How to Make a Tigger Costume

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Tiger stripes are an important part of a Tigger costume.
Tiger stripes are an important part of a Tigger costume. (Image: tiger image by horacio villamonte from Fotolia.com)

The idyllic little world of Winnie the Pooh is populated by unforgettable characters loved by children and adults alike. The high-spirited Tigger, with his endearing habit of bouncing on his tail, is a particular favorite among little ones who are full of energy themselves. Fortunately, making a Tigger costume is quick and affordable. Gear up for Halloween or just stock your child's costume box with this simple craft.

Things You'll Need

  • Orange sweat shirt
  • Orange sweat pants
  • Black permanent marker
  • 1 knee-high orange sock
  • Cotton stuffing
  • Rubber band
  • Safety pin
  • Orange felt
  • Orange beanie hat
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black and orange face paint

Lay the orange sweatshirt flat on your work space. Draw tiger stripes over the entire shirt with a black permanent marker. Flip the sweatshirt over and draw more tiger stripes on the other side.

Lay the orange sweat pants on your work space. Draw tiger stripes all over the pants with a black permanent marker. Flip the pants over and do the same on the other side.

Draw black stripes on the knee-high orange sock. Fill the sock with cotton stuffing until it resembles a tail.

Close the open end of the tail with a rubber band. Safety pin the tail to the back of the pants' waistband.

Cut two ear-shaped pieces out of orange felt. Attach them to the orange hat with a hot glue gun.

Paint a black triangle on your child's nose with face paint. Paint black and orange stripes radiating from the center of her face.

Tips & Warnings

  • Attach the tail high enough that it will not get in the way when your child sits down.
  • Always supervise children when playing with homemade costumes as small pieces could come off and pose a choking hazard.

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