How to Make a Caveman or Cavewoman Costume

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Making your own caveman or cavewoman costume is a fun, easy way to get creative for Halloween or any other event that calls for a costume. It requires little more than a trip to the fabric store and an hour or two of your time. It's fairly easy to complete and therefore is a great last-minute choice as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Faux fur materal
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • White clay
  • Large needle
  • Thin faux leather cord
  • Faux leather strips
  • Measure the wearer from his collarbone to his knees while he is standing. Multiply that number by two. This will give you a general idea of how much fabric is required.

  • Spread the faux fur fabric on the floor or another flat surface. Cut a length of fabric that is equal to the measurement of the wearer multiplied by two. Fold the length of fabric in half width-wise with the fur facing in.

  • Stitch up the long sides of the costume, from the cut edges toward the folded edge. Stop about six inches from the folded edge on each side; those gaps will serve as the arm holes.

  • Cut a half-circle in the center of the folded edge to create the head hole. Turn the costume right-side out, so that the fur is now on the outside. It will resemble a shapeless tunic.

  • Mold small bones and teeth from white clay. Poke a large needle through the objects to create a hole in each one. Allow the clay to dry and then string the objects onto lengths of faux leather cord. These can serve as necklaces and bracelets.

  • Slide the tunic over the wearer's head and belt it with strips of faux leather, if desired. Put on the jewelry.

  • Shred the material around the arm holes and bottom of the tunic with scissors for a more ragged look.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add a crazy wig and smudge your face with dark makeup to complete the look.
  • If you don't want to go barefoot, add a pair of fur slippers that match the color of the tunic.
  • To create a more womanly look to your cave costume, use a leopard print faux fur and cut out one of the shoulders.

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