How to make the tail for a mouse costume

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How to make the tail for a mouse costume
Construct a realistic looking mouse tail for your costume. (tiripero/iStock/Getty Images)

Animal costumes are a popular choice among children for fancy dress parties and at Halloween. Whether you buy a mouse costume in a shop or make it at home, tail construction will come into play. With basic sewing skills and some common arts and craft supplies, practically anyone can make a tail for a mouse costume.

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Things you need

  • Grey or pink felt
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Batting
  • Craft wire
  • Safety pins

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  1. 1

    Cut out two ovals of felt that are each 7.5 cm (3 inches) wide and 66 cm (26 inches) long. Lay them directly on top of each other.

  2. 2

    Sew the felt pieces together all the way around, leaving one of the shorter ends open. Turn the tail right-side out.

  3. 3

    Stuff the tail with batting until it is completely full.

  4. 4

    Cut a piece of craft wire that is 56 cm (22 inches) long. Curve it at the ends and insert it into the tail through the batting.

  5. 5

    Sew the opening in the tail closed. Curve the tail upwards slightly and safety pin it onto the back of the mouse costume.

Tips and warnings

  • Any other neutral felt colour can be used rather than grey.
  • For a more permanent solution, attach the tail to the costume with hot glue instead of safety pins.

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