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Here's An Easy Vulpix Costume Anyone Can Make

Part of the Pokémon costumes series. Go here for the full post!

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1. Gather your supplies:

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You'll need:

* A maroon dress, T-shirt, or tank top (ours was $17.99 at H&M and not available on its website. Here's a similar one for just $12.99).

* Maroon ribbon. We got ours at the dollar store for $1.

* Maroon paint. We used what we had already on hand, but this brand at Michaels is only $0.50 per bottle, and works really well.

* 4 inches or so of elastic. We got ours at the dollar store for $1.

* A black or brown headband to glue your ears to (we bought ours as part of a multipack similar to this one, $3.32 for three headbands, at the drugstore).

* 12 sheets of red craft foam ($0.99 per sheet here, $12 total).

* The patterns for Vulpix's ears and tail, available on page 16 of the pattern PDF.

Total for Vulpix costume: $35.81, because we went over budget on our dress! If you use the $13 dress linked above, the price comes in at $30.81.

We didn't include the price of these basic crafting supplies in the estimate: scissors, a pencil, a black Sharpie, and a hot-glue gun with glue sticks.

2. Make the tail (click/tap on the individual photos throughout this post to get a larger photo and step-by-step instructions):

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It looks like a lot, but it's really just lots of super-simple steps!


3. Measure and attach the straps to the tail, so you can wear it like you would a backpack:

4. Cut out, paint, and attach the ears to the headband:

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To make sure the ears don’t fall off while they dry, hold the headband and each ear together until the glue is cool.

More of a Squirtle than a Vulpix? Find the directions for six Eevee evolutions plus nine other easy Pokémon Halloween costumes here.