How to make a hedgehog costume

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How to make a hedgehog costume
Hedgehogs are known for their sharp quills. (Getty creative)

Hedgehogs are nocturnal mammals found on every continent but North America and Australia. The trademark of a hedgehog is his spiny coat, which he uses as a last resort when attacked by predators. While many people dress as cats and dogs on Halloween, you can dress up as a hedgehog for something different. A hedgehog costume is a unisex outfit that both children and adults can enjoy. You can make a hedgehog costume at home with items picked up from your local craft store.

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Things you need

  • Brown, tan, black and grey A4 foam sheets
  • Paper cutter or scissors
  • Sheet of cardboard
  • Brown oversized T-shirt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Brown baseball cap
  • Black eyeliner
  • Brown trousers or tights
  • Brown shoes

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  1. 1

    Purchase several A4 foam sheets in brown, tan, black and grey at your local craft store. Cut the sheets into 6 mm by 21 cm (8 1/4-by-1/4-inch) strips with a paper cutter or scissors.

  2. 2

    Place a sheet of cardboard inside a brown oversized T-shirt. Begin at the bottom of the T-shirt and glue the strips of foam to the back side of the shirt with a hot glue gun. Leave about 6 mm (1/4 inch) between each strip and alternate the colours. Layer each row of foam strips on top of the next until you reach the top of the T-shirt. Remove the cardboard.

  3. 3

    Turn a brown baseball cap backwards. Glue strips of foam to the baseball cap with the strips extending over the rim of the hat. Alternate the colours.

  4. 4

    Draw a circle at the tip of your nose with black eyeliner, and colour it in.

  5. 5

    Put on the shirt and wear the baseball cap backwards on your head. Complete the costume with a pair of brown trousers or tights and brown shoes.

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