Homemade squirrel costume

Updated April 17, 2017

It can be hard to find a squirrel costume in a store, especially if that costume is for an adult. Then, when you finally find a squirrel costume in a store, it can be expensive. Luckily, making your own squirrel costume can be rewarding and incredibly simple. Plus, when you make a squirrel costume, you can give it your personal touches. Because squirrels have fur in several different colours, you can make your costume brown, red or grey.


Wear dark brown trousers and a dark brown long sleeved T-shirt. Using light brown construction paper, cut out an oval that is about 12 inches long and 6 inches wide for an adult costume and 6 inches long and 3 inches wide for a child's costume. Glue the paper oval onto the front of the T-shirt. Twist several brown pipe cleaners together to form a tail about 12 inches long. Wrap the pipe cleaners in fluffy fake fur (or yarn if you can't find authentic-looking fur) and hot glue one end of it onto the bottom of the trousers. Curl the tail up slightly.


Wear dark brown gloves and dark brown shoes. Buy a dark brown headband. Using dark brown construction paper, cut out two triangles (each 3 inches wide at the base and 3 inches tall). Use pink construction paper to cut out two triangles that are each 2 inches tall and 2 inches wide at the base. Glue the pink triangles onto the front of the brown triangles and then glue the triangles on either side of the headband to form the squirrel's ears. Carry some walnuts or acorns to add more authenticity to your homemade costume.


Use black liquid eyeliner to draw a small circle at the tip of your nose (about 1 inch in diameter). Use the same black liquid eyeliner to draw three whiskers on each of your cheeks. You also may want to outline your eyes in black eyeliner.

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Courtney Clark studied English, creative writing, film and history at Southern Virginia University from 2005 through 2008, earning a Bachelor of Arts. During her time at SVU, Clark participated in the English Honors Society and the university's film club.