1. It is an animal in full costume head to toe.
2. The costume in question has an old timey military look.
3. The hand is tucked into the jacket.
4. A sword-riding crop is present.
5. The hat.
6. That monkey sees victory in the distance.
7. If you swap the head out, it could be that midget from Little People Big World who is always on crutches and bossing people around.