Well, I'm Buddy of Jan's Funny Farm and this is why I say, "No, I will not wear a costume!"
Earlier this year I had to wear a cone for a while and since I'm a contortionist, I couldn't wear a soft one. I tried everything to get it off or reach around it. I rammed it into everything in sight, and I did gymnastics that worked for the soft cone but this time I destroyed the hard cone's protective edge around my neck. One day Jan went to put on my halti for our walk and my neck was wet. That's when she discovered my neck was raw and bloody. So she had to remove the hated cone so my neck could heal.
And that's why I will not wear a costume!