Making Tails for Costumes

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Many kinds of costumes need a tail to be complete. This page is about making tails for costumes.
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September 5, 2006

When looking to add a skinny tail to a costume for Halloween or a play, use a tube sock as a guide.

Take one adult tube sock and cut in half. Then lay this pattern on top of your fabric for the tail. Trace out your sewing allowance lines and then cut out. All that's left to do is sew it up.

If you want to add details like spikes for a dragon then just add them along the sewing line. For a lion, trace the end of the pattern over a faux fur and then cut the end off your tail fabric. Remember to leave extra to sew on. Then sew the tail fabric and the tip fabric together before sewing the main line.

For the top, you can either make a loop for a belt to go through or just sew it directly onto the costume.

By lifewithmadman from Little Rock, AR

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