Organ Grinder and Organ Grinder’s Monkey
Phoenix is dressed as an Organ Grinder, pushing his organ on a cart. Aladdin is his Organ Grinder's monkey, collecting tips in a tin cup that he holds in his mouth. Both costumes are hand-made. We really liked the purple and gold color scheme, and thought it would go well with their gold fur. The organ itself is also made completely by hand, out of cartons that we painted and decorated. Even the tin cup is actually a lightweight cup covered with duct tape to look like it is made of tin, so that Aladdin would be able to easily hold it in his mouth.
Submitted by Bonnie & Beth Abelew, Plainview, NY