When I worked for Todd County 4-H in high school, there was only a couple of kids that participated in the Llama project. We would have one or two at the fair and that's about it, which I found really unfortunate because I love llamas and alpacas. Also, selfishly, I really wanted there to be a llama costume contest on a local level I could watch.

The annual 4-H Llama Costume Contest was held at the Minnesota State Fair this week, and the costumes were spectacular.

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The official Minnesota State Fair page post popped up in my newsfeed on Wednesday, showing off some of the best participants.

There was a handler dressed as Shaggy that had their llama dressed as Scooby-Doo. Another llama was rocking a shower cap and hair curlers. There was a handler dressed as Wednesday Addams, and their llama was Cousin Itt. And showing love to a Minnesota icon, another handler dressed as Judy Garland from the Wizard of Oz and turned her llama into the Tin Man AND the Scarecrow.

As an avid costume maker myself, I know how challenging it is to make a costume for a human, but for these kids to expertly tailor costumes to a llama body is a whole other level of talent. A huge round of applause to each participant in this event, and to their llamas!

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