9 Costumes Anyone Can Make

Mouse

This cutie is sure to get all the cheese this holiday!

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What you need: White bodysuit, white tights, white pilot cap, Rit fabric dye (pearl-gray), jumbo-size loopy chenille in pink, scissors, needle, thread, pencil, 1/4 yard gray felt, two sticky-back Velcro tabs

To make body: Follow package instructions to dye bodysuit, tights, and cap pearl-gray. Loosely stitch chenille around neck opening and wrist openings. Cut two pieces of chenille for ankle bands. Use Velcro tabs to secure.

To make ears: Enlarge ear pattern as needed. Trace four ears onto gray felt and cut out. With right sides facing each other, sew together two ear pieces using a 1/4-inch seam allowance and leaving a 1 1/2 inch opening in the center of ear bottom. Repeat for second ear. Turn each ear inside out, and sew opening closed using a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Glue a piece of pink loopy chenille to fill the inside of each ear. Stitch ears to cap.

To make tail: Cut out a 12 inch piece of chenille and stitch to lower backside of bodysuit. For decoration, if desired, cut out small triangle from felt and glue to end of tail.

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