Jerry is the brown mouse foil to grey cat Tom in the Hanna Barbera/MGM cartoon "Tom and Jerry." Jerry is constantly and cleverly escaping Tom's clutches because Jerry is much smarter than Tom. Create a Jerry costume to go with a friend or significant other's Tom costume, or make the costume as a stand-alone piece. Creating a Jerry costume to wear alongside other mouse characters from television and film is another option. As Jerry is a brown mouse, the costume requires brown clothing.
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Things you need
- Card stock
- Plastic headband
- Coated craft wire
- Brown paint
- Pink paint
- Small paintbrush
- Brown shirt
- Brown trousers
- Brown shoes
- Brown mittens or gloves
- Brown strip of cloth
- Glue or needle and thread
- Brown eye pencil
Cut card stock in two large circles 4 to 5 inches in diameter to create Jerry's large round ears. Paint the ears brown with pink circles in the middle. Punch holes in a plastic headband where you want the ears. Punch holes at the bottom of the ears. Line up the holes and tie the ears to the headband with craft wire.
Wear brown leggings or trousers and a brown long-sleeved T-shirt or turtleneck. Put on a pair of brown shoes or boots and a pair of brown mittens or gloves.
Sew or glue a brown strip of fabric to a belt to make the mouse tail.
Draw Jerry's long whiskers on your cheeks with brown eye pencil. Colour a brown circle on the tip of your nose to complete the costume.
Tips and warnings
- Wear a pale pink or cream shirt under a button-down brown shirt to mimic Jerry's pale pinkish-tan tummy.
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