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How to make a white tiger Halloween costume

Updated April 17, 2017

A tiger costume provides a growlingly great look for both children and adults on Halloween. Dressing up as a rare white tiger gives this costume even more personality. Luckily, it is fairly easy to create a white tiger Halloween costume. Best of all, this easily made getup can be modified to achieve a variety of tiger looks, from a cuddly costume for toddlers, to a fearsome look for children or even a bold costume for adults who want a look with a little roar.

Purchase a white outfit. A white onesie, jogging suit or sweatsuit, or leotard and leggings can all be used as the base of a white tiger costume.

Add black stripes to the white outfit. Look up a picture of a tiger to get an idea of how to place the stripes on the body and appendages of the costume. Use black fabric paint or glue black felt to create stripes throughout the entire costume.

Make a tail. For a fabric tail, cut a piece of fabric that is about 60 cm (2 feet) long and 175 mm (7 inches) wide. Trim one end of the tail to make it rounded. Sew the long edge, as well as the rounded edge to create a tail. Fill the tail with cotton stuffing to give the tail dimension and shape. Sew the tail shut along the straight edge then sew or pin the tail to the trousers. Also, add stripes to the tail, too!

Fashion some tiger ears. If you can't find tiger ears at a local costume shop, glue two white triangular pieces of felt to a white headband. If you're using a hooded sweatshirt for the costume, you could also glue the felt ears to the hood of the sweatshirt.

Paint your face. Begin by painting your entire face white. Blacken your nose and add whiskers with more black face paint. Finally, add a few black stripes, too.

Things You'll Need

  • White clothes
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Lauren Griffin began writing professionally in 2010. Her articles appear on various websites, specializing in academics, food and other lifestyle topics. Griffin attended Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.