Costume maker goes big for Halloween by creating life-size elephant

Posted at 4:29 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 17:29:17-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) — A Nashville woman known for creating elaborate Halloween costumes is taking a new approach due to the pandemic.

This year Joanne Ball created an elephant with a little girl riding it that sits in Ball's front yard.

For the last 14 years, she has designed costumes that she wears while handing out candy to trick or treaters.
This year, she wanted to create something that could be enjoyed from a safe distance.

"Its just a lot of fun for me, and I like to think it might get kids excited about creating things. anybody can do it, you just need a love for it and you need grit because these projects don’t come with an instruction manual," said Ball.

There was also a "name the elephant" contest.
The winning name was "Taj."