't communicate verbally, but rather through signs. So that means you should have a few signs available to play that part.

Also some play rockets or dynamite would be an additional prop you could use to convey the image and characteristics of this masochistic coyote.

Of course if you have a family member or friend who wants to dress up as the Road Runner, all the better, as you could put together a few fun interactive things which would make everybody enjoy it even more.

Cool Wile E. Coyote Costume

The costume below was one that was partially homemade and partially acquired. The head of Wile E. Coyote was acquired from a store, but the body of Wiley was made by the one wearing the costume.

You can see from the body here that what you need to make it, as far as color goes, is a dark brown and tan color combination for the front.

And even though this particular head of Wile was bought, you can see from the features that it wouldn't be too difficult to recreate if you have some craft skills.

When needing to create certain shapes sometimes a foam is used which can be carved, and than overlaid with material to create the desired look.

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Wile E. Coyote Dog Costume

While the word costume may be stretching it a bit for this hilarious dog look, it's close enough to justify including it in this article, as it would make a great addition to a costume that centers around Wile E. Coyote, as this little guy is playing the part well, even as the rocket is attached to his body. Funny. And his facial expression suggests he's as clueless as Wiley would be too.

Whether it's for your dog or for a personal prop when costuming as Wile E. Coyote, making the rocket or a stick or group of dynamite isn't that hard.

The body of the rocket or a piece of dynamite would be simple enough to make. Just get the inside of the cardboard wrapping paper is placed on and cut it to the desired length. Wrap something red around it to get the width and color right, and then just use craft pipe cleaners to create the fuse and lit fuse look.

Last but not least, be sure to include the ACME on any prop you use, as everyone will identify and get a kick out of the reference.

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Wile Holding Sign

Here is a good example of someone wearing a minimalist costume of Wile E. Coyote, without losing the ability to recognize who it is. That is all done because of the inclusion of the communication device of a sign, which overcomes the appearance of the ears, which could be confused with that of a rabbit.

But for anyone knowing Wily, they probably would have identified him by the costume colors.

Again, including signs with Wile is important for the overall experience and fun of dressing up as his character.

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Mascot Wile E. Coyote Costume

This mascot costume of Wile E. Coyote is an awesome one, and while difficult to duplicate if you want to make one, it does give some cool ideas as to how you could improve your costume to create a compelling coyote cartoon character.

I like the way it could be copied in the sense of the white used around his eyes, cheeks and nose. In that regard it wouldn't be too difficult if you have the facial form made to attache it to.

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Wile E. Coyote - Jedi Knight?

In this photo it's a cool idea to see how you can add something to an existing costume to add even more humor and meaning to it.

Now I'm not 100 percent sure this is a Jedi Wile, but it's highly probable that's what is being conveyed. And even if he's a karate guru, it's a very compelling way to dress up as Wile. Every little addition creates another element that attracts attention and makes the costume one step better and fun.

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Wile E. Coyote Costume with Hat and Jacket

Here is another fun example of how to take Wile and customize him for your own costume look.

This is hilarious to me. It could be that the jacket was included in place of the costume (although it looks like a costume is underneath it), but that doesn't matter as it looks great, especially when combined with that hat that really stands out as a unique prop for the character.

It's amazing how these little things can make such a big difference with a costume.

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Wile E. Coyote Costume Ideas

You can see why Wile E. Coyote is such a great cartoon character to dress up as for Halloween or any other event that requires a costume.

There are so many things you can do with him, as shown above with the things that can be added to make him look even cooler.

So when thinking of what to go at when a costume is required, Wile E. Coyote is definitely one of those cartoon characters to consider.

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