Inspired by the homemade fox costume over at The Paper Mama, I decided to make something similar for Winnie. I love the idea of upcycling clothing, so I used items in her closet for the platform of the costume and then bought felt and faux fur trim for the ears and tail. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It's just the right mix of vintage and girly frills. The black satin ribbon and striped legwarmers give it an Edward Gorey woodland vibe. What do you think?
The ears were made by cutting out four identical triangle shapes in felt (two orange, two black) and two smaller triangles in white faux fur. The orange and black felt were then glued together, forming two fox ears and the smaller white fur shape was glued on the black side. I left a little felt flap unglued at the bottom, so there would be something to sew onto the bonnet.
The tail is basically a carrot shape, sewn, flipped inside out, stuffed, and then sewn shut. I glued a strip of faux fur to the tip and then pinned it onto her bloomers.
Tutu and striped ruffle legwarmers:online
Black patent maryjanes: Pediped