How to Make a Pink Panther Costume

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The Pink Panther is the main character of the animated series of the same name. He also appears in the opening and closing credits of "The Pink Panther" detective movies. While panthers in the wild are black, the cartoon creature is pink with pink ears, a pink tail and long black whiskers. If you want to create your own Pink Panther costume, you can put one together with a few easy-to-find items.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • White long-sleeved bodysuit
  • White leggings
  • White cotton sneakers
  • Pink fabric dye
  • 4-foot-by-3-inch pink fabric
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Pink felt
  • Pink plastic head band
  • Glue
  • Pink and black face paints

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  1. 1

    Buy a white bodysuit, sneakers and leggings from a fashion or dance store if you do not have them. Dye the white bodysuit, sneakers and leggings pink, according to the dye packet's instructions. Leave them to dry.

  2. 2

    Fold the 4-foot-by-3-inch pink fabric in half lengthwise so it is 2 foot by 3 inches. Sew the 4-foot open ends together on one side using the back stitch. Repeat on the other 4-foot-long side.

  3. 3

    Turn the fabric, which is now attached on three sides, inside out, so the stitching and rough edges are on the inside. Sew the final open 3-inch end together. Sew this end to the seat of your bodysuit, where the bottom of your back will be when wearing them. This is your tail.

  4. 4

    Cut out a 3-inch equilateral triangle from the pink felt. Glue the base of it to the plastic head band, 3 inches to the left of the centre. Repeat to make another triangle and glue it 3 inches to the right of the centre. These are your ears.

  5. 5

    Wear your pink leggings, then put your bodysuit over the top with the tail at the back. Put on your pink sneakers.

  6. 6

    Paint your face pink with pink face paint. Draw a black upside-down triangle on the end of your nose with face paint -- it should look like a cat's nose. Draw three black whiskers on each cheek.

  7. 7

    Put the pink head band with the ears attached on your head.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a white T-shirt if you can't find a bodysuit, but you will have to sew your tail to your leggings.

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