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How Do You Make A Squirrel Tail Costume?

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A squirrel costume for a school activity or Halloween fun is a straightforward project. Most of the costume consists of a velour sweat suit in either brown or gray, depending on what color squirrel you want to portray. The tricky part is the tail. You may be asking yourself how to create a credible, furry tail that swings as you move. Make a trip to the craft store for some faux fur fabric. Add some packing peanuts and a little bit of sewing know how and you can make an ingenious squirrel tail. Fold the faux fur in half with the right sides, or furry sides, together. Imagine how wide you want your tail to be and start cutting at that width. For instance if you want a tail that is approximately five inches wide, start cutting five inches away from the fold. Consider how long you want the tail to be. Cut a straight line to approximate the length you desire. For example, if you want a tail that is 12 inches long, cut a 12-inch line. As you reach the top, arch your cut to form a curve. ... more
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If you're dressing up like a squirrel for Halloween, you want to make sure to have a life-like tail to accompany the rest of your costume.

Buy some brown felt fabric (or faux-fur fabric if your budget allows) and sew it in the shape of a squirrel tail (inside-out so that the seams will be on the inside of the tail). Stuff it with leftover fabric or packing materials to give it some volume. You can even ad some wiring inside it in order to make sure that it stays vertical. Attach it to your costume with safety pins or sew it to your costume.

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