How to Dress Like a Fox on Halloween

If you're looking for a Halloween costume you can make on your own, dressing as an animal is a smart choice. To dress as a fox for Halloween, you don't need to spend a ton of money. You don't even need craft skills to make your own fox costume. With a few items from the craft store and your own wardrobe, you can make the most fantastic fox costume you have ever seen.

Wear a fuzzy orange one-piece pajama. The more soft and plush the nap on your orange footsie pajama, the more it will resemble fur.

Cut a white oval out of white felt. The oval should be about 12 inches long and 6 inches wide for an adult costume and 6 inches long by 3 inches wide for a small child. Glue the white oval to the centre of your orange pyjamas with fabric glue.

Cut two 4-inch triangles out of orange felt. Cut two 2-inch triangles out of white felt. Glue the white triangles to the centre of the orange triangles to make your fox ears.

Glue each of the ears to a piece of cardboard and let them dry. Cut the ears out of the cardboard. Glue the ears to the headband and let them dry. Put on the headband.

Cut a tail for your fox costume from faux fur. The tail should be long, but not long enough to touch the floor. Dip the end of the tail in white paint. Let the paint dry. Secure the tail to the back of your costume with safety pins.

Draw whiskers on your cheeks and make the tip of your nose black with face paint.


If you don't have an orange one-piece pajama use a plush orange jogging suit instead.

Things You'll Need

  • Orange one-piece pajama jumper
  • White felt
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Head band
  • Orange felt
  • Cardboard
  • Craft glue
  • Orange faux fur
  • White fabric paint
  • Safety pins
  • Black face paint
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Hillary Marshall has been writing professionally since 2006. Before writing instructional articles online, she worked as a copywriter and has been published in "Ideal Living" "Sass" "Science Edge" and "Shopping Cents" magazines along with countless websites including Gadling a blog by the Huffington post. Marshall studied early childhood education at the Stratford Career Institute.