Big Bird Halloween Tutorial: Predicted to Be Number One Halloween Costume 08:28

In last weeks presidential debate, candidate Mitt Romney said that if elected, he would stop the federal government subsidies to PBS, potentially putting Bird Bird out of a job. Following the debate, Big Bird has been all the rage- trending on twitter, and even inspiring presidential ads. So much so, in fact, that Big Bird is predicted to be the number one Halloween costume this year! So, want to stand up for Big Bird too? Watch this tutorial to learn how to make a killer Big Bird costume- on the cheap! 

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