The year was 2006 and my girlfriend at the time was graduating from the very same college I went to, UC Irvine. Our school mascot was the mighty Anteater. Inspired by traditional Chinese lion dancing, we decided to do our interpretation with an Anteater in place as a performance piece for her after she did her walk.
Just in case you don't know what lion dancing is, look above.
We had a whole band playing with pots and pans for the background... uh, music. The costume was made entirely from cardboard and various fabrics from a local fabric store. Ya can't see it but we actually had a working anteater tongue.