I looked at the calendar a few days ago and saw how quickly Halloween is coming up…wow.

I decided that I had to get to work on Vivi’s costume. I knew about a month ago that she would be a fox since she already had some key accessories…a fox stocking hat, cloak, mittens and old coat…yes we might have a thing for foxes. 🙂

I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased a 1/2 foot of fuzzy white material, which cost me $1.50. This was the only purchase I made. Not too shabby!

Here is what I used to create the costume:
– Hot glue gun + glue
– Fuzzy fabric
– Spray paint
– Coral colored coat with ears (or a sweatshirt or long sleeve t-shirt + homemade ears)
– Coral colored pants
– Sheet of paper
– Safety pins or velcro
– Scissors

I started with the tail.  I rolled the fuzzy fabric together and hot glued the ends together.

I cut a simple paper template that I used to shield the tail end from the spray paint. I took my coral spray paint and painted the exposed tail fabric.


I left the tail outside to air out for 2 days, which took away all of the spray paint smell. Perfect!

That’s it….Not too shabby for $1.50. 🙂

The rest was easy. I safety pinned the tail to the waistband of the pants as well as a rectangle of the white fuzzy fabric to the chest of the coat from the inside of the coat.

Lastly, I put the coral pants, fuzzy boots and fox coat on Vivi, and added a little eye liner pencil to her nose (the coat is a size 3-6 months and she is 16 months, but we made it work, haha).

Then I let the fox loose, ha.




She didn’t even mind wearing it…it’s a miracle!

Are you DIYing your Halloween costume(s) the year? If so, what are your plans? I wanna know. 🙂